September 25, 2015


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ADAMS, James W., 76, Our Lady of Lourdes, Indianapolis, June 18. Husband of Helen (McNelis) Adams. Father of Kathleen Gallagher and Patrick Adams. Brother of Anne Linder and Mary McFadden. Grandfather of eight.

BARTH, Carol Eileen, 81, Our Lady of Lourdes, Indianapolis, June 5. Mother of Mary Ruth Chinn, Julie Wagoner, Christopher, Fredrick and Matthew Barth. Grandmother of 19. Great-grandmother of 32. Great-great-grandmother of one.

BROCKMAN, Dr. Wilfred Joseph, 95, St. Joseph, Corydon, Sept. 5. Husband of Bonnie (Oldham) Brockman. Father of Bonita Baker, Mary Martin, Joseph, Philip and William Brockman. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of three.

BUSH, Donna E., 91, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Sept. 2. Sister of Carolyn Miller.

BUTTON, Vicki Ann, 68, SS. Francis and Clare, Greenwood, Aug. 30. Wife of Jerry Button Jr. Mother of Jeffrey Button. Sister of Debbie Wienecke, Richard and Theodore Berzinski. Grandmother of two.

CURLEY, Patrick Michael, 70, Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Jeffersonville, Sept. 8. Husband of Marjorie Curley. Father of Sean Patrick Curley. Son of Dot Curley. Brother of Kathy Buskill.

DOYLE, Joseph William, Sr., 80, SS. Francis and Clare, Greenwood, Aug. 29. Husband of Ruth (Snyder) Doyle. Father of Janet Bishop, Christopher, Joseph, Jr. and Timothy Doyle. Brother of Madonna Hasty, D. Marilyn Kennedy, Ann McCarty, M. Rita Summers, John and Thomas Doyle. Grandfather of 27. Great-grandfather of nine.

FILBURN, June Ann, 96, Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Jeffersonville, Sept. 6. Mother of Elizabeth Pirrman, David, Edward and John Filburn. Sister of Brooks Ridgeway. Grandmother of 17. Great-grandmother of 30. Great-great-grandmother of 14.

FULLENKAMP, Kenneth F., 79, St. Joseph Shelbyville, Sept. 5. Husband of Viola (Schoettelkotte) Fullenkamp. Father of Lisa Kern, Michelle Wagner and Renee Strukel. Brother of Mary Ann Moeller, Lawrence and Paul Fullenkamp. Grandfather of seven. Great-grandfather of two.

GALLION, Jerry L., 61, St. Ambrose, Seymour, Sept. 9. Husband of Mary Jo Gallion. Father of William Gallion. Grandfather of four.

HANLEY, Regina M., 90, Our Lady of Lourdes, Indianapolis, Aug. 31. Sister of David, Joseph, Martin Jr. and Richard Hanley.

HAUERSPERGER, Delbert, 87, St. Joseph, North Vernon, Sept. 7. Father of Jane Treadway, Jamie, Jeff and Joe Hauersperger. Grandfather of 10. Great-grandfather of nine.

KERWIN, Killian, 73, Our Lady of Lourdes, Indianapolis, Sept. 3. Brother of Maryann Vaca.

LAHMANN, Mary, 86, St. Mary, Richmond, Sept. 8. Wife of Herbert Lahmann. Mother of Jane Bumbalough, Becky Lewis, Dorothy Quinn, Dee Wright, Bob, Chris, Joe, Pat and Ray Lahmann. Sister of Mary Freeland. Grandmother and great-grandmother of 68.

LAWSON, Helen Frances, 84, St. Gabriel, Indianapolis, Sept. 9. Mother of Mary Johnson, Joseph Jr. and Michael Lawson. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of six.

McGUIRK, Bernard Eugene, 73, St. Mary, Navilleton, Sept. 11. Husband of Betty (Hoehler) McGuirk. Father of Shannon Fritch, Jennifer Kos and Michael McGuirk. Brother of Mary Lu Dietrich, Rita Rasmussen and James McGuirk. Grandfather of four.

MEYERROSE, Charles Russell, 86, St. Mary, Greensburg, Sept. 12. Father of Cathy, Doug, Greg, Mike and Scott Meyerrose. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of four.

Charity Sister Patricia Griffin ministered at St. Andrew Parish in Indianapolis

Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Sister Patricia Griffin died on Aug. 29 at Caritas Center in Dubuque, Iowa. She was 83.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Sept. 3 in the Marian Hall Chapel. Burial was in Mount Carmel Cemetery in Dubuque.

Born Patricia Therese Griffin in Evanston, Ill., on July 28, 1932, she entered the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary on Sept. 8, 1950, professed first vows on March 13, 1953, and professed final vows on July 16, 1958.

Sister Patricia graduated from Mundelein College in Chicago with a bachelor of arts degree. She earned a master of education degree in inner city studies at Northeastern Illinois State College in Chicago, and a master of education degree in guidance/counseling from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana.

During her 65 years of life and ministry as a Sister of Charity, she served in Illionis, Indiana and Nebraska.

In the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, Sister Patricia ministered at St. Andrew the Apostle Parish in Indianapolis from 1991-95 and as a counselor at Forest Manor Multi-Service Center.

Memorial gifts may be sent to the Sisters of Charity, BVM Support Fund, 1100 Carmel Drive, Dubuque, Iowa, 52003, or online at †

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