May 31, 2013


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BAASE, William Joseph, 80, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, May 17. Father of Terri Monaghan and Thomas Baase. Brother of Andrew Baase. Grandfather of five. Great-grandfather of four.

BEXY, Anna Lou, 78, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyd County, May 14. Mother of Angie Crain, Joyce Kessinger, Donna Oskin and Bob Bezy. Sister of Roy Deweese. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of nine. Great-great-grandmother of two.

BROWN, Steaven R., 54, St. Vincent de Paul, Bedford, May 16. Father of Lindsey Terrell. Son of Elvis Brown Jr., Brother of Dorene Smith, Charlie and Ed Brown. Grandfather of two.

BRYANT, Henry U., 80, St. Gabriel, Indianapolis, May 16. Husband of Dolores (Weimer) Bryant. Father of Linda Ervin, Diane Westin and Henry Bryant Jr. Brother of Bill Bryant. Grandfather of five.

CECIL, Robert G., 89, St. Roch, Indianapolis, May 12. Father of Karen Bryant, Christie Koetting, Ann Mennel, Mark and Matthew Cecil. Brother of Carol Graham and Shirley Skelley. Grandfather of 15. Great-grandfather of 12.

DISHINGER, Nancy, 80, St. Rose of Lima, Franklin, May 14. Mother of Ann Kelly, Jay and Tom Dishinger.

DUH, Rose Emily, 93, St. Michael the Archangel, Indianapolis, April 16. Mother of Kathy Gootee, Jerry, Larry, Louis, Michael and Robert Duh. Sister of Joe Luzar. Grandmother of 12. Great-grandmother of 23.

GRANDE, Dolores, 79, St. Christopher, Indianapolis, May 15. Wife of Bob Grande. Mother of Jennifer Hartbarger, Beth Shook and Robert Grande Jr. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of two.

JORDAN, Walter Edward, 73, St. Christopher, Indianapolis, May 17. Father of Erika Martin, Monica Richardson and Chris Jordan. Brother of Anne Robinson. Grandfather of 10. Great-grandfather of six.

KAISER, George E., 73, Holy Family, New Albany, May 4. Husband of Ruth Ann (Uhl) Kaiser. Father of DeAnn Burns, Dr. Sheryl King, Becky Wenning and Chris Kaiser. Brother of Joyce Krementz and William Kaiser. Grandfather of 14.

KELMEL, Edwin B., 94, St. Joseph, Clark County, May 21. Husband of Mary (Geltmaker) Kelmel. Father of Elizabeth Corcoran, Julie Mader, Janette Sparks, Kathy White and Joseph Kelmel. Grandfather of 12. Great-grandfather of nine.

KRIEGER, Dale E., 57, St. Mary, Greensburg, May 19. Father of John Krieger. Son of Lorina Krieger. Brother of David and Ronald Krieger. Grandfather of one.

KUYKENDALL, Virgil Leslie, 84, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, May 17. Husband of Janet Kuykendall. Father of Lisa Dowell, Karen Gorski, Jill Lisinski and Steve Kuykendall. Grandfather of eight. Great-grandfather of 17.

LAHR, Brooke Nicole, 25, St. Gabriel, Indianapolis, April 21. Daughter of Mark and Colleen Lahr. Sister of Anthony and Paul Lahr. Granddaughter of David and Sandy Lahr.

LUX, Virginia, 94, St. Vincent de Paul, Shelby County, May 15. Mother of Barbara Gahimer, Nancy Rehn, Judy and Lois Weaver, Richard and Stephan Lux. Grandmother of 20. Great-grandmother of 43. Great-great-grandmother of 28.

MOENTER, Romilda M., 102, St. Louis, Batesville, May 21. Mother of Carmen Jones, Judy Schath and Terry Moenter. Grandmother of 11. Great-grandmother of 26. Great-great-grandmother of six.

NOBBE, Elaine F., 57, St. Maurice, Decatur County, May 13. Wife of Arthur Nobbe. Mother of Amy, Sarah, Aaron, Robert and Todd Nobbe. Daughter of Janette Munchel. Sister of Charlene Whittaker, Darrell and Vernon Munchel. Grandmother of three.

NOHL, Marieanne, 87, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, May 11. Mother of Marie Comer, Jane Elliott, Anne Traub, James, John, Paul, Thomas, Timothy and Vincent Nohl. Sister of Helen Andrews. Grandmother of 14. Great-grandmother of seven.

OESTERLING, John B., Sr., 79, Holy Family, Oldenburg, May 17. Husband of Karen Osterling. Father of Catherine Blanken, Amy Grimme, Theresa Hornberger, Michelle Sitterding, Ingrid and Chris Oesterling. Stepfather of Amy Gunter and Troy Ilderton. Brother of Helen Enneking. Grandfather of 15. Great-grandfather of five.

PETERSON, Brooke Alexandria, 27, St. Roch, Indianapolis, May 9. Mother of Alexandria Peterson and Bretton Wilson. Daughter of Teena Adam. Sister of Tiffany Strayer, Brianna and Regina Peterson and Timothy West.

PEZZULLO, Jean B., 53, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, May 17. Mother of Edward Pezzullo. Sister of Marilyn and Jack Mahoney.

THOMPSON, Sandra S., 75, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Indianapolis, May 20. Mother of Jill, Jude, Nancy and Ted Thompson. Grandmother of one.

WADE, Jane B., 80, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, May 9. Mother of Brian, Neil and Steven Wade. Sister of Peggy Orth. Grandmother of two.

WELLS, Patricia, 92, Christ the King, Indianapolis, May 12.

WOOD, Timothy A., 48, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, May 2. Father of Katelyn and Timothy Wood. Son of Katherine Wood. Brother of David and John Wood.

Franciscan Sister Noel Marie Worland ministered in education for 52 years

Franciscan Sister Noel Marie Worland died on April 14 at the St. Clare Hare health care facility at the Motherhouse of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis in Oldenburg. She was 101.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on April 17 at the Motherhouse Chapel at the motherhouse. Burial followed at the motherhouse cemetery.

Sister Noel Marie was born on Nov. 20, 1911, in Shelbyville.

She entered the Sisters of St. Francis on Sept. 6, 1931, and professed final vows on July 2, 1937.

During 81 years as a Sister of St. Francis, Sister Noel Marie ministered as an educator for 52 years in Catholic schools in Indiana, New Mexico and Ohio. In the archdiocese, she taught or served as an administrator at St. Mary School in Rushville, St. Joseph School in Shelbyville, and at Holy Family School and St. Andrew School, both in Richmond and now combined as Seton Elementary School, and at Little Flower School, Our Lady of Lourdes School and St. Mark School, all in Indianapolis.

She later served as director of religious education at St. Joseph Parish in Shelbyville.

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