November 6, 2015


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ALLAMANNO, Marsha Kay, 53, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, Oct. 19. Wife of Stephen Allamanno. Mother of Alicia Williams and Mark Allamanno. Sister of Marilyn Morris, Marvin and Michael Lucas.

BEAVEN, Holly Dianne, 33, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyd County, Oct. 24. Mother of Ava Montgomery. Daughter of Nevin and Kelly (Beaven) Fein. Sister of Robert Beaven and Nicholas McLemore. Granddaughter of Dr. Joseph and Dianne Beaven and Lucille Cooper.

BISHOP, Robert, 86, St. Matthew the Apostle, Indianapolis, Oct. 16. Husband of Marna Bishop. Father of Beverly Adams, Lori Frye, Catherine Lawton, Teresa Wagner, Jeffrey Cantwell and Timothy Bishop. Brother of Eileen Haskell. Grandfather of nine. Great-grandfather of one.

BLANKMAN, Ruth A., 83, St. Mary, Greensburg, Oct. 27. Wife of James Blankman. Mother of Linda Fry, Mary Harmeyer, Bob and Don Blankman. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of one.

BROWN, Norma, 82, St. Mary, Richmond, Oct. 20. Mother of Kathy Brown, Tammy Creech and Cheryl Pierce. Grandmother of three.

BURKHART, Romilda, 84, St. Mary, Greensburg, Oct. 16. Wife of Richard Burkhart. Mother of Charlie, Daniel, John, Ken, Larry, Mark and Ron Burkhart. Grandmother of 14. Great-grandmother of 24.

CABIGAS, Jose Soviso, 90, St. Mary, Richmond, Oct. 19. Husband of Katherine (Racela) Cabigas. Father of Richardo Cabigas. Brother of Emilia, Leonora, Ernesto, Fernando and Virgilio Cabigas. Grandfather of five. Great-grandfather of one.

COX, Mary, 77, St. Meinrad, St. Meinrad, Oct. 22. Mother of Cheryl Scott. Sister of Marie Bolin and William Huff. Grandmother of two. Great-grandmother of four.

GRIFFITH, Joseph Dotson, 56, St. Gabriel the Archangel, Indianapolis, Oct. 26. Husband of Connie (Thatcher) Griffith. Father of Dylan, Joseph, Logan and Stephen Griffith. Son of Walter and Jane (Kipfinger) Griffith. Brother of four. Grandfather of four.

HARTZ, Calvin J., 82, St. Paul, Tell City, Oct. 21. Husband of Betty Hartz. Father of Phyllis and Steven Hartz. Brother of Ruth Minnette and Virginia Nelson. Grandfather of four. Great-grandfather of two.

HEPPNER, Alyssa M., 24, St. Louis, Batesville, Oct. 24. Mother of Bailey Wittmer. Daughter of Leslie Englund. Sister of Amber Heppner. Half-sister of Olivia Englund. Granddaughter of Jerry Heppner.

ISENHOUR, Hiawatha Jean, 73, St. Vincent de Paul, Bedford, Oct. 26. Mother of Marie Garcia, Sherry Onion, Brenda Pene and Lora Pulley. Grandmother of 11. Great-grandmother of seven.

KUKOLLA, Joseph E., 88, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, Oct. 17. Father of Jim, Joe and Steve Kukolla. Grandfather of two.

MARTIN, Phyllis (Casbarro), 100, St. Paul Hermitage, Beech Grove, Oct. 25. Mother of James and John Martin. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of nine. Great-great-grandmother of four.

McMAHON, Joseph, 76, St. Anthony, Indianapolis, Oct. 9. Father of Lori Rundle, Mark and Mike McMahon. Brother of Mary Stumpf. Grandfather of four.

MELLENE, Gale A., 66, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Oct. 22. Husband of Donna Mellene. Father of Brian, Kelly and Shaun Mellene. Grandfather of one.

MEUNIER, Keith W., 71, St. Paul, Tell City, Oct. 21. Husband of Ruth Meunier. Father of Janice Kellems and Brian Meunier. Brother of Gilbert and Jerry Meunier. Grandfather of two.

MOTE, Gerald E., 79, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, Oct. 16.

POLIS, Mary Margaret, 87, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Oct. 17. Mother of Patricia McCrory. Stepmother of Debi, Anthony, Conner and Jacob Dixon. Grandmother of two.

RICHARDS, Phyllis R., 67, St. Paul, Tell City, Oct. 20. Mother of Jennifer Brown, Tina and Ryan Krieg, Jenny and Craig Richards. Sister of Judy Goffinet, Angela LeClere, Arlene Poole and Leonard Hubert. Grandmother of eight.

STUDER, Dolores F., 91, St. Gabriel the Archangel, Indianapolis, Oct. 20. Mother of Roberta Elmore, Donna Klingenmeier, Amy Loss, Beth Rude, Patricia Spencer, Anne Stout, Martha Stone, Suzanne Thurman, Sherry Walker, Paula Warrix, Edna Wilson, Allen and Louis Studer Jr. Sister of Anne Mitchell, Martha Studer, Henry and Joseph Hofmeister. Grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great grandmother of 127.

THOMAS, Mildred, 88, St. Ambrose, Seymour, Oct. 27. Mother of Michael and Scott Thomas. Sister of Loretta Henkle, Ann Hill and Marvin Maschino. Grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of one.

ZORN, Violet Elizabeth, 96, SS. Frances and Clare of Assisi, Greenwood, Oct. 17. Mother of Beverly Maupin, Connie Pepper and Dr. Richard Zorn. Sister of Inie Nehring. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of 21. †

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