November 11, 2016


Please submit in writing to our office by 10 a.m. Thursday before the week of publication; be sure to state date of death. Obituaries of archdiocesan priests serving our archdiocese are listed elsewhere in The Criterion. Order priests and religious sisters and brothers are included here, unless they are natives of the archdiocese or have other connections to it; those are separate obituaries on this page.

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BRIGHT, James, 90, St. Mary, New Albany, Oct. 24. Father of Jackie Grubbs, Cindy Matheny, Phyllis Vernia, Jim and Joseph Bright. Step-father of three. Brother of Mary Ann Mayfield. Grandfather of nine. Step-grandfather of five. Great-grandfather of six.

BRINKWORTH, Mary Ann, 85, Holy Family, New Albany, Nov. 2. Mother of Leslie Treat, Gary, Jeff and Tom Brinkworth. Sister of Betty Jean Applegate, James and Richard Braitling. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of eight.

CLARK, Thomas C., 71, Christ the King, Indianapolis, Oct. 27. Husband of Dixie Clark. Father of Christian and Quincy Clark. Brother of Linda Brosvenor, Connie Merkel and Jennie O’Connor. Grandfather of two.

CREWS, Barbara J., 88, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Oct. 25. Mother of Cindy Fesselmeyer, Jim, Mike and Tony Crews. Sister of Mary Ballstaedt. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of nine.

DILGER, Anna M. (Rahman), 77, St. John Paul II, Clark County, Oct. 28. Wife of Norbert Dilger. Mother of Myra Coomes and Sandy Juliot. Sister of Donald Rahman. Grandmother of three.

FISH, Dean, 62, St. Mary, Rushville, Oct. 9. Husband of Marcia Fish. Father of Megan Fish. Brother of David, Jeff, Mark and Mike Fish. (Correction)

GRANNAN, Mildred, 91, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, Oct. 31. Wife of Elbert Grannan. Mother of Regina Peterson, David, Michael and Stephen Grannan. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of 12.

HUTT, Elizabeth A., 73, St. Anthony of Padua, Clarksville, Oct. 17. Wife of Robert Hutt. Mother of Tammy Heck, Keri Rapp, Cynthia Wallace, Mary, Bobby and Donnie Hutt. Grandmother of 16.

KIRCHMAN, John, 61, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, Oct. 21. Husband of Lisa

Kirchman, Father of Kim Fox, Karen and Sean Kirchman. Brother of Dominican Sister Lori Kirchman, Marilee Provost, David, Mark and Michael Kirchman. Grandfather of three.

LEPPERT, Jacqueline, 52, St. Michael the Archangel, Indianapolis, Oct. 13. Mother of Matthew and Patrick Leppert. Sister of Janet Boone, Cindy McCarthy, Mary Wahr and Gregory Shafer.

MCATEE, Walter B., 87, St. Michael the Archangel, Indianapolis, Oct. 12. Father of Elaine Cox, Teri Smith, Susan and Andrew McAtee. Brother of Frances Atwood. Grandfather of eight. Great-grandfather of two.

MCCANN, Donnie R., 72, St. Paul, Tell City, Oct. 27. Husband of Flo McCann. Father of Amber Fallowfield. Brother of Arlene Dunn, Linda Hardy, Patty Settles, Bobby, Mike and Tony McCann.

MILLER, Terry W., 63, St. Joseph, Shelbyville, Oct. 16. Husband of Joanne Miller. Father of Gretchen Diallo and Sarah Miller. Son of Oren and Sylvia Miller. Brother of Karen Kerr and Jo Williams. Grandfather of two.

MITCHELL, Syrilda, 66, St. Mary, New Albany, Oct. 27. Mother of Delecia and Sheagan Mitchell. Sister of Pamela King, Terry Knight, Gloria Proctor, Inez, Karen, Yolonda and Geno Mitchell. Grandmother of three.

MULLINS, Lucille Allard M., 76, St. Ann, Indianapolis, Nov. 1. Mother of Veronica Carlisle and David Allard. Sister of Joyce Hoopengarner, Marsha James, Karen Whitehouse, Jerry and Tom Lahrman. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of five.

O’CONNOR, Daniel J., 69, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, Oct. 17. Husband of Sommai O’Connor. Brother of Joan, Bill, Jim and John O’Connor. Uncle of several.

PACE, Phyllis S., 72, St. Anthony of Padua, Clarksville, Oct. 16. Mother of Christina Faulkner, Brian, Jeffrey, Jerry and Todd Zimmerman. Sister of Cindy VerPloeg, Gerry and Walter Lee. Grandmother of nine.

PATTON, Bruce N., 59, SS. Francis and Clare of Assisi, Greenwood, Oct. 27. Husband of Wendy Patton. Father of Brittany Caldwell, Darah and Jenna Patton. Son of Marcia Huguenard. Step-son of David Huguenard. Brother of Carrie Bonds. Grandfather of two.

PENDER, William H., 77, St. Roch, Indianapolis, Oct. 21. Husband of Patricia Pender. Father of Sally Knippenberg and Nicholas Pender.

REDMOND, Joseph M., 50, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Oct. 28. Son of Paul and Carol Redmond. Brother of Patty Boner, Theresa Weisenbach and Chris Redmond. Uncle and great-uncle of several.

SCHMELZ, Freda (Lamb), 95, Holy Family, New Albany, Oct. 27. Mother of Nancy Bierbaum, Dorothy Gilkey, Sue and James Schmelz. Sister of Donna Gibson, Jean Grose, Gladys Jones, Marie Wright, Gale, Gerald and Gordon Lamb. Grandmother of 14. Great-grandmother of 35. Great-great-grandmother of 25.

SCHROEDER, Gregory L., 68, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, Oct. 26. Husband of Marcia Schroeder. Father of Andres, John, Quinton and Tyson Schroeder. Son of Marie Schroeder. Brother of Cathy Trowbridge, Chuck, Danny, David, Frank, Mark, Mike, Paul and Rick Schroeder. Grandfather of six.

STONER, Carole L. (Wass), 74, Prince of Peace, Madison, Oct. 30. Mother of Christine Wolf, Greg, John and Steven Stoner. Sister of Sue Miller, Julie Peterman and Phil Wass. Grandmother of eight.

TAYLOR, Frieda, 89, St. Paul, Tell City, Oct. 30. Mother of Grant Taylor. Sister of Millie Harth, Evelyn Weiss and Dallas LeMaire. Grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of four.

WHEATLEY, Hubert E., 76, St. Vincent de Paul, Bedford, Nov. 1. Husband of Cassandra Wheatley. Father of James Wheatley. Brother of Theresa Arnold, Barbara Flamion, Mary Kelly, Carroll, Jerry, Joe and Richard Wheatley. Grandfather of one.

WRIGHT, Max, 88, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Richmond, Oct. 24. Husband of Gail Wright. Father of Dawn Anderson, Brian, Mark and Michael Wright. Brother of Joyce Bostick and Dale Wright. Grandfather of 10. Great-grandfather of 14. †

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