July 24, 2015


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BEEBE, Margaret L., 100, St. Lawrence, Lawrenceburg, July 5. Mother of Becky Palmer and Steve Beebe. Sister of Rosemary Huber. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of four.

BILLINGSLEY, Barbara Ann, 81, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, July 5. Wife of James Billingsley. Mother of Linda Confer, Beth Ferris, Lisa Lopes, Laura Madden, Susan Noone, Brenda Wood, Karen, Joseph and Michael Billingsley. Sister of Carolyn Lynch, James and Joseph Herron. Grandmother of 19. Great-grandmother of 18.

BISHOP, Arthur R., Jr., 87, St. Joseph, Shelbyville, June 13. Husband of Josette Bishop. Father of Lillian, Rolly, Harold and Joe Bishop. Grandfather of three. Great-grandfather of two.

BROWN, William A., 87, Holy Family, New Albany, July 4. Husband of Dorothy Brown. Father of Mike and Pat Brown. Grandfather of five. Great-grandfather of six.

CAMPBELL, Patricia D., 71, St. Agnes, Nashville, July 7. Wife of Michael Campbell. Mother of Kathleen Piercefield and Michael Campbell. Sister of Robert Callon. Grandmother of four.

CARTER, James S., 71, St. Joseph, Shelbyville, May 26. Husband of Roswita Carter. Father of Nicole Bennett, Jenny Corbin, James and Joseph Carter. Grandfather of 11. Great-grandfather of two.

CLIFT, Evelyn S., 98, St. Anne, New Castle, July 5. Mother of George and John Clift. Grandmother of three.

DIECKMAN, Leonora, 97, St. Mary, New Albany, July 8. Mother of Larry Dieckman. Sister of Mildred Burth and Helen Hargraves.

FitzGERALD, Mary Elizabeth, 93, Christ the King, Indianapolis, June 7. Sister of Sally DeNardin.

FOUST, Vi, 86, St. Mary, Richmond, July 9. Mother of Michael Foust and Gary West. Sister of Mary Altenbach and Lena Mullins. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of three.

FUNK, Louis L., 92, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, July 9. Husband of Patricia Ann Funk. Father of Ann Steiner, James, Terrence and Thomas Funk. Grandfather of 12. Great-grandfather of nine.

GEHRING, Mary Ann, 96, St. Roch, Indianapolis, July 7.

GEIS, James J., 85, St. Michael, Brookville, July 12. Husband of Janet Geis. Father of Jennifer Strohmier, Angela, Dr. Laura, Brian, Charles and Capt. Randall Geis. Brother of Corinne Johnson. Grandfather of 14.

HALL, Charles William, 86, Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Jeffersonville, June 28. Husband of Mary Louise Hall. Father of Mary Katherine, Teresa, Stephen, Thomas and William Hall. Grandfather of seven.

KAPPES, Richard, 72, St. John the Baptist, Osgood, July 1. Husband of Judy Mae Kappes. Father of Lisa Sizemore, Julie, Richard and Robert Kappes. Brother of Velma Armstrong, Carolyn Bradley, Christina Hoff, Rosemary Hooten, Martha Peaslee, Debra Schmitt, Regina West, Edna Yagami, Frank, John and Norman Kappes. Grandfather of four. Great-grandfather of one.

KIRN, Ruth Ann, 84, Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Jeffersonville, July 3. Wife of William Kirn. Mother of Mary and Robert Kirn. Grandmother of one. Great-grandmother of three.

MARTIN, Henry Dweall, 81, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, July 8. Father of Kellie Allen, Michael and Tony Martin. Brother of Ophelia Dansby. Grandfather of two. Great-grandfather of four.

OWENS, Stephen P., 48, St. Gabriel, Connersville, May 3. Husband of Candy (Grough) Owens. Father of Shelby and Terry Owens. Stepfather of Nicole Martin and Jason Grabes. Brother of Lisa Barnes, Mindy Houchins and Tony Owens. Grandfather of eight.

SCHNOFNER, Kay F., 81, St. Joseph, Shelbyville, June 26. Mother of Kathy Headlee, Zoann Leclercq, Danette Probst, Sherry Schoettmer, Tammy Slevin, another daughter and three sons. Grandmother of 20. Great-grandmother of 30.

WELCH, Helen Isabel, 96, Holy Family, New Albany, July 6. Mother of Denny and David Welch. Grandmother of three.

WHALLEY, Richard J., 44, St. Joseph, Shelbyville, June 9. Son of Rita Whalley.

WILD, George A., 78, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, July 9. Husband of Charlotte Wild. Father of Denise Broughton, Jeanette Myers and Eddie Wild. Grandfather of eight. Great-grandfather of two.

WRIGHT, Peggy A., 60, St. Joseph, Shelbyville, June 13. Mother of Kim Burris, Theresa Gray and Lawrence Wright. Daughter of Barbara and John Preidt Jr. Sister of Cheryl Akers, Judith Campbell, Dawn Rutherford, Alan Dagley and John Preidt. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of two. †

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