April 24, 2015


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BAUMANN, Gregory N., 57, St. Mary-of-the-Woods, St. Mary-of-the-Woods, April 3. Husband of Pamela Baumann. Father of Amanda Brinkworth, Adam and Chad Baumann. Brother of Donna Irmscher, Phyllis Naville, Diane Thomas and Douglas Baumann. Grandfather of seven.

BAYSINGER, Justin A., 90, St. Paul, Tell City, April 6. Father of Larry and Ron Baysinger. Brother of Jim Baysinger. Grandfather of four.

BRADING, William Paul, 66, St. Gabriel the Archangel, Indianapolis, March 29. Husband of June Brading. Father of Beth Hibschman, Kathryn Strickland and Matthew Brading. Brother of Margie Eichler and John Brading. Grandfather of six.

BRANCAMP, Lorene L., 76, Immaculate Conception, Millhousen, April 4. Mother of Jennifer Eads, Veronica Henderson, Ann Rolf, Linda Schuck, Flora and Suzie Wagner, Cathy Wittkamper, Leonard Jr. and Matt Brancamp. Sister of Delores and Ellie May Amburger, Martha Doll, Regina Lowe, Rita Meyer, Theresa Nobbe, Carol Schwegman, Franciscan Sister Cleopha Werner, Betty Young, Mary Merkel, Charles, Kenneth, Uriel and Virgil Brancamp. Grandmother of 29. Great-grandmother of five.

BUBE, Charlene Marie, 81, St. Anthony of Padua, Clarksville, April 8. Mother of Janie Grove, Amy Nall, Vicki, Keith and Paul Bube. Sister of Phyllis Osbourn. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of one.

BURRIS, Louis E., Jr., 72, St. Mary, Mitchell, April 6. Husband of Brenda Burris. Father of Emily Wheeler and Seth Burris. Brother of Cleora Thomas. Grandfather of two.

CALLAHAN, Richard, 92, St. Jude, Indianapolis, April 9. Father of Joyce Leckron. Brother of Ronald Callahan.

CHAFFEE, Richard D., 86, St. Anthony of Padua, Morris, April 2. Husband of Patricia Chaffee. Father of Jeff, Kevin, Kyle, Lindy and Tim Chaffee. Brother of Bonnie Coffman, Dodie LaBaw, Vera Martin and Carl Chaffee. Grandfather of eight. Great-grandfather of one.

COOK, Sandra, 77, St. Mary, Richmond, April 2. Mother of Michael Cook. Grandmother of one. Great-grandmother of two.

DISMUKE, Dorothy Mae, 86, St. Jude, Indianapolis, April 2. Mother of Diane Smith and Douglas Holder. Sister of Donna Smith, David Campbell and Dennis Holder. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of 14.

DUGAN, James R., 79, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Indianapolis, April 4. Husband of Isabel (Coutts) Dugan. Father of Karen Dugan-Gunther, Patti Sutton, Kathryn Teachout and James Dugan. Grandfather of eight. Great-grandfather of two.

ENNEKING, Rita M., 86, Holy Family, Oldenburg, April 5. Mother of Nancy Huey, Vicki Huffman, Jane Kramer, Leon and Tom Enneking. Sister of Louis Simmermeyer. Grandmother of 22. Great-grandmother of 19.

GARNER, Mary Jeanne (Crowhurst), 83, Holy Family, New Albany, March 29. Mother of Dr. Lisbeth Bone, Anne Offutt, Dr. Kathryn, Mary Jo, James, John, Dr. Paul, Dr. Thomas and Dr. William Garner III. Grandmother of 38. Great-grandmother of seven.

GIBSON, Charles T., 97, St. Louis, Batesville, March 29. Father of Charla Gindling, Pam Meyer, Brent and Greg Gibson. Grandfather of seven. Great-grandfather of nine.

GRANNAN, William, 78, Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Jeffersonville, March 31. Father of John and Will Grannan. Brother of Mary Ruth Massie and LaVerne Grannan. Grandfather of four.

HOFFMAN, Alma, 83, St. Nicholas, Ripley County, April 1. Mother of Sandy Eckstein, Daniel and Jerry Hoffman. Sister of Rita Gesell. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of eight.

KRAMER, Virgil H., 86, St. Maurice, Decatur County, April 2. Husband of Evelyn Kramer. Father of Sharon Spears, Don and Philip Kramer. Grandfather of nine. Great-grandfather of five.

LEWIS, Adeline, 95, St. Charles Borromeo, Milan, March 31. Mother of Doris Bauer and James Lewis. Grandmother of 11.

McCLUNG, Sylvia E., 81, Holy Angels, Indianapolis, March 27. Mother of Lisa Snorden, Terri Woods-Love, David, Glenn, Mark and Stanley McClung. Grandmother of 11. Great-grandmother of 16. Great-great-grandmother of one.

McLEISH, Elizabeth Cecilia, 90, St. Monica, Indianapolis, April 8. Mother of Claudia Majors, Rosemarie Miller and Michael McLeish. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of seven.

