December 18, 2015


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ARBUCKLE, Mary Jane, 95, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Dec. 7. Mother of Kathleen Albert, Elizabeth Davidson and Michael Arbuckle. Sister of Joan Long, Patricia Townsend and James Duffin. Grandmother of 20. Great-grandmother of 37. Great-great-grandmother of one.

BARNES, Delmar F., 89, St. Anthony of Padua, Clarksville, Nov. 29. Father of Teresa Parker, Katherine, Daniel and Ronald Barnes. Grandfather of eight. Great-grandfather of four.

BEDEL, James E., 72, St. Ambrose, Seymour, Dec. 2. Husband of Emma Bedel. Father of Michael Jager.

BENNETT, James, 65, St. Vincent de Paul, Bedford, Dec. 2. Husband of Claudia Bennett. Father of Eric and Thomas Bennett. Brother of Jo Bennett. Grandfather of two.

CARROLL, Henrietta, 92, St. John the Baptist, Osgood, Nov. 23. Mother of Marilyn, Dennis and Dr. Michael Carroll. Sister of Marietta Cherry. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of 10.

CUMMINS, Imogene, 77, St. Michael, Brookville, Dec. 5. Mother of Laura Westerfeld and Perry Cummins. Sister of Sharon Collins, Gloria Comer, Hazel Mae Gillman, Rosemary Kinnett, Donna Miller, Charlotte Moore, Patricia Vogel, Jack, Paul and Robert McDaniel. Grandmother of 12. Great-grandmother of 17.

FRISZ, Nancy J. (Felix), 84, St. Patrick, Terre Haute, Nov. 24. Mother of Ann Brownfield, Jane McCrocklin, Kristina Taylor, Kathy Vaughn, Joan, David, Mark and Kurt Frisz. Grandmother of 14. Great-grandmother of six.

HENN, Mary Catherine, 82, Christ the King, Indianapolis, Dec. 1. Wife of Anthony Henn. Mother of Juli Van Wyk, Andy, Dan and David Henn. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of one.

HUTCHINS, Charles Randall, 77, St. Anthony of Padua, Clarksville, Nov. 24. Husband of Beverly Hutchins. Father of Chuck and Scott Hutchins. Brother of Lavonne Hagan, Mildred Scharre, Corrine Yates and Ronnie Hutchins. Grandfather of two.

KAISER, Irma M., 90, Holy Family, Oldenburg, Dec. 8. Mother of Beverly Joyce, Mark, Michael and Steven Kaiser. Sister of Marge Arthur. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of eight.

LEONHARDT, Phyllis, 92, St. Andrew, Richmond, Dec. 5. Mother of Rosemary Pierson, Susan Semb, Rebecca Turnbaugh and Tom Leonhardt. Sister of Susanne Lahrman. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of six. Great-great-grandmother of one.

LOHREY, Mary Elizabeth, 94, St. Michael, Brookville, Nov. 30. Mother of Bonnie Chaney and Donna Drenchen. Grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of one.

LOUGH, Rita Marie, 92, Most Holy Name of Jesus, Beech Grove, Nov. 26. Mother of Teresa Haumesser, Catherine, Charles III and Thomas Lough. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of nine.

MAGINOT, Jennifer McKenzie, 15, Cathedral High School, Indianapolis, Dec. 10. Daughter of Paul and Michele Maginot. Sister of Alli and Greg Maginot. Granddaughter of Jim and Helen Maginot and Bruce McKenzie.

RADOSEVICH-CLENDENIN, Paula Sue, 63, Immaculate Heart of Mary, Indianapolis, Dec. 7. Wife of Jim Clendenin. Sister of Barbara Swanson, Larry and Robert Radosevich.

RANSDELL, David J., 69, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, Dec. 8. Husband of Mary Ann Ransdell. Father of Emilee Bush, Alison Eagleman and Phil Ransdell. Son of Freda Mae Ransdell. Brother of Cora Ladigo and Darrel Ransdell Jr. Grandfather of five.

William Marcotte, father of Fathers David and Douglas Marcotte, died on Dec. 13

William “Bill” Joseph Marcotte, the father of Fathers David Marcotte and Douglas Marcotte, died on Dec. 13 at the Villas of Guerin Woods in Georgetown.

The Mass of Christian Burial was scheduled to be celebrated on Dec. 17 at St. Augustine Church in Jeffersonville. Burial was to follow at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, also in Jeffersonville.

Marcotte was born on Feb. 9, 1944, in Gary, Ind. He was a graduate of Emerson High School in Gary and the Kelly School of Business at Indiana University in Bloomington.

He married Irene (Nienaber) Marcotte on Nov. 25, 1978, at St. Mary Church in Greensburg. They had recently celebrated their 37th wedding anniversary. Bill is survived by his wife Irene and two sons, Father Douglas Marcotte, administrator of St. Augustine and Most Sacred Heart of Jesus Parishes in Jeffersonville, and Father David Marcotte, associate pastor of St. Malachy Parish in Brownsburg. Bill is also survived by his brother Jim Marcotte of Lawrenceburg, and his sister JoEllen Ball of Hercules, Calif., as well as several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Bill worked as a computer specialist for the Finance Center at Fort Benjamin Harrison for 42 years. Bill had a great love for music, and spent several years operating a disc jockey business in his spare time. Bill was also proud to be one of the founding fathers of the Knights of Columbus St. John Neumann Council #10713 in Greenfield.

Memorial gifts may be sent to Bishop Bruté College Seminary, 2500 Cold Spring Road, Indianapolis, IN 46222, or to The Villas of Guerin Woods, 8037 Unruh Drive, Georgetown, IN 47122. †

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