February 12, 2016


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ALLEN, Warren H., 95, St. Lawrence, Lawrenceburg, Jan. 22. Husband of Mary Louise Allen. Father of Janine Smith, Danny, Jeff and Terry Allen. Grandfather of eight. Great-grandfather of five.

AUGUSTINE, James M., 43, St. Gabriel, Connersville, Jan. 24. Husband of Amy Jo Augustine. Father of Sarah and Nickolas Augustine. Brother of Debbie Rouse, Brian, David, Kevin and Mark Bramer.

BAECHER, William J., 99, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Jan. 10. Father of Kathryn, James and John Baecher. Grandfather of 12. Great-grandfather of 11. Great-great-grandfather of three.

CLIFFORD, James T., 76, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Jan. 13. Husband of Donna Clifford. Father of Denise Kilgus, Debbie, David and Don Clifford. Brother of Patricia King, Michael and Thomas Clifford. Grandfather of six.

DILL, Dr. Myron K., 90, St. Joan of Arc, Indianapolis, Jan. 16. Husband of Edna Dill. Father of Carolyn Dapo, Elizabeth Falcone, Mary Garrison, Audrey Zerr, Jennifer, Myra, Anthony, Gregory and Jeffrey Dill. Brother of Carolyn Dill. Grandfather of 13. Great-grandfather of 10.

ESTRIDGE, Alberta D. (Behlmer), 94, All Saints, Dearborn County, Jan. 23. Mother of Marge Lutz and Judy Viel. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of three.

FENNERTY, Julia A., 81, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Jan. 25. Wife of Larry Fennerty. Mother of Laurel and Brian Fennerty.

GARRITSON, Judi, 74, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Jan. 11. Mother of Angie Butler and Eric Garritson. Sister of Rich Rardin. Grandmother of four.

GEDRICK, Norma I., 90, Sacred Heart, Clinton, Jan. 20. Wife of Charles Gedrick. Mother of Dottie McCormick, Clida Perry, Marsha Zucca and Charles Gedrick Jr. Grandmother of 11. Great-grandmother of 17.

GEIS, Charles, 89, St. Mary, Richmond, Jan. 24. Father of Lucinda Dunaway, Victoria Fosdick, Terri, Bob, Bryan and Paul Geis. Brother of Kathleen Lorenz. Grandfather of 20. Great-grandfather of 20.

GOHMANN, Kathleen, 92, St. Mary, New Albany, Jan. 28. Mother of Victoria Dodge, Paul and Stephen Gohmann. Sister of Gene Coomer. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of three.

GRINSTEAD, Helen, 95, Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Indianapolis, Jan. 15. Mother of Margie Stahley and JoEllen Thompson. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of eight.

HAMMERLE, Martha J., 80, St. Louis, Batesville, Feb. 1. Mother of JoLynn Eckstein and John Hammerle. Sister of Don and Jim Vogelsang. Grandmother of five.

HENRY, Dolores J., 83, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Jan. 21. Mother of Gail Boggs, Maureen Hoosier, Donna Smith, Martina Sternberg, Daniel, Gary and Matthew Preston. Sister of Marilyn Grenier, Sharon Tavi and Jackie Wright. Grandmother of 19. Great-grandmother of 24.

HESSIG, Mary Ann, 78, St. Augustine, Jeffersonville, Jan. 20. Mother of Donna Poole and Linda Stephens. Sister of Patricia Rittle, Peggy Wheatley, Allen, Daniel, David, Lawrence and Thomas Burke. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of nine.

HOLLAND, Gary V., 74, Sacred Heart, Clinton, Jan. 23. Father of Peggy Bridwell and Debi Mack. Brother of Mary Ann Barett.

LEE, Howard J., 86, St. Mary, Indianapolis. Jan. 27.

LaROSA, Delores J. (Riley), 79, Immaculate Heart of Mary, Indianapolis, Jan. 27. Wife of Joseph LaRosa. Mother of Antoinette, Maria, Anthony, Joseph and Michael LaRosa. Sister of Donald Riley. Grandmother of 15.

