April 19, 2013

Obituaries

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ALLEN, Dorothy Ann, 86, St. Jude, Indianapolis, March 28. Mother of Mary Ann Dillion, Paula Timbs, Bernard, Joseph, Raymond and William Allen. Sister of Robert Gartner. Grandmother of 17. Great-grandmother of 10.

BROWN, Charles M., Sr., 96, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, March 30. Father of Marian Culp, Carolyn Wills, Emily and C. Matthew Brown Jr. Grandfather of eight.

BUTLER, H. Clay, 84, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Indianapolis, March 25. Husband of Mary Ellen (Schuster) Butler. Father of Patty Keller, Therese Mascari, Mary Snyder, Jane, Clay Jr., Mark and Robert Butler. Brother of Emma Burns. Grandfather of nine. Great-grandfather of six.

CHAUVETTE, Lorraine V., 84, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, March 21. Mother of Marie Pfoser, Claude, David and Robert Chauvette. Grandmother of five.

CHRISTMAN, Eleanor (Lauck) Bailey, 100, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Indianapolis, March 23. Mother of Ronald Bailey. Sister of Mary Grace Lawler. Grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of nine.

CRAWFORD, Shirley, 78, St. John the Apostle, Bloomington, April 4. Mother of David and John Crawford. Sister of David Baker. Grandmother of five.

CUNNINGHAM, Sarah Ann, 81, St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Cambridge City, April 3. Mother of Jon, Mark and Mike Cunningham. Sister of Mary Keller, Dorothy Spears, Ruth Strange, Bill, Charles, Harry, Jim and Raymond Ellis. Grandmother of 17. Great-grandmother of several.

DUDLEY, Hortense Catherine, 89, St. Peter, Franklin County, March 23. Mother of Pam Graf, Joyce Sacksteder, Debbie Wilson, David, Gary, Ken and Neil Dudley. Sister of Diane Reer and Linda Schwegman. Grandmother of 23. Great-grandmother of 56.

EGER, Clara M., 91, St. Paul, Tell City, March 27. Mother of Diane Bond, Dennis and Donald Eger. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of four.

ELLIOTT, Mary Edith, 90, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, March 21. Mother of Kathleen Fisher, Janice Kennedy, George, James and Michael Elliott.

FARRELL, William M., 85, St. Charles Borromeo, Bloomington, April 3. Husband of Rachel (Thompson) Farrell. Stepfather of Bill Lathrop. Brother of Connie Gill and John Farrell.

FEY, George Edward, 84, Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Indianapolis, March 22. Husband of Joan Fey. Father of Janet Anderson, Joe, Keith, Steve and Tim Fey. Brother of Naomi Wallace and Tony Fey. Grandfather of 14. Great-grandfather of seven.

FINK, Matilda (Kruer), 79, St. Joseph Hill, Clark County, March 21. Mother of Earl Jr. and Michael Fink. Sister of Alberta Zipp and Ralph Kruer. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of four.

FRANKOVIAK, Mary E., 86, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, March 30. Mother of Mary Jane Bryant and Sharon Stopani. Sister of Emily Crawhorn. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of six.

GILLESPIE, Mary Jo, 69, Our Lady of Lourdes, Indianapolis, March 31. Wife of Jack Gillespie. Mother of Kelly Jo Grimes, John II and Matthew Gillespie. Sister of Christine Gough, Theresa Faulkner, Cecilia Heady, Edna Thomas, Dottie, Frankie, James, Michael and Patrick Floyd. Grandmother of six.

GLEGOR, Mary H., 94, St. Christopher, Indianapolis, March 21. Mother of Sherry Eller and Mary Jane Housel. Sister of Harry Cherry. Grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of seven.

HANAGAN, Judith Katherine (Aydt) Hart, 76, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, April 5. Mother of Tracy Corbett, Audrey Staats and Daniel Hart. Stepmother of Audrey, Deborah, David, Ronald and Stephen Hanagan. Grandmother of five. Step-grandmother of three.

HARPENAU, Nancy, 73, St. Paul, Tell City, March 27. Mother of Debbie Gengelbach, Lisa Taylor and Jeff Harpenau. Sister of Sister of Charity Mary Reisz and Margaret Payne. Grandmother of seven.

HARTMAN, Ginger S., 70, St. Nicholas, Ripley County, March 21. Wife of Donald Hartman. Mother of Amy, Andrew, Scott and Tim Hartman. Grandmother of 12.

HAVENS, Margaret E., 94, Christ the King, Indianapolis, March 19. Mother of Carolyn O’Connor and Richard Havens. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of 13.

