October 21, 2016


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AMSDEN, Thomas, 74, St. Philip Neri, Indianapolis, Oct. 6. Husband of Lois O’Vivion-Amsden. Father of Stefani and Anthony Amsden and Michael O’Vivion. Brother of Mary Kay Watkins and Bob and John Amsden. Grandfather of three.

ANGLIN, Joann, 78, St. Mary, North Vernon, Sept.19. Mother of Deborah Anglin. Sister of Linda Vawter and Jack Wickens. Grandmother of one. Great-grandmother of three.

BOWMAN, Ruth, 84, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Oct. 4. Mother of Christine Christoph, Diane Clark, Denise Jordan and Carol Schreiber. Sister of Cynthia Daughtry, Joyce Bowman, Diane Jabaley, Pam Strode and Carl Austin. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of five.

COOK, Gail L., 72, St. Mary, North Vernon, Sept. 8. Husband of Patty Cook. Father of Dara Dougherty, Danette Kirchner , and Danene Pifer. Brother of Carol Jen Barlund. Grandfather of eight. Great-grandfather of one.

CRAIG, Edythe E., 82, St. Vincent de Paul, Bedford, Oct. 5. Mother of Jim, Jon and Tom Craig. Grandmother of four. Step-grandmother of three.

FISH, Marvin D., 62, St. Mary, Rushville, Oct. 9. Husband of Marcia Fish. Father of Megan, David, Jeff, Mark and Mike Fish.

GIBSON, Sally J. (Benner), 71, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, Oct. 5. Mother of Brent, Jay and Todd Gibson. Sister of Pat Benner. Grandmother of three.

HAMPTON, Jr., Warren C., 72, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Oct. 2. Husband of Catherine J. Hampton. Father of Jeff Hampton. Brother of Doug Hampton. Grandfather of two.

HELM, Ruth Evelyn, 91, St. Mary, North Vernon, Sept. 1. Mother of Judy Howe, Susan Westerman, John, Steve and Tony Helm. Sister of Helen Rogers. Grandmother of 14. Great-grandmother of 23.

HESSEL, Dorothy (Jaworowski), 92, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, Oct. 2. Mother of Kathleen Linkhart and Charlene Parrish. Grandmother of two. Great-grandmother of four.

HIRES, Margorie M. (Horsley), 93, St. Gabriel, Connersville, Oct. 6. Mother of Susan Bunyard, Mila Young and Ron Stevens. Grandmother and great-grandmother of several.

JOHNSON, Bruce E., 76, St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Cambridge City, Oct. 1. Husband of Mary Johnson. Father of Renee Judy, Deborah Shurtleff and Carl Johnson. Brother of Janice Robinson, David and Gary Johnson. Grandfather of seven. Great-grandfather of two.

KIRCHGESSNER, Mary V. (Schickel), 81, St. John the Baptist, Starlight, Oct. 4. Mother of Rita Beam, Rosie Torres, Betty Vick, Theresa Williams, Bill, David, Jerry and Tim Kirchgessner. Sister of Herman and Peter Schickel. Grandmother of 26. Great-grandmother of 23.

KLUMP, John E., 91, All Saints, Dearborn County, Sept. 28. Husband of Hilda Klump. Father of Mary Booker, Cindy Hilty, Kay Nocks, Debbie, Richard and Thomas Klump. Grandfather of 12. Great-grandfather of 11.

MALLORY, Donald W., 84, St. Joseph, Shelbyville, Sept. 30. Husband of Donna Mallory. Father of Judy Creviston and Jeffrey Mallory. Grandfather of three.

MARTIN, Jay D., 88, St. John Paul II, Clark County, Sept. 27. Husband of Helen Martin. Father of Dawn Frakes, Denise Hammer, Debra LaCour, Diana Roberts and Douglas Martin. Brother of Irma Watkins. Grandfather of nine. Great-grandfather of six.

MAZANOWSKI, Karen A., 77, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, Oct. 5. Wife of Zygmunt Mazanowski. Mother of Alison, Eileen, Elizabeth, Emily, Erin, Heather, Karen, Lisa, Michelle, Natalie, Rebekah, David, Joshua and Zygmunt. Grandmother of 53. Great-grandmother of 20.

