September 2, 2016


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BACHMAN, Dolores A. (Rake), 86, St. Mary, Lanesville, Aug. 17. Mother of Becky Kepley and Tim Bachman. Sister of Bernice Kleehamer and Marcella Popp. Grandmother of three.

BATIC, Michael D., 61, St. Michael the Archangel, Indianapolis, July 31. Husband of Marjorie Batic. Father of Erin Yanney, Carrie and Scott Batic. Brother of Mark Batic. Grandfather of one.

BLOCK, Stacie E., 43, St. Anthony of Padua, Clarksville, Aug. 3. Daughter of Dan and Susie Block. Sister of Dan Jr. and Matt Block. Granddaughter of Will and Rosie Block and Dee Spitznagel.

CARADONNA, Mary Lou, 89, St. Augustine, Jeffersonville, Aug. 19. Sister of Robert Fisher. Aunt of several.

FIELD, Charmaine (Hoffman), 83, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Aug. 22. Mother of Maureen Annee, Charmaine Cota, Kathleen Heath, Karen McDowell, Colleen and Arthur Field IV. Sister of Ted Miller. Grandmother of 18. Great-grandmother of two.

FROELICH, Mary F., 94, St. Roch, Indianapolis, Aug. 19. Mother of Josephine Busald, Mary Coley, Roseann Kuhlmeyer, Carl, Edward and Frank Froelich. Grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother of several.

HEAVERIN, Gail, 67, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyd County, Aug. 18. Wife of J. Tim Heaverin. Mother of Angela Jacobi and Bridgett Yochum. Daughter of Sylvia Robertson. Sister of Mark Cox. Grandmother of four.

HOFFMAN, Edward H., 97, Holy Family, New Albany, Aug. 4. Husband of Betty Hoffman. Father of Ronald Hoffman. Stepfather of Connie Gettelfinger, Leanna Heintz, Karen Mahoney, June Solley, Kenneth, Marvin and Rolla Pirtle. Grandfather of 21. Great-grandfather of 43. Great-great-grandfather of eight.

HUTT, Betty Ann, 88, St. Anthony of Padua, Clarksville, Aug. 7. Wife of George Hutt. Mother of Linda Wright, Larry and Steven Hutt. Sister of Frank, Gary and Ted Bauerla. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of one.

JOHNSON, Geraldine E., 97, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Aug. 19. Mother of Jennifer Payne and Mary Beth Shine. Grandmother of four.

KENNINGTON, Mary Jane, 56, St. Michael the Archangel, Indianapolis, July 22. Wife of William Kennington. Mother of Joshua and Nikki Davis, Tony Earles, Christy Graves, Amber and Christy Kennington. Sister of Diana Arnold, Jennifer Alexander, Danny, Joe and John DeFabis. Grandmother of 17. Great-grandmother of one.

KRAMER, Carol, 64, St. Simon the Apostle, Indianapolis, Aug. 17. Mother of Eric Kramer. Sister of Colette Cowgill-Eligator and David Cowgill.

LAKER, Daniel, 63, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Aug. 17. Husband of Paula Laker. Father of Chad Laker. Son of Anthony Laker. Brother of Jennifer Hillan, Barbara Osborne, Andy, Phil and Rusty Laker. Grandfather of seven. Great-grandfather of two.

LEWIS, Charles H., 78, Mary Queen of Peace, Danville, Aug. 15. Husband of Ursula Lewis. Father of Linda Goodin, Lora Russell, Yvonne Sutton and Michael Lewis. Grandfather of 13. Great-grandfather of 10.

MOELLER, Janice K., 60, St. Anne, Hamburg, Aug. 19. Sister of Connie Nobbe, Carol Nowlin, Ann Wessler and Richard Moeller. Aunt of several.

MONROE, Jr., Richard, 73, Holy Family, New Albany, Aug. 4. Husband of Sharon Monroe. Father of Doug and Mark Monroe. Brother of Harry, Kenny and Larry Monroe. Grandfather of three. Great-grandfather of seven.

SERGI, Patricia, 61, Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Indianapolis, Aug. 14. Wife of Frank Sergi. Mother of Monica, Mark and Tim Sergi. Sister of Geralyn Davis, Mary Ann Lowe, Karen Stein, Bill, Jack, John and Kevin McMahon. Grandmother of one.

SPELLMAN, Mary (French), 83, St. Anthony of Padua, Clarksville, Aug. 11. Mother of Sherry Mann, Lynn Wilcoxson and Don Spellman. Sister of Marion Akers. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of 11.

VEST, Mary Ann, 84, St. Anthony of Padua, Clarksville, Aug. 11. Wife of Alfred Vest. Mother of Marilyn and Albert Vest. Sister of Barbara Cissell, Margaret Decken, Betty Kimplein and Geraldine Wade.

WISKER, Raymond F., 82, St. Joseph, Shelbyville, Aug. 4. Father of Sharon Fennell, Alma Kissel, Susan Pence and Nancy Stephenson. Brother of Barbara Patterson. Grandfather of nine. Great-grandfather of 10. †

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