June 20, 2014

Obituaries

Please submit in writing to our office by 10 a.m. Thursday before the week of publication; be sure to state date of death. Obituaries of archdiocesan priests serving our archdiocese are listed elsewhere in The Criterion. Order priests and religious sisters and brothers are included here, unless they are natives of the archdiocese or have other connections to it; those are separate obituaries on this page.

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BORER, Richard, 80, St. Paul the Apostle, Greencastle, June 4. Husband of Marie Borer. Father of Annette Friend, Brian and Kevin Borer. Grandfather of four. Great-grandfather of two.

BOYCE, Dr. Paul, 75, Immaculate Heart of Mary, Indianapolis, June 6. Husband of Joyce Boyce. Father of Molly Anderson, Margaret Parmenter, Kathleen Williams, Michael, Patrick, Paul, Timothy, Thomas and Seamus Boyce. Brother of Caroline Drees and Mary Schauer. Grandfather of 21.

COTHRON, Donna, 84, Good Shepherd, Indianapolis, June 6. Mother of Sharon Larsh, Mary Jo Pappas, Kathy Smith, Linda Ventura, Kimberly, Chuck Jr., Doug, Mark, Michael, and Thomas Cothron. Sister of Thomas McClain. Grandmother of 29. Great-grandmother of 31.

HALL, Janice J., 67, St. Gabriel, Connersville, June 5. Mother of James and Jeffrey Wilson. Sister of Mary Lou Bottomley, Nancy George and Judy Getz. Grandmother of four. Step-grandmother of two. Great-grandmother of three.

HUNGER, Mary Ann, 75, Prince of Peace, Madison, June 6. Sister of Martha Shimfessel.

MAPLES, Christopher, 37, Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Indianapolis, June 1. Husband of Colleen (Laschober) Maples. Father of Jackson and Luke Maples. Son of Odell Dobbs and Ruby Dixon.

MAUNE, Mary Cecile, 92, All Saints, Dearborn County, May 27. Mother of Jerry and Jim Maune. Sister of Bernice Abrams, Doris Burdette, Estelle Salisbury, Lonnie, Omer and Raymond Werner. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of seven. Great-great-grandmother of two.

MORHART, Ted J., 74, St. Martin of Tours, Martinsville, May 27. Husband of Ellen (Brophy) Morhart. Father of Laurie Smith. Grandfather of two.

MORRISON, Mary Eileen, 61, St. Joan of Arc, Indianapolis, May 20. Sister of Salle Huber, Michael and Tom Morrison.

SHEWMAKER, Roscoe Edward, Jr., 65, St. Joseph, Corydon, June 1. Husband of Lonnia Mae (Cavins) Shewmaker. Father of Randy and Roger Shewmaker. Son of Roscoe Shewmaker Sr. Grandfather of four.

SKRYNECKE, Martin F., Jr., 79, St. Paul, Tell City, June 2. Father of Lisa and David Skrynecke. Brother of Marcella Glenn.

SHRADER, Carolyn E., 90, St. Anthony, Indianapolis, May 29. Sister of Idell Akers and G. Thomas Arbogast. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of 15.

STANTON, Helen M., 100, St. Anthony, Indianapolis, May 29. Cousin of one.

STEINMETZ, Marvin, 84, All Saints, Dearborn County, May 25. Father of Daniel, Donald, James, Ralph, Russell and Thomas Steinmetz. Brother of Anita Back, Marlene Werner, Franciscan Father Gerald Steinmetz, Ronald and Stanley Steinmetz. Grandfather of 18.

STEWART, David H., 73, Most Precious Blood, New Middletown, May 29. Husband of Lorraine (Eckart) Stewart. Father of Rosanna Day, Belinda Preston, Lori Haun, Anthony, Robert and William Stewart. Brother of Rosina, Anthony, Arthur and Charles Stewart. Grandfather of 10. Step-grandfather of seven. Great-grandfather of four. Step-grandfather of seven. Step-great-grandfather of three.

TULLIS, Thomas Michael, 64, Prince of Peace, Madison, May 30. Father of Heather Dunn, Kelley Hay, Lisa Farris, Kim Mullins, Tammy Singleton, John Thevenow and Timothy Tullis. Brother of Lyman Tullis. Grandfather of 15.

VANEK, John and Savannah, infant twins, St. Mary, Greensburg, June 6. Children of Matt and Lindsay (Burns) Vanek. Grandchildren of Jeff and Diane Burns and Jack and Kathleen Vanek.

WETTERING, Leo F., 90, St. Louis, Batesville, June 6. Brother of Marcella Miller.

WHITE, Dennis Hugh, 59, St. Charles Borromeo, Bloominton, June 5. Husband of Barbara White. Father of Chelsea, Shannon and Benjamin White. Brother of Melissa Dunn, Judy Hulme, Bruce and Steven White.


Franciscan Sister Kathleen McShay ministered for 48 years in schools, parishes and hospitals

Franciscan Sister Kathleen McShay died on June 4, 2014, at the motherhouse of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis in Oldenburg. She was 79.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on June 6 at the Motherhouse Chapel in Oldenburg. Burial followed at the sisters’ cemetery.

Rosalee McShay was born on May 9, 1935, in Indianapolis and grew up as a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Indianapolis.

She entered the Sisters of St. Francis on Sept. 8, 1953, and professed final vows on Aug. 12, 1959.

During 60 years as a Sister of St. Francis, Sister Kathleen ministered for 48 years as a teacher in parish schools, director of religious education, home health care worker, hospital chaplain and pastoral associate in Indiana, Missouri and Ohio.

In the archdiocese, Sister Kathleen ministered in the following parishes: Holy Family Parish in Richmond, the former Holy Guardian Angels Parish in Cedar Grove, and St. Michael Parish in Brookville. In Indianapolis, she ministered in Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ Parish, St. Bernadette Parish, St. Lawrence Parish and St. Mark the Evangelist Parish.

She served in home health care in Franklin and as a chaplain at Community Hospital in Indianapolis, Margaret Mary Health in Batesville and Richmond Hospital in Richmond.

She is survived by her sister, Mary Ellen McShay Barnes, and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial gifts may be sent to the Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg, IN 47036-0100. †

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