HOUGHTELIN, Virginia, 80, St. John the Apostle, Bloomington, March 22. Wife of Bruce Houghtelin. Mother of Jan Prayer, Cheryl, Denise, Samantha, Bruce, Henrey and John Houghtelin. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of two.

HUNT, Joseph L., 90, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyd County, April 2. Father of Letrecia Donahoe, Merry Lemmel, John, Michael and William Hunt. Grandfather of 12. Great-grandfather of 14.

HUNTER, Mary Lucile, 89, St. Joseph, Corydon, March 19. Mother of Veronica Alstott, Mary Geswein, Dianna Redden, David, Greg, Richard and Steven Hunter. Stepmother of Mike Hunter. Sister of Louise Cavins, Grandmother of 25. Great-grandmother of 25.

HURT, George M., 89, St. Christopher, Indianapolis, March 23. Husband of Helen Hurt. Father of Janet Kincaid, Gayle Pulliam and Leslie White. Brother of Henrietta Armstrong and Jack Hurt. Grandfather of eight. Great-grandfather of three.

JACOBSON, Mary Jane (Beaty), 86, St. Rose of Lima, Franklin, March 27. Sister of Elizabeth Eddy, Frances Ehrmantraut and Joseph Beaty.

JENKINS, John, 75, St. Paul, Sellersburg, March 20. Husband of Lois Jenkins. Father of Karen Causey and Amy D’Ambrosio. Brother of Charles Jenkins. Grandfather of five.

KAISER, Viola M., 88, Holy Guardian Angels, Cedar Grove, March 22. Wife of Harry Kaiser. Mother of Monica Bischoff, Regina Kaiser-Kruchten, Barb Reed, David, Joe, John, Ken, Maurice and Stephen Kaiser. Grandmother of 22. Great-grandmother of 11.

KANE, Patrick J., 79, St. Joan of Arc, Indianapolis, March 21. Husband of Johanna (O’Rourke) Kane. Father of Maureen Harter, Kathleen, James, Patrick Jr. and Thomas Kane. Grandfather of five.

KOCHERT, Jean E. (Seipp), 83, St. Paul, Sellersburg, March 27. Mother of Linda Davis, Barbara Smith and Kenneth Kochert. Sister of Helen Bube, Martha Mull, Joan Thomas and James Seipp, Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of 14.

LACY, William Michael, 55, St. Mary, Rushville, March 24. Son of Evelyn Lacy. Brother of Kim Hamilton.

LANAHAN, Helen L., 88, St. Roch, Indianapolis, March 22. Mother of Patsy Sahm, Dennis and Mike Lanahan. Sister of Mary Jane Berger, George and Joseph Mennel. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of 13.

LEWIS, Florence A., 93, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, March 26. Mother of Jeffrey, Norman, Richard and Ronald Lewis. Sister of Lorraine Degner. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of six.

LYLES, Aurigilena T., 91, Holy Angels, Indianapolis, March 24. Mother of Phillip Lyles. Grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of four.

MARSHALL, James A., 90, Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Indianapolis, March 30. Husband of Anna Marie Marshall. Father of Theresa Keenan and Laura Titara. Grandfather of three. Great-grandfather of three.

MEER, Frances, 91, St. Mary, Rushville, March 26. Mother of Lou Starkey, Bob and Tim Meer. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of seven.

MESSMER, Steven E., 68, Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Brazil, March 31. Husband of Linda Messmer. Father of Sally, Paul and William Messmer. Brother of Patty Seckinger, Bernard and Paul Messmer. Grandfather of five.

MONTGOMERY, Shirley, 79, St. Malachy, Brownsurg, April 2. Mother of Clara Stewart, David and Michael Montgomery. Sister of Betty Webber and Phillip Woodward. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of four.

MORAN, Donna Kay, 62, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, March 24. Wife of Patrick Moran. Mother of Chris, Packy and Ryan Moran. Sister of Kelly Garfield and Tim Zimmerman. Grandmother of one.

OSLOS, Mary, 91, Holy Trinity, Indianapolis, March 24. Mother of Karen Koon, Gary, Richard and Stephen Oslos. Sister of Rose Duh and Joe Luzar. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of 14.

OTT, Marilyn, 82, St. Mary, New Albany, March 28. Mother of Mary Conway, Rose Greene, Catherine Stenger and Michael Ott. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of two.

OWENS, Thomas A., 85, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, March 29. Husband of Mary Jane Owens. Father of Janet McNabb and Richard Owens. Grandfather of four.

PEREAU, Mary E., 87, St. Christopher, Indianapolis, April 5. Mother of Joyanne Wells, Robin Winstead, Paula and Frederick Pereau Jr. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of two.