MURPHY, Shaun Michelle, 59, Most Holy Name of Jesus, Beech Grove, April 2. Sister of Eileen Hughett and Kevin Murphy. Aunt of several.

MYERS, Alexander R., 23, St. Roch, Indianapolis, April 6. Son of Ron and Sharon Myers. Brother of Audrey Myers.

PETERS, Robert Harold, 90, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, April 2. Husband of Kathryn Peters. Father of Catherine Eads and Thomas Peters. Grandfather of five. Great-grandfather of one.

PORTISH, Rita Mae, 85, St. Anthony, Indianapolis, April 1. Mother of Angela Basore, Gina Evans, Pam McMahon and Tom Portish. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of six.

ROBY, Jeanne A., 89, St. Augustine, Jeffersonville, April 2. Mother of Melissa Meriwether, Michael and Robert Roby. Sister of Geri Wetherell and Edwin Fackler. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of three.

ROSENFELD, William, 65, St. Vincent de Paul, Shelby County, March 28. Father of Melissa DeSpain. Brother of Connie Bergman, Peggy Jacobs, Carol Shaw, Patricia, Dan, Francis, Gene and Mark Rosenfeld. Grandfather of four.

RUDOLF, Frances A. (Nobbe), 90, Most Holy Name of Jesus, Beech Grove, April 3. Mother of Jane Cox, Helena, Gerald, Lawrence, Rick and Roger Rudolf. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of eight.

SCHINDLER, Carl, 91, St. Mary, New Albany, April 10. Husband of Virginia Schindler. Father of Carla Harrod, Pam Hobbs, Sue McCune and Terry Schindler. Grandfather of nine. Great-grandfather of 11.

SIEFERT, Greg L., 52, St. Mary, Greensburg, April 9. Husband of Sharon (Springmeyer) Siefert. Father of Olivia and Dillon Siefert. Son of Louis Siefert. Brother of Nancy Meyer, Patricia Valliere, Sue Waechter and Dennis Siefert.

STEVENSON, James, 87, Holy Family, Richmond, March 30. Husband of Dorothy Stevenson. Father of Cathy Overturf. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of seven.

TERZINI, Helen, 90, St. Mary, Richmond, April 4. Mother of Vincent Terzini. Sister of Mary MacPherson. Grandmother of two.

WAGNER, Ralph J., 93, Holy Family, Oldenburg, April 5. Husband of Helen Wagner. Father of Carol Heidlage, Cathy Kerker, Ginger Saccomando and Beth Zawaski. Grandfather of 10. Great-grandfather of 14.

WATHEN, Roy Michael, 56, St. Charles Borromeo, Bloomington, April 5. Father of Elizabeth Wyatt, Andrew, Bryan and Joshua Wathen. Son of Gertrude Wathen. Brother of Mary Demshar, Brenda Lutgens, Beverly Reich and Barbara Sylvester. Grandfather of five. Great-grandfather of one.

WINKLER, Kenneth M., 94, St. Vincent de Paul, Shelby County, April 4. Father of Penny Bush, Becky Haulk, Angie and Jackie Jones, Peggy McCracken, Rick and Tony Winkler. Grandfather of 15. Great-grandfather of 26.

Providence Sister Agnes Arvin served in schools, ministered to the developmentally disabled

Providence Sister Agnes Arvin, formerly Sister Agnes Virginia, died on April 8 at Mother Theodore Hall at St. Mary-of-the-Woods. She was 93.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on April 11 at the Church of the Immaculate Conception at the motherhouse. Burial followed at the sisters’ cemetery.

Agnes Arvin was born on Nov. 19, 1918, in Bedford.

She entered the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods on Jan 5, 1939, from the Cathedral of SS. Peter and Paul Parish in Indianapolis. She professed final vows on Aug. 15, 1947.

Sister Agnes earned a bachelor’s degree at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College and a master’s degree at Indiana University.

During her 76 years as a member of the Sisters of Providence, Sister Agnes ministered in education for 25 years in schools in Illinois and Indiana. She also served for 11 years in leadership within the order. Afterward, she ministered to developmentally disabled adults, leading homes for them in Illinois and Iowa. She also managed a family shelter in Chicago for a period before serving in a school in Angigua in the West Indies for two years.

Upon returning to the motherhouse in 1999, Sister Agnes ministered at the former St. Ann Clinic, the former Woods Day Care and in the sisters’ health care facility. Beginning in 2011, she committed herself entirely to prayer.

In the archdiocese, Sister Agnes ministered in Indianapolis at St. Philip Neri School from 1947-50, St. Thomas Aquinas School from 1950-51, St. Joan of Arc School from 1958-59, and St. Jude School from 1959-65. She also served at the former Sacred Heart School in Terre Haute from 1951-52, Holy Family School in New Albany from 1965-66 and in leadership at the motherhouse from 1966-71.

Surviving are nieces and nephews.

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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