March 1, 2013


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ALLEN, Laura M., 37, St. Mary, Greensburg, Feb. 16. Wife of Rodney Allen. Mother of Paige and Damon Allen. Daughter of Wade Farr Sr. and Kathleen Powers. Sister of Jay, Richie and Wade Farr II.

CAVANAUGH, Mary Lynn, 56, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Feb. 2. Mother of Drew and Garod Cavanaugh. Daughter of Delana Levy. Sister of Jim Levy. Grandmother of one.

CAVAZOS-WENNING, Raquel, 51, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, Jan. 29. Wife of Andrew Wenning. Mother of Raquel Hooker and Tiadorita Cavazos. Stepmother of Jennifer, Kathryn and Michael Wenning. Sister of Viviana Cavazos.

CRABTREE, Jack Wallace, 81, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Feb. 6. Husband of Barbara Crabtree. Father of Chris, Kyle, Mark and Matthew Crabtree. Grandfather of nine. Great-grandfather of seven.

CRAIG, Kathleen Ellen, 94, St. Patrick, Indianapolis, Feb. 4. Mother of Dennis and Norman Craig. Sister of Vera O’Connor. Grandmother of six. Great-grand-mother of seven.

CRISS, Erwin, 98, St. Mary, Richmond, Jan. 27. Father of Susan Noris, Nancy Porter and Gary Criss. Grandfather of four. Great-grandfather of one.

FALKENSTEIN, Mary V. (Caradonna), 99, St. Anthony of Padua, Clarksville, Feb. 5. Mother of Robert Falkenstein. Sister of Margaret Lori. Grandmother of one. Great-grandmother of one.

GAUDREAU, Mary Ellen, 65, St. Charles Borromeo, Bloomington, Jan. 30. Mother of Laura Anderson, Elizabeth Pursell and James Gaudreau. Grandmother of four.

GIUFFRE, Salvatore F., 79, St. Augustine, Jeffersonville, Jan. 29. Husband of Lucille Giuffre. Father of Melanie Collins, Dawn Smith, Lauri, Corey, Keith and Kyle Giuffre. Grandfather of seven. Great-grandfather of one.

GOODHART, Robert Daniel, 84, Annunciation, Brazil, Jan. 27. Husband of Edith Goodhart. Father of Barbara Bennett, Donna Miller, Mary Elizabeth Stanley, Paula Sutton, Laura Tilson, Connie Yarber, Richard, Robert Jr., Ron and Russ Goodhart. Brother of Martha Lou Bosma. Grandfather of 19.

GRANINGER, Eleanora, 94, St. Augustine, Jeffersonville, Jan. 27. Mother of Charles Jr., Chris, Eric, Michael and Patrick Graninger.

HARVEY, Donald L., 81, St. Bridget, Liberty, Feb. 6. Husband of LaVerna Harvey. Father of Theresa Dorrel, Christine Logue, Dale and Darrell Harvey. Brother of Joy Meyer and Jane Welborn. Grandfather of 13. Great-grand-father of 26.

HESS, P. Patrick, Dr., 91, St. Mary, New Albany, Jan. 28. Husband of Gloria Hess. Father of Amy, M. Charlotte and Penny Hess. Grandfather of eight.

JOHNSON, Elizabeath, 93, St. Bridget, Liberty, Feb. 5. Mother of Nicki Hertel, Gail Nuss, Eric, Jay and Neal Johnson. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of five.

KLEIN, Frieda, 97, Holy Family, New Albany, Feb. 6. Mother of Angela Nolan, Janice and Vincent Klein Jr. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of three.

KRUPA, Mary, 82, St. Andrew, Richmond, Jan. 31. Mother of Jerry and Joseph Krupa. Sister of Donald and Jack Thomas. Grandmother of four. Step-grandmother of two. Step-great-grandmother of two.

LAUCK, Mary Louise, 93, Christ the King, Indianapolis, Feb. 3. Mother of Linda Elson, Marianne Miller and Frank Lauck Jr. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of five.

LINNE, Helen M., (Cravens), 87, St. Pius V, Troy, Feb. 7. Mother of Jeff, Larry, Ralph Jr. and Tony Linne. Sister of Melba Fortwendel, Mary Freeman and Priscilla Sche. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of six.

MITCHEL, Lotus, 91, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Jan. 29. Husband of Mildred Mitchell. Father of Macil Lambert, Sharon Tetereault, Susan Young, John and Robert Mitchell. Grandfather of 16. Great-grandfather of 12. Great-great-grandfather of seven.

MULLIS, John E., 68, St. Boniface, Fulda, Jan. 30. Husband of Ruth Mullis. Father of Deborah Bays and Tom Mullis. Brother of Esther Klee, Mary Ann Troesch, Joe, Leo, Leroy, Oscar and Sylvester Mullis. Grandfather of five.

