March 11, 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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CHAPMAN, Esther L. (Taiclet), 78, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, Feb. 25. Mother of Brenda Burtch, Angie Bullock, Debbie Hurd, Diane LePoidevin, Nancy Turner and Jim Chapman. Sister of Betty Chester, Carol Domingo, Lois Poort, Margie and Gordon Taiclet. Grandmother of 11. Great-grandmother of four.

CHAVIS, David, A., 69, St. Joseph, Rockville, Sept. 8, 2015. Husband of Judy J. Chavis. Father of Chris Buehler and Dan Chavis. Brother of Judy McBride and Kennie Chavis. Grandfather of five.

CLARK, Darrell, 55, St. Andrew, Richmond, Feb. 23. Father of Daniella McCurdy, Daphne, Rhonda and Dylan Clark. Brother of Shelly Norris.

COONING, Sr., Kim A., 67, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Feb. 10. Father of Patricia Collier and Kim Cooning Jr.

COPELAND, Hildegard, 89, St. Joseph, Rockville, Dec. 9, 2015. Mother of Jeannette Copeland. Grandmother of one. Great-grandmother of two.

DALTON, Marie, 83, Holy Family, Richmond, Feb. 17. Mother of Harold and Ronnie Dalton. Sister of John Rigney. Grandmother of two. Great-grandmother of three.

DEFIBAUGH, Julie, 72, St. Anne, New Castle, Feb. 25. Mother of Robyn Brenneman, Susan McBeath, Valerie and Bob Defibaugh. Sister of Judith McKay. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of one.

DOYLE, Mary Jane (Vaughn), 91, Christ the King, Indianapolis, Feb. 27. Mother of Claire Milford, Kathleen Gheen, Mary Beth Huddle, Patricia Al-Wahlili, John T. Doyle, Jr., and Michael J. Doyle. Grandmother of 13. Great-grandmother of eight.

GLISSMAN, Karol A., 60, Mary Queen of Peace, Danville, Feb. 9. Sister of Patricia Edwards, Kathy Stamper, Phyllis, Brian, David, Eric, James and Keith Glissman.

HALL, Heather, 73, Christ the King, Indianapolis, Jan. 4.

HORN, Richard, 90, St. Lawrence, Lawrenceburg, Feb. 27. Husband of Charlotte Horn. Father of Cathy Albright, Melissa Horn-Holland and Kimberly Nowacki. Grandfather of four. Great-grandfather of one.

JACKSON, Donna K. (Graf), 50, St. John Paul II, Clark County, Feb. 27. Wife of Bryan Jackson. Mother of Joshua and Zachary Jackson. Daughter of Theodore and Marcella Graf. Sister of Becky Mayfield, Ray and Rick Graf.

JAMES, Catherine B. (Picou), 91, St. Paul, Tell City, Feb. 21. Mother of Marilyn Breitweiser, Annette Hubert, Norma Sprinkle and Charlie Picou. Sister of Geraldine Smitley. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of 20. Great-great-grandmother of four.

JOHNSON, Joyce Ann, 64, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Feb. 25. Wife of Bob Johnson. Sister of Janice Courtney, Joseph and Robert Daeger. Aunt of several.

JOHNSTON, Jacquelyn, 89, St. Lawrence, Lawrenceburg, Feb. 26. Mother of Jill Caesar, Jan Carr and Jeff Johnston. Sister of Joan Grieve and Audrey Luhrsen. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of nine.

KAPPER, William C., 80, St. Charles Borromeo, Bloomington, Feb. 23. Husband of Anne Kapper. Father of Lisa Wrasse. Brother of Eileen Beuthien, Marjorie Blunt, Mary Dowty, Janice Morgan, Jerry, Jim and Lester Kapper. Grandfather of two.

KERR, Hazel M., 101, Feb. 26, St. Lawrence, Lawrenceburg, Feb. 26. Mother of Janet Zielinski. Sister of Margie Gulley and Mildred Sweepenheiser. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of 12. Great-great-grandmother of one.

LOWS, Robert L., 91, St. Lawrence, Lawrenceburg, Feb. 28. Husband of Mary E. Lows.

MCCONAHAY, Joseph P., 82, Christ the King, Indianapolis, Feb. 25. Husband of Mary Jane McConahay. Father of Maureen Johnson, Margaret, Kevin and Sean McConahay. Brother of Charles McConahay. Grandfather of three.

MCCONAHAY, Robert A., 91, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Feb. 25. Brother of Theresa Meyer. Uncle of several.

MITCHELL, Charlotte P., 103, St. Ambrose, Seymour, Feb. 27. Mother of Diana Stewart, Duane and Michael Mitchell. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of nine.

NICHOLS, Mary Ellen, 97, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Feb. 21. Mother of Patricia Dagon, Andrea Maynard, Brenda Tolliver and Kenneth Nichols. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of five.

POLK, Rose Marie, 93, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, Feb. 26. Mother of Josephine Annee, Tina Huck, Pauline Shotts and Merrill Polk. Sister of Santina Gallamore, Joe and Mike Bova, Jr. Grandmother of 19. Great-grandmother of 33.

ROGERS, Kathleen, 96, St. Mary, Richmond, Feb. 19. Sister of Bernadine Brann, Corrine Pentecost, Susann Sandala, Joann Wittman and Clifford Dickman. Step-grandmother of several. Step-great-grandmother of several. Step-great-great-grandmother of one.

TUGGLE, Lucretia J., 76, St. Ambrose, Seymour, Feb. 24. Mother of Candace Tuggle Gluck, Christina Tuggle Gray and Elaine Tuggle Nolan. Sister of Juanita McClellan, Marcia Stroud and John Gerth. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of six.

ZUPAN, Norbert M., 88, Mary Queen of Peace, Danville, Jan. 16. Husband of Dorothy Zupan. Father of Lisa Cardona, Maria Parke, Karen Smith and Mark Zupan. Brother of Marie and Edmund Zupan. Grandfather of 10. Great-grandfather of one. †

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