March 20, 2015


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BOONE, Joseph Aloysius, 77, Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Jeffersonville, Feb. 17. Husband of Janie Boone. Father of Jane Barlow, Ann Parris, Daniel and Joseph Boone. Brother of Patty Voyles, Martha Wilkerson, Mary Jean Williams, Michael and Tommy Boone. Grandfather of 10. Great-grandfather of one.

CHAPMAN, Judith A., 85, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, Feb. 21. Wife of Marvin Chapman. Mother of Julie Chadwick, Lisa Vincent, Linda, Jeffrey and Ross Chapman. Grandmother of 16.

CHAVES, Agustina J., 97, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Feb. 21. Mother of Lillian Demaree, Elizabeth Hodges, Remedios Myers, Antonio, Edward, Reynaldo and Ronald Chaves. Grandmother of 21. Great-grandmother of 38. Great-great-grandmother of four. 

GALLAGHER, Vivian Lee, infant, St. Joseph, Shelbyville, Feb. 17. Daughter of David Gallagher and Kelly (Vansyckle) Hatchel. Sister of Haley and Nolyn Vansyckle, Bradley and David Gallagher and Leelan Hatchel. Granddaughter of David Gallagher, Jackie Gallagher and Kim Vansyckle. Great-granddaughter of Libby Gallagher.

GARTNER, Jean Ann (Edens), 77, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Feb. 17. Mother of Richard Gartner Jr. Sister of Bud and Donald Edens. Grandmother of four.

GUILFOY, Margaret Helen, 66, Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Indianapolis, Feb. 21. Sister of Beth Spiegl, John, Joseph, Kevin and Paul Guilfoy. Aunt of several.

HARMON, Helen, 94, St. Mary, Greensburg, Feb. 21. Mother of Willa King, Rebecca Morton, Dennis, Michael and Nicholas Harmon. Grandmother and great-grandmother of several.

HASSLER, Stephen E., 89, St. Mary of the Assumption, Mitchell, Feb. 19. Father of Julie Smith, Susan Taylor, Chris, Dennis, Don and Tim Hassler. Grandfather of nine. Great-grandfather of nine.

HERRICK, Angela Marie, 44, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Feb. 22. Wife of Daniel Herrick. Mother of Sophia, Daniel and Dominic Herrick. Daughter of Larry and Nicole Milburn. Sister of David Milburn. Granddaughter of Dorilla.

MARINO, Catherine, 80, St. Mary, Richmond, Feb. 21. Mother of Becky Wright, Frank, Mark, Matt and Phil Marino. Sister of Carmella Sena, Sue Zimmerman, Anthony and Fortunato Pangallo. Grandmother of 14. Great-grandmother of 13.

MARSHALL, Hilda M., 88, St. John Paul II, Clark County, Feb. 19. Mother of Stephen Marshall. Sister of Rosella Kissinger. Grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of four.

OBERHAUSEN, Constance (Brown), 88, Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Jeffersonville, Feb. 17. Mother of Joan Brooks, Maria, Teresa, David, James, Joseph and Paul Oberhausen. Grandmother of 18. Great-grandmother of four.

PHENIS, Herman, 79, St. Mary, Richmond, Feb. 17. Husband of Brenda Phenis. Father of Teresa Coyle, Ritchie Gingry, Janet and Michael Phenis. Brother of Gene Phenis. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of four.

SHERMAN, Timothy G., 59, Our Lady of the Greenwood, Greenwood, Feb. 18. Husband of Janice Sherman. Father of Teresa Harvey, Sara Harris and Michael Sherman. Brother of Charles, Harry, Michael and Patrick Sherman. Grandfather of six.

SIMZISKO, Betty, 87, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Feb. 23. Mother of Mark and Mike Simzisko. Sister of Donald Butcher. Grandmother of four.

SPINNEY, Joy, 76, St. Mary, Rushville, Feb. 21.

TATE, Diane A., 85, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Feb. 20. Mother of Matthew, Richard, Stephen and Thomas Tate. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of three.

Providence Sister Joanna Mary Valentino ministered in Catholic education for three decades

Providence Sister Joanna Mary Valentino, formerly Sister Marie Dominic, died on March 4 at Providence Hall at St. Mary-of-the-Woods. She was 70.

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

Joanna Mary Valentino was born on Feb. 27, 1945, in Chicago.

She entered the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods on Sept. 12, 1963, and professed final vows on Oct. 26, 1969.

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

During her 51 years as a member of the Sisters of Providence, Sister Joanna ministered for 31 years in Catholic education, serving in schools in Illinois, primarily in the Chicago metropolitan area.

She later served from 2009-2010 as the manager of The Meadows of Guerin, Inc., a housing facility for low-income senior citizens in Georgetown, Ind., operated by the Sisters of Providence. In 2010, Sister Joanna joined the Ministers of Care Team for Providence Health Care at the motherhouse. She became the administrator of the team in 2012, and retired earlier this year.

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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