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Please submit in writing to our office by 10 a.m. Thursday before the week of publication; be sure to state date of death. Obituaries of archdiocesan priests serving our archdiocese are listed elsewhere in The Criterion. Order priests and religious sisters and brothers are included here, unless they are natives of the archdiocese or have other connections to it; those are separate obituaries on this page.
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ALDRIDGE, Mary Louise, 82, St. Michael, Cannelton, March 15. Mother of Mary Bennett, Chris, Gina, Patti and Sarah Aldridge. Sister of Charles Mattingly. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of 13.
BEGUE, William J., 81, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, March 18. Father of Jane Irwin, Catherine and William Begue. Grandfather of one.
BLACK, David E., 62, Our Lady of Lourdes, Indianapolis, March 20. Husband of Rebecca Black. Son of Irene Black. Brother of Steven Black.
BROWN, Lisa, 53, Holy Family, Richmond, March 17. Wife of Michael Brown. Mother of Luke and Max Brown. Daughter of Leo and Jean Kruthaupt. Sister of Teresa Rosenberger, Daniel and Robert Kruthaupt.
CHANLEY, Joseph S., Jr., 84, Our Lady of the Greenwood, Greenwood, Jan. 21. Husband of Freida Chanley. Father of Sara Gormley, Mary Hayward, Rita Hoffman, Katy Stephens, Angela, Andrew and Joseph Chanley. Grandfather of nine. Great-grandfather of one.
CHAPPELL, Mark B., 62, St. Matthew the Apostle, Indianapolis, March 12. Father of Claire Gregory and Chris Chappell. Brother of Ann Moore, Kathleen Totten and John Chappell. Grandfather of one.
DEUBELBEISS, Anna, 87, Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Indianapolis, March 18. Mother of Lucy Bedwell, Doris Goodwin, Joanne Proefrock and John Deubelbeiss. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of three.
ENTEMAN, Florence M., 97, St. Anthony of Padua, Clarksville, March 16. Mother of Jane Bleemel, June Board, Marilyn Gillenwatee, Carolyn Webb and Arthur Entenman. Sister of Frances Vissing. Grand-mother of 16. Great-grandmother of 30. Great-great-grandmother of two.
FAULKNER, David Lee, 66, St. Ann, Indianapolis, March 13. Father of Christina Kendrick and Beth Ruble. Brother of Harold Faulkner. Grandfather of five.
FEGLEY, Brian M., 41, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, March 13. Son of Paul Fegley and LuAnn Lerchen. Brother of Michelle Light.
FRANKE, Mary E., 77, St. Christopher, Indianapolis, March 16. Wife of Rudi Franke. Mother of Heidi and Marlene Franke. Grandmother of two.
GIOVANONI, Joseph George, 91, St. Michael the Archangel, Indianapolis, March 11. Father of Sharon White and Terry Giovanoni. Brother of two. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of five.
HARRIS, Todd Christopher, 45, Our Lady of the Greenwood, Greenwood, Feb. 26. Son of Larry and Dianna Harris. Brother of Kellie Maker and Dawn Tester. Grandson of Edith DeLisle.
JACKSON, Elizabeth, 60, St. Jude, Indianapolis, March 12. Wife of Gregory Jackson. Mother of Christopher Jackson, Maria and Matthew Schwager. Grandmother of four.
KLEEMAN, Olive, 97, St. Paul, Tell City, March 19. Mother of Pat Payne and Regina Young. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of 25. Great-great-grandmother of nine.
KRUTHAUPT, John J., 74, St. Anthony of Padua, Morris, March 18. Brother of Bernadine and Dolores Kunkel, James, Michael, Richard and Walter Kruthaupt.
LILLY, Virginia L., 82, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyds Knobs, March 26. Wife of Edward Lilly. Mother of Elaine Bailey, Virginia Stiles, Charles, Craig and Paul Lilly. Sister of Dr. Linda Magness and Tarassia Tharp. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of 13.
McDONOUGH, Linda Jean (McWilliams), 66, St. Augustine, Jeffersonville, March 21. Wife of Thomas McDonough Sr. Mother of Tammy and Thomas McDonough Jr. Sister of Janet Johnson and Ann Kulwicki. Grandmother of three.
MOLLAUN, Jean, 90, Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Indianapolis, March 21. Mother of Judy Blacketer.
