December 4, 2015


Please submit in writing to our office by 10 a.m. Thursday before the week of publication; be sure to state date of death. Obituaries of archdiocesan priests serving our archdiocese are listed elsewhere in The Criterion. Order priests and religious sisters and brothers are included here, unless they are natives of the archdiocese or have other connections to it; those are separate obituaries on this page.

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DIETZ, Joellen E., 81, St. Louis, Batesville, Nov. 17. Wife of James Dietz. Mother of Jan Alexander, Karen Bruns, Paula Lehman and Christy Moenter. Sister of Donna Schutte and Marvin Ferkinhoff. Grandmother of 12. Great-grandmother of 10.

DOLEN, Carol Lou, 85, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, Nov. 6. Mother of Luci Barnes, Kelli Herman, Julie Traub and George Dolen Jr. Grandmother of five.

EHRHART, Ima Coleen, 84, St. John Paul II, Clark County, Nov. 10. Mother of Bonnie, Jeffrey and Rodney Ehrhart. Sister of Nellie Lichlyter. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of 18.

HARBESON, Mary Ann, 84, St. Mary, Lanesville, Nov. 18. Mother of Jane Weber, Eric, John and Vincent Harbeson. Sister of Helen Byrne, Joyce Mehling and Robert Rochner. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of three.

MAHONEY, Rosemary S., 84, St. Anthony of Padua, Clarksville, Nov. 9. Mother of Karen Akin. Grandmother of one.

ORSCHELL, Sharon Mae, 63, All Saints, Dearborn County, Nov. 17. Wife of Tom Orschell. Mother of Kevin and Matt Orschell. Daughter of Yvonne Fox. Grandmother of three.

READ, Charles C., 46, St. Augustine, Jeffersonville, Nov. 11. Husband of Carrie Read. Father of Alexa and Camden Read and Steven Brothers. Son of Naomi Read. Brother of Edward Read Jr.

SMITH, Aline Marie, 83, St. John Paul II, Clark County, Oct. 29. Mother of Lana Green, Amy Spaulding, Craig, James and Neil Smith. Grandmother of 11. Great-grandmother of six.

VINICH, Mike M., 91, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Nov. 16. Father of Mary Sukup and Lyle Vinich. Grandfather of five. Great-grandfather of five.

WISE, Calen Holiday, 31, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Nov. 15. Father of Kyler Wise. Son of Donald Wise and Cathy Carpenter. Stepson of Michael Carpenter. Brother of Donovan Wise. Stepbrother of Braz, Brock, Cance and Colt Carpenter. Grandson of Wilma Morris. †

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