March 15, 2013


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ACEVEDO, Gloria G., 85, St. Andrew the Apostle, Indianapolis, Feb. 14. Mother of James Acevedo. Sister of Rueben Garces and Ampaco Prieto. Grandmother of one.

BAUER, Lillian Ruth, 71, St. Joseph, Shelbyville, Feb. 18. Mother of Deborah Braniff, Margaret Scott, Matthew and William Bauer. Sister of Jody Crowley. Grandmother of 14. Great-grandmother of 13.

BUBE, Charles, 81, St. Anthony of Padua, Clarksville, Feb. 13. Husband of Charlene Bube. Father of Janie Grove, Amy Noll, Vicki, Keith and Paul Bube. Grandfather of 10. Great-grandfather of one.

BUYOC, Joseph Anthony, 47, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Indianapolis, Feb. 10. Husband of Natalie Buyoc. Father of Andrew and Bailey Dunn. Brother of Cindy Cox and Bernadette Wyman.

CARROLL, Kathleen R., 76, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Feb. 20. Wife of Richard Carroll. Mother of Mary Elizabeth Sandorf and Mark Carroll. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of one.

CONNOLLY, Robert Francis, 88, St. John the Baptist, Dover, Feb. 14. Husband of Marie (Fledderman) Connolly. Father of Monica, Dale, Greg and Roger Connolly. Brother of Esther Hartman and Alice Vogelgesang.

CUNNINGHAM, Ralph J., 60, St. Joseph, Clark County, Dec. 20. Brother of Doris Hines and Ray Cunningham.

DEAN, Marguerite, 87, St. Mary, New Albany, Feb. 16. Wife of Edward Dean Sr., Mother of Mary Pat Hisle, Allison Lane, Susan Parris, Anne Schindler, Edward Jr., Miles and William Dean. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of three.

DOHERTY, Kathleen, 87, Christ the King, Indianapolis, Feb. 19. Mother of Edward Doherty.

EDELEN, George L., Jr., 88, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, Feb. 23. Husband of Dorothy Edelen. Father of Gary Edelen. Grandfather of two. Great-grandfather of three.

FISHER, Vicky D., 64, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, Feb. 8. Wife of Terry Fisher. Mother of Gretchen and Bryan Fisher. Daughter of Mildred Alford. Sister of Susan Cundiff, Donna Holloway, Sarah Isenhower and Michael Alford. Grandmother of two.

GOLDSMITH, Vivian D., 80, St. Louis, Batesville, Feb. 15. Mother of Beverly Goldsmith-Bowling, Dawn Giltz, David, Douglas and Paul Goldsmith Jr. Sister of Helen Bise, Charles and Steven Faulkner. Grandmother of 12. Great-grandmother of 23.

HAMMOND, Thelma L., 85, Holy Family, New Albany, Feb. 18. Mother of Suzi Deem, Lisa Koetter and Tina Walts. Sister of Minnie Beyl. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of nine.

HARRINGTON, Howard F., 85, St. Michael the Archangel, Indianapolis, Feb. 18. Husband of Martha Harrington. Father of Christine and Deborah Harrington. Brother of Rosemarie Mattingly. Grandfather of one.

JOYCE, Kevin, 85, St. Charles Borromeo, Bloomington, Feb. 24. Father of Catherine Cooper, Patricia, Richard and Robert Joyce. Brother of Patricia Sierk. Grandfather of four.

KAISER, Marietta E., 83, Holy Family, New Albany, Feb. 12. Mother of Carol Bruner, Mary Kay Dorgay, Barbara, Jean, John Jr. and Thomas Kaiser. Grandmother of 12. Great-grandmother of one.

KALB, George W., 94, Prince of Peace, Madison, Dec. 21. Father of Mary Kathleen Dalgleish, Carolyn Jones, Teresa Shaffer and G. Richard Kalb. Grandfather of 10. Great-grandfather of six.

KERRIGAN, Elizabeth Ann, 81, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, Feb. 10. Wife of Lawrence Kerrigan Sr. Mother of Linda DeGroot, Pamela Weber and Lawrence Kerrigan Jr. Jr. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of one.

KOORS, James R., 78, St. Louis, Batesville, Feb. 26. Father of Tress Zielinski, Andy and Tony Koors. Brother of Rite Fields. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of one.

LESCH, William R., 86, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Feb. 17. Husband of Joan Lesch. Father of Anne, Kathryn, James, John, Timothy, Tom and William Lesch. Grandfather of 15.

LINGENFELTER, Janice, 81, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, Feb. 8. Mother of Diana Hurley, Linda Reed, Arthur, Robert and Thomas Lingenfelter. Sister of Jane Day, JoAnn Leisure and Joyce Oberlis. Grandmother of 11. Great-grandmother of 16. Great-great-grandmother of one.

