October 30, 2015


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ADERS, Beatrice Ludwina, 85, St. Meinrad, St. Meinrad, Oct. 9. Mother of Rose Fischer, Brenda Gilliland, Sandy Kays, Donna McGinness, Paula Peter, Gary, Larry and Terry Aders. Sister of Anna Mae Werne. Grandmother of 18. Great-grandmother of 22.

ANTIC, V. Joan, 82, St. Anne, New Castle, Oct. 11. Mother of Lisa Antic. Sister of Mary Jo Graves. Grandmother of two.

BANNING, Gerald Keith, 89, St. Michael, Brookville, Oct. 19. Father of Jana Fettig, Mickey O’Connor, Jill Taylor and Terry Banning. Brother of Faye Hofer and Joyce White. Grandfather of eight. Great-grandfather of 11.

DAVIS, James D., 84, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Oct. 6. Father of Melinda Luis, Eric and Mark Davis. Brother of Mary Bering, Steve and Tom Davis. Grandfather of two.

DONALDSON, Thomas James, 67, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Oct. 11. Husband of Pamela Donaldson. Father of Tonya Patterson and Don Donaldson. Brother of MayAnn Donaldson. Grandfather of four.

DOSSMAN, James E., Sr., 85, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Oct 10. Father of Donna Bopp, Martha Matthews, Laura, James Jr. and Jeffrey Dossman. Grandfather of 10. Great-grandfather of four.

GALLAGHER, Deborah (Phillips), 72, St. Joseph, Shelbyville, Oct. 17. Wife of Thomas Gallagher. Mother of Kelly Gallagher-Kiley and Sean Gallagher. Grandmother of seven.

GALLO, James Albert, 56, Sacred Heart, Clinton, Oct. 4. Husband of Rebecca Gallo. Father of Kristy Cunningham, DeeDee Puckette, Nathan Brandham and Joseph Gallo. Grandfather of eight. Great-grandfather of three.

GEUDER, Eva, 97, St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Aurora, Oct. 19. Mother of Dan and Jon Geuder. Grandmother of one. Great-grandmother of three.

GREENWELL, Anna, 73, St. Mary, New Albany, Oct. 19.

KAISER, Corrine Marie, 95, St. Michael, Brookville, Oct. 19. Mother of Nina Brackney and Kay Trabel. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of 11.

KESSINGER, Susan G., 75, St. Joseph, Shelbyville, Oct. 18. Stepmother of Brandt Kessinger. Sister of Pola Duncan, Sonia Gage and Elsa DePhillips. Grandmother of two.

KIDWELL, Margaret C., 74, St. Louis, Batesville, Oct. 10. Mother of Stacey and Jack Kidwell. Sister of Carol Firsich, Anthony and Thomas Johnson. Grandmother of four.

KOLTCZ, Cindy, 64, St. Agnes, Nashville, Oct. 3. Wife of Joseph Koltcz.

KOST, Kathryn M., 65, St. Joseph, Corydon, Oct. 21. Wife of Paul Kost. Sister of Mary Bandy, Norma Cherry, Patricia Gumm and Clifford Morrison.

MAYMON, Ann, 92, St. Mary, New Albany, Oct. 18. Mother of Carol Lenfert. Sister of Martha Pearson and Daniel Smith.

MOELLER, Leona M., 81, St. Louis, Batesville, Oct. 16. Mother of Carol Bergman, Cheryl Siebert, Gary Meyer and Scott Moeller. Sister of Rosemary Cook, Julia Pumphrey, Loretta, Louis and Omer Kinker. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of eight.

REINERIO, Donald A., 89, Sacred Heart, Clinton, Oct. 16. Husband of Betty Davis Reinerio. Father of Kathy Fillingim. Grandfather of four.

RENN, Genevieve (Bezy), 101, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyd County, Oct. 21. Mother of Clifford Ren. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of eight. Great-great-grandmother of two.

RIEHLE, Elmer F., 98, St. Michael, Brookville, Oct. 19. Father of Renee Metcalf, Brent and Dane Riehle. Grandfather of nine. Great-grandfather of 12.

SCHEMBRA, Joseph A., 88, Good Shepherd, Indianapolis, Oct. 11. Husband of Mary Ann (Caito) Schembra. Father of Ann Berkemeier and Larry Schembra. Brother of Angela Bagnoli. Grandfather of eight. Great-grandfather of 14.

SEEVERS, Ethel M., 85, St. Louis, Batesville, Oct. 20. Mother of Terri Dickey, Shari Simmermeyer, Sandra, David and Steven Seevers. Sister of Virginia Yargus. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of four.

SEIPEL, Phyllis Marilyn, 80, St. Joseph, Corydon, Oct. 19. Wife of Donald Seipel. Mother of Melissa McPhillips and Mark Seipel. Sister of Jane Gunther and Harold Mauck. Grandmother of two.

THORNTON, Lorraine, 88, St. Mary, New Albany, Oct. 8. Mother of Susie Ratliff, Diane Zoeller, Todd Jenkins, Andy and Eric Thornton. Sister of Roberta Czerwonka. Grandmother of 14. Great-grandmother of five.

ULLRICH, Nettie, 95, St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Aurora, Oct. 20. Mother of Bill, John, Kevin, Nick and Roger Ullrich. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of 12. Great-great-grandmother of three.

VITALE, Joyce Ann, 78, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Oct. 13. Mother of Fran Hein. Grandmother of two. †

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