January 15, 2016


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ADAMS, Charles Joseph, Jr., 78, St. John the Baptist, Starlight, Dec. 27. Husband of Phyllis (Lynch) Adams. Father of Kim Kruer, Charles III, Mitchell and Todd Adams. Grandfather of nine. Great-grandfather of five.

BECHT, Dorothy C., 93, St. Mary, Navilleton, Dec. 25. Mother of Mary Jacobi, Veronica Messmer, Suzanne, John, Lawrence and William Becht. Grandmother of 14. Great-grandmother of 16. Great-great-grandmother of two.

BEYL, Minnie Elizabeth (Phillips), 83, Holy Family, New Albany, Dec. 30. Mother of Laura Crowley. Grandmother of one.

BILLINGS, Stewart Richard, 75, St. Charles Borromeo, Bloomington, Dec. 31. Father of Jennifer Barnes, Courtney Crum-Hieftje, Stephanie Eberle, Susan Hendrickson and Roberta Stadtmiller. Grandfather of 13.

BISHOP, Michael William, 50, St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Aurora, Jan. 2. Son of Mary Bishop. Brother of Elinor Kelnhofer. Uncle of two.

BODENBENDER, Norman, 78, Holy Family, New Albany, Dec. 27. Husband of Helen (Faulkner) Bodenbender. Father of Cynthia, Roger, Todd and Travis Bodenbender. Brother of Gaye Casey, Gary, Greg and Randal Bodenbender. Grandfather of eight. Great-grandfather of five. Great-great-grandfather of one.

BREDE, William, 91, St. Lawrence, Lawrenceburg, Jan. 1. Husband of Helen Brede. Father of Jeff and Jim Brede. Grandfather of two.

BROCKMAN, Bonnie (Oldman), 90, St. Joseph, Corydon, Dec. 30. Mother of Bonita Baker, Mary Martin, Bill, Joe and Philip Brockman. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of three.

CARROLL, Beverly S., 77, St. Augustine, Jeffersonville, Dec. 21. Mother of Kimberly and Donald Carroll Jr. Sister of Donald Stemler.

CHAPMAN, David R., 70, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Dec. 15. Husband of Rita (Cavallaro) Chapman. Brother of Carol Starr and Ron Chapman.

COURTEAU, Patricia Elizabeth, 77, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Dec. 26. Wife of Donald Courteau. Mother of Kathryn and Kevin Courteau. Sister of Robert Franklin. Grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of six.

CROOK, Anne M., St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Dec. 25. Wife of Ken Crook. Mother of Katie Fox, Bryan, David and Timothy Crook. Sister of Don, Gerry, Robert and Vincent Keenan. Grandmother of seven.

DENNEY, Linda M. (Leppert), 54, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Dec. 21. Wife of Bart Denney. Mother of Bradley and Bart Denney. Sister of Cyndy Sampsell, Cheryl Schwab, Debbie Swope, Bobby, Gregg, Rick and Steve Leppert.

DUCOTE, Harold Augusta, Jr., 72, Immaculate Heart of Mary, Indianapolis, Nov. 28. Husband of Ellen (McWilliams) Ducote. Father of Nicole Fry, Natalie Loomis, Bryan, Harold III and John Ducote I. Son of Inez (Finch) Ducote. Brother of Bryan and Stuart Ducote. Grandfather of 15.

ELSEY, Nova A. Mounts, 86, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Indianapolis, Jan. 1.

GREER, Shannon, 42, St. Gabriel, Connersville, Dec. 17. Mother of Amanda Alcorn and Ashley Lane. Stepmother of Megan Anderson, Tiffany Lane and Rene Mackey. Sister of Leah Brown, Sherry Lovely and Billy Alcorn. Grandmother of 10.

GUIMONT, Colleen, 62, St. Matthew the Apostle, Indianapolis, Dec. 17. Wife of Richard Guimont. Mother of Jennifer Caddell, Jon, Michael and Todd Guimont. Sister of Carol Carnes, John, Kevin and Richard Hennessey. Grandmother of three.

HAUSER, Betty A., 78, St. Paul, Tell City, Jan. 1. Mother of Barbara King, Lisa Lutgring, Dan, Jake, John, Mike and Tom Hauser. Sister of Don and Jim Schroeder. Grandmother of 18. Great-grandmother of three.

HELDMAN, Ruth Marie, 85, St. Anthony of Padua, Clarksville, Dec. 25. Mother of Brian, Greg and Stephen Heldman. Grandmother of two.

HOWELL, Kathryn M., 85, St. Augustine, Jeffersonville, Nov. 29. Aunt of two.

KAVANAUGH, V. Leo, 90, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Dec. 25. Father of Mary Mercer. Brother of Franciscan Sister Timothy Kavanaugh, Howard and Tom Kavanaugh. Grandfather of one. Great-grandfather of one.

KRININGER, Deanna Lee (Risley), 69, St. Mary, New Albany, Dec. 21.Wife of Joseph Krininger. Mother of Brooke, Nicole, Brett and Marc Krininger. Sister of Patricia Tucker. Grandmother of five.

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

LOYD, Shirley Rosetta Nathan, 92, SS. Peter and Paul Cathedral, Indianapolis, Dec. 22. Wife of Frank Loyd Sr. Mother of Karen Turner, Frank Jr. and John Loyd. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of 10.

MANNIX, Alvina Margaret, 96, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Dec. 22. Mother of Jeanne Scheuring. Grandmother of several. Great-grandmother of several.

MARION, Henrietta (Keys), 96, SS. Peter and Paul, Cathedral, Indianapolis, Dec. 16. Mother of Pheola Bowens-Akers, Rita Nibbs, LaVon Wilson, Marsha and Michael Marion. Grandmother of 14. Great-grandmother of 31. Great-great-grandmother of one.

