May 6, 2016

Obituaries

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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BACK, Betty L., 89, St. Francis Xavier, Henryville, March 15. Mother of Geraldine Allgeier, Mary Beth Heitzman, Lois Hunn, Denise Schott, Dessie Seibert, David, Gerald and Patrick Back. Sister of Shirley Brock. Grandmother of 37. Great-grandmother of several.

BARZILAUSKAS, Anne H., 97, St. Charles Borromeo, Bloomington, April 16. Mother of Carl Barzilauskas. Sister of Frances Cabitor. Grandmother of one.

BARTHOLD, Clementine B., 95, St. Augustine, Jeffersonville, April 21. Mother of Judith DeSimone and John Barthold. Sister of Angeline, Anthony and Joseph Schwan. Grandmother of five.

CALLAHAN, Virginia B., 90, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyd County, April 20. Mother of Linda Martin, Michael and Patrick Callahan. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of 16. Great-great-grandmother of three.

DELLON, Jack, 80, SS. Francis and Clare of Assisi, Greenwood, April 21.

FEASTER, George, 86, St. John the Apostle, Bloomington, April 19. Husband of Oma Feaster. Father of Jean Hall, Bill, Don, Ed, Larry, Mickey and Steve Feaster. Grandfather of 10.

FELLER, Robert J., 94, St. Michael, Brookville, April 19. Father of June Dittlinger and Jerry Feller. Brother of Arthur and Harold Feller. Grandfather of five. Great-grandfather of 15.

FUCHS, Mary Ann, 85, All Saints, Dearborn County, April 19. Wife of Leo Fuchs. Mother of Barbara Bissett, Rose Mary Horner, Raymond and Robert Fuchs. Sister of Paul Stock. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of six.

FUCHS, Mary Jane, 94, All Saints, Dearborn County, April 14. Mother of Marjorie Fuchs, Dorothy Hautman, Pamela Herrmann and Valerie Messina. Grandmother of four.

GILES, 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.

GREEN, Timothy W., 59, SS. Francis and Clare of Assisi, Greenwood, April 20. Son of Aileen Green. Brother of Gail and John Green.

HOUSE, James, 70, Holy Angels, Indianapolis, April 17. Husband of Marie House. Father of Regina Bacon, Dorothea Herbert, Charlotte Ruffin and Petita Wallace. Brother of Pamela Edwards, Valerie Ewing, Martha House and Cherie McCord. Grandfather of seven. Great-grandfather of two.

LACIVITA, Eva, 96, St. Michael the Archangel, Indianapolis, April 12. Mother of Anna Roberts. Grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of nine.

LEACH, William H., 73, St. Augustine, Jeffersonville, April 21. Father of Sharon Armstrong, Deborah Browning and William A. Lech. Grandfather of four.

MARTIN, Jean I., 87, St. Michael, Charlestown, April 17. Mother of Veronica Lawson. Grandmother of one. Great-grandmother of one. Great-great-grandmother of three.

MICELI, Philip R., 75, St. Roch, Indianapolis, April 22. Husband of Cheryl Miceli. Father of Beth Miceli Cooper, Ann Steele, Nicholas and Salvatore Miceli. Grandfather of seven.

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

NOEL, Ervil R., 95, St. Michael the Archangel, Indianapolis, April 8. Husband of Rita Noel. Father of Joan Kinnaman, Gregory, Jeffrey, John, Michael and Peter Noel. Grandfather of 19. Great-grandfather of three.

PEARCE, Mary E. (Yatsko), 90, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, April 23. Wife of William Pearce. Mother of Mary Ellen Ball, Donna Ornelas, Kathy Tsouchlos, Paula, Bill and Jim Pearce. Sister of Pauline Yatsko. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of two.

RUNNEBOHM, Julia, 79, St. Vincent de Paul, Shelby County, April 19. Wife of Nick Runnebohm. Mother of Susie Brown, Kathy Johnson, Cindy Whitten and Mike Runnebohm. Grandmother of seven.

SAVING, Frank, 89, St. Mary, New Albany, April 17. Father of Theresa Johnson, Deborah Juliot, Francine Miller, Brad and Jeff Saving. Brother of Thomas Saving. Grandfather of seven. Great-grandfather of 10.

SCHANTZ, Janet M., 80, St. Louis, Batesville, April 20. Mother of Jennifer Wessler, Rachel Wilson, Anthony, Lloyd, Mark and Steven Schantz. Sister of Mary Ann Wilson and Bob Uphaus. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of 11.

WEBSTER, Michael S., 45, Prince of Peace, Madison, April 23. Father of Jordan Webster. Son of Albert and Margaret Webster. Brother of Jeana Cole, Jule and Lee Ann Webster.

ZINSER, Mary G., 87, Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Jeffersonville, April 15. Mother of Karen Baer, Robert, Roger and Terry Zinser. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of seven.

ZORGER, Samantha M., 12, St. Joseph, Shelbyville, April 16. Daughter of Joel and Cassandra Zorger.


Benedictine Brother Philip Ripley served in parish ministry for nearly 40 years

Benedictine Brother Philip Ripley, a monk of Saint Meinrad Archabbey in St. Meinrad, died on April 16 at his residence in Evansville, Ind. He was 83.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on April 22 at the Archabbey Church of Our Lady of Einsiedeln. Burial followed at the Archabbey Cemetery.

Brother Philip was a jubilarian of monastic profession, having celebrated 64 years of monastic profession.

Clarence Henry Ripley was born on Aug. 6, 1932, in Paducah, Ky.

He attended one year of high school at St. Mary’s Academy in Paducah before enrolling at the former Saint Meinrad Seminary High School in St. Meinrad, where he graduated in 1950.

Brother Philip then began a period of candidacy, working in the monastery tailor shop. He was invested as a novice in the monastery a year later, professed simple vows on Aug. 10, 1952, and perpetual vows on Aug. 10, 1955.

After working in the tailor shop for five years, Brother Philip was assigned to the high school seminary’s library, where he worked for five years.

In 1977, he began nearly 40 years of service to St. Mary Parish in Evansville, working as a housekeeper and launderer, assisting in the sacristy, and caring for many of the parish’s sick and elderly through his ministry as an extraordinary minister of holy Communion.

Memorial gifts may be sent to Saint Meinrad Archabbey, 200 Hill Drive, St. Meinrad, IN 47577. †

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