January 22, 2016


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BECKHAM, Larry Spencer, 71, Most Holy Name of Jesus, Beech Grove, Jan. 6. Husband of Rosemary (Lauck) Beckham. Father of Annette Cox, Dawn Breedlove, Anthony, Bobby, Bryan, Christian, Nicholas and Timothy Beckham. Brother of Joyce Douglas. Grandfather of eight. Great-grandfather of two.

BOSLER, Evangeline B., 86, St. Paul, Tell City, Jan. 5. Wife of William Bosler. Mother of Janet Kuntz, David, Gary and Ron Bosler. Sister of Joy Hinkle and Gayle Naviaux. Grandmother of 20. Great-grandmother of 12.

BUECHLER, Edmund C., 90, St. Mary, Navilleton, Jan. 9. Husband of Margaret (Lang) Buechler. Father of Deborah Buechler-Goldman, Danny and Steve Buechler. Grandfather of five. Great-grandfather of seven.

CALEY, Mary (Harmon), 67, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyd County, Jan. 9. Wife of Alan Caley. Mother of Tina Raes. Sister of Patricia Brown, JoAnn Mancuso, Eric and Terry Harmon. Grandmother of two.

CLAPPER, Mary Vaneta, 85, St. Roch, Indianapolis, Dec. 23. Mother of Christine Dux, Ann Wendling, Joseph and Michael Clapper. Sister of Bob Shine. Grandmother of 10.

CORLEY, Averitte Wallace, 88, St. Matthew the Apostle, Indianapolis, Jan. 3. Husband of Dixie Ann (Johnson) Corley. Father of Deborah and Paula Corley. Brother of Carole Rose, Sheila Tignor and Jerry Baltimore.

DOLL, John E., 75, St. Louis, Batesville, Jan. 7. Husband of Judy (Raver) Doll. Brother of Elizabeth Beitzinger and Pat Crittenden.

DUFFY, David G., 76, Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Jeffersonville, Jan. 4. Father of Cecilia Hughes, Mary Nigg and Martha Duffy. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of two.

FRANCHVILLE, S.R., 68, St. Paul, Tell City, Jan. 8. Husband of Linda Franchville. Father of Kassy McIllrath and Aaron Franchville. Brother of Patsy Casper, Carol Miller, Sue Schipp, Millie Wigand and Larry Franchville. Grandfather of four.

GARGULA, Doris (Freeman), 83, Immaculate Heart of Mary, Indianapolis, Jan. 6. Mother of Monica Johengen, Carl, John, Mark and Michael Gargula. Sister of Ralph and Wayne Freeman. Grandmother of 13.

JOHNSON, Ernest Edward, 74, St. Joseph, Corydon, Jan. 6. Husband of Margaret (Kopp) Johnson. Father of Melissa East, Joyce Zwahlen, Gary and Larry Johnson. Brother of Lewis Johnson. Grandfather of 11.

KINDER, Janelle (White), 54, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Dec. 25. Wife of Kevin Kinder. Mother of Paige Thompson, Keelian and Nicholas Kinder. Sister of Dee Strong, Christina, Dean and Drew White. Grandmother of one.

KIRBY, Michael, 64, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Jan. 5. Husband of Carolyn Kirby. Father of Curtis and Whitney Kirby. Brother of John and Van Kirby. Grandfather of one.

MARKER, Mary Violet, 82, St. Bridget, Liberty, Jan. 1. Wife of Kenneth Marker. Mother of Kathy McClellan, Jenny Ritz, Susan Sandlin, Allen and Duane Marker. Grandmother of 15. Great-grandmother of 14.

MEYER-MULINARO, Mary J., 90, St. Roch, Indianapolis, Jan. 1. Mother of Patty Crane, Mike and Tom Mulinaro. Sister of Robert LeCompte. Grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of four.

MITCHELL, Delores Ann (Wright), 82, St. Gabriel, Connersville, Jan. 5. Wife of Roland Mitchell. Mother of David Mitchell. Sister of John Wright.

MOFFITT, Mary Kathryn (McGinnis), 65, St. Gabriel, Connersville, Jan. 6. Mother of Lucinda Moffitt-Maiden and Paula Moffitt. Sister of Thomas and William McGinnis. Grandmother of three.

OSWALD, Ireva L., 88, St. Joseph, Shelbyville, Jan. 8. Mother of Pamela Ballard and Karen Prichard. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of five.

PACE, Stephen R., 71, St. Anthony of Padua, Clarksville, Dec. 30. Husband of Phyllis Pace. Father of Christina Faulkner. Stepfather of Brian, Jeffrey, Jerry and Todd Zimmerman. Brother of Robert Pace. Grandfather of nine.

PAYTON, Irma Jean, 85, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Jan. 1. Mother of Diane Mills, Janet Newman, Laurie Pushor, Nancy Simanek and Mark Payton. Sister of Sally Hembree, Bob and William Wheeling. Grandmother of 12. Great-grandmother of 11.

WILSON, Floyd E., 85, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Jan. 1. Father of Patty Burke and Larry Wilson. Brother of Forest Wilson. Grandfather of three. †

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