MAXWELL, Therese E., 82, St. Roch, Indianapolis, Dec. 30. Mother of Terri Burgess, Rita Hicks, Grace, Kristi, Matthew and Thomas Maxwell. Sister of Mary Ann Risch, Kathleen Turk and Daniel McCarthy. Grandmother of 16. Great-grandmother of one.

McGAR, Eric Scot, 55, former member St. John the Baptist, Starlight, Dec. 24. Father of Justin Gephart. Son of Eva (Sanford) McGar. Brother of Barbara Bierman and Mark McGar. Grandfather of three.

MONBOUQUETTE, Kathryn (Welch Hill), 95, Immaculate Heart of Mary, Indianapolis, Dec. 12. Mother of Mary Ellen, James, Michael and R. Martin Hill. Stepmother of Bernard, Brian, Paul and Peter Monbouquette. Grandmother of one. Step-grandmother of six.

NEDDE, Dolores (Steinhauer), 85, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, Dec. 27. Wife of Norman. Mother of Cindy, Julie and Larry Neede. Sister of Don Steinhauer.

O’GARA, Thomas Joseph, 87, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Dec. 28. Husband of Jeanne O’Gara. Father of Dr. Mary Jeanne Burger, Karen Hartnett, Kathleen Johnson, John and Tom O’Gara. Brother of Kathleen White. Grandfather of 12.

ORTMAN, Arthur B., 99, Immaculate Conception, Millhousen, Jan. 3. Husband of Velma Ortman. Father of Nancy Huff, Danny, Jim and Michael Ortman. Grandfather of 10. Great-grandfather of 30. Great-great-grandfather of one.

PEAY, Michael W., 66, St. John the Baptist, Starlight, Dec. 22. Husband of Barbara Peay. Father of Ashley Balmer-Dones, Davy Boha, Wendy Hubbs, Darren Oglesby, John and Joseph Peay. Son of Romanus and Margaret Peay. Brother of Marlene Howlett, Kathy Melton, Donna Wilson and Ronnie Peay. Grandfather of nine.

POWER, Jerald L., 57, St. Augustine, Jeffersonville, Dec. 28. Husband of Laura (Broy) Power. Father of Lilli Power. Stepfather of Michael Broy. Brother of Mindy Power Kulczar and Jimmy Power. Grandfather of five.

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

RASSELL, Mary Catherine, 80, St. Patrick, Terre Haute, Dec. 13. Mother of Paula Egan, Constance Marrs, Dan, Dave and Herman Rassell III. Sister of Margaret Anne Weust. Grandmother of 14.

SANTAROSSA, Mary Jane, 64, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Dec. 22. Wife of David Santarossa. Mother of Allison, Bobby and Domenic Santarossa. Sister of Rebeka Franklin, Ann Greer and Jill Schaffer. Grandmother of two.

SAXON, Kenneth, 69, St. Michael, Brookville, Nov. 20. Husband of Marita Saxon. Father of Judith Resler and Kenneth Saxon II. Brother of Patricia Banta, Regina Leising, Teresa Nigh, Alfred, Donald, Herbert and John Saxon. Grandfather of six.

SCOTT, Jessie Jo, 82, St. Paul, Tell City, Dec. 14. Wife of Burke Scott. Mother of David, Jay and Kent Scott. Grandmother of three.

SPIEGL, Julius F., 91, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, Dec. 22. Husband of Theresa (Anderson) Spiegl. Father of Janet Stephens and Donald Spiegl. Grandfather of six.

TIMPE, Michael R., 67, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Indianapolis, Dec. 14. Brother of Mary Ann Ullrich and Patrick Timpe.

TUOHY, Frances Jane, 85, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Dec. 29. Mother of Mary Beth Lamberson, Sue MacGill, Bill and Brian Tuohy. Grandmother of 12. Great-grandmother of one.

WALKER, Marguerite S., 91, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, Dec. 30. Mother of Barbara, Kathleen and Thomas Walker. Sister of Irene Middendorf. Grandmother of six.

WEIDNER, Nicholas B., 55, St. Augustine, Jeffersonville, Dec. 17. Husband of Karen Weidner. Father of Chastity and Robert Jeffers and Bryan Weidner. Son of Martin Weidner. Brother of Jackie Clemmons, Susan, Teresa and William Weidner. Grandfather of eight.

WIGGENHORN, Ruth E., 90, Immaculate Heart of Mary, Indianapolis, Dec. 29. Mother of Paula Hartz, Jane Tarpey, Susan and Robert Wiggenhorn. Sister of Charles and Edward Bramlage. Grandmother of six.

WILSON, Barbara Jean (Firsich), 76, St. Gabriel, Connersville, Dec. 18. Mother of Paula Coffman, Sheila Griffin, Tina Jobe, Monica Lee, Belinda Suggs and Randy Wilson. Sister of MaryAnn Wilhelm, James and Leon Firsich. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of three.

WINGERTER, Robert B., 91, St. Mary, Lanesville, Jan. 5. Husband of Rita Wingerter. Father of Rene Wingerter Buchanan, Randall, Robert Jr. and Ronald Wingerter. Grandfather of nine. Great-grandfather of 16.

WOLTER, Carl E., 91, St. Catherine of Siena, Decatur County, Dec. 19. Brother of Thelma Grossman, Evelyn Kiefer and Louis Wolter.

ZUPANCIC, Suzanne M., 62, St. Martin of Tours, Martinsville, Dec. 26. Wife of Charles Zupancic. Mother of Laurie, Libby, Craig and Wade Zupancic. Sister of Charles and John Gatewood. Grandmother of six. †

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