August 26, 2016


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BEAM, Joshua W., 32, St. Charles Borromeo, Milan, Aug. 10. Husband of Amy Beam. Father of Amelia Beam. Son of Joe and Theresa Beam. Brother of Sunshine, Jacob and Jeremiah Beam.

CHALUPA, Harold D., 82, Our Lady of Lourdes, Indianapolis, July 9. Husband of Helen Chalupa. Father of Donna Finch, Barbara Hall, Helena Seyfert, Deana and Clayton Chalupa. Brother of Donna Fisk. Grandfather of eight. Great-grandfather of three.

CUAZLTC, Eleuterio Cuautle, 71, St. Joseph, Shelbyville, July 25.

CURTIS, David L., 74, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Aug. 12. Father of Debbie Applegate, Bonnie Larosa, Jeff, Mike and Phil Curtis. Grandfather of 16. Great-grandfather of four.

DAPUZZO, Rosemarie, 82, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Aug. 6. Mother of James DaPuzzo III and Vincent DaPuzzo. Grandmother of two.

DONOVAN, Joan P., 85, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, Aug. 10. Mother of Julie, Frank and Patrick. Grandmother of four.

GARNER, Robert M., 66, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, July 28. Husband of Sherry Garner. Father of Jacki and Kathleen Garner.

GROSSMAN, Leonard J., 79, St. Lawrence, Lawrenceburg, Aug. 7. Husband of Mary Ellen Grossman. Father of Cyndi Eichenberger, Jenny Harris, Karen Stoll, Bob, Chris, Joe, Mike and Tony Grossman. Brother of Alma Corson, Mary Ann Maples, Rita Robbins, Ruth Wagers, Martin and Raphael Grossman. Grandfather of 17. Great-grandfather of two.

HARRIS, Thomas P., 76,

St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, Aug. 15. Husband of Margaret Mary Harris. Father of Theresa Dunn, Kathleen Ford, Elizabeth Hauser and Patrick Harris. Grandfather of seven.

HOWE, Michael J., 62, SS. Francis and Clare of Assisi, Greenwood, Aug. 12. Husband of SueEllen Howe, Father of Emily Blaile, Elijah and Michael Howe. Son of Sally Hren. Brother of Donna Haggard, Sally Miller, Judy Pavey, Diana Prosser, Judy Tindall, Mary Williams, Christopher, Joseph and Martin Howe. Grandfather of four.

LABITA, Anthony M., 91, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Aug. 6. Husband of Grayce Labita. Father of Gary, Glenn and Gregg Labita. Grandfather of two.

LAROSA, Michael J., 62, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Aug. 10. Husband of Dian LaRosa. Father of Salvatore LaRosa, Dylan and Tyler Sutton. Brother of Josephine Beck-Jennings, Antoinette Connolly, Frances Klene, Mary Lou Morrison, Joseph, Paul and Salvatore LaRosa. Grandfather of two.

MCLEAN, Jean A., 84, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, Aug. 10. Wife of Charles McLean. Mother of Audrey Dybedock, Karen Radcliff and Scott McLean. Sister of Clarence Mayer. Grandmother of five.

MERSHON, Sandra K., 75, St. Patrick, Terre Haute, July 31. Wife of Francis Mershon. Mother of Leslie Mershon Ling and Frank Mershon.

MUND, Miriam H., 89, St. Lawrence, Lawrenceburg, Aug. 2. Mother of Fred and Tim Mund. Sister of Marlene Lachtrupp, Passionist Father Carl and Paul Tenhundfeld. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of six.

VOEGELE, Elsie L., 87, St. Charles Borromeo, Milan, Aug. 10. Mother of Sharon Beight, Marvin and Roger Voegele. Grandmother of 14. Great-grandmother of 34.

Providence Sister Mary Loyola Bender served as motherhouse sacristan for 27 years

Providence Sister Mary Loyola Bender died on Aug. 16 at Mother Theodore Hall at St. Mary-of-the-Woods. She was 98.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Aug. 20 at the Church of the Immaculate Conception at the motherhouse. Burial followed at the sisters’ cemetery.

Anna Loyola Bender was born on Oct. 13, 1917, in Owensboro, Ky. She entered the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods on Feb. 2, 1939, and professed final vows on Aug. 15, 1946.

During her 77 years as a member of the Sisters of Providence, Sister Mary Loyola ministered as sacristan at the motherhouse from 1941-68. In this ministry, she prepared the Church of the Immaculate Conception at the motherhouse for all liturgies. She also made many vestments, altar clothes and other items used in worship through her considerable seamstress skills. She then served as administrator of Providence Retirement Home in New Albany from 1968-78.

Sister Mary Loyola also oversaw maintenance in Catholic schools in Washington, and ministered at a retirement community of the Sisters of Providence in Massachusetts.

She returned to the motherhouse in 2003 to work as a seamstress before dedicating herself entirely to prayer in 2010.

Sister Mary Loyola is survived by a brother, Joseph Bender of Owensboro.

Memorial gifts may be sent to the Sisters of Providence, 1 Sisters of Providence Road, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, St. Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876. †

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