February 13, 2015


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BALMER, Gregory P., 59, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyd County, Jan. 19. Father of Philip Davis. Brother of Retta Patty, Luanne Smith, Kevin and Patrick Balmer. Grandfather of two.

CARROLL, Judy Joy, 73, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Jan. 12. Mother of Julie McGinnis, Tracy Nondorf and Todd Carroll. Sister of Sandra Leverenz.

CHRISTENBERRY, Mary Anne, 89, Christ the King, Indianapolis, Jan. 15. Mother of Michael, Stephen and Thomas Christenberry. Sister of William Marks. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of two.

DEAN, Earlene Catherine (Leidolf) Lawson, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyd County, Jan. 13. Mother of Teresa Banet, Denise Lawson and Karen Whitaker. Sister of Ruth King and Alvin Leidolf. Grandmother of two. Great-grandmother of one.

DECKER, Patricia (Flanagan), 86, St. Patrick, Terre Haute, Jan. 20. Mother of Jeanne Bilyeu, Patty Petrarca, Mary Sovick, Susan and Jim Decker.

EICHENLAUB, Earl J., 86, St. John the Baptist, Osgood, Jan. 23. Father of Gary Eichenlaub. Brother of Ruth Walterman and Robert Eichenlaub. Grandfather of two.

GEIS, James C., 84, St. Gabriel, Connersville, Jan. 15. Husband of Carolyn (Cook) Geis. Father of Mary Godar, Janet Miller, Audrey Snyder, Donna Templeton and Jerome Geis. Brother of Franciscan Sister Lorraine Geis and Tom Geis. Grandfather of 11. Great-grandfather of two.

GOLEY, Edgar Joseph, 91, Prince of Peace, Madison, Jan. 25. Husband of Ann (Konkle) Goley. Father of Karol Kirk, Rhonda McFarren and Jo Ellen Norville. Brother of Dolores Thomas. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of six. Great-great-grandfather of one.

HEDRICK, Timothy B., 58, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Jan. 21. Husband of Kathleen Hedrick.

HEILGENBERG, Evelyn L., 65, Holy Family, New Albany, Jan. 2. Wife of Mike Heilgenberg. Mother of Alissa Moore and Jason Heilgenberg. Grandmother of five.

HILL, Barbara Ann (Robinson), 66, St. Roch, Indianapolis, Jan. 13. Wife of Ron Hill. Mother of Amy Board and Laura Mates. Daughter of Rosemary Robinson. Sister of Susan Bridgewater. Grandmother of four.

JACKSON, William Paul, 77, Prince of Peace, Madison, Jan. 17. Husband of Donna Jean (Dattilo) Jackson. Father of Mary Beth Boone, Julie Berry, Laura McCarty and Paula Waller. Brother of Beverly Cox. Grandfather of nine. Great-grandfather of one.

JONES, Mary, 66, St. Anne, New Castle, Jan. 13. Wife of Charles Jones. Mother of Mike Davison, Grady Munchel and Jon Jones. Grandmother of one.

KIEFER, Roman George, 89, St. Meinrad, St. Meinrad, Jan. 6. Father of Terry Kiefer. Brother of Helen and Otto Kiefer. Grandfather of two. Great-grandfather of three.

KNIGHT, Susan L., 70, Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Jeffersonville, Jan. 11. Wife of David Knight. Mother of Lisa McLaughlin, Lee Ann Meixell, Catherine and John Knight. Sister of Linda Cox. Grandmother of 11.

KOEBEL, Esther, 78, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Jan. 18. Mother of Patricia Kirkman, Jean Sanders, Arthur Jr. and John Koebel. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of six.

KRIMMER, Vera Mae (Van), 78, St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, Bright, Jan. 12. Wife of Anthony Krimmer. Mother of Pamela Binder-Hamm, Patricia Schille, Paul and Philip Krimmer. Sister of Donna Gooding, Marilyn Olberding and Larry Van. Grandmother of 11. Great-grandmother of five.

KRUTEL, Mary, 98, St. Andrew, Richmond, Jan. 18. Aunt of several.

LAND, Henrietta, 87, St. Mary, Rushville, Jan. 17. Mother of Jane Ariens, Lorie Denzler, Donna and Lester Land. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of four.

LANDIS, Faith Joy, 81, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Jan. 16. Wife of Richard Lee Landis. Mother of Cathy Anderson, Vicky Bock, Susan Krause and Richard Landis Jr. Grandmother of 14. Great-grandmother of 13.

MALONE, James K., 27, St. Joan of Arc, Indianapolis, Jan. 7. Son of Jim and Jeanne Malone. Brother of Julie Hum and John-Thomas Malone.

MALONE, Ralph S., 85, St. Paul, Tell City, Jan. 23. Father of Molly Byrd, Jennifer Copeland, Katie Rothgerber, Kelly, Mike, Pat and Tim Malone. Brother of Beula James, Alice Ray, Eula Smith and Earl Malone. Grandfather of 13. Great-grandfather of 21.

