April 15, 2016


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BRENNAN, Joseph P., 90, St. Joseph, Shelbyville, Feb. 9. Husband of Beverly Brennan. Father of Sherrie Keshner, Jean Patz and Jane Snodgrass. Brother of Agnes and Francis Brennan. Grandfather of four. Great-grandfather of three.

COHEN, Olivia, 46, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, April 6. Mother of Madeleine and Jack Cohen. Daughter of Richard and Patricia Kramb. Sister of Emily Miller, Andrew and Patrick Kramb.

CROY, Suzanne, 83, St. Mary, Greensburg, April 2. Stepmother of Christopher, Gregory and Paul Croy. Sister of Christine Yarmuth, Gregory, Joseph, Robert and Richard Rust.

DOLES, Martha (Scheidler), 80, St. Mary, Greensburg, March 29. Mother of Bonnie Crider, Jennifer England, Douglas, Kirk, Robb and Scott Doles. Sister of Marlene Brown, Doris Kirschner and Robert Scheidler. Grandmother of 17. Great-grandmother of 24.

DUNKIN, Michael, 55, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, April 3. Father of Chelsey Luckmann and Ashley Steinhart. Son of Doris Dunkin. Brother of Kathy Crim, Bonnie Peters, Christina, Larry, Raymond and Ron Dunkin. Grandfather of two.

EARLS, Diane, 58, St. John the Baptist, Osgood, March 26. Wife of Norman Earls. Mother of Amanda Asbury. Daughter of Dallas and Leonella Propes. Sister of Betsy Gutzwiller, Susan Propes and Denise Vogel. Grandmother of two.

EMERSON-SMITH, Luanne, 79, St. Andrew, Richmond, April 3. Mother of Sarah Paul, Becky Thompson and Jeff Dickey. Sister of Jane Bowne. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of four.

EVANS, Bernard E., 85, Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Jeffersonville, April 5. Husband of Shirley Evans. Father of Cynthia Michels, Tamara, Christopher, Darryl, Kevin and Scott Evans. Brother of Janet Bowling. Grandfather of 22. Great-grandfather of 31. Great-great-grandfather of four.

FERRI, Pietro, 87, St. Jude, Indianapolis, April 7. Father of Laura Huckaby and Thomas Ferri. Brother of Franco Ferri. Grandfather of three.

GEENE, Lucille R., 88, St. Charles Borromeo, Bloomington, April 3. Mother of Susan DeMoss and Burk Geene. Grandmother of seven.

GILLES, Donald R., 61, St. Joseph, Shelbyville, April 4. Father of Jessica and Kevin Gilles. Brother of Jean Kelsay, Joe, Ronnie and Steve Gilles. Grandfather of six.

HARMENING, Wilma L. (Dukes), 75, St. Rose of Lima, Franklin, Feb. 12. Wife of Charles Harmening. Mother of Anna Reynolds, Julie Tinkle and Charles Harmening. Grandmother of 13. Great-grandmother of three.

HUDDOCK, Edward, 90, St. Rose of Lima, Franklin, April 4. Father of Paula Gallagher, Jan Gray, Karen Haley, Barbara Smith and John Huddock. Grandfather of nine. Great-grandfather of four.

LANDWEHR, Dr. Alfons, 94, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, March 31. Father of Stephanie Koke and Tim Landwehr. Grandfather of four. Great-grandfather of four.

LEWIS, Patricia C., 86, St. Jude, Indianapolis, March 16. Wife of Donald Lewis. Mother of Donna Faraci, Pamela Price, Gregory and Jeffrey Lewis. Sister of Susan Giensler, Kathleen Saunders and Barbara Teese. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of three.

MCDONALD, Inez L. (Arvin), 96, St. Vincent de Paul, Bedford, March 29. Mother of Mary Ann Butz, Gary, Gus, Jim and Ray McDonald. Grandmother of 12. Step-grandmother of two. Great-grandmother of 13.

MEYER, Donald E., 62, St. Louis, Batesville, April 4. Husband of Jennifer Meyer. Father of Jessica Meyer and Emily Zins. Brother of Paula Bohman, Patricia Kaiser, Diane Rynn, Cynthia Ziemke, Gary, Kenny, Richard and Robert Meyer. Grandfather of one.

MILES, Maureen P., 74, St. Joseph, Shelbyville, March 30. Mother of Pam Miller and Jerry Miles. Sister of Jane Spurling. Grandmother of one.

MOELLER, Mildred Ann (Welage), 89, St. Mary, Greensburg, April 1. Mother of Teresa Bavender, Martha Fisher, Ruth Haeufle, Mary Beth Wenning, Dan, Mark and Vincent Moeller. Sister of Marjorie Mahan, Roger and Vincent Welage. Grandmother of 15. Great-grandmother of 15.

O’DANIEL, Marilyn J., 77, St. Agnes, Nashville, April 4. Wife of Robert O’Daniel. Mother of Kim Yelinek, Denise and Kirk O’Daniel.

OSKIN, Mary E., 90, St. Paul, Tell City, March 31. Mother of Paula Baysinger, Doris Niehaus and Kim Nord. Sister of Ellanora Schneider, Earl and Herbert Damin. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of five.

PETERS, Tyrone L., 69, St. Maurice, Napoleon, April 2. Brother of Sharon Cozart and Gerald Peters. Uncle of several.

PLYMAN, Patricia, 78, St. Augustine, Jeffersonville, March 29. Mother of Jennifer Plyman and Margot Vetrovsky. Sister of Bill Rowe. Grandmother of five.

REIMER, Eleanor K., 91, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, April 4. Wife of Robert Reimer. Mother of Barbara Glanz and Kathleen Shank. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of four.

RENN, Rebecca R., 42, St. John Paul II, Clark County, March 25. Daughter of George and Rita Renn. Sister of Faye McAnelly, Amy McNew and Julie Renn. Aunt of several.

SCHAUB, Joseph H., 96, St. Roch, Indianapolis, April 7. Husband of Louise Schaub. Father of Gregory Schaub. Brother of Charles and George Schaub. Grandfather of eight. Great-grandfather of 26. Great-great-grandfather of one.

SEAY, Robert W., 85, former member of Our Lady of Lourdes, Indianapolis, March 31. Father of Mary, David and Robert Seay II. Grandfather of two.

SUDA, Edward J., 74, St. Joan of Arc, Indianapolis, March 25. Husband of Jessie Suda. Father of Tami Cloud, Anthony and Bryan Suda. Brother of Jenny Williams, Donald and Timmy Suda. Grandfather of 12. Great-grandfather of eight.

WALTER, Clare L., 93, St. Michael, Brookville, March 30. Mother of Kathi Bradley, Paula Eggleston, Brenda Leonard, Marcia Metz, Teresa Mohl, Karen Perusek, Andrea Stewart, Dennis Quinn, Adam and Neil Walter. Grandmother of 27. Great-grandmother of 26.

WOLFLA, Frank, 77, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, March 31. Husband of Rose Ann Wolfla. Father of Karen Kress, Kevin, Mark and Paul Wolfla. Brother of Louise Collet, Rosemary Steinmetz and Thomas Wolfla. Grandfather of nine. †

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