MAHLE, James N., 75, St. Louis, Batesville, Feb. 15. Husband of Mary Jo (Walke) Mahle. Father of Sara Drabik and Robert Mahle. Grandfather of one.

MAYBERRY, Roy M., Jr., 73, St. Simon the Apostle, Indianapolis, Feb. 15. Husband of Karen Mayberry. Father of Sean Mayberry. Son of Anna Papageorge. Brother of Cheryl Byers, Misty Linne, Meryl Roeger, John Papageorge, Donald and Fred Mayberry. Grand- father of two.

McCALLEY, Richard, 89, St. Matthew the Apostle, Indianapolis, Feb. 2. Father of Katherine Barney, Peggy McCullough, Mary Myers, Andrea Perkins, Patty Roach, Jeanne TeKolste, Christopher, John, Joseph, Kevin, Thomas and Timothy McCalley Grandfather of 34. Great-grandfather of several.

McGARY, John M., 80, St. Gabriel, Connersville, Feb. 10. Father of Chris McGary. Brother of Mitzi Heeb. Grandfather of five.

McPHILLIPS, Carolyn, 80, Holy Family, New Albany, Feb. 13. Mother of Frank McPhillips. Sister of Lois Erwin and Frances Oleta Williams. Grandmother of one.

MEEHAN, John Edward, Jr., 87, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Feb. 16. Father of Kathryn Gaus, Michael and Patrick Meehan. Grandfather of four. Great-grandfather of two.

OWENS, Roy, 67, St. Joseph, Rockville, Feb. 21. Husband of Patricia Owens. Father of Elizabeth Ankrom, Jennifer Cole, Carrie Patton, Lori Pugh, Connie Taylor, Christina Wilson, Marie Wimsett, Chuck and Daniel Curtis and Roy Owens Jr. Brother of 16. Grandfather of 21. Great-grandfather of four.

PFARR, Helen A., 89, St. Augustine Home for the Aged, Indianapolis, Feb. 2. Stepmother of Catherine, David, Michael and Thomas Pfarr. Sister of Robert Klein. Step-grandmother of seven. Step-great-grandmother of three.

REDMOND, William Albert, 87, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Feb. 18. Husband of Barbara Redmond. Father of William Redmond Jr. Brother of Thomas Redmond. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of two.

RIEGER, Helen (Ahlaus), 85, St. Paul, Sellersburg, Feb. 9. Mother of Marcia Fellows, Judy Galyian, Linda Lenfert, Bruce, David, Kenneth, Mark and Wayne Rieger. Sister of Joan McMahan and Paul Ahlaus. Grandmother of 17. Great-grandmother of nine.

STEEL, Doris Gene, 87, Christ the King, Indianapolis, Feb. 8. Wife of George Steel. Mother of Chris Steel. Sister of Bill Carey. Grandmother of one.

VUKOVITS, Frank S., Sr., 84, St. Matthew the Apostle, Indianapolis, Dec. 16. Husband of Jacqueline Vukovits. Father of Tina Johnson and Frank Vukovits Jr. Grandfather of four.

WILDER, Lina, 60, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Feb. 19. Wife of Greg Wilder. Mother of Danna Whitney. Grandmother of one.

Providence Sister Beatrice Hoberg taught music for 40 years and wrote textbooks

Providence Sister Beatrice Hoberg, previously Sister Mary Canice Hoberg, died on March 3 at Mother Theodore Hall at St. Mary-of-the-Woods. She was 95.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on March 8 at the Church of the Immaculate Conception at the motherhouse. Burial followed at the sisters’ cemetery.

Beatrice Margaret Hoberg was born on Nov. 2, 1917, in Chicago.

She entered the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods on Feb. 11, 1937, and professed final vows on Aug. 15, 1945.

Sister Beatrice earned a bachelor’s degree in music at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College in St. Mary-of-the-Woods, and a master’s degree in music at the University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati.

During 76 years as a Sister of Providence, Sister Beatrice taught music in Catholic schools for 40 years in California, Illinois and Indiana. In the archdiocese, she taught in Indianapolis at Holy Cross Central School from 1939 to 1942 and Immaculate Heart of Mary School from 1951 to 1952. She also ministered at Simeon House in Terre Haute from 1980 to 1984. She moved to her order’s motherhouse in 1996.

During her many years of teaching, Sister Beatrice co-authored and wrote musical compositions for To God through Music, a classroom music textbook series, and reading workbooks for elementary grade students. She later co-authored The Story of Anne Thérèse, a biography of St. Theodora Guérin for children.

She is survived by nieces and nephews.

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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