PLEAK, Walter E., 98, St. Mary, Greensburg, Feb. 6. Husband of Freda Mae Pleak. Father of Cheryl Linville and Richard Pleak. Grandfather of two.

REISERT, Mary (Kokojan), 65, St. Paul, Sellersburg, Jan. 28. Mother of Carol and Vince Kokojan, Mary, Matthew and Paul Reisert. Sister of Libby Crisp, Gary, Larry and Mike Gasparian. Grandmother of five.

ROTH, Anna M., 93, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyd County, Jan. 30. Mother of Peg Fey, Lisa Schultz, Alice and Pete Roth. Sister of Rosalie Sanders, Andy and Paul Smith. Grandmother of 11. Great-grand-mother of 12.

RYAN, Mary Ellen, 91, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Feb. 1. Mother of Kay Booth and John Ryan Jr. Grandmother of four.

SCHWARTZ, Earl, 65, St. Pius V, Troy, Feb. 4. Husband of Brenda Schwartz. Father of Kelli Brown, Kristina Gentil and Kimberly Hall. Brother of Jerry and Murl Schwartz. Grandfather of six.

SMITH, Louis, 92, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Indianapolis, Feb. 3. Brother of Mary Jo Fry, Mildred Schaedele, Franciscan Sister Constance Smith and Norbert Smith.

SNOW, Mary Katherine, 87, St. Rita, Indianapolis, Feb. 7. Mother of Bonnie Dumes, Pamela Griffin, Mary Reed, Beverly, Karen and Dennis Snow. Sister of Dorthy Lewis, Elinor Phillips, Mable Smith, Joseph and Lincoln Wright. Grandmother of 13.

STERNBERG, Dorothy S., 92, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Feb. 7. Wife of Jerome Sternberg. Mother of Denise Boyer, Cheryl Lynette and Jeff Lazo. Grandmother of 11. Great-grandmother of 19. Great-great-grandmother of two.

SUTTMILLER, Joseph B., 90, St. Louis, Batesville, Feb. 5. Father of Denissa Bowling and Joseph Suttmiller. Brother of Mary Ann Metz and Dennis Suttmiller. Grandfather of 10. Great-grandfather of 11. Great-great-grandfather of two.

TRIMPE, Mary Helen, 89, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Feb. 4. Mother of Patricia Berry, Barbara Davis, Tish, James and Joseph Trimpe. Sister of Rosemary Brodnick, Lois Patterson and Franciscan Sister Therese Wente. Grandmother of 21. Great-grand-mother of 12.

WAHMAN, Viola F., 99, Holy Family, Oldenburg, Jan. 28. Mother of Kathleen Jones, Dave, Lynn, Robert and Tim Wahman. Grandmother of 11. Great-grand-mother of 12.

WILLIAMS, Frances E., 75, Mary, Queen of Peace, Danville, Feb. 5. Wife of John Williams Jr. Mother of James and Jeffrey Williams. Sister of Mary Lou Dininger, Nelda Garland, Bibby Neal, Charles, Harold and Joe Cummins.

WISE, Marjorie A., 88, St. Joseph, Shelbyville, Feb. 9. Mother of Betty Miller, Barbara Underwood, Dennis, Kevin, Mark and Michael Wise. Grandmother of several. Great-grandmother of several.

WOOD, Richard L., 75, SS. Francis and Clare of Assisi, Greenwood, Jan. 31. Husband of Anita (Smyser) Wood. Father of Tiffany and Richard Wood II. Brother of Norma Lockhart, Susie Villareal, Carol and Bob Wood. Grandfather of seven.

ZIZNOVSKIS, Alberts, 92, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Feb. 2. Husband of Karolina Ziznovskis. Father of Inara Blackburn and Eriks Ziznovskis. Grandfather of four. Great-grandfather of four.

Providence Sister Jean Michele Monaghan served in administration at parishes and schools for 31 years

Providence Sister Jean Michele Monaghan died on Feb. 16 at Mother Theodore Hall at St. Mary-of-the-Woods. She was 93.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Feb. 21 at the Church of the Immaculate Conception at the motherhouse. Burial followed at the sisters’ cemetery.

Mary Jean Thompson was born on July 10, 1919, in Indianapolis and grew up at SS. Peter and Paul Cathedral Parish.

She entered the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods on Sept. 12, 1963, and professed final vows on Aug. 15, 1969.

During 49 years as a Sister of Providence, Sister Jean Michele ministered for 31 years in administrative positions in Catholic parishes and schools in Indiana and California. In the archdiocese, she ministered at the former St. Agnes Academy in Indianapolis from 1968 to 1969.

She returned to the motherhouse in 1999, and contributed to the community life in a variety of ways. Beginning in 2002, she dedicated herself completely to prayer.

Memorial gifts may be sent to the Sisters of Providence, 1 Sisters of Providence Road, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, St. Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876. †

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