June 26, 2015


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BALDUS, Thomas A., 67, St. Ambrose, Seymour, June 4. Husband of Carol Baldus. Father of Carrie Fuchs, Megan and Marc Baldus. Stepfather of Robert Sears. Brother of Marie Coy and Bernie Rollison. Grandfather of two.

BOSSOM, Robert W., Jr., 72, St. Simon the Apostle, Indianapolis, May 23. Husband of Mary Ellen (Shelton) Bossom. Father of Kristin Felts and Kelly Scheid. Brother of Jacquelyn and Ronald Bossom. Grandfather of four.

EHRHART, Charles Farrell, 85, St. John Paul II, Clark County, June 4. Husband of Ima Ehrhart. Father of Bonny, Jeff and Rodney Ehrhart. Grandfather of seven. Great-grandfather of 16.

FREIJE, Carl Edward, 89, St. Anthony, Indianapolis, May 24. Father of Diana, Katheryn, Marilyn, Martha, Ruth, Sara, Theresa, Virginia, Carl, John, Mark, Michael, Steven and Thomas Freije. Brother of Louise Burgett and Thomas Freije. Grandfather of 23. Great-grandfather of 10.

GASTINEAU, Nancy (McNulty), 82, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, June 7. Mother of Chris, Mark, Michael and Robbie Gastineau. Sister of Patricia Bindner and M. David McNulty.

GOORMASTIC, Betty (Bartsch), 73, Prince of Peace, Madison, June 14. Mother of Tracy Beatty, Cindy Ricketts, Mary Ellen and Louis Goormastic. Sister of Rosie Reed and Edmund Bartsch. Grandmother of two.

GRANATO, Judith Ann, 76, St. Vincent de Paul, Bedford, May 18. Sister of Dana Dippel and Richard Hodges.

GREENMAN, Carolyn Virginia (Bates), 69, St. John Paul II, Clark County, June 11. Wife of John Greenman. Mother of Rebekah Hall and Deborah Nason. Sister of Barbara McMakin. Grandmother of four.

GUESS, Frances Carole, 80, St. Monica, Indianapolis, June 11. Mother of Jeanmarie Guess-Hill, Theresa Guess-Holt, Carole, Marc and William Guess. Sister of Judith, Marlene, Sheila, Charles and Eugene Cosby, Cecile Humes, Naomi Oglesby and Elsie Payne. Grandmother of 11. Great-grandmother of five.

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

KAISER, William J., 89, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, June 10. Father of Ann Day, Mary Gronotte, James, Joseph, Paul and William Kaiser. Brother of Joyce Krementz. Grandfather of 17. Great-grandfather of two.

LAUTH, Clara Louie, 86, SS. Francis and Clare of Assisi, Greenwood, June 13. Mother of Lynn Ciurej, Jeffrey, Paul and Thomas Lauth. Sister of Barbara Diekhoff and Norman Siener. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of three.

LYONS, Mary F., 89, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, June 8. Mother of Maureen Hindman, Barbara Kendall, Carol Wagner and Therese Wallace. Grandmother of 20. Great-grandmother of 24.

RICHARDSON, Ruth Marie, 93, St. Roch, Indianapolis, June 1. Mother of Patty Eck, Mary Jo Fox, Susan Steeb, Bill, Hank and Jim Richardson. Sister of Joann Walker. Grandmother of 13. Great-grandmother of 12.

ROBERTS, Bernice L., (Pich), 85, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, June 10. Mother of Christine Hurrle, Anne O’Neill, Carol Powell, Bernard and Steven Roberts. Sister of Rita Babbitt and Mary Finefield. Grandmother of 14. Great-grandmother of 19.

SOLIS, Maria (Salinas), 58, St. Ambrose, Seymour, June 10. Wife of Edmundo Lara. Mother of Maribel, Miguel and Oscar Salinas. Grandmother of eight.

SPELLMAN, Pamela, 67, Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Indianapolis, June 10. Wife of Mike Spellman. Mother of Becky Mourning, Deborah Perr and Michael Spellman. Sister of Becky, Carol, Art, David, John and Steve Kimbler. Grandmother of four.

STAHL, James E., 77, St. Peter, Franklin County, June 3. Husband of Marie Stahl.

WIEDERKEHR, Bertha Josephine, 93, St. Meinrad, St. Meinrad, June 4. Mother of Mildred Highfill, Joyce Kline, Martha Miller, James and John Wiederkehr. Sister of Lucille Gunter. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of nine. Great-great-grandmother of one.

WOODWARD, Thomas George, 69, St. Vincent de Paul, Bedford, May 22. Husband of Susan Woodward. Father of Michelle West and Jason Woodward. Brother of Teresa Cate, Beverly Davis, David and John Woodward. Grandfather of three. †

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