February 26, 2016


Please submit in writing to our office by 10 a.m. Thursday before the week of publication; be sure to state date of death. Obituaries of archdiocesan priests serving our archdiocese are listed elsewhere in The Criterion. Order priests and religious sisters and brothers are included here, unless they are natives of the archdiocese or have other connections to it; those are separate obituaries on this page.

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BROWN, Joseph M., 81, St. Joan of Arc, Indianapolis, Jan. 24. Husband of Mable Brown. Father of Desiree Randle, Kim Wharton, Cheryl Wright, Dallas and Keith Brown. Brother of Mary McDonald.

BURGAN, Diana S., 61, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Feb. 7. Wife of Stephen Burgan. Sister of Connie Hogue, Bill, David, Glenn, Steve and Terry Graber.

CAMPBELL, Doris E., 97, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis. Feb. 7. Mother of Richard Coffee, Jr. Grandmother of five.

CHAMBERLAIN, David, 79, St. Andrew, Richmond, Feb. 8. Husband of Carole Chamberlain. Father of Dana Pierson, Chris and Vernon Chamberlain. Grandfather of three. Great-grandfather of one.

CONCANNON, Philip A., 87, St. Vincent de Paul, Bedford, Feb. 8. Father of Marianna Teague and Philip Concannon. Grandfather of five. Great-grandfather of nine.

CULBERTSON, Bridget, 87, St. Mary, Richmond, Feb. 5. Mother of Candace Miller, Cynthia Olendorf, Christopher and Craig Culbertson. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of five.

DAY, Melvin J., 92, St. Mary, Lanesville, Feb. 14. Husband of Dolores Day. Father of Maureen Cantrell, Anne Harbeson, Brigid Ott, Joan Robinson, Maria, Kevin, Nick and Vince Day. Brother of Rose Mary Schueler. Grandfather of 13. Great-grandfather of 15.

DUCKWORTH, Mary, 80, SS. Francis and Clare of Assisi, Greenwood, Feb. 11. Wife of Eddie Duckworth. Mother of Mark and Stephen Duckworth. Grandmother of two. Great-grandmother of one.

EGNER, Frances (McPeek), 81, All Saints, Dearborn County, Feb. 6. Mother of Kathleen Hartman, Eileen McKain, Molly Watkins, Nancy and Tim Egner. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of seven.

ESPIQUE, Jose R., 95, St. Michael the Archangel, Indianapolis, Feb. 7. Father of Gilda Agulo, Chona Merjudio, Betsy Patron, Bernadette Tomeldan, J. Philip and Rick Espique. Grandfather of 16. Great-grandfather of nine.

FISHER, Robert L., 89, St. Catherine of Siena, Decatur County, Feb. 10. Brother of Naomi Prickel and Shirley Giesting. Uncle of several.

HORAN, Kevin J., 61, St. Anne, New Castle, Feb. 8. Husband of Dana (Neff) Horan. Father of Daniel, David and Kevin Horan II, Aaron and Evan Lyall. Brother of Michele Bohling, Patia Tolle, Christopher, Michael and Timothy Horan. Grandfather of 11.

KLUEBER, Hazel V., 86, St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Aurora, Feb. 10. Mother of Georgia Jones, Melinda and Terry Klueber. Sister of Percy Craig. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of three. Great-great-grandmother of two.

KOONS, James E., 75, St. Andrew, Richmond, Feb. 9. Husband of Patricia Koons. Father of William Coons. Brother of Nancy Sharp. Grandfather of three. Great-grandfather of two.

KRAUSE, Ortis, 56, St. John Paul II, Clark County, Feb. 9. Father of Nikki Davis, Heidi and Robby Ward. Brother of Patty Catoire, Kenny and Perry Krause. Grandfather of one.

LAKIN, Carolyn Ann, 79, St. Mary, Indianapolis, Feb. 9. Mother of Johanna Lakin-Thomas, Mary, James and Joseph Laken. Sister of Barbara Jo Dale.

LANCASTER, Donna M., 69, Good Shepherd, Indianapolis, Feb. 5. Mother of Danielle Olivier, Jonathan and Ryan Halloran. Daughter of Mary Morris. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of one.

MORRIS, Mary I., 90, St. John the Apostle, Bloomington, Feb. 16. Aunt of several.

PETER, Clara, 86, St. Paul, Tell City, Feb. 10. Mother of Angela Hammack, Leona Poehlein, David, Joe and John Peter. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of one.

RADTKE, Maria (Poschmann), 92, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, Feb. 13. Mother of Elizabeth Flack, Dorie Green, Mary Ann Williams and Martin Radtke. Sister of Gretchen Kaiser. Grandmother of eight.

ROY, Jacob F., 83, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, Sept. 26, 2015. Husband of Rosita Roy. Father of Robin, Susan and Jean-Pierre Roy.

SIMS, Gloria F. (Combes), 93, St. Mary, Richmond, Feb. 9. Mother of Katherine Clark, Gloria Morgan, Rebecca Recher and David Combes. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of 12. Great-great-grandmother of six.

STOEFFLER, Evelyn Mae, 84, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, Nov. 20. Mother of Suzette Davis and Donald Stoeffler. Grandmother of three.

SUMMERS, Marilyn R., 83, SS. Francis and Clare of Assisi, Greenwood, Feb. 8. Wife of James Summers. Mother of Angela Pope. Grandmother of four.

THIEME, Eric, 34, St. Simon the Apostle, Indianapolis, Feb. 11. Husband of Ann (Ries) Thieme. Father of Hadley, Hampton, Hayden and Hudson Thieme. Son of Tim and Janet Thieme.

TROSSMAN, Roy J., 84, All Saints, Dearborn County, Feb. 10. Brother of JoAnn Buschur, Rita Duggins, Rose Martini, Agnes, Lucille, Violet and Floyd Trossman.

WHALEN, Pearl, 92, St. Paul, Tell City, Feb. 11. Mother of Norma Deel, Beth Nix, Arlene Rauscher, David, John and Stephen Whalen. Grandmother of 15. Great-grandmother of 33.

WISE, Robert M., 96, St. Agnes, Nashville, Jan. 9. Father of Dianne Wise Gubka. †

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