September 23, 2016


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BATALON, Thomas A., 72, St. Charles Borromeo, Bloomington, Sept. 4. Son of Trinidad Batalon. Brother of Diana Albeso, Linda Au, Carol Takafuji and Nelson Batalon. Uncle of several.

BITTER, Jane N., 86, Christ the King, Indianapolis, Sept. 8. Mother of Mary Hession, Clark, Greg and Phil Bitter. Grandmother of five.

CHAPLIN, Christina I., 89, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Sept. 1. Mother of Ronald and Scott Chaplin. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of four.

CRANNY, Jerrold, 91, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Sept. 7. Husband of Nancy Cranny. Father of Marcia Fitzgerald, Elizabeth Harlan, Patty Hendrickson, Carolyn Siderys, Jody Zeph and Kevin Cranny. Brother of Richard Cranny. Grandfather of 18. Great-grandfather of six.

DUMFORD, W. Paul, 73, St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, Bright, Sept. 4. Husband of Jane Dumford. Brother of Barbara Hagedorn, Ruth Ann Newman and Mary Vance.

FISCHER, Richard W., 81, St. Mary, Greensburg, Sept. 10. Father of Krista Bower, Connie Kinker, Dave, Gary, Richard and Timothy Fischer. Brother of Marian Sutton. Grandfather of 13. Great-grandfather of four.

GAVAGHAN, James V., 97, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Sept. 9. Father of Pattiann. Bob and Dennis Gavaghan. Brother of Anna Nolan. Grandfather of seven. Great-grandfather of 13.

GLASSCOCK, Chet A., 31, St. Augustine, Jeffersonville, Sept. 8. Son of Deborah Glasscock. Brother of Shelly Glasscock and Stacy Werner. Uncle of several.

GRAVENSTRETER, Terrance V., 54, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Aug. 20. Father of Thomas Gravenstreter. Brother of Kathy Clifford, Liz Coonce, Cindy Hagelskamp, Connie Jones, Snow Martella, Chris, Tim and Tom Gravenstreter.

GRAVES, Leo D., 63, Prince of Peace, Madison, Sept. 7. Brother of Gordon Graves.

HALLORAN, Suzanne, 68, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Sept. 11. Wife of Thomas Halloran. Mother of Jack and Jim Halloran. Sister of Jim Simmons. Grandmother of three.

HARDY, Carol A. (Smith) Kloss, 78, Prince of Peace, Madison, Sept. 12. Mother of Elizabeth Flemming, Theresa Handlon, Mary Vest, Charles and Scott Kloss. Stepmother of Jo Ann Long and William Hardy. Sister of Charles Smith. Grandmother of nine. Step-grandmother of several. Great-grandmother of two. Step-great-grandmother of several.

HUGHES, Frances J., 69, St. Andrew, Richmond, Sept. 7. Wife of Richard Hughes. Mother of Angie Powell and Nick Hughes. Sister of Carolyn Herold. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of three.

HURRLE, Christopher, 55, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, Sept. 11. Father of Elizabeth, Stephanie, Joshua and Nathaniel Hurrle. Son of Marilyn Hurrle. Brother of Terri Adams, Karen Barthelmas, Cathy Bray, Lynn Cox, Jenni Peterman and Jim Hurrle.

LANGHAM, Stephen, 98, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Sept. 10. Father of Angie Beechler, Cathy, Margaret, Ed, Jim and John Langham. Grandfather of nine.

McDOLE, Richard L., 43, St. Roch, Indianapolis, Sept. 2. Husband of Kelly McDole. Father of Rebekah, Victoria, Brian and Samuel McDole. Son of Jo Ellen Pittman. Brother of Daniel and Ronnie Hall.

MILLER, Marjorie L., 88, St. Maurice, Napoleon, Sept. 8. Mother of Mary Kohlman, Ann, Carl, David, Frank, James, John, Louie, Marvin, Robert and Steve Miller. Sister of Harold Souder. Grandmother of 14. Great-grandmother of 15.

MOLITOR, Glenn W., 77, SS. Francis and Clare of Assisi, Greenwood, Sept. 12. Husband of Audrey Molitor. Father of Dana Compton, Jan Gasper, Cheryl Gaudian and Kevin Molitor. Brother of Loretta Bruns, Jane Huddleston, Florence Joerling, Mary Ann Rhodes, Conrad, Gerald, Michael and Richard Molitor. Grandfather of 10. Great-grandfather of four.

MURPHY, Donna, 57, St. Therese of Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, June 26. Mother of Marla Knops and Nathan Bizzle. Daughter of Dot Fulner. Sister of Carolyn Fernandes, Denise Schmid, Ron and Russ Fulner.

OTTE, Nancy L., 70, Immaculate Heart of Mary, Indianapolis, Sept. 12. Wife of William Otte. Mother of Karl and Kurt Otte. Sister of Edward Little. Grandmother of seven.

PATTERSON, Betty Lou, 88, St. Michael the Archangel, Indianapolis, Aug. 25.

PFAFFINGER, Aleene, 82, St. Augustine, Jeffersonville, Sept. 12. Aunt of several.

SOPER, Ruth M., 80, St. Augustine, Jeffersonville, Sept. 11. Wife of Marion Soper. Mother of Carol Paolantino, Claudia and Charles Soper. Sister of Betty Dattillo. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of two.

STEMLER, William K., 93, St. Augustine, Sept. 1. Father of Karen Rader, David, Kerry and Scott Stemler. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of five.

TEX, Richard M., 82, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Sept. 14. Father of Kevin Tex. Brother of Mary, Michael, Ronald and Thomas Tex.

THOMAS, William F., 88, St. Gabriel, Connersville, Sept. 11. Husband of Shannie Thomas. Father of Jan Beachler, Sherri Leedke, Patricia Lohse, Theresa Owens, Frank and James Thomas. Grandfather of 14. Great-grandfather of four.

WILLIAMS, D. Marie, 102, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Sept. 2. Mother of James and Michael Williams. Grandmother of 11. Great-grandmother of 25.

WILLS, Dorothy A., 84, St. Simon the Apostle, Indianapolis, Sept. 9. Wife of Larry Wills. Mother of Karen Kinder, Mary Shaler, Patty and Larry Wills II. Grandmother of two. Great-grandmother of five. †

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