December 16, 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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ACKERMAN, Joan L., 85, St. Augustine, Jeffersonville, Dec. 3. Sister of Joseph, Paul and Robert Ackerman. Aunt of several.

ALHORN