February 19, 2016


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ADER, Eugene, 82, Our Lady of the Greenwood, Greenwood, Feb. 7. Husband of Mary (Schmidt) Ader. Father of Mary Bratager, Margie Kaus, Kathy Sheaffer, Terri VanDeman, Bill, George, Joe and Tim Ader. Grandfather of 28. Great-grandfather of seven.

BANET, Betty Jo, 76, St. Francis Xavier, Henryville, Jan. 26. Mother of Allen Banet and Andrew Moore. Sister of Zita Cox, Sue Hayes and Larry McKean. Grandmother of three.

BEDEL, Jerome R., 68, Holy Family, Oldenburg, Feb. 5. Husband of Kathleen (Merkel) Bedel. Father of Cindy Gosser, Julie Reatherford, Jeffrey, Patrick and Philip Bedel. Brother of LaDonna Hoeing, Mary Ann Niese, Kathy Westrick, James, Michael, Norbert and Thomas Bedel. Grandfather of 14.

BEIDELMAN, Andrea L., 53, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Feb. 8. Wife of Kerry Beidelman. Mother of Casey and Clare Beidelman. Daughter of Thomas and Elaine Rau. Sister of Denise Hufford and Michelle Landeryou. Sister-in-law of Father Patrick Beidelman.

BIAGIONI, Louis F., 84, St. Charles Borromeo, Bloomington, Feb. 2. Husband of Joan Biagioni. Father of Anita, Carla, Diane, David and Peter Biagioni. Grandfather of eight. Great-grandfather of two.

BOTKIN, Beau D., 34, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Feb. 3. Son of Mark and Kathy Botking. Brother of Casey Botkin. Grandson of Joe Botkin and Shirley Botkin.

CUMMINS, Marie Therese, 88, St. Patrick, Terre Haute, Feb. 1. Mother of Patricia Wilson, Mary Wolf, Neil, Ryan and Tom Cummins. Grandmother of 14. Great-grandmother of six.

EHRINGER, Eleanor L., 95, St. Augustine, Jeffersonville, Feb. 4. Mother of Mary Lynn Jerrett, Marsha Underwood, Dennis and Robert Ehringer. Sister of Betty Rider. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of seven.

HUY, David W., 72, Prince of Peace, Madison, Jan. 29. Husband of Linda C. (DeLay) Huy. Brother of Jeff Huy. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of seven.

IRRGANG, Allen W., 91, St. Louis, Batesville, Feb. 2. Father of Christine Evans and John Irrgang. Step father of Ellen Lutterloh and Martin Brunner. Grandfather of 10. Great-grandfather of five.

JAROSINSKI, Cassandra Sue, 50, Our Lady of the Greenwood, Greenwood, Feb. 3. Wife of Peter M. Jarosinski. Mother of Jessica Jarosinski. Daughter of Paula Jo Morrison. Sister of Craig Beard.

JUZA, Helen E. (Casey), 71, Mary Queen of Peace, Danville, Jan. 6. Wife of George Juza. Mother of Keely Hegner, Shannon Pierson, Kevin and Sean Juza. Grandmother of 13.

KAZMIERZAK, Benedict A., 92, St. Martin of Tours, Martinsville, Jan. 29. Father of Denise and Paul Kazmierzak. Brother of Gertie Kerger, Marie and Andrew Kazmierzak. Grandfather of three. Great-grandfather of one.

LOWERY, Lora Mae, 88, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, Feb. 1. Mother of Kathy Trowbridge, Kevin Lowery. Sister of Carol Jean Beiter, Marcella Campbell and Doyle Kincaid. Grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of three.

O’DANIEL, Dorothy Mae, 90, St. Charles Borromeo, Bloomington, Jan. 28. Wife of Tom O’Daniel. Mother of Jayne Hendricks, Karen Scholl, Donna and David O’Daniel. Sister of Daniel Dierlam. Grandmother of 11. Great-grandmother of seven.

OLIVER, Dolores J. (Kramer), 85, St. Augustine, Jeffersonville, Feb. 8. Mother of Joeanna Joyce and Scott Oliver. Sister of Ann Vissing. Grandmother of two. Great-grandmother of three.

POTTER, Kathleen I., 65, St. Roch, Indianapolis, Jan. 30. Mother of Samuel Potter. Sister of Jocelyn Higgins, Bob and Richard Culbertson.

RENTMEERSTERS, Marian V., 86, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Jan. 28. Mother of Mary Beth Adams, Ann Dimitrelia, Katheryn, Gregory, Mark and Richard Rentmeersters. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of 11.

REQUET, Jr., Charles F., 79, Prince of Peace, Madison, Feb. 8. Husband of Joyce Requet. Father of Charles Requet III.

ROCHA, Clara, 80, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Feb. 1. Wife of Raul Rocha. Mother of Ruby Dadiva, Raquel Hansen, Rebecca Ward and Raul Rocha, Jr. Grandmother of three.

ROHE, Donald, 87, Holy Family, Richmond, Feb. 1. Father of Janet Bennett, Elaine Study, Bill, Jim and Tom Rohe. Brother of Melicent Winnedeld. Grandfather of 11. Great-grandfather of six.

SAPP, Rick L., 62, St. Roch, Indianapolis, Jan. 27. Husband of Mary Pat Sapp. Father of Katie Mote and Joseph Sapp. Brother of Pam Hanson, Kevin and Scott Sapp. Grandfather of three.

