June 28, 2013

Obituaries

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BARR, Michael George, 58, Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Jeffersonville, May 17. Husband of Angela (Higdon) Barr. Father of Jodie Nava, Carrie Newby, Amanda Elliott and Michael Barr. Son of Orville and Bernice Barr. Grandfather of eight.

BISCHOF, Nola Mae, 83, Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Jeffersonville, April 19. Mother of Janet Bischof-Rosario, Lynn Fitzgerald, Jeanie Grela, Dina Maupin, Ellen Ward and Bob Bischof. Sister of Patsy Brown, Stella Godbey, Mary Rita Metzmeier, Doris Straub, Julie Tatum and Tommy Kinderman. Grandmother of nine.

BOYCE, Leslie John, Sr., 91, St. Jude, Indianapolis, June 7. Husband of Dolores (Schroeder) Boyce. Father of Rose Bartlett, Mary Jo Brown, Carol Cook, Marie Strange, Francis, Kenneth, Kevin, Lawrence, Leslie Jr. and Timothy Boyce. Brother of Mary Jean Gardner. Grandfather of 22. Great-grandfather of 17.

BUCKMAN, Johnnie William, 79, Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Jeffersonville, June 5. Husband of Marilyn (Mercer) Buckman. Father of Anne Smith, James and John Buckman. Brother of Mary Aeilts, Joetta Johnson, Susan Prather, Agnes Sloane, Frank, James, Mike and Steve Buckman. Grandfather of eight.

CLEMENTS, Lula Belle, 91, Most Precious Blood, Middletown, June 10. Mother of Alexa Chumley, Tamara Higgins, Freda Lanthorn, Alfred and Leo Clements. Sister of Estelle Harrell. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of 12. Great-great-grandmother of five.

COX, Elizabeth Elsie, 87, former member St. Joseph, Shelbyville, June 7. Mother of Mary Boden, Frances Ice, Robert and Stephen Cox. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of 10.

COX, Phillip Randall, 81, Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Jeffersonville, May 13. Father of Mike and Tim Cox. Brother of Bobby Cox. Grandfather of four. Great-grandfather of five.

DELEHANTY, Melody Ann, 56, ST. Pius X, Indianapolis, June 14. Wife of Michael Delehanty. Mother of Caitlan Delehanty. Sister of Nancy Ward and Kevin Williams.

FOLEY, Leo F., 85, St. Paul, Sellersburg, June 6. Husband of Francis Foley. Father of Cynthia Allen, Cheryl Hardison, Debora Johnson, Denise Libbert, Maureeen Melton, Nancy Stoess and Leo Foley Jr., Brother of Jayne Johnson and Charles Foley. Grandfather of 14. Great-grandfather of 15.

GAUER, Bette Jane, 92, St. Patrick, Terre Haute, June 14. Mother of Peggy DeLong, Susan and Herbert Gauer. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of four.

HIGDON, Fern E., 93, St. Joseph, Corydon, June 7. Mother of Carol Schneider, Michael, Richard and Ronald Higdon. Grandmother of 14. Great-grandmother of 26.

HORLANDER, Doretha, 100, St. Paul, Tell City, June 14. Mother of Peg McDaniel, Ken and Paul Horlander. Sister of Mildred Williams and Alice Wittmer. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of 10.

KELTY, Thomas B., Jr., 72, St. Mary, New Albany, June 7. Husband of Mary Kelty. Father of Kristie Burk, Ruth and Michael Kelty. Brother of Rosie Glasscock, Mary Lillie Hill, Jean Mattingly, Louise Nalley, June Slack, Brenda Spalding, Mary Catherine Stahl, Anne Stillwell, Frank, Jack, Joe and Mike Kelty. Grandfather of two.

KREUTZJANS, Aloysius, 79, St. Anne, Jennings County, April 23. Husband of Marie Kreutzjans. Father of Julie Peters, Monica Phillips, Margaret Kreutzjans, Theresa, Matthew and Nathaniel Nordenbrock. Brother of Marcella Magoteaux, Edward and George Kreutzjans. Grand- father of eight.