MONAHAN, Lawrence J., 74, St. Christopher, Indianapolis, March 19. Husband of Donna Monahan. Father of Ann Mucci, Christine Vaillancourt, Kimberlee Whitson, Laura and David Monahan. Brother of Rita Kottkamp. Grandfather of two.
MORRISON, Daniel O., 68, St. Paul Hermitage, Beech Grove, March 17. Brother of James and Thomas Morrison. Uncle of several.
MORROW, Gary Lewis, 56, St. Rita, Indianapolis, March 15. Father of Lakisha and Shawna McQueen and Jerrell Morrow. Brother of Kenneth Spells, Denise, Jeffery and Steven Morrow. Grandfather of three.
NOBBE, Elmer J., 96, St. Mary, Greensburg, March 18. Father of Deborah Clarkston, Deidra and Nancy Cuskaden, Jeanne Daniel, Joan Greiwe, Kathleen Power, Norma, Gary and Tim Nobbe. Brother of Rose Denning and Bernadine VanGeison. Grandfather of 31. Great-grandfather of 45.
POPE, Marie C., 95, St. Agnes, Nashville, March 5. Mother of Michael Pope. Sister of Helen Craig and Dorothy Dvorak. Grandmother of two.
SCHAEFER, Alfred J., Jr., 85, St. Louis, Batesville, March 19. Husband of Betty Jo Schaefer. Father of JoAnn Butt, Kaye Darby, Debra Wright, Diane Smith and Greg Schaefer. Brother of Rosemary Conrad, Elmer, Harry, Lester, Ralph, Raymond and Robert Schaefer. Grandfather of five. Great-grandfather of six.
SCHMITT, Lawrence R., 64, Mary, Queen of Peace, Danville, March 15. Father of Chastity Ryan. Son of Mary Schmitt. Brother of Catherine Pitts and David Schmitt. Grandfather of two.
SHAFFER, Mary Gertrude, 91, St. Anne, New Castle, March 18. Mother of Kathleen Banks, Michael, Timothy and Wayne Shaffer. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of six.
SMITH, Alberta, 78, St. Michael, Brookville, March 16. Mother of Julie Hertel and Tammy Sharp. Sister of Donna Gesell, Shirley Helms, Joyce Lambert, Janet Miller, Karen Weir, Donald and Herbert Rosenberger. Grandmother of three. Step-grandmother of two.
STEVENS, John Robert, 83, St. Rose of Lima, Franklin, March 19. Father of Grace Hatfield and John Stevens. Grandfather of four. Great-grandfather of seven.
TAGGART, Martha, 97, St. Andrew, Richmond, March 21. Sister of Russell Lamm. Grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of three.
VUKOVITS, Jacqueline, 82, St. Matthew the Apostle, Indianapolis, March 20. Mother of Tina Johnson and Frank Vukovits Jr. Grandmother of four.
WAGNER, Teresa, 51, Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Indianapolis, March 7. Wife of Michael Wagner. Mother of Megan, Jennifer, Michelle and Jonathan Wagner. Daughter of Barbara White. Sister of John White.
Providence Sister Agnes Eileen O’Brien died on March 23 at Mother Theodore Hall at St. Mary-of-the-Woods. She was 97.
The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on April 2 at the Church of the Immaculate Conception at the motherhouse. Burial followed at the sisters’ cemetery.
Eileen Nora O’Brien was born on May 20, 1915, in Chicago.
She entered the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods on Aug. 21, 1933, and professed final vows on Jan. 23, 1941.
Sister Agnes Eileen earned a bachelor’s degree in education at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College and a master’s degree in education at Ball State University in Muncie, Ind.
During 79 years as a Sister of Providence, she ministered as an educator for 38 years in Catholic schools in California, Illinois, Indiana, Oklahoma and Missouri. In the archdiocese, she taught in Indianapolis at St. Philip Neri School from 1936-38 and at St. Joan of Arc School from 1944-46.
In 1974, Sister Agnes Eileen joined the health care staff at the motherhouse and helped begin its physical therapy program. In 1982, she began service as an office assistant at Mother Theodore Guérin High School in River Grove, Ill. She returned to the motherhouse seven years later and dedicated herself to prayer in 1994.
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. †