April 17, 2015


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ANDERSON, Kelley, 25, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, March 11. Son of John and Michelle Anderson. Brother of Makahla Marass, Danielle Young, Derrick McKinney, Jonathan and Zachery Anderson.

BOTTORFF, James S., 88, St. Anthony of Padua, Clarksville, March 26. Husband of Betty Jean Bottorff. Father of Christy Freund, Brenda Wilton, Jay and Lester Bottorff. Brother of Lester Bottorff. Grandfather of five. Great-grandfather of four.

CREAMER, James J., 86, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, March 27. Husband of Shirley Creamer. Father of Catherine Haddad, Christine Marsella, Colleen Ward, Mary Ann, Jim and John Creamer. Grandfather of 16.

CRONIN, Thomas J., Jr., 82, SS. Francis and Clare of Assisi, Greenwood, March 26. Father of Margaret Craig, Catherine Krings, Daniel and Thomas Cronin. Brother of Mary Dausch and Jack Cronin. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of one.

HAFLEY, Carmen, 78, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, March 12. Mother of Gene and Hank Hafley. Sister of Valentina Valdz, Ursula Vigil, Elizabeth, Hank, Joseph and Richard Arellano. Grandmother of seven.

HANNEFEY, Rita Helen, 83, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, March 24. Mother of Mary Jenkins, Patty Liford, John, Mike and Robert Hannefey. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of two.

HAYES, Foster A., 64, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, March 2.

HOWARD, Rosalyn Willese (Tucker), 70, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, March 24. Daughter of Evelyn (Wilson) Tucker Smith. Sister of Paula Butler, Rosalyn Burks and Gwendolyn Hardin. Aunt of several.

KELLER, Marqueite H., 98, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, March 14. Sister of Rosemary Keller Gill.

MacKENZIE, Veronica (Willis), 89, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, March 15. Mother of Anne, Judy, Niki and Jimmy Mackenzie.

McMAHON, Betty (Ellis), 91, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), March 25. Mother of Mary Abel, Susan Godme, Catherine Holle, Jacqueline, Daniel, Joseph and Steven McMahon. Grandmother of 25. Great-grandmother of 40.

REEDER, Wayne H., 78, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, March 21. Husband of Jane Reeder. Father of Amy, Alan and Dave Reeder. Brother of Chuck and Paul Reeder. Grandfather of two.

RHINEHART, Rose Marie, 101, Most Holy Name of Jesus, Beech Grove, Feb. 16. Mother of Marcia Elliott, Cheryl Hoch, Fay Munsey, Rita Siener, Brian, Donald, Glenn, Jerry and Mark Rhinehart. Grandmother of 31. Great-grandmother of 59. Great-great-grandmother of 10.

SCHMELZ, Irene, 88, St. Mary, New Albany, March 26. Mother of Brenda Baxter, Martha Gibson, Bonnie Krider, Suzy Visser, Thelma Weisbacher, Paul and Stephen Schmelz. Sister of Alice Eichoff. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of 13.

SCHRADER, Leonard P., 93, St. Michael the Archangel, Indianapolis, March 22. Father of Sandra Barner, Linda Griffis, Anna Snyder, Michael and Paul Schrader. Grandfather of 11. Great-grandfather of four.

TUCKER, Steven, 63, Holy Family, New Albany, March 22. Father of Abbie Ward. Son of Kenneth and Rose Marie (Ringley) Tucker. Brother of Patty Duffy, Tammy Simms, Linda Stein, Carol Wibbels, Gary and Rick Tucker. Grandfather of three.

VOGEL, Nancy (Morris), 96, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Indianapolis, March 27. Mother of Myrna Mosconi, Frances Schwen, Rada Tilson, Ernest and Paul Morris. Sister of Donna Arianoutsos and Barbara Bowers. Grandmother of 20. Great-grandmother of 48. Great-great-grandmother of seven.

Franciscan Sister Jacinta Stein ministered in Catholic schools for more than 50 years

Franciscan Sister Jacinta Stein died on April 5 at the motherhouse of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis in Oldenburg. She was 84.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on April 8 at the Motherhouse Chapel in Oldenburg. Burial followed at the sisters’ cemetery.

Dolores Julia Stein was born on April 10, 1930, in Cincinnati.

She entered the Sisters of St. Francis on Oct. 3, 1947, and professed final vows on Aug. 12, 1953.

Sister Jacinta earned a bachelor’s degree at Marian University in Indianapolis and a master’s degree at the University of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio.

During more than 50 years of ministry in education, Sister Jacinta served in Catholic schools in Indiana, Missouri and Ohio.

In the archdiocese, she ministered in Indianapolis at Little Flower School from 1959-60, St. Monica School from 1960-64, St. Lawrence School from 1974-76 and at Our Lady of Lourdes School from 1976-77 and 1986-91. She also served at St. Vincent de Paul School in Bedford from 1984-85, St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception School in Aurora from 1985-86 and at the motherhouse in Oldenburg from 2001-2005.

In many of her ministry assignments, Sister Jacinta also served as a volunteer catechist, parish director of liturgy, extraordinary minister of holy Communion, lector and cantor.

Surviving are siblings Joan Brassfield, Marianna Hungler, Betty Seay, Notre Dame Sister Rita Stein and William Stein.

Memorial gifts may be sent to the Sisters of St. Francis, P.O. Box 100, Oldenburg, IN 47036-0100. †

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