MEYER, Mary Louise, 97, St. John the Baptist, Osgood, Sept. 27. Mother of Carol Williams, Kenneth, Paul and Robert Meyer. Sister of Joanne Brooks, Jane Stuehrenberg and Paul Stuehrenberg. Grandmother of 11.

MILLER, Adrian J., 92, St. Michael, Bradford, Sept. 28. Father of Bonnie Kingrey and William Bohannon. Grandfather of 11. Great-grandfather of two.

PAPALKO, Cheryl E., 68, St. Simon the Apostle, Indianapolis, Oct. 5. Wife of Jeffrey R. Papalko. Mother of Lindsey Knight, Kirk and Rodd Papalko. Sister of Holly Vargo, James Blair, Scott Smith, and Craig Talbott. Grandmother of eight.

PHILIPS, Nancy, 66, St. Mary, Greensburg, Oct. 5. Wife of Alfred Phillips. Mother of Jeff and Jeremy Phillips. Sister of Sandy Starost, Garret, Ronnie and Steve Stenger. Grandmother of one.

POLIAK, Norma Jean, 84, Christ the King, Indianapolis, Oct. 1. Mother of Annette Pointer, Chris and Mark Poliak. Sister of Sue Ann Vawter. Grandmother of four.

RICHEY, Betty J., 85, St. Michael, Cannelton, Oct. 3. Wife of Curtis Richey Jr. Mother of Rita Braun, Roberta Hafele, Robert and Ryan Richey. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of seven.

RIVELLI, James A., 89, St. Joan of Arc, Indianapolis, Sept. 26. Husband of Sarah Rivelli. Father of Nancy Davidson, Patty Jo Debrow, Diane Leake, Linda, Chris, Joe, and Jim, Jr. Rivelli. Brother of Cecilia Gargano, Bill, Jackie and Tom Rivelli. Grandfather of 23. Great-grandfather of 20.

ROTH, Sr., Robert J., 97, St. Anthony of Padua, Clarksville, Sept. 25. Father of David and Rick Roth. Brother of Betty Phillips. Grandfather of four. Great-grandfather of 15. Great-great-grandfather of six.

STINNETT, August “Gus” J., 83, Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary, Indianapolis, Oct. 5. Husband of Ruth Feltz Stinnett. Father of Catherine Pfeifer, Rita Sahm, Michael, Steven and Suzanne Stinnett. Grandfather of nine. Great-grandfather of nine.

WINGLER, Martha Jane, 77, St. Michael, Greenfield, Oct. 2. Sister of Mary Ann O’Brien and Linda Smith.

Carolyn Riebe, mother of Father Todd Riebe, died on Sept. 30

(Editor’s note: The following is a corrected obituary of Carolyn Riebe, which was first published in the Oct. 14 issue of The Criterion.)

Carolyn A. (Fuhrmann) Riebe, the mother of Father Todd Riebe, pastor of St. Mark the Evangelist Parish in Indianapolis, died on Sept. 30 in Indianapolis. She was 95.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Oct. 4 at the chapel of Calvary Cemetery in Terre Haute. Burial followed in the cemetery.

Carolyn Riebe was born on Nov. 11, 1920, in Wausau, Wis. She graduated from Eagle River Union Free High School and attended the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wis.

She married her husband, Chester Riebe, on Sept. 19, 1948, at St. Peter the Fisherman Church in Eagle River, Wis. Chester preceded her in death on Aug. 30, 1978. She is survived by her daughters, Jill Peters and Heide Riebe, and her sons, Father Todd and William Riebe and four grandchildren.

Prior to retirement, Riebe worked in Terre Haute at Schultz Department Store, Montgomery Ward, the Terre Haute Police Department and the Vigo County Welfare Department. She was a longtime member of Sacred Heart Parish in Terre Haute.

Riebe enjoyed spending time with her friends, keeping up on current events and praying for family and friends.

Memorial gifts may be sent to Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, 2322 North 13 ½ Street, Terre Haute, IN 47804-2498.†

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