LECLERE, James Henry, 57, St. Paul, Tell City, May 30. Husband of Pamela (Kleeman) Leclere. Father of Gina Van Tiem and Jim Leclere. Brother of Mary Daum, Delores Goffinet, Rita Jo Holtzman, Jean Schulthise, Bernard, John and Rick Leclere.

MAY, Phyllis Keziah Konold, 93, St. Paul, Tell City, May 31. Mother of Paulette May Esarey. Grandmother of Father Brian Esarey.

McGILL, Dan Charles, 61, St. Charles Borromeo, Bloomington, June 8. Father of Erin Heim, Kathryn McGill-Cavallero, Amy Miller, Patrick and Sean McGill. Son of Dorothy McGill.

MIKOLAITIS, Helen, 97, St. Gabriel the Archangel, Indianapolis, June 8. Sister of Mary and Pauline Rubeck.

MOCAS, Alma (Armstrong), 93, former member St. Thomas Aquinas, Indianapolis, June 11. Mother of Rebecca O’Connell and Stephen Mocas. Grandmother of two. Great-grandmother of one.

RIEGER, Virginia, 64, St. Jude, Indianapolis, June 11. Mother of Joseph Rieger. Sister of Cynthia Belden, Diane Reed, Carolyn Tex, Anthony, Bernard and Thomas Ahaus. Grandmother of one.

RIGRISH, Philip J., 80, St. Augustine, Jeffersonville, June 18. Husband of Margaret Rigrish. Father of Stephanie Spiliotis, Brett O’Loughlin and Joseph Rigrish. Brother of Catherine Lorenz, Mary Werner, Mary Catherine and John Rigrish. Grandfather of five. Great-grandfather of seven.

SCHNEIDER, Dorothy L., 78, St. Anthony, Morris, June 14. Sister of Marie Dierckman, Theresa Eckerle, Frances Hartman, Ruth Messerschmidt, Rose Roell, Rita Struewing, Albert, Arthur, Bernard and Joseph Schneider. Aunt of several.

SIMMONS, Richard Glenn, Jr., 67, St. Joseph, St. Leon, June 6. Husband of Barbara (Barhorst) Simmons. Father of Holly McLaughlin. Brother of Alice Greene and Patrick Simmons.

SMITH, Celesta R., 86, Most Precious Blood, New Middletown, June 4. Mother of Rosemary Bullerdick, Rhonda Wiseman, Celesta and Jacqulyn Smith. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of seven.

TALIEFER, Henrietta A., 95, Holy Angels, Indianapolis, June 8. Mother of Mary Hawthorne. Grandmother of eight.

TERRY, Adelaide Garant, 80, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, June 12. Wife of James Terry Jr. Mother of Jeanne Plummer, Carolyn, Patrick and Phillip Terry. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of six.

WERTZ, Donald Davis, 64, St. Peter, Harrison County, June 9. Husband of Rose Ann (Merk) Woertz. Father of Todd Woertz. Brother of Cheryl Quibbeman and Doug Woertz. †


Providence Sister Dorothy McLaughlin ministered as teacher and principal in Catholic schools for 46 years

Providence Sister Dorothy McLaughlin died on June 17 at Mother Theodore Hall at St. Mary-of-the-Woods. She was 94.

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

Edna Catherine McLaughlin was born on Oct. 19, 1918, in Butte, Mont.

She entered the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods on Jan. 11, 1936, and professed final vows on Jan. 23, 1944.

Sister Dorothy earned a bachelor’s degree in education at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College and a master’s degree in education at Indiana State University in Terre Haute.

During 77 years as a Sister of Providence, she ministered as a teacher and principal for 46 years in Catholic schools in Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, New Hampshire, North Carolina and Washington, D.C.

In the archdiocese, she taught at the former St. Anthony School in Indianapolis from 1938-43. After retiring from education, Sister Dorothy held various secretarial positions, including one in the Office of Congregation Advancement at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.

She committed herself entirely to prayer in 2003.

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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