June 3, 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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BECKMAN, Vincent P., 81, St. Martin of Tours, Siberia, May 3. Father of Cindy Schaeffer and Danny Beckman. Brother of Shirley Schnell. Grandfather of four. Step-grandfather of two. Great-grandfather of four.

CAITO, Philip W., 86, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, May 14. Husband of Betty Caito.

CLEMENTE, Dr. Jose Peralejo, 85, St. Andrew, Richmond, May 11. Husband of Erlinda Clemente. Father of Lisa Shirley, Froylan and Lito Clemente. Brother of Rosalinda de Leon, Dolores Pizano, Benjamin Bautista, Alicia and Maria Aurora Reyes. Grandfather of five. Great-grandfather of four.

CLIFFORD, Robert J., 57, Immaculate Heart of Mary, Indianapolis, May 11. Husband of Shaun Clifford. Father of Grace and Lilly Clifford. Brother of Jane Diehl, MaryLou Eddy, Kathy Gement, Dick and J.T. Clifford.

FERRIELL, Anna Marie, 88, Holy Family, Richmond, May 20. Wife of John Ferriell, Sr. Mother of George, John Jr. and Richard Ferriell. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of seven.

HALLORAN, Sheridan, 22, St. Charles Borromeo, Bloomington, May 12. Daughter of Kevin and Jennifer Halloran. Sister of Delaney, Aidan, Evan, Griffin and Riley Halloran. Granddaughter of Jim Weikert, George, Phyllis and Terry Halloran. Great-granddaughter of Marguerite Carpenter.

HIRT, Marlene A., 85, St. Mary, Greensburg, May 21. Wife of Paul Hirt. Mother of Susan Lecher, Mary Jo Lee, Cindy McCamment, Lisa Sigmon, David and Mike Hirt. Sister of Charles and Richard Metzler. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of five.

JONES, Mary Louise, 64, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Indianapolis, May 19. Mother of Charlotte and Eric Jones. Sister of Agnes Anderson, Theresa Dillon, Linda Eads, Patricia Shepardson, Jim, John, Kenny, Kevin, Ray and Tom Mader.

KIRLIN, Hazel R., 102, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, May 14. Mother of Celia Weidermann, John, Philip and Thomas Kirlin. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of three.

MEHLING, Stanley F., 76, St. Meinrad, St. Meinrad, May 19. Father of Joel, Justine, Quinn, Travis and Zack Mehling. Brother of Ruth Fritz, Ann Hunt, Margie Steckler, Terry Auffart, Jim and Norman Mehling. Grandfather of two.

MURPHY, Roma (Sideravicius), 86, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, May 20. Mother of Victoria Arthur. Sister of Antanas Sideravicius. Grandmother of two.

OWENS, Jean Ann, 64, St. Mary, Rushville, May 17. Wife of Mike Owens. Mother of Emmy Morgan, Chris and Quincy Owens. Sister of Joan Rose. Grandmother of 11. Great-grandmother of four.

PHILLIPS, Martha, 84, St. Michael the Archangel, Indianapolis, May 9. Mother of Carlita Gibson, Jeff and Steve Phillips. Grandmother of four.

POPP, Martha (Book), 78, St. John Paul II, Clark County, May 21. Wife of Robert Popp. Mother of Cheryl Freiberger, Brenda Robertson, Karen Schueler, David and Gary Popp. Sister of Alma Wells and Paul Book. Grandmother of 20. Great-grandmother of four.

POPP, Michael J., 58, St. John Paul II, Clark County, May 13. Husband of Patty Popp. Father of Samantha Borcherding, Jessica Popp and Adam Webb.Son of Robert and Martha Popp. Brother of Cheryl Freiberger, Brenda Robertson, Karen Schueler, David and Gary Popp. Grandfather of three.

SANDERS, Robert D., 84, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, May 19. Husband of Joyce Sanders. Father of Mary Rebrukh, Julie Thomas, Joann Yensel, John, Robert and Stephen Sanders. Brother of Janet Siakotos. Grandfather of eight.

SHELTON, Van E., 90, Prince of Peace, Madison, May 17. Husband of Jean Shelton. Father of Mary Ann Jacobs and John Shelton. Brother of Roy Shelton. Grandfather of four.

VAETH, Leon F., 70, St. Meinrad, St. Meinrad, May 12. Brother of James Vaeth.

WELCH, Rosemary, 92, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), May 4. Mother of Margaret and Lawrence Welch. Grandmother of four.

WILHELM, Martha R., 70, St. Louis, Batesville, May 21. Wife of Alvin Wilhelm. Mother of Michele Hutchek, Jennifer Lents, Brian and Christopher Wilhelm. Sister of Clarissa Adams, Albert, Cletus and Paul Suttmann. Grandmother of eight. †

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