MCGOVERN, Jr. Paul C., 87, St. Michael the Archangel, Indianapolis, Jan. 16. Father of Linda Cook, Kathleen, Mary, Thomas and William McGovern. Grandfather of four. Great-grandfather of two.

NOBBE, Dallas John Aries, infant, St. Michael, Brookville, Dec. 31. Son of Samantha Mims and Dillon Nobbe. Brother of Jaxon Nobbe. Grandson of Beth Baker, Carrie Johnson and Phil Nobbe.

PETREE, Dorothy (Matthews), 92, Good Shepherd, Indianapolis, Feb. 1. Mother of Susan Evans and James Winans. Stepmother of eight. Grandmother of six. Step-grandmother of several. Great-grandmother of eight. Step great-grandmother of several.

RIORDAN, Daniel J., 78, Christ the King, Indianapolis, Jan. 23. Father of Brian, Daniel, Kevin and Michael Riordan. Grandfather of 10. Great-grandfather of four.

ROBB, J. Kevin, 54, St. Ambrose, Seymour, Jan. 22. Husband of Maria Eladia Robb. Father of Kevin Feliciano Robb.

ROSS, Robert L., 94, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Jan. 27. Father of Theresa Desautels, Donna and Jerry Ross. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of eight.

SCHICKEL, Catherine R., 95, St. Mary, Lanesville, Jan. 30. Sister of Mary Kirchgessner, Herman Jr. and Peter Schickel. Aunt of several.

SIMMERMEYER, Jerry, 81, St. Michael, Brookville, Jan. 28. Husband of Mildred Simmermeyer. Father of Jayne Lanning, Holly Smith, Sharon Wilson, Dan, Doug, Greg and Steve Simmermeyer. Brother of Mira Ahlers, Toni Klug, Bernie Lorenz, Carol Livers, Jean Meer, Judy Nobbe and Mark Simmermeyer. Grandfather of 21. Great-grandfather of 16.

SQUILLACE, Anna Mary, 95, Most Holy Name of Jesus, Beech Grove, Feb. 1. Mother of Mary Jo Bergdoll, Frank, Mark and Michael Squillace. Sister of Rose Polk, Santina Gallimore, Frank, Joseph, Michael and Paul Bova. Grandmother of 11. Great-grandmother of 11.

TONER, Virginia L., 92, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Jan. 24. Mother Mary Briden, Jeanne Cano and David Toner. Grandmother of eight. Step-grandmother of two. Great-grandmother of 12. Great-great-grandmother of one.

VARGAS, Benito Sanchez, 73, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Jan. 26. Husband of Ana Delgado Sanchez. Father of Ana, Bertha, Alfredo, Arturo and Carlos Sanchez. Grandfather of 16. Great-grandfather of 12.

VEERKAMP, Gary L., 65, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Jan. 23. Stepfather of Racquel Woods. Brother of Dianna Deputy, Elaine Jerrell, Bev Moore and Steve Veerkamp. Step-grandfather of two.

VESPER, Jeannine A., 78, Immaculate Heart of Mary, Indianapolis, Jan. 27. Stepmother of David, Christopher and Timothy. Sister of John Moran. Grandmother of five.

VESSELY, Jeffery S., 69, St. Mary, Indianapolis, Feb. 1. Husband of Susan Vessely. Father of Leslie Krefta, Sara and Thomas Vessely. Brother of Colleen Kaczvinsky, Jane Peterson and Juleen White. Grandfather of eight. Great-grandfather of one.

WEBER, Constance R., 60, All Saints, Dearborn County, Jan. 22. Wife of Joseph Weber. Mother of Jennifer Perry, Adam, Darren and Michael Weber. Sister of Rosie Hoog, Paula Rudisell, Mary Schuman, Donald, Jeff, Tony and Victor Bischoff. Grandmother of 14.

WHITE, Dollie M. (Drumb), 90, St. Vincent de Paul, Bedford, Jan. 29. Mother of Agnes and Sharon Drumb, Karen Frye and Russell White. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of six.

YANNER, Joseph W., 92, St. Mary, Lanesville, Jan. 19. Uncle of several. †

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