March 18, 2016


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AIMERS, Justin R., 22, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, Feb. 25. Son of Dr. William and Sandra (Soderstrom) Aimers. Brother of Erin Rose and Erika Whelan. Grandson of Helen Aimers.

BAKER, Jean Ann, 85, Christ the King, Indianapolis, March 3.

ANDRES, Harold J., 91, St. Anthony of Padua, Clarksville, Feb. 22. Father of Phillip Andres. Brother of Helen Englert. Grandfather of eight. Great-grandfather of nine.

CADE, Mary V., 96, Christ the King, Indianapolis, Feb. 27.

CAIN, Richard W., 84, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, March 4. Husband of Margot Cain. Father of Elizabeth Hoff, Laura Robinson, Sarah Yaworsky, Jeffrey, Stephen and S. Thomas Cain. Grandfather of 22. Great-grandfather of one.

CARNEY, Daniel O., 51, St. John Paul II, Clark County, Feb. 26. Husband of Lori (Hagest) Carney. Father of Samantha Carney. Brother of Joseph and Patrick Carney.

DOYLE, Marcella L. (Wagner), 100, St. Roch, Indianapolis, March 5. Mother of Sharon Fitzgerald, Mary Veerkamp, Linda Wyciskalla, Dave and Ron Doyle. Grandmother of 22. Great-grandmother of 23. Great-great-grandmother of two.

EHRINGER, Wilma R., 78, St. John Paul II, Clark County, Feb. 20. Wife of Paul H. Ehringer. Mother of Lisa Howerton, Carol, Paul and Stephen Ehringer. Sister of Margaret Becht, Roberta Black and Loretta Schenck. Grandmother of two. Great-grandmother of five.

FRIEDMAN, Rose M., 95, Christ the King, Indianapolis, Feb. 24. Mother of Nancy Friedman.

GEARNS, Frances, 97, Our Lady of Lourdes, Indianapolis, Feb. 26. Mother of Denise Allen, Louise Johnson, Ann Smith, David, James and William Gearns. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of several.

GOLDSMITH, Jo, 63, St. Louis, Batesville, March 3. Wife of William Goldsmith. Mother of Kelley Crager, Lindsey Eick and Josh Goldsmith. Daughter of Gilbert Meyer. Sister of Barb Susorney, Dorothy Zigler, Loraine, Ruth and Ed Meyer. Grandmother of two.

GREIG, Margaret A., 67, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Feb. 27. Wife of Michael Greig. Mother of Shirley Montgomery, Kimberly Shelby, Douglas and Michael Greig, Jr. Sister of Ruth Johnson and Gene Stambaugh. Grandmother of 23. Great-grandmother of 10.

HARPRING, Paul B., 81, St. Joseph, Shelbyville, Feb. 27. Husband of Edna (Lambert) Harpring. Father of Diane Erickson, Marlene Hague and Ronald Harpring. Brother of Betty Brown. Grandfather of four. Great-grandfather of three.

HEGARTY, Edward F., 86, Christ the King, Indianapolis, Feb. 28. Husband of Mary Hegarty. Father of Janmarie Connor and Laura Robert. Brother of Rosemary Adamson, Nancy Condon, Margie Miller and Maureen Schulz. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of one.

HEIOB, Helen M. (Murphy), 89, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Jan. 26. Mother of Sally Armstrong, Peggy Whisett and Robert Heiob. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of three.

HOUNTZ, Rosemary, 82, St. Nicholas, Ripley County, Feb. 24. Mother of Angela Myers, Dan, Kenneth, Marvin, Randy and William Hountz. Sister of Virginia Black and Marcella Schutte. Grandmother of 17. Great-grandmother of nine.

JACKSON, Donna Kay (Graf), 50, St. John Paul II, Clark County, 50, 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.

KEMPF, Jackie, L., 68, St. Paul, Tell City, Feb. 26. Wife of Dave Kempf. Sister of Jeanne Robbins, Dave, Mark and Mike Howland.

KING, Courtney M., 28, Christ the King, Indianapolis, Feb. 26. Daughter of Terry L. King. Sister of Hailee and Zachary King. Granddaughter of Mary Jane Furnish and Wanda King.

KOLB, Norma E., 77, St. Michael, Brookville, March 3. Mother of Brenda Cheeseman, Veronica Ensor, Kimberly Sizemore, Beverly, Elmer and James Kolb. Sister of Lois Abercrombie, Ethel Roble, Daniel and Herbert Stevens, Cecil, Frank, James and Walter Turner. Grandmother of 11. Great-grandmother of nine.

KOSINSKI, Lucrecia, 78, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, March 5.

LOHRMAN, Joseph, 60, Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Indianapolis, Feb. 29. Brother of Maggie Johnson, Joannie Prusa, Mary Schmoll, Bill and Jim Lohrman.

MAGERS, Daniel F., 88, St. Anne, New Castle, Feb. 29. Father of Mary Kay French and Doug Magers. Grandfather of four. Great-grandfather of seven.

MEIER, Edith L., 88, St. Michael, Brookville, March 6. Sister of Frank Meier.

O’CONNOR, John, 83, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, March 3. Husband of Geraldine O’Connor. Father of Diana Happel, Mary Kay McCreary Dunaway, John, Patrick and Timothy O’Connor. Brother of Mary Catherine McRoy and Bernard O’Connor. Grandfather of 14. Great-grandfather of seven.

