July 3, 2015


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BECKMAN, Linus, 79, St. Mary, Navilleton, June 18. Husband of Dorothy Beckman. Father of Denis, Randy, Richard and Stephen Beckman. Grandfather of eight. Great-grandfather of two.

BOND, Eleanor (Bouslog), 75, St. Anne, New Castle, June 14. Wife of Philip Bond. Mother of Joel and Stuart Bond. Sister of Joe and Tom Bouslog. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of three.

BROWNING, Marilyn, 79, St. John the Baptist, Osgood, June 17. Mother of Susan Browning and Carol Lawless. Sister of Sharon Eckstein, Nancy Watson, John and Robert Meisberger. Grandmother of two. Great-grandmother of two.

BURNS, Ada L., 69, St. Michael, Cannelton, June 17. Wife of Norman Burns. Mother of Shelly Smith and James Burns. Sister of Barbara Connor and Joy Davis. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of one.

COMLEY, Gregory N., 60, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little flower), Indianapolis, June 9. Husband of Beth Comley. Father of Jacob Comley. Brother of Pam Seaton, Gary and Jim Comley. Grandfather of two.

CURRAN, William H., 76, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, June 16. Husband of Patricia Curran. Father of Amy and Andrew Curran. Brother of Margaret Stroman, Catherine, Dennis and John Curran. Grandfather of one.

FELDMAN, Patricia, 69, St. Gabriel the Archangel, Indianapolis, June 6. Mother of Kristine Doty and Kathy Newkirk. Sister of Irene and Richard Latka. Grandmother of four.

GILKEY, Joseph S., II, 67, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyd County, June 21. Husband of Dorothy (Schmelz) Gilkey. Father of Karen McCartney, Pamela Slatten and Paul Gilkey. Brother of Anna Marie Henson, Barbara Peper, John and William Gilkey. Grandfather of 14.

GREENMAN, Carolyn Virginia, 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.

HAGGARD, Michael P., 66, St. Joseph, Corydon, June 5. Husband of Brenda (Quebeman) Haggard. Father of Courtney Owen and Adam Haggard. Son of Helen Haggard. Brother of Steve Haggard. Grandfather of four.

KANE, Anthony Lee, 82, St. Mary, North Vernon, June 6. Husband of Sheila Kane. Father of Carmel Campfield, Angie James, Felicia Vogel, Jim, Mike, Pat and Tim Kane. Grandfather of 17. Great-grandfather of one.

KAPPES, Stephen, 64, St. John the Baptist, Osgood, June 4. Brother of Velma Armstrong, Carolyn Bradley, Christina Hoff, Rosemary Hooten, Martha Peaslee, Debra Schmitt, Regina West, Edna Yagami, Frank, John, Norman and Richard Kappes.

KECK, Anthony M., 36, All Saints, Dearborn County, June 15. Husband of Claire Keck. Father of Cassie and Lilly Keck. Son of Matt and Mary Keck. Brother of Michelle Brinkman, Christine Meyer, Sara Yunger, Maria, Joe and Steve Keck.

LEY, Mary A., 87, St. Mary, North Vernon, June 19. Wife of Robert Ley. Mother of Susan Tally. Sister of Virginia Halcomb, Ann Hopkins, Rita Farren, Leo, Paul, Raymond and Vincent Ebbing. Grandmother of one. Great-grandmother of three.

PALSA, Maryann J., 86, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, June 5. Wife of Andrew Palsa. Mother of Deborah Kurtzhals and Dale Palsa. Grandmother of two.

PENCE, Patricia Marie, 88, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, June 11. Mother of Laura Manning, Michele Myers, David and Richard Pence. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of five.

POLLITT, Paula Anne, 65, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, June 14. Sister of Kim Bockman, Richard Loyd and Brad Wright.

SELLMAN, Catherine, 93, St. Mary, New Albany, June 10. Sister of Mary Agnes Goffinet and Christine Hahus. Aunt of several.

SULLIVAN, Mary Esther, 94, St. Augustine Home, Indianapolis, June 16. Mother of Daniel Sullivan. Sister of Bob, Charles, Edward and Williard Fruits. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of nine.

TUCKER, Berniece Mae (Vibbert), 84, St. Christopher, Indianapolis, June 20. Wife of John Tucker. Mother of Kimberly Sarabyn, Jeff, John and Nick Tucker. Sister of Earlene Atkins and Barbara Kreutzberger. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of three.

WELDISHOFER, James W., 77, All Saints, Dearborn, June 17. Husband of Kate Weldishofer. Father of Carlene Conn and Carisa VanSickle. Brother of Dorothy Barth, Wilma Burckey, Annie Darling, Bertie Jacob, Bonnie Mills, Billy, Joe, Lawrence and Paul Weldishofer. Grandfather of two.

WHITE, Carol (Newton), 60, Immaculate Heart of Mary, Indianapolis, June 13. Wife of Dennis White. Mother of Gregory and Kevin White. Daughter of Raymond Newton Sr. Sister of Linda and Raymond Newton Jr. Aunt of several.

ZAPP, James D., Jr., 60, Prince of Peace, June 19. Brother of Deanna Hertz, John and Robert Zapp. †

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