May 20, 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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BERGER, Clara, 92, St. Paul, Tell City, May 8. Mother of Virgilee Jackson, Frances and Paul Berger. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of three.

BRAY, Jennifer M. (Dake), 39, St. Joseph, Shelbyville, May 3. Wife of Randall Bray. Mother of Garrett Love, Kylie, Keaton and Nicholas Bray. Daughter of Terry Willey and Stephen Dake. Sister of Christina Jones, Amanda and Jonathan Dake.

CASTNER, James, 69, St. Jude, Indianapolis, May 2. Husband of Diana Castner. Father of Andrew, Jason and Timothy Castner. Brother of Sue Castner. Grandfather of one.

DURCHOLZ, Ben, 14, Annunciation, Brazil, March 15. Son of Chris and Annette Durcholz. Brother of Emily, Lee and Patrick Durcholz. Grandson of Jan Durcholz, Bernie and Donna Vogler.

HARRISON, Gerald C., 82, St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Aurora, May 6. Husband of Phyllis Harrison. Father of Holly Dunham and Douglas Huesman. Brother of Marcia Sims. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of nine.

HURRLE, Barbara Ann, 89, St. Roch, Indianapolis, May 6. Mother of Theresa Roussel, Peggy Teagardin, Eva, Dan, Dave and Don Hurrle. Step-sister of Maryellen Bein, Martha Craig and Patty Leffler. Grandmother of 15. Great-grandmother of 13.

KEARNEY, Juanita L., 70, Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Jeffersonville, May 2. Mother of Renee Stock, Debbie Watterson and James Kearney. Sister of Rosie Boyd, Jeanette Williams, Gerald, Guy, Mickey and Thomas Smith. Grandmother of five.

KENNEY, James C., St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, May 6. Father of Mary Miller, Alice Kenney Reahard, Anne Marie Shinneman, Susan Walker, Jack and Jimmy Kenney. Grandfather of 13. Great-grandfather of 13.

KILLILEA, Julia A., 53, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, April 25. Sister of Maureen and Brian Killilea.

KNOTT, Charles P., 86, St. Ambrose, Seymour, April 28. Brother of Gene Knott. Uncle of several.

KOEPFER, James I., 81, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Jan. 26. Husband of Elizabeth Koepfer. Father of Nancy Engel and James L. Koepfer. Grandfather of two.

KOLLMAN, Katherine, 52, St. John the Apostle, Bloomington, May 9. Daughter of Patricia Kollman. Sister of Maria England, Teresa Lookatch and Deborah Vandercook.

MANGOLD, George B., 88, Most Sorrowful Mother of God, Vevay, May 4. Father of Rosemarie Pavy, Dan, Jeff, Mark, Michael and Steve Mangold. Brother of Charlotte Garrigan and Charles Mangold. Grandfather of 13. Great-grandfather of 40. Great-great-grandfather of one.

PURVIS, Ronald D., 55, St. Jude, Indianapolis, May 6. Father of Courtney Ellis and Matthew Purvis. Son of Betty Stapp and Arnold Purvis. Grandfather of eight.

RUSSELL, Dorthis B. (Bailey), 90, Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Indianapolis, May 8. Mother of Donna Laing, Deanna Ruse and Dennise Sparks. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of 23. Great-great-grandmother of several.

SCHAEFER, Elmer, 87, Our Lady of the Greenwood, Greenwood, May 4. Father of Marilyn Allen, Cheryle Ankney, Ann Fletcher, Peggy Redmond, Gary and Mike Schaefer. Brother of Rosemary Conrad, Harry, Lester, Ralph, Raymond Jr. and Robert Schaefer. Grandfather of 16. Great-grandfather of one.

SCHNEIDER, Patricia R. (Giffel), 79, St. Jude, Indianapolis, May 7. Wife of Donald Schneider. Mother of Kathleen Saylor, James Jr. and Michael Schneider. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of nine.

SCHOENBERG, John, 86, Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Indianapolis, May 4. Husband of Tena Schoenberg. Father of Angie Price and Mike Schoenberg. Brother of Marlene Jansen and Edward Schoenberg. Grandfather of five.

SHEPLEY, Cecilia M. (Zoellner), 78, St. Augustine Home for the Aged, Indianapolis, May 6. Mother of John Shepley. Sister of Barb McEvoy. Grandmother of three.

THOMPSON, Patricia (Kilbride), 61, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, April 30. Wife of Philip Thompson. Mother of Anne and Arthur Thompson. Sister of Bernard and Michael Kilbride. Grandmother of one.

WAIZ, Joseph E., 88, St. John Paul II, Clark County, April 28. Father of Melissa Hayes, Nancy Holiday, Karen Payne and Margaret Ray. Brother of William Waiz. Grandfather of nine. †

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