August 21, 2015


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BACK, Rosemary A. (Savoy), 64, St. Gabriel, Connersville, Aug. 6. Sister of Diane Edgell, Brenda Morris, David, John, Michael and William Savoy. Aunt of several.

CARNAGHI, Jeannie L., 85, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Aug. 8. Wife of Angelo Carnaghi. Mother of Jan, Jill, Mark and Michael Carnaghi. Grandmother of four.

CORCORAN, Thomas W., 71, SS. Peter and Paul Cathedral, Indianapolis, 71, Aug. 2. Brother of Sheila Ann and Michael Corcoran.

CORSARO, Larry A., 65, St. Gabriel, Connersville, Aug. 6. Husband of Linda Corsaro. Father of Tony and Dr. Nicholas Corsaro. Brother of James Corsaro. Grandfather of three.

DAUM, Ruth, 95, St. Paul, Tell City, Aug. 7. Mother of Joe, Jim and Steve Daum. Sister of Violet Myers, Murl Sodrel and Ray Badger. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of 14. Step-great-grandmother of five.

DEZELAN, Anthony J., 39, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, March 30. Son of Joseph and Catherine (Corsaro) Dezelan. Brother of Jodi Perdue and Martin Dezelan. Uncle of several.

DILGER, Hannah L., 90, St. Roch, Indianapolis, Aug. 7. Mother of Nancy Cissell, Janet Dilger and Dianne Morelock. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of 19.

DOGLIONE, Ruth L., 88, St. Charles Borromeo, Bloomington, Aug. 8. Mother of Teresa and Thomas Doglione. Grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of six. Great-great-grandmother of one.

DOLATOWSKI, Terrence, 61, SS. Peter and Paul Cathedral, Indianapolis, July 12. Brother of Mary Ann Ridder and Patricia Ricketts.

DOOLEY, Patricia (McNelis), 64, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, July 17. Sister of Anne Schuchman, Christopher and Michael McNelis.

FINICAL, Diod, 94, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Aug. 4. Father of Rose Jean Young, Ronald and Ty Finical. Grandfather of five. Great-grandfather of two.

GIESTING, Joseph F., 88, St. Mary, Rushville, Aug. 4. Husband of Rita Giesting. Father of Janet Lewis, Mary Pollman, Elizabeth, Julie, Donald and Thomas Giesting. Stepfather of Sandra Cameron, Lisa Steuwing and Jeffrey Grieshop. Brother of Pauline Gillman, Cleopha Hirt and Rosemary Stercz. Grandfather of 14. Great-grandfather of five.

HIDALGO, Thomas, 65, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, July 29. Father of Zane Hidalgo.

HILLENBRAND, Mary (Homan), 86, St. Louis, Batesville, Aug. 11. Mother of Diane Hillenbrand, Janet Sherman and Carol Vollmer. Sister of Joanne Schweer. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of nine.

HUTCHENS, Elwood E., Sr., 97, Holy Family, New Albany, Aug. 10. Husband of Mary (Yochem) Hutchens. Father of Alice Crady, Phyllis Kaiser, Beth Ann Luckett, Laura Schnell, Judith Schroeder, Mary Denise Smith, Elwood Jr., Mark, Robert and Tom Hutchens. Grandfather of 34. Great-grandfather of 68. Great-great-grandfather of five.

JOBE, Mary C., 82, St. Gabriel, Connersville, Aug. 3. Mother of Nancy Strong, Teresa Weekley, Vicky Winters, Kurt and Kenneth Jobe. Sister of Bonnie Abernathy and Ray Wanley. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of 11.

JORDAN, John, 93, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, July 11. Husband of Majorie Jordan. Father of Gail, Karen, Mary Jane, John, Kevin and Michael Jordan. Brother of Joan O’Connell. Grandfather of three.

KENDALL, Ronald D., 71, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, Aug. 7.

MEYER, Henry J., 90, St. Roch, Indianapolis, Aug. 11. Husband of Theresa (McConahey) Meyer. Father of Lynn Baumann, Mary Beth Servie, Nancy, Sherry, Gerry and Martin Meyer. Grandfather of 10. Great-grandfather of nine.

NEWSOM, Hugh M., 81, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, July 30. Husband of Maggie Newsom. Father of Laura Deily and Marylu Kosiarek. Brother of Robert Newsom. Grandfather of four.

NICHOLS, Bobby R., 70, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, July 28. Husband of Judy Nichols. Father of Angela Arnholt and Juli Nichols-Shelp. Grandfather of four.

ROBBINS, Basil D., 70, St. Gabriel, Connersville, July 11. Father of Maria Heinze, Theresa, Darl and James Robbins. Brother of Priscilla Sibley, James, John and Thomas Shawley. Grandfather of three.

SMITH-TERRELL, Mary Catherine, 59, Holy Angels, Indianapolis, Aug. 5. Mother of Brooke McMurray, Mya and M. Duane Terrell. Sister of Teresa Douglas and Rhonda Peterson.

WALTERMANN, Frank, 76, St. Mary, Richmond, Aug. 2. Husband of Mary Merchanthouse. Father of Anne Murphy, Joe and Marc Waltermann. Stepfather of Julie Gately and Marty Merchanthouse. Brother of Gertrude Cloud and Charles Waltermann. Grandfather of eight. Step-grandfather of three.

Providence Sister Margaret Louise Bernard taught for 50 years in Catholic schools in six states

Providence Sister Margaret Louise Bernard, died on Aug. 2 in Bradenton, Fla. She was 91.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Aug. 8 at the Church of the Immaculate Conception at the motherhouse. Burial followed at the sisters’ cemetery.

Audrey May Bernard was born on Dec. 31, 1923, in Evanston, Ill.

She entered the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods on Feb. 2, 1943, and professed final vows on Aug. 15, 1950.

Sister Margaret Louise earned a bachelor’s degree from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College in St. Mary-of-the-Woods.

During her 72 years as a member of the Sisters of Providence, Sister Margaret Louise ministered in education for 50 years in schools in California, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland and Massachusetts.

In the archdiocese, Sister Margaret Louise served in Indianapolis at the former St. Catherine of Siena School from 1945-46, St. Joan of Arc School from 1946-48, Holy Cross Central School from 1949-50, St. Philip Neri School from 1956-57, St. Anthony School from 1961-62 and St. Matthew the Apostle School from 1962-63. She also taught at St. Paul School in Sellersburg (now St. John Paul II School) from 1969-70.

Sister Margaret Louise later moved to Florida to care for her ailing mother. She taught in Catholic schools in the state for 19 years, and served as a substitute teacher there until 2001 when she retired from ministry.

Memorial gifts may be sent to the Sisters of Providence, 1 Sisters of Providence Road, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, St. Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876. †

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