July 19, 2013

Obituaries

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BATES, Gilbert, 85, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, July 5. Husband of Regina Bates. Father of Janice, Jean, Judy, Teresa, John and Tom Bates. Brother of Bonnie Lake. Grandfather of 11. Great-grandfather of three.

BUCKMAN, Johnnie William, 79, Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Jeffersonville, June 5. Husband of Marylyn (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.

CASSIERO, Jeannette L., 88, Most Holy Name of Jesus, Beech Grove, July 1. Mother of Mary Kay Schafer, Jennifer Swanson and Tony Cassiero. Sister of Mary Margaret Accomando. Grandmother of 10. Great-grand-mother of 12.

CHANEY-ZANANDREA, Pamela, 52, Sacred Heart, Clinton, June 19. Mother of Tabitha Chaney, Zachary and Zared Zanandrea. Daughter of Gail Turner. Sister of Debbie McCarty, Donna and Mike Chaney. Grandmother of two.

FREY, Catherine A., 88, St. Louis, Batesville, July 9. Mother of Melanie Garlitch, David, James, Louis, Michael and Patrick Frey. Sister of Bertha Malone, Anthony, Bernard, Franciscan Father Humbert and Leo Moster. Grandmother of 17. Great-grandmother of six.

GOODWIN, Nancy, 79, Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Jeffersonville, June 21. Stepmother of Melissa Hafenbreidel, Beth Gogin, Sandy Goins, Anna and Paula Goodwin.

MAZE, Mary Joan, 89, St. Gabriel, Connersville, July 3. Mother of Mary Lou Bottomley, Nancy George, Janice Hall and Judith Getz. Sister of Virginia McClure and John Zeyen. Grandmother of nine. Step-grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of 16. Step-great-grandmother of eight. Great-great-grandmother of two. Step-great-great-grandmother of two.

URBANCIC, Frank C., Sr., 84, St. Christopher, Indianapolis, July 1. Husband of Norma Urbancic. Father of Sherryl Caldwell, Frank Jr., John and Louis Urbancic. Brother of Louis Urbancic. Grandfather of eight. Great-grandfather of two.

ZIMMERMAN, M. Alma, 97, St. Roch, Indianapolis, July 1. Mother of Susan Beveridge, Marilyn Hercamp, Joyce Teagardin, James, Joseph, Ken and Larry Zimmerman. Grandmother of 20. Great-grandmother of 21. Great-great-grandmother of five.


Providence Sister Conrad Monrad taught in Catholic schools for 52 years, including Indiana

Providence Sister Conrad Monrad died on June 28 at Mother Theodore Hall at St. Mary-of-the-Woods. She was 92.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on July 10 at the Church of the Immaculate Conception at the motherhouse. Burial followed at the sisters’ cemetery.

Gertrude Louise Monrad was born on Aug. 22, 1920, in Chicago.

She entered the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods on July 22, 1938, and professed final vows on Jan. 23, 1947.

Sister Conrad earned a bachelor’s degree in Latin at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College in St. Mary-of-the-Woods, and a master’s degree in mathematics at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wis.

During 74 years as a Sister of Providence, Sister Conrad ministered in Catholic education for 52 years in schools in California, Illinois, Indiana and Pennsylvania.

In the archdiocese, she taught in Indianapolis at the former St. Joseph School from 1943-46, at the former St. Catherine School in 1947 and at Nativity School from 1955-56. She also taught at the former St. Ann School in New Castle from 1951-54 and at the former Holy Trinity School in New Albany from 1954-55.

Sister Conrad also served on the faculty of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College for 27 years. In 2006, she moved to her order’s motherhouse and dedicated herself completely to prayer.

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.


Providence Sister Mary Patricia Peacock ministered in Catholic schools and parishes

Providence Sister Mary Patricia Peacock, formerly Sister Alice Elizabeth Peacock, died on June 28 at Union Hospital in Terre Haute. She was 85.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on July 9 at the Church of the Immaculate Conception at the motherhouse. Burial followed at the sisters’ cemetery.

Sister Mary Patricia was born on Sept. 1, 1927, in Chicago.

She entered the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods on Feb. 2, 1945, and professed final vows on Aug. 15, 1952.

Sister Mary Patricia earned a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College in St. Mary-of-the-Woods. She also earned a master’s degree at Marygrove University in Detroit.

During 68 years as a Sister of Providence, Sister Mary Patricia ministered in Catholic education for 26 years in schools in Illinois and Indiana.

In the archdiocese, she taught in Indianapolis at St. Philip Neri School from 1947-51 and at St. Joan of Arc School from 1951-52. Sister Mary Patricia ministered in parishes in Illinois for 24 years.

In 1998, she returned to the motherhouse and volunteered in such ministries as St. Ann Clinic, Providence Food Pantry and to inmates at the Federal Correctional Institution in Terre Haute.

Sister Mary Patricia 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.


Carmelite Sister Rosemary Stewart lived a cloistered life of prayer for 37 years

Carmelite Sister Rosemary Stewart died on June 2 at Terre Haute Regional Hospital in Terre Haute. She was 69. She was a member of the Monastery of St. Joseph in Terre Haute.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on June 6 at the Carmelite Monastery in Terre Haute. Burial followed at the sisters’ cemetery.

Sister Rosemary was born on Oct. 31, 1943, in Detroit.

Prior to entering the Monastery of St. Joseph, she entered the Sisters of St. Agnes in Fond du Lac, Wis., in 1962. She professed perpetual vows in that community in 1970.

Sister Rosemary then entered the Monastery of St. Joseph in 1976, and professed solemn vows on Sept. 6, 1980.

She earned a bachelor of science degree in education at Marian College in Fond du Lac, and a master’s degree in early childhood education at the University of Minnesota.

During 37 years as a cloistered Carmelite Sister, Sister Rosemary was known in the community for portraying quotes from noted Carmelite saints in calligraphy. She also served as a member of the monastery’s Governing Council for 13 years.

She is survived by her sister Sally Stewart Gonya of Fairfield, Ohio, and a large extended family.

Memorial gifts may be sent to the Monastery of St. Joseph at Carmelite Monastery, 59 Allendale, Terre Haute, IN 47802. †

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