June 19, 2015


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BRUNETTE, Lou Ella, 91, St. Matthew the Apostle, Indianapolis, May 29. Mother of Jane Merrill, Charles, Daniel and Michael Brunette. Sister of Bernice Whitmire. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of three.

COTTRILL, Gary Lee, 59, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, May 24. Husband of Marilyn Cottrill. Father of Austin and Evan Cottrill. Brother of Charles and Dennis Cottrill.

DAY, Lori Ann, 54, St. Ambrose, Seymour, May 28. Wife of Robbin (Neil) Day. Sister of Dana Belding, Lyn Davis, Michelle Hubbuch and Donna Lentz.

ELSNER, Bertha (Richart), 91, St. Ambrose, Seymour, May 12. Mother of Nancy Daues, Patricia Peterson and Bill Elsner. Sister of Betty Lane and Paul R. Richart. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of three.

FLEMING, Edward L., 72, St. Agnes, Nashville, June 2. Husband of Cheryl (Torok) Fleming. Father of Marguerite Coode, Juliet Laughlin, Deborah Lentz and Mary Sandy. Grandfather of three.

GILLMAN, Carl, 94, St. Michael, Brookville, May 28. Father of Rose Hughes, Carol Ronnebaum, Annette, Mary Ellen, Franciscan Sister Therese Gillman, Carl, Charlie, George, John and Steve Gillman. Brother of Alma Singer and Ralph Gillman. Grandfather of 21. Great-grandfather of 22.

HANNON, Kathleen Marie, 57, Christ the King, Indianapolis, May 24. Sister of Jennifer Bostian, Julie Wrentmore, Joseph, Mark, Michael, Patrick and Paul Hannon.

HENRETTY, Michael P., 38, St. Louis, Batesville, June 3. Father of Carrie, Laura and Josh Henretty. Son of Brenda and Peter Henretty. Brother of Maria Manning, Margaret Marcy and Jolene Volk.

HURLEY, Patricia Ann, (Clark), 87, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, June 6. Mother of Eileen Browne, Dr. Daniel, David, Kevin, Paul and Robert Hurley. Sister of Dorothy Clark, Kathleen Kempinger and Mary Schildmeier. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of six.

HUSER, Arthur Henry, 97, St. Roch, Indianapolis, June 7. Brother of Juliana Huser.

HUTT, Sherrin, 62, Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Jeffersonville, May 20. Wife of Michael Hutt. Mother of Ashley Brock and April Sargent. Sister of Sandy Terry, Bruce and Charles Kiper. Grandmother of two.

KLEEMAN, Jonell, 53, St. Pius V, Troy, June 2. Wife of Bret Kleeman. Mother of Olivia and Dex Kleeman. Daughter of Shirley (Glenn) Kendall. Sister of Kris Bland and Matt Kendall.

LAUTNER, Marlene, 77, St. Paul, Tell City, June 5. Mother of Karen Hyde, Sandy Traphagen, Susan and Kevin Lautner. Sister of Joan Lauer, Oris Savage and Bob Kleeman. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of three.

MAESAKA, Margaret, 83, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, May 11. Mother of John and Michael Maesaka. Sister of Dorothy Kamen and John Nyilis.

MATZNER, Donald E., 77, St. Ambrose, Seymour, May 27. Husband of Sylviane Matzner. Father of Lisa Eaton, Tammy Norrbom, Michelle Stephens and Michael Matzner. Grandfather of eight. Great-grandfather of one.

MENDES, Carmen M., 85, St. Ambrose, Seymour, May 30, Mother of Yvonne Ortiz.

MYERS, Janet, 90, Immaculate Heart of Mary, Indianapolis, May 30. Sister of Daniel Myers.

OBERMEYER, Jerome J., 78, Holy Family, Oldenburg, May 28. Husband of Jeanne (Bohman) Obermeyer. Father of Kimberly Dodson, Joanie Powell and Lisa Willer. Brother of Edward, Gilbert, Richard, Robert and Ronald Obermeyer. Grandfather of seven. Great-grandfather of five.

PFLUM, Courtney, 34, St. Michael, Brookville, June 1. Mother of Joie Pflum, Colin and Jack Seals. Daughter of Marty and Nancy Pflum. Sister of Tony Pflum.

SABOLCHAK, Gertrude A., 95, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, May 26. Mother of Mary Lou Caufield, Theresa Patton, Carolyn Sandel and Catherine Sattler. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of 12.

STEWART, Clyde A., 87, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, June 3. Husband of Mary Stewart. Father of Jill and Daiman Stewart. Brother of Gene Stewart. Grandfather of two.

VOLK, Eric A., 51, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, May 31. Husband of Becky Volk. Father of Sarah Volk. Brother of Beth, Dick, Dieter and John Volk.

Edward O’Mara, 79, a veteran of the U.S. Marines, the father of Father Michael O’Mara, died on June 5

Edward A. O’Mara, the father of Father Michael O’Mara, pastor of St. Gabriel the Archangel Parish in Indianapolis, died on June 5 at Decatur County Memorial Hospital in Greensburg. He was 79.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on June 8 at St. Mary Church in Greensburg. Burial followed at St. Mary Cemetery in Greensburg.

O’Mara was born in Greensburg. He was the owner of O’Mara Foods in Greensburg and a veteran of the U.S. Marines.

In 1957, he married his wife, Londa Osborn, who survives him. He is also survived by his children, Kim Hahn, Julie Webster and Thomas O’Mara, all of Greensburg; Gregory O’Mara of Columbus, Ohio; and Father O’Mara; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

In addition to living as a faithful husband and father, O’Mara was a member of St. Mary Parish in Greensburg, a member of the Knights of Columbus and a past leader of Greensburg Youth Baseball.

Memorial gifts may be sent to the St. Mary Church Building Fund, 1331 E. Hunter Robbins Way, Greensburg, IN 47240, or The Hanson Center, 24 Six Pine Ranch Road, Batesville, IN 47006. †

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