October 16, 2015


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BACK, Albert, 88, All Saints, Dearborn County, Oct. 4. Husband of Rita Back. Father of Diane Warrenburg, Dale and Daren Back. Brother of Marlene Hoog, Charles, David, Harold, Paul and Victor Back. Grandfather of seven. Great-grandfather of 10.

BACKER, Jerry Paul, 77, St. Rose of Lima, Franklin, Aug. 10. Husband of Patricia (Piercy) Backer. Father of Angela Taylor. Stepfather of Angela Schritter, John Garver and James Muesing. Brother of Jane Backer. Grandfather of seven.

BARANSKI, Bernard R., 85, St. Anne, New Castle, Sept. 22. Husband of Judith Baranski. Father of Andrea Hopkins, Lisa and Christopher Baranski. Grandfather of two.

BAUMANN, Brent Michael, 33, St. Roch, Indianapolis, Oct. 2. Husband of Kristen Baumann. Father of Clara and Cohen Baumann. Son of Gary and Lynn Baumann. Brother of Kyle and Ryan Baumann. Grandson of Therese Meyer.

CLOUSER, Ann G., 106, Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Indianapolis, Sept. 24. Mother of Julie Rusler, Patricia Taylor and Thomas Clouser. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of 19. Great-great-grandmother of seven.

CROSS, Robert W., 92, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Indianapolis, Oct. 3. Husband of Anna (Langer) Cross. Father of Roberta and Bill Cross.

DAVIS, Irene Emma, 89, St. Anne, New Castle, Sept. 18. Mother of John and Kenneth Davis. Sister of Marlene Brown and Charles Meyer. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of eight.

DIERKES, Ronald Lee, 69, Prince of Peace, Madison, Oct. 1. Husband of Shirley (Welch) Dierkes. Father of Carroll Jr. and Joey Hawkins. Brother of Nina Luckett and Larry Dierkes. Grandfather of five. Great-grandfather of three.

DOHERTY, James, 86, St. Paul Hermitage, Beech Grove, July 29. Brother of Eileen Munshower.

ECKRICH, William J., 55, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Sept. 29. Husband of Kathleen Eckrich. Father of Bridget, Helen, Leighann and William Eckrich. Son of Sally Eckrich. Brother of Ann Arnold, Anthony, Christopher and Thomas Eckrich Jr.

EVANS, John D., 70, Sacred Heart, Clinton, Sept. 28. Husband of Mary Ann Evans. Father of Desa Curry, LeAnn Minnick, Daniel and Donald Evans. Brother of Mary Margaret Hess and Don Evans. Grandfather of eight.

FARISH, Donald, 85, St. Mary, New Albany, Sept. 6. Husband of Dorothy Farish. Father of Jo Hall, Tina Thompson and Chuck Farish. Brother of Betty Hamilton, Merlin and Paul Farish. Grandfather of five.

FUENTES, Sylvia M., 79, St. Louis, Batesville, Sept. 29. Mother of Denise Macdonald, Diane May, Kimberly McGraw, Irene Miller, Catherine Pugh, Christina Fuentes and Gary Fuentes. Sister of Shirley Suttmann, Alvin and Richard Dickman. Grandmother of 13. Great-grandmother of 16.

HESS, Dorothy F., 94, St. Ambrose, Seymour, Sept. 28. Mother of Beth Ann Layton, David, Mark and Wayne Hess. Grandmother of 12. Great-grandmother of five.

JAISLE, Richard E., 75, Holy Family, Oldenburg, Sept. 27. Husband of Rita Jaisle. Father of Maria Keefe, Emily Voegele, Andrew and Daniel Jaisle. Brother of Suzanne Barhorst and Dennis Jaisle. Grandfather of eight.

KEEVER, Rita (Ferrell), 71, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, Oct. 1. Wife of Karl Keever. Mother of Sara Ferris and Eddie Keever. Sister of eight. Grandmother of seven.

PIERRARD, Dorothy R., 88, St. Paul, Tell City, Oct. 1. Wife of Bill Pierrard. Mother of Cyntha Joyal and Janet Macy. Sister of Julia LeMaire. Grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of three.

PILES, Bob L., 88, St. Mary, Rushville, Oct. 5. Father of Jay Piles. Brother of Betty Palmer, Forrest and Steve Piles.

RAMER, Mary Ann, 82, Immaculate Conception, Millhousen, Oct. 4. Wife of Melvin Ramer.

RIGGS, Ruby Jane, 84, St. Joseph, Shelbyville, Sept. 26. Mother of Brenda Beard, Linda George, Julie Lamberd, Carl Jr., Jason and Timothy Riggs. Sister of Shari Griffith, Carol Larabee, Betty Robbins, Donald Roberts and Paul Wood. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of 10.

SCHOTTER, Karen Sue, 68, St. Mary, New Albany, Sept. 27. Wife of Larry Parkhill. Mother of Kimberly Vest, Rhonda Wagner, Evan and Kurt Schotter. Grandmother of seven.

TYLER, Timothy, 61, St. Lawrence, Lawrenceburg, Sept. 25. Husband of Connie (Noll) Tyler. Father of Mackenzie Johnson and Kyle Tyler. Son of William and Betty Tyler. Brother of Lori Becker, Carol Bowling, Jamie Fehr, Kim Hamilton, Rindy Phillips, Lisa, Brad, Chad and Randy Tyler. Grandfather of one.

VICARS, Mark D., 59, Sacred Heart, Clinton, Sept. 12.

VOLZ, Harry C., 95, St. Louis, Batesville, Sept. 28. Husband of Mary Volz. Father of Janet Andrews, Judy Caruso and Timothy Volz. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of 10. †

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