OGAN, Frederick, 77, St. John the Apostle, Bloomington, March 7. Husband of Carol Ogan. Father of Sherilyn Fosha, Rodney and Scott Ogan. Brother of Debbie Hoy, Deloris Hurlburt and Alan Ogan. Grandfather of seven. Great-grandfather of two.

OLIGER, Marie E., 97, St. Mary, Greensburg, March 8. Mother of Susan Powers and Peter Oliger. Sister of Marjorie Mahan, Mildred Moeller, Roger and Vincent Welage. Grandmother of six.

PAULY, Lorraine, 98, St. Simon the Apostle, Indianapolis, March 2. Mother of Jeane Mellina, Teresa Sharrer and Kathy Sickels. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of two. Great-great-grandmother of one.

PERKINS, Donna (Potter), 67, St. Joseph, Rockville, Jan. 11. Wife of Jay E. Perkins. Mother of Zachary Perkins. Sister of Debra Juarze and Michael Jones.

RENE, Michael S., 68, St. Roch, Indianapolis, Feb. 26. Father of Anne Rincker, Meghan and Joseph Rene. Brother of Mary Ann Johnson. Grandfather of two. Step-grandfather of three.

REESMAN, Patricia A., 76, St. Joseph, Shelbyville, March 3. Mother of Melissa Gibson. Sister of David Critser. Grandmother of one.

ROBERTS, Nancy, 83, Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Indianapolis, March 3. Mother of Cynthia Kelle, David, Dennis, Jeffrey and Steven Roberts. Sister of Lori Good, Dan and Rick Stupecki. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of 10.

ROUGEAU, Wellesley E., 89, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Feb. 22. Husband of Adelle Rougeau. Father of Lynn Barker, Cindy Connor, Cherie Hussion and Russell Rougeau. Brother of Lynnette Konopacki and Shirley Stratton. Grandfather of nine. Great-grandfather of four.

SANDERS, Jack W., 64, St. Joseph, Rockville, Dec. 29, 2015. Husband of Christine (Daily) Sanders. Father of Jackie and Nicole Sanders. Brother of Jenny Sanders.

SEARS, Wanda Fay, 82, St. Patrick, Indianapolis, Feb. 29. Mother of Marsha Dillon, Terri Miller, Robert and William Sears. Grandmother of 11. Great-grandmother of 29. Great-great-grandmother of one.

SCHUCK, Harold J., 92, St. Michael, Brookville, March 4. Husband of Hazel Schuck. Father of Diane Bruns and Linda Rosenberger. Grandfather of three. Great-grandfather of six.

SIMMERMEYER, Frank J., 79, St. Mary-of-the-Rock, Franklin County, March 7. Husband of Alma Simmermeyer. Father of Laura Huber, Mary Lou Middendorf, John and Stephen Simmermeyer. Brother of Melly Allgeier, Jacqueline Armbruster, Barbara Lecher, Martha Simmermeyer and Rosie Weisenbach. Grandfather of nine.

THORNBURG, Virgil, 92, Holy Family, Richmond, March 2. Father of Tami and Rick Thornburg. Grandfather of two. Great-grandfather of one.

VEERKAMP, Mary E., 84, St. Joseph, Shelbyville, March 2. Wife of John B. Veerkamp. Mother of Jean Armstrong, Debbie Moorhead and Jerry Veerkamp. Sister of Betty Brown and Rita Koors. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of eight.

WANNER, Martha L., 89, St. Jude, Indianapolis, March 2. Mother of Rosemarie Cravens, Virginia Swayze and William Wanner. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of seven.

WATKINS-BURCH, Janet I., 83, Holy Angels, Indianapolis, Feb. 25. Wife of Claude Burch. Mother of Joycelyn Bradley, Laura McNeil, Cordryan Waire, Wilson Burch, Stacy and Steven Terrell and Timothy Watkins. Sister of Betty Howcott, Carl and Ronald Smith. Grandmother of 18. Great-grandmother of 25.

WEBER, Christopher J., 71, Christ the King, Indianapolis, Feb. 25. Husband of Marilyn Weber. Father of Jon, Nick and Patrick Weber. Brother of Jo Ann Baker, Doug, Greg and Mike Weber. Grandfather of two.

WERMEISTER, Elizabeth F., 95, St. John Paul II, Clark County, Feb. 27. Mother of Betty Ann Campbell, Cheryl Eubank, Mary Lynn Green and Suzy Sanders. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of 11.

WILLIAMS, Estelle, 95, St. Andrew, Richmond, March 4. Mother of Diane Taylor. Sister of Helen Hrabovsky. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of 18. Great-great-grandmother of four.

WILLIAMS, John L., 77, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, Feb. 22. Husband of Geraldine Williams. Father of Monica Black, Yolanda Greene and Dawn Poindexter. Brother of Dorothy Calvin, Mary Frances Jones, Virginia Smith, Roberta and Michael Williams. Grandfather of four.

WITSMAN, Wendell L., 87, St. Mary, Rushville, March 6. Husband of Eloise (Gooding) Witsman. Father of Maria Batcik, Cindy and Dale Witsman. Brother of Katha Majors. Grandfather of nine. Great-grandfather of eight. †

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