October 11, 2013


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DIETZ, Gene E., 82, St. Roch, Indianapolis, Sept. 21. Husband of Kathleen Dietz. Father of Diane Ebbert. Grandfather of two.

GEIGER, Darin Gene, 44, St. Roch, Indianapolis, Sept. 22. Husband of Martha Geiger. Father of Diana, Adam, Gabriel, Lewis and William Geiger. Son of Janice (Fulks) Geiger. Brother of Elizabeth Gallagher and Ivan Geiger.

GERALDINE, Ann, 95, St. John the Baptist, Osgood, Sept. 17. Mother of Sherron Bultman. Grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of four.

KAST, Jeffrey Andrew, 22, St. Paul, Tell City, Sept. 22. Son of Jeff and Nikki (Hamilton) Kast. Brother of Lindsay and Kris Kast. Grandson of Glenn and Anna Hamilton and Allen Kast.

KEMPER, J. Robert, II, 49, Christ the King, Indianapolis, Sept. 22. Husband of Jodi Kemper. Son of James and Pamelia Kemper. Brother of John and William Kemper.

MOORMAN, Patricia Ann, 81, St. Nicholas, Ripley County, Sept. 20. Wife of Virgil Moorman. Mother of Mitzi Dwenger, Pam Eckstein, Bill, Jim and Rick Moorman. Sister of Ruth Noble and Eileen Paff. Grandmother of 12. Great-grandmother of five.

OVERHAGE, Joseph, 88, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, Sept. 27. Husband of Mary Lou Overhage. Father of Craig, Eric and Marc Overhage. Brother of Evy and Sis Koepel. Grandfather of seven. Great-grandfather of two.

SULLIVAN, Gina M., 40, St. Joseph, Corydon, Sept. 24. Wife of Michael Sullivan. Mother of Hannah and Luke Sullivan. Daughter of Daniel and Virlee (Uebelhor) Wendholt. Sister of Laura Harlow and Kathy Moore.

VICK, Delbert Ray, 85, St. Joseph, Clark County, Sept. 27. Husband of Dorothy Vick. Father of Sharon Smitty, Delbert and Donald Vick. Brother of Kenny, Larun and Paul Vick. Grandfather of eight. Great-grandfather of 11. Great-great-grandfather of one.

WERMUTH, Freda Y., 91, American Martyrs, Scottsburg, Sept. 25. Mother of Freda Bonebrake, Virginia Dean, David and Philip Wermuth. Sister of Julia Booth, Patricia Jones and Anthony Young. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of nine.

Ursuline Sister Thomasita Hayes taught for 29 years at Shawe High School in Madison

Ursuline Sister Thomasita Hayes died on Sept. 26 at Mercy Sacred Heart Hospital in Louisville, Ky. She was 83.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Oct. 1 at the chapel of the motherhouse of the Ursuline Sisters of Louisville. Burial followed at St. Michael Cemetery in Louisville.

Sister Thomasita was born on Jan. 8, 1930, in Sharon, Mo.

She entered the Ursuline Sisters of Louisville in 1950, and professed final vows on July 4, 1955.

Sister Thomasita earned a bachelor’s degree in education at Ursuline College, and a master’s degree in mathematics from the University of Notre Dame.

She spent much of her 63 years as an Ursuline Sister ministering in Catholic education. Her longest assignment was at Father Michael Shawe Memorial Jr./Sr. High School in Madison, where she taught for 29 years. She also taught at Catholic schools in Kentucky and Maryland.

After retiring from Catholic education, Sister Thomasita volunteered at her order’s motherhouse in Louisville. She later dedicated herself entirely to prayer after becoming a resident at Mercy Sacred Heart.

She is survived by her siblings, Allie Avery and Peter, Charles and Ben Hayes.

Memorial gifts may be sent to the Ursuline Sisters of Louisville, Mission Advancement Office, 3105 Lexington Road, Louisville, Ky. 40206. †

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