SHAEFFER, Rosalie Ann, 85, St. Matthew the Apostle, Indianapolis, Jan. 23. Wife of Patrick Shaeffer. Mother of Elizabeth Wissler, Charlene, James and Patrick Shaeffer, Jr. Sister of Dorothy Finn. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of eight.

SWARTZ, Joseph, 20, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Jan. 9. Son of Pete Swartz and Kelley Kennoy. Stepson of Rhonda Swartz and Kevin Kennoy. Brother of Katie, Lucy and Luke Swartz. Stepbrother of Noah Kennoy. Grandson of Larry Bailey, Vicki Bailey and Roy and Dorine Swartz. Step-grandson of Sharyn Bailey.

TURNBOW, Rose Marie, 59, St. Anthony of Padua, Clarksville, Jan. 29. Mother of Veronica Atkins and Jocelyn Ledbetter. Daughter of Agnes Ernstberger. Grandmother of six.

WEILER, Mary (Arnold), 96, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Jan. 10. Mother of Mary Jo Margner, Deborah McCurdy, David, Lawrence, Thomas and William Weiler. Sister of Aline Mascari and Dorothy Titsworth. Grandmother of 12. Great-grandmother of nine.

Daughter of Charity Sister Rosaria Raidl ministered in health care for 45 years, serving as a community nurse

Daughter of Charity Sister Rosaria Raidl died on Feb. 1 in Evansville, Ind. She was 83.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Feb. 5 at the Seton Residence Chapel in Evansville. Burial followed at the St. Joseph Cemetery in Evansville.

Sister Rosaria was born on Oct. 10, 1932, in Mount Calm, Texas, and was given the name Lillian Marie at her baptism.

She entered the Daughters of Charity in August 1952 and professed vows in September 1957.

Sister Rosaria earned a certificate as a registered nurse in 1956 from Hotel Dieu School of Nursing in New Orleans, a bachelor’s degree in nursing in 1963 from Marillac College in St. Louis and a master’s degree in adult nursing in 1980 from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.

She spent 45 years in health care ministry, serving in facilities in Alabama, Indiana, Missouri and Texas.

In the archdiocese, Sister Rosaria ministered from 1993-2014 as a community nurse at St. Vincent Hospital and Health Services in Indianapolis.

She also served in parish ministry in Mississippi and at the National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Emmitsburg, Md.

She retired to Nazareth Center in 2012.

Surviving are siblings Mary Rose Haferkamp, Frances LeGrande, Alaine Ann Winborne, and Edward and Frank Raidl.

Memorial gifts may be sent to the Daughters of Charity, Province of St. Louise, 4330 Olive Street, St. Louis, Mo., 63108.

Providence Sister Regina Shaughnessy ministered as an educator for 33 years, including in the archdiocese

Providence Sister Regina Shaughnessy died on Feb. 4 in Lourdes Hall at St. Mary-of-the-Woods. She was 94.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Feb. 13 at the Church of the Immaculate Conception at the motherhouse. Burial followed at the sisters’ cemetery.

Sister Regina was born on Dec. 16, 1921, in Indianapolis where she grew up as a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish.

She entered the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods on July 22, 1949, and professed final vows on Jan. 23, 1957.

Sister Regina earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College in St. Mary-of-the-Woods, and a master’s degree in English from the University of Notre Dame in northern Indiana.

During her 66 years as a member of the Sisters of Providence, Sister Regina ministered in education for 33 years in schools in Illinois, Indiana and California.

In the archdiocese, Sister Regina served in Indianapolis at the former Chartrand High School from 1965-68, the former Ladywood-St. Agnes School from 1970-76 and at the former Bishop Bruté Latin School from 1976-77. She later served in various administrative positions at the motherhouse from 1982-86 and 1998-2008. She dedicated herself entirely to prayer beginning in 2014.

Memorial gifts may be sent to the Sisters of Providence, 1 Sisters of Providence Road, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, St. Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876.

St. Joseph Sister Mary Cora Thoman served the archdiocese at Roncalli High School in Indianapolis

St. Joseph Sister Mary Cora Thoman died on Jan. 29 at the Nazareth Center in Kalamazoo, Mich. She was 91.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Feb. 1 at the Holy Family Chapel in Tipton. Burial followed at the Nazareth Center in Kalamazoo, Mich.

Mary Katherine Thoman was born on March 12, 1924, in Shelby County, and grew up as a member of St. Vincent de Paul Parish, also in Shelby County.

Sister Mary Cora entered the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph on Sept. 1, 1942. She professed first vows on July 2, 1945, and final vows on July 2, 1948.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Fontbonne College in St. Louis, and a master’s degree in secondary education from St. Francis College in Fort Wayne, Ind.

Sister Mary Cora spent most of her religious life ministering in Catholic education in schools across Indiana.

In the archdiocese, she served from 1972-74 at Roncalli High School in Indianapolis.

With a great devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary, Sister Mary Cora cared for a shrine to Our Lady of Lourdes at her community’s motherhouse in Tipton, Ind., and led the praying of the rosary at funeral wakes.

She retired to Nazareth Center in 2012.

Surviving are sisters Rita England and Dolores Hartman, both of Indianapolis, and Rosemary Schroder of Greensburg.

Memorial gifts may be sent to the Congregation of St. Joseph, 3427 Gull Rd., Nazareth, MI 49074. †

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