October 28, 2016


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BERRYMAN, Karen S., 53, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, Oct. 13. Daughter of Leroy and Rose Berryman. Sister of Alan Berryman.

CLARKSON, Mary Frances (Meier), 89, St. Michael, Brookville, Oct. 15. Mother of Mary Beth Baird, Catherine and Joseph Meier. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of six.

DEARING, Anita, 64, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Oct. 14. Mother of Harry and Teddy Dearing. Sister of Patricia Hurrle and Dr. Joan and Kathalene Mahoney. Grandmother of one.

DECKER, Andrew J., 61, St. Louis, Batesville, Oct. 16. Son of Helen Decker. Brother of Teresa Huy, Susan, Paul and Pete Decker. Uncle of several.

FELDHAKE, Leo, 93, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Oct. 16. Husband of Jean Feldhake. Father of Mary Ann Wietbrock, Linda, Teresa, Mike and Tom Feldhake. Grandfather of 12. Great-grandfather of five.

FLODDER, Wilbur E., 98, Holy Family, Oldenburg, Oct. 18. Father of Patti Bischoff, Debbie Hannebaum, Rick and Jim Flodder. Grandfather of 12. Great-grandfather of nine.

GRIFFIN, Thomas L., 96, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Oct. 11. Father of Kathleen Aldrich, Mary Ann Burkhart, Ruthie Reid, Eileen Walters, Maureen and Vincent Griffin. Brother of Ruth Ann Melloy. Grandfather of 18. Great-grandfather of 32.

GRINER, Marina, 98, St. Matthew the Apostle, Indianapolis, Sept. 10. Mother of Dani Paolo Bolognesi and Caterina Blitzer. Grandmother of four. Step-grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of nine.

HESTER, Donna F., 69, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, Oct. 10. Wife of Robert Hester. Mother of Melissa Davis, Marci Harkless, Michelle, Bernard and Shawn Eder and Eric Hester. Sister of Billie Bailey, Minnie Brugger, Beth Ann Cumberworth, Dianna Poole and Thelma Sue Sauter. Grandmother of 17. Great-grandmother of four.

JENKS, James E., 82, St. Michael the Archangel, Indianapolis, Oct. 3. Husband of Carol Jenks. Father of Nancy Fentz and Karen Jenks. Brother of John Jenks. Grandfather of two.

LAMPPERT, Joseph M., 83, St. Nicholas, Ripley County, Oct. 9. Husband of Carolyn Lamppert. Father of Susan Batta, Sandra Hammond and Stephen Lamppert. Brother of Robert Lamppert. Grandfather of five. Great-grandfather of seven.

LAUGHNER, Eileen F., 82, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Oct. 10. Mother of Diann Johandes, Jack and Scott Laughner. Sister of Mary Reis Zaleski. Grandmother of five.

LECHNER, Thomas A., 86, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Sept. 29. Brother of Betty Murphy.

MCBRIDE, Dorothy L., 87, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Oct. 4. Wife of Clay McBride. Mother of Diane Powers, Sandy Satterfield and Stephen McBride. Sister of Mary Hack, Eileen Kellems, Velma Stewart and Jim Bennett. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of one.

MCGLYNN, Yvonne, R., 94, Christ the King, Indianapolis, Aug. 28. Mother of James and Kevin McGlynn. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of five.

MATTSON, Margaret, C., 95, Our Lady of Lourdes, Indianapolis, Oct. 13. Mother of John and Lloyd Mattson. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of 11.

MOORE, Frances L., 91, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, Oct. 6. Sister of Ronald Love.

MULLIN, Virginia M. (Diver), 96, St. Roch, Indianapolis, Oct. 14. Mother of Margaret Bowers, Mary Smith, Martha Weber, John and Tim Mullin. Sister of three. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of one.

OATES, Thomas, 74, St. Michael, Brookville, Oct. 14. Husband of Marlene Oates. Father of Michelle Howard and Jeff Oates. Grandfather of two.

PETTY, Roy C., 65, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, Oct. 11. Husband of Mary Lynn Petty. Father of Heather Yates, Christopher and Curtis Petty. Brother of Kay and Linda Petty. Grandfather of four.

PRIFOGLE, Helen M., 90, St. Michael, Brookville, Oct. 1. Mother of James Prifogle. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of six.

REISING, Violet H., 93, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Oct. 12. Mother of Kay Cooper, Carla Knapp, David and Paul Reising. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of 17.

RODEWIG, Della M., 84, St. Mary, New Albany, Oct. 11. Wife of Robert Rodewig. Mother of Brenda Mayfield, Johnny and Michael Portwood and Allan and Robert, Jr. Rodewig. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of several.

RUSSELL, Laura A. (McWilliams), 44, Prince of Peace, Madison, Oct. 7. Mother of Devin Russell. Daughter of Beverly McWilliams. Sister of Kathleen Elliott and Patrick McWilliams. Half-sister of Paula Schwanitz and Larry Holmes.

SCOTT, Justin M., 23, St. Nicholas, Ripley County, Sept. 26. Son of Valerie Hilbert. Brother of Becky Hilbert, Lindsay Johnson, Shelby Scott, Lindsay Smith, Tony Hilbert, Tyler Scott and Bryan Volta. Uncle of two.

SELM, Jr., Urban J., 79, St. Michael, Brookville, Oct. 3. Husband of Sandra Selm. Father of Julie and Joe Selm. Step-father of Geri Lord, Karla Page-Bates and Henry Page. Brother of Gerald, Jim and John Selm. Grandfather of 13. Great-grandfather of 14.

TRIPP, Georgiana, 90, St. Vincent de Paul, Bedford, Oct. 15. Wife of Leonard Tripp. Mother of Judy and Gary Tripp. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of seven. Step great-grandmother of two.

VEERKAMP, ALEXANDER, R., 22, St. Mary, Greensburg, Oct. 15. Son of Bob and Michelle Veerkamp. Brother of Vanessa and Grant Veerkamp. Grandson of Alfred and Bernice Diekhoff and Carl Veerkamp.

WIBBELS, Jr., Thomas A., 71, St. Mary, Lanesville, Oct. 15. Father of Thomas A. Wibbels III. Grandfather of one.

WILLIAMS, Walter E., 83, St. Roch, Indianapolis, Oct. 8. Husband of Mary Eleanor Williams. Father of Cathy Henninger, Patty Luttrell, Anne Okerson and John Williams. Brother of Connie and Don Williams. Grandfather of six. †

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