May 8, 2015


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BARNES, Ken, 62, St. Vincent de Paul, Bedford, April 6. Husband of Mary Barnes. Father of Sarah and Alex Barnes. Son of Raymond Barnes. Brother of Christa Nicklaus.

BARR, Deeva E., 65, St. Roch, Indianapolis, April 18.

DICKMAN, Mary Margaret, 85, St. Paul, Tell City, April 26. Mother of Michaella Sims, Christie, Marybeth and Marty Dickman. Grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of three.

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

FARRELL, Becky Ann, 70, St. Vincent de Paul, Bedford, April 13. Sister of Ricki Chastain and John Farrell. Aunt of several.

FARRELL, Charles R., 82, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, April 25. Father of Shannon Fox, Molly Tuttle, Kelley, Charles, Mike and Stephen Farrell. Grandfather of 17. Great-grandfather of one.

GUTIERREZ-AGURRIEDO, Martha, 70, St. Gabriel the Archangel, Indianapolis, April 14.

HAMMANS, Joletta Rose (Ash), 79, St. Roch, Indianapolis, March 21. Mother of Rosemarie Alley, Mary Qualls, Lori Tobin, Margaret Warman, Francis II, Michael, Thomas and William Hammans. Grandmother of 27. Great-grandmother of 32.

HOFFMAN, Paul, 67, St. Paul, Tell City, April 21. Husband of Darlene (Coyle) Hoffman. Father of Lori Hoagland and Amy Shields. Brother of Steve Hoffman. Grandfather of five.

KERN, Robert F., 86, St. Monica, Indianapolis, April 21. Husband of Joanne (Lauber) Kern. Father of Jeanmarie Chenette, Rosemarie Megraw, Christopher, David, Michael and Richard Kern. Brother of Rita Moravec and Sister of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd Rose Kern. Grandfather of 18. Great-grandfather of 21.

KLEEHAMER, Kenneth, 91, St. John Paul II, Clark County, April 19. Husband of Bernice (Rake) Kleehamer. Father of Patricia Allen, Jenny Balentine, Jackie Lemmon, Carol Tyler and Donald Kleehamer. Brother of Luella Rauck. Grandfather of 12. Great-grandfather of 17.

McCURDY, Mary R., 88, St. Matthew the Apostle, Indianapolis, April 25. Mother of Maureen Haas, Daniel, David, Joseph, Kevin, Michael and Robert McCurdy. Grandmother of 14. Great-grandmother of 10.

MEIRANS, Leons, 68, Good Shepherd, Indianapolis, April 19.

METZ, Mary Ann, 85, St. Michael, Brookville, March 25. Mother of Karen Patterson, Diane Widolff, Alfred, Jerome and Timothy Metz. Sister of Dennis Suttmiller. Grandmother of 12. Great-grandmother of 11.

PULSKAMP, Harold L., 88, St. Mary-of-the-Rock, Franklin County, April 23. Husband of Dolores Pulskamp. Father of Lois Israel, Donna McQueen, Darlene Obermeyer and Melvin Pulskamp. Stepfather of Stephanie Binz, Mary Sue Cook, Regina Davidson, Kristina Schneider, Jerome and Thomas Spaeth. Brother of Shirley Laker and Elvira Timke. Grandfather of 15. Step-grandfather of 10. Great-grandfather of 24. Step-great-grandfather of 10.

STEFFEY, Patricia Joyce, 88, St. Roch, Indianapolis, April 18. Mother of Garry Steffey.

STRUNK, Helen Mary, 91, St. Anthony of Padua, Clarksville, April 13. Mother of Donna Adams, Mary Buckman, Lisa Davis, David, James and Stephen Strunk. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of 16.

TORPHY, James L., 92, St. Vincent de Paul, Bedford, March 25. Father of Kathy Avant and Bill Torphy. Brother of Dave Torphy. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of seven.

VISSING, August M., 90, St. Augustine, Jeffersonville, April 22. Husband of F. Ann Vissing. Father of Mary Beth and Nancy Hughes, Sally Sowder, L. Kay, Susan and William Vissing. Brother of Rita Gavin, Rose Scott and Mary Young. Grandfather of 14. Great-grandfather of 16.

WAYWOOD, Daniel, 78, St. Michael, Brookville, April 15. Husband of Alma Waywood. Father of Sandy Cox, Ruth Miller, Robert and Tony Waywood. Grandfather of 11. Great-grandfather of six.

WEST-JACKSON, Sarah H., 82, St. Vincent de Paul, Bedford, March 21. Mother of Virginia Jackson-Volbrecht. Grandmother of two.

WISSEL, James C., 68, St. Louis, Batesville, April 29. Husband of Anita Wissel. Father of Christine Gerdowsky, Angela Hartman and Jennifer Laker. Brother of Diane Bentfield, Marcia Riehle, Dennis, Herbert and Marvin Wissel. Grandfather of nine.

ZUTTARELLI, Mary Catherine, 100, St. Vincent de Paul, Bedford, April 20. Mother of Sarah Bryant, Mary Louise Morgan, James and Ralph Zuttarelli. Half-sister of Theresa Carter. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of nine. †

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