April 3, 2015


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BELL, Michael A., 72, Our Lady of Lourdes, Indianapolis, March 10. Husband of Martha Bell. Father of Barbara Buckalew, Liz Kopczynski, Elizabeth Kyle, Deborah Trotter, Jean, Anthony, Daniel, Michael and Stephen Bell. Brother of Kathleen Crabill, Jean Young, Ann, Barbara, Maureen and James Bell. Grandfather of 20.

BORGERT, Mary Evelyn, 72, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, March 14. Mother of Beth Tyner, Craig, David, Eric, Jeffrey and Mark Borgert. Sister of Arlene Pohl, Cecelia Reid, Edward and Vernon McEldowney. Grandmother of 13.

BOWER, Richard A., 83, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, March 12. Father of Cynthia and Kevin Bower. Brother of Janet Gross and Nancy Parish. Grandfather of three. Great-grandfather of three.

CASSIDY, Wayne E., 77, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, March 9. Husband of Daima Cassidy. Brother of Mary Anne Greeley and Charles Cassidy.

CROUCH, Kathryn (Raab), 72, St. Charles Borromeo, Bloomington, Jan. 12. Wife of Richard Crouch. Mother of Andrew, Rick and Tim Crouch. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of five.

DEVINE, Michael F., 81, St. Augustine, Jeffersonville, March 11. Husband of Barbara Devine. Father of Diana Berger and Jamie Devine. Grandfather of four.

FISCHER, John E., 87, St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Aurora, March 12. Father of Rita Baer, Elizabeth Beach, Barbara Roepke, Nancy Rogers, Anthony, Christopher and John Fischer. Grandfather of 23. Great-grandfather of 26.

FRANK, Vernon J., 54, St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, Bright, March 8. Husband of Diane (Teeken) Frank. Father of Rachel and Jordan Frank. Brother of Lorraine Warner, Jeffrey, Louis, Martin and Patrick Frank.

HARPE, Eileen C., 88, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, March 14. Mother of Ann Crawford, Charleen Cross, Cathy MacDonald and C. David Harpe. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of seven.

HAWKINS, Frances Louise, 99, St. Patrick, Terre Haute, March 12. Mother of Mary Paige, Beverly Riley, John and Richard Hawkins. Grandmother of 11. Great-grandmother of 19. Great-great-grandmother of two.

HUCK, Edward C., 87, St. Jude, Indianapolis, March 14. Father of Mary Beth Basch, Meg Byrne, Susanna Duchak, Ed, Chad, Joe, Rick and Tom Huck. Brother of Ruth Holzer, Marcella Miceli, Vicky and Ron Huck. Grandfather of 21. Great-grandfather of 14.

LaFEVER, John C., 93, St. Augustine, Jeffersonville, March 17. Husband of Selma LaFever. Grandfather of five.

LALLY, Emma M., 89, St. Jude, Indianapolis, March 13. Wife of Richard Lally. Mother of Karen Guernsey, James, Joseph, Paul and Richard Lally. Grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of one.

LAUDICK, Lois M., 81, St. Louis, Batesville, March 10. Wife of Alvin Laudick. Mother of Mary Gibson, Kimberly Moenter and Gregory Laudick. Sister of Luella Lecher, Elvera Wissel and Vernon Harpring. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of 11.

McCLARY, Alice Yvonne, 64, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, March 6. Wife of Dean McClary. Mother of Tammy Johnson. Sister of Ronnie Williams. Grandmother of two.

McGOVERN, Shirley D., 91, St. Louis, Batesville, March 11. Mother of Kathleen Schmidt, Dr. Charles and Gary McGovern. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of four.

MILLER, Anna Catherine, 90, Good Shepherd, Indianapolis, March 11. Mother of Linda Dandalides, Jeanne Riedeman, Donna, John and William Miller. Sister of Glenn, Joe and John McAtee. Grandmother of four.

MISKOWIEC, John S., 85, St. Gabriel the Archangel, Indianapolis, March 3. Husband of Pauline Miskowiec. Father of Maria, Mickey and John Miskowiec. Brother of Frances Bain and Mary Ann Miller. Grandfather of three. Great-grandfather of eight.