MAYFIELD, Rosemary, 73, St. Mary, Lanesville, Jan. 24. Wife of Ernest Mayfield. Mother of Michelle Elsby, Angela Rodewig and Edward Mayfield. Sister of JoAnn Patterson and John Norris. Grandmother of eight.

McCONNELL, Harold, 96, St. Mary, North Vernon, Jan. 13. Father of Lucy Burns, Mary Doshay, Kathy Lockhart, Annette Sanford and John McConnell. Grandfather of seven.

NOON, Charles S., 78, St. Mary, Lanesville, Jan. 18. Husband of Greta Noon. Father of Theresa Baker, Terra Ehlers, Bridget, Eddie, Charles, John and Taz Noon. Brother of Ethel Bottom, Martha Busby and Julie Metzler. Grandfather of 14. Great-grandfather of 18.

SAHM, Elizabeth Mary (Tragesser) Thane, 89, St. Roch, Indianapolis, Jan. 18. Wife of Robert Sahm. Mother of Carol Grubb and Richard Thane. Stepmother of Patty Lewis, Terry Quantina and Michael Sahm. Sister of Laverne Davis. Grandmother of five. Step-grandmother of 15. Great-grandmother of four. Step-great-grandmother of 13.

SCHLENZ, Lawrence F., 87, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Jan. 10. Husband of Patricia Schlenz. Father of Truann Rowe, Susie, Bob, Buddy, Jim, Kenny and Tom Schlenz. Brother of LaVerne Hall. Grandfather of 18. Great-grandfather of 31. Great-great-grandfather of one.

SCHOONVELD, Grace, 59, St. Matthew the Apostle, Indianapolis, Jan. 11. Wife of Brian Schoonveld. Mother of Kimberly Knox and Nicholas Schoonveld. Grandmother of three.

SUDING, Georgianna A., 98, St. Peter, Franklin County, Jan. 26. Mother of Gloria Hoog, Mary Nobbe, Karen Rosemeyer, Joann Russell, Brian, Brent, Bruce, Dallas, Perry, Tom and Wayne Suding. Grandmother of 38. Great-grandmother of 57.

TODD, Joseph E., 64, St. Gabriel, Connersville, Jan. 17. Husband of Connie Todd. Father of Melissa Pitcher and Angela Scifres. Brother of Beth St. Clair and James Todd. Grandfather of three.

WETZEL, Janeen Lea, 43, St. Martin of Tours, Martinsville, Jan. 11. Daughter of Al and JoAnn Wetzel. Sister of Julie Brady and Eric Wetzel.

WILSON, John Terry, 77, Holy Family, New Albany, Jan. 3. Husband of Doris Wilson. Father of Kathy Ernstberger, Shelly Vaughan and John Wilson Jr. Grandfather of 10. Great-grandfather of five.

WILSON, MacKenzie Lynn, infant, St., Thomas More, Mooresville, Jan. 15. Daughter of Donald and Kassandra (Hall) Wilson III. Granddaughter of Huston and Kimberley Hall, Daniel and Janet Rendon, and Donald and Melissa Wilson II. Great-granddaughter of Huston and Pamela Hall, Audrey Head, Nina Pate, Roger Rendon, Diana Harkins, David and Jane Wright.

Holy Cross Brother Raymond Harrington taught at Cathedral High School for 16 years

Holy Cross Brother Raymond Harrington died on Jan. 21 at Dujarie House in Holy Cross Village in Notre Dame, Ind. He was 85.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Jan. 31 at Our Lady of Holy Cross Chapel at Dujarie House. Burial followed at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Holy Cross Village.

Raymond Joseph Harrington was born on Sept. 10, 1929, in Chicago.

He entered the Brothers of Holy Cross on Aug. 15, 1951, and professed final vows on Aug. 16, 1955.

Brother Raymond earned a bachelor’s degree at St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas, and a master’s degree in literature at DePaul University in Chicago.

During his 64 years as a member of the Brothers of Holy Cross, Brother Raymond ministered in education for 55 years in high schools in Indiana, Ohio and Wisconsin and at Holy Cross College in Notre Dame, Ind.

In the archdiocese, Brother Raymond taught English at Cathedral High School in Indianapolis from 1957-73. He then joined the faculty of Holy Cross College and remained there until he retired in 2006.

He is survived by several nieces and nephews.

Memorial gifts may be sent to the Brothers of Holy Cross, Office of Development, P.O. Box 460, Notre Dame, IN 46556.

Dolores Marie Beever, 85, mother of Father Carlton Beever, died on Jan. 29 in Indianapolis

Dolores Marie (Ahlders) Beever, the mother of Father Carlton Beever, pastor of St. Mary Parish in Indianapolis, died on Jan. 29. She was 85.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Feb. 2 at St. Mary Church in Indianapolis.

Dedicated to helping others, Beever assisted in the Near East Side Community Organization and was an active member of St. Philip Neri Parish, both in Indianapolis. She also liked gardening, and was especially known for her beautiful roses. Before retiring, she worked previously at Rolls-Royce Allison in Indianapolis.

Surviving are her children, Sheree Brinker, Lisa Brush, Sandra Khosrawi, Tonya Michael, Michele Muse and Teresa, Father Carlton and Gary Beever, 14 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. †

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