November 13, 2015


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BEVER, Florence Jean (Kehl), 92, St. Gabriel, Connersville, Oct. 28. Mother of David and Mark Bever. Grandmother of two. Great-grandmother of five. Great-great-grandmother of three.

CRAFTON, Esther M., 90, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, Oct. 20. Mother of Frank and Steve Crafton. Sister of Margaret Bingham, Martha Lucid and Mary Pitser. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of 15. Great-great-grandmother of two.

CROSLEY, Kathleen (Gaughan), 68, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Oct. 30. Wife of Sherman Crosley. Mother of Traci Beck and Patrick Crosley. Daughter of Fairy Gaughan. Grandmother of three.

FRANZ, Ann M., 90, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Oct. 20. Mother of Donna, Doug, John, Steve and Tom Franz. Sister of Theresa Springman and Raymond Roembke. Grandmother of 13. Great-grandmother of nine.

GRIFFITH, Joseph Dotson, 56, St. Gabriel the Archangel, Indianapolis, Oct. 26. Husband of Constance Griffith. Father of Dylan, Joseph, Logan and Stephen Griffith. Son of Walter and Jane Griffith. Grandfather of four.

HANNEL, Pearl Mae, 79, St. Joseph, Corydon, Oct. 28. Mother of George Hannel. Sister of Harlen Lowe. Grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of four.

LaMONACA, Luca, 86, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Oct. 24. Husband of Catherine LaMonaca. Father of Anna Buker, Cammy Ward, Anthony and Peter LaMonaca. Brother of Teresa Cuva, Francis Gennaro, Josephine Miragliotta, Rosalie LaMonaco. Cathy Walsh and Angelo LaMonaca. Grandfather of 11. Great-grandfather of five.

LITTLE, Julia R., 57, Holy Family, Oldenburg, Nov. 1. Sister of Kay Blackwood, Carol Crays, Denise Daro, Betty Gabbard, Monica Steidinger, Linda Wenning, Dan, Jim, Joe and Paul Little. Aunt of several.

NOETH, Charles, 93, All Saints, Dearborn County, Oct. 28. Husband of Marguerite Noeth. Father of Janet Graf, Barbara Wuestefeld, James and Richard Noeth. Brother of Charles Noeth. Grandfather of eight. Great-grandfather of eight.

PETERS, Helen Blanche, 89, St. Lawrence, Lawrenceburg, Oct. 23. Mother of Gary Peters. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of seven.

SCHAFER, Bernard J., 87, Prince of Peace, Madison, Nov. 2. Father of Mary Helen Finney, Bernadette Thomas, Andrew, Daniel, David, Edward, Gerald, James, Kenneth, Rev. Raymond, Thomas and William Schafer. Brother of John Schafer. Grandfather of 32. Great-grandfather of 31.

SCHELLENBERG, Patricia A., 82, St. Mary-of-the Knobs, Floyd County, Oct. 29. Wife of Robert Schellenberg. Mother of JoAnn Cunningham, Alma Hammond, Jerry, John, Larry and Tom Schellenberg. Sister of Mary Cestaro, Linda Walker and Eddie Striegel. Grandmother of 16. Great-grandmother of 13.

SIMS, Thomas, 85, Our Lady of the Greenwood, Greenwood, Oct. 27. Husband of Jaunita Sims. Father of Christina Wagner, Charles, Gregory and Jeffry Sims. Brother of Regina Bradley, Betty Sue Milliner, Corene Minton, Jerry, Murrell and Sherrell Sims. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of 13. Great-great-grandfather of two.

SPRINGMAN, Charles, 88, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Oct. 27. Husband of Alice Springman. Father of Mary Ann Whitten, Charles and Michael Springman. Brother of Donna Holtzclaw, Bonnie Mitchell and Wilma Rielly. Grandfather of three. Great-grandfather of one.

TODD, Margaret Mary, 86, St. Lawrence, Lawrenceburg, Oct. 24. Mother of Tracy Consley and Luther Todd. Grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of one.

TURNER, Catherine Lucille, 78, Holy Family, Richmond, Oct. 26. Mother of Deborah Robbins, Amy Rhoades, Cathy, Frank, George and Michael Turner. Grandmother of five.

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