MYERS, Earl A., 84, Christ the King, Indianapolis, March 17. Husband of Kay Myers. Father of Daniel and Michael Myers. Grandfather of three.

OALDON, Rebecca A., 76, St. Michael the Archangel, Indianapolis, March 13. Wife of William Oaldon. Mother of April Davis, Mark, Matthew and Michael Oaldon. Sister of J’Nene Jessup, Helen Madison and Mary Patterson. Grandmother of 11. Great-grandmother of six.

RALSTON, Mary J. (Robbins), 87, Prince of Peace, Madison, March 12. Mother of James and Jerry Ralston. Sister of John and Joseph Robbins. Grandmother of five.

RICKE, Vera Mae S., 93, Holy Family, New Albany, March 14. Mother of Barbara, Larry and Michael Ricke. Sister of Jeanne Andres, Marilyn Zurschmiede and Jerome Schuler. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of two.

ROBINSON, Carole (Healy), 75, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, March 14. Wife of J. Douglas Robinson. Mother of Rene Barnard, Lee Corr, David, Jay and John Robinson. Sister of Ellen Cox. Grandmother of 18.

ROHE, David, 79, St. Andrew, Richmond, March 14. Father of Sue Lahrman, Phyllis Leonhardt, Ed and Larry Rohe. Grandfather of six.

SAHM, Robert, 96, St. Roch, Indianapolis, March 8. Father of Patricia Lewis, Michael and Terry Sahm. Stepfather of Carol Grubb and Richard Thane. Grandfather of 10. Great-grandfather of 13.

SCHLUDECKER, Agnes J., 86, St. Jude, Indianapolis, March 15. Mother of Diane, Mark and Ron Schludecker. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of three.

SINCLAIR, Virginia May, 95, St. Lawrence, Lawrenceburg, March 14. Mother of Molly Brinkerhoff, Jayn Huff, Laurie, Lisa, Susan, David, John and Thomas Sinclair. Grandmother of 11. Great-grandmother of 10.

SPEARING, Joseph E., 73, Good Shepherd, Indianapolis, March 13. Father of Janice Sarver, Nathan Hathway and Danny Spearing. Grandfather of several.

STENGER, Donna J., 67, St. Anne, Hamburg, March 17. Daughter of Ella Rose Stenger. Sister of Nancy Phillips, Sandy Starost, Gary, Ron and Steve Stenger. Aunt of several.

WATHEN, Gary David, 57, St. Rose of Lima, Franklin, March 11. Husband of Christine Wathen. Father of Kelli Clarke, Beth McClellan, Natalie and Andrew Wathen. Brother of Betty Carroll, Monica Cothern, Shane Stuckey, Kenny and Mark Wathen. Grandfather of seven.

WELSH, Helen Francis, 88, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, March 9. Mother of Therese Corsones, Kathleen, Dr. David, Dr. Michael Welsh and Steven Welsh. Sister of Dorothy Logsdon and Charles Wuensch. Grandmother of 12. Great-grandmother of three.

WILEY, Patricia A., 75, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, March 11. Wife of John Elkin. Mother of Ruthanne Eaton, Teresa LeBeau, Joe and Ron Elkin. Sister of Carolyn Miller, Mary Jo Schaffer and John Carroll. Grandmother of 14. Great-grandmother of eight.

WILKINS, William, 80, St. Augustine, Jeffersonville, March 16. Husband of Deanna Wilkins. Father of Kristi Moe and David Wilkins. Grandfather of four.

WITTMER, William, 79, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, March 10. Husband of Wanda Wittmer. Father of Debbie Landers, Cathy Riddle and Ron Collins. Grandfather of seven. Great-grandfather of eight.

WILLIAMS, Carl J., 84, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, March 15. Husband of Jean Marie (Fitzgerald) Williams. Father of Elaine Heiden, Angela Tames and Michael Williams. Brother of Delores Davis and Jerome Williams. Grandfather of 12. Great-grandfather of one.

ZOELLER, Steve, 55, Holy Family, New Albany, March 12. Son of Urban Zoeller. Brother of Mary Ann and Robert Zoeller. †

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