PITTMAN, Patricia A., 79, St. Jude, Indianapolis, March 27. Mother of Charlotte Schutz, Sherry Wright and Steve Pittman. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of 10. Great-great-grandmother of one.

RYON, Margaret M., 89, St. Joseph, Shelbyville, March 31. Mother of Susan Buckley and JoAnn Stagge. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of five.

SCHOENING, Danielle Gianna, infant, Holy Name of Jesus, Beech Grove, March 22. Daughter of Jon and Renae (Roessler) Schoening. Sister of Maggie, Maria, Dominic, Grant and Jack Schoening. Granddaughter of Mike and Brenda Roessler and Lewis and Rise Shake.

SCOFIELD, Nadine Marie, 86, St. Vincent de Paul, Bedford, March 23. Mother of Nancy Jones, Norma Ryan and Peggy Srygley. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of seven.

SOLLARS, Debra, 58, Sacred Heart, Clinton, Feb. 26. Wife of George Sollars. Mother of Lynette Baker, Stephani Millette and Marcella Walker. Sister of Dianne Bartlett, Bonnie Gregg, Jan Tuttle and Richard Fisher. Grandmother of five.

SPURLOCK, Theresa L. (Heavrin), 55, St. Roch, Indianapolis, March 28. Wife of Kenny Spurlock. Mother of Chad and Kenneth Spurlock. Daughter of Frances (Kelly) Heavrin. Sister of Donna Sahm, Daniel and Timothy Heavrin.

TINIUS, George R., 93, St. Mary, New Albany, March 23. Husband of Catherine Tinius. Father of Sandy Braunbeck, Jim and Joe Tinius. Brother of Rosie Block. Grandfather of eight. Great-grandfather of two.

TULLY, Rita Mary (Fein), 91, Holy Family, New Albany, March 11. Mother of Beverly and John Tully.

VOEGELE, Donald A., 73, St. Louis, Batesville, March 26. Brother of Irene Shane, Virginia Suding and Thomas Voegele.

WAKEFIELD, John Scott, 68, Good Shepherd, Indianapolis, March 27. Husband of Linda (Coons) Wakefield. Father of Gina DeGroat, Susan Wright, Robert Ford, Gary and Thomas Coons. Brother of Mary Beth Ballinger, Kathy Jordan and Steven Wakefield. Grandfather of several. Great-grandfather of several.

WATHEN, Leona M., 81, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, March 28. Mother of Brenda Johnson and Kathy Perronie. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of 10.

WEILER, Eugene Charles, 81, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, March 25. Husband of Evelyn Weiler. Father of Lynn Pearson and Curt Weiler. Brother of Eileen Faucher and Vernel Rodman. Grandfather of nine. Great-grandfather of 16.

WILLIAMS, Mary F. (Baler), 57, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Indianapolis, March 19. Wife of Windford Williams. Mother of Amanda Glover, Melissa Sexton, James and Joseph Williams. Sister of Barbara Pennington, Patrick, Raymond and Robert Baker. Grandmother of three.

WRIGHT, Audrey (Bertrand) Westfall, 91, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, April 1. Mother of Kathryn Gidwitz, Elizabeth Flynn and Susan Keller. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of two.

YOUNGBLOOD, Norman Vincent, 74, St. Mary, Navilleton, March 27. Father of Sarah Neff, Nicki Wheeler, LeAnne, Daniel and Thomas Schneider.


Daughter of Charity Sister Vivian David ministered in health care and pastoral care for 50 years

Daughter of Charity Sister Vivian David died on March 16 at Seton Residence in Evansville, Ind. She was 88.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on March 18 in the chapel at Seton Residence. Burial followed at St. Joseph Cemetery in Evansville.

Sister Vivian was born on Aug. 23, 1924, in Mosinee, Wis.

Before entering the Daughters of Charity, Sister Vivian earned a certificate in nursing from St. Mary’s School of Nursing in Milwaukee, Wis., in 1945.

She entered the Daughters of Charity in 1949. She later earned a bachelor of science in nursing education from DePaul University in Chicago in 1953.

During her 63 years as a Daughter of Charity, Sister Vivian ministered in the nursing field for more than 30 years.

Beginning in 1982, she began ministry in pastoral care, including serving as a chaplain at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis from 1982-88. For the next two years, she served as a medical records clerk at the hospital.

In 1990, she returned to the order’s motherhouse in Evansville as a pastoral care associate. In 1999, she dedicated herself entirely to prayer.

Memorial gifts may be sent to the Daughters of Charity, Province of St. Louis, 4330 Olive Street, St. Louis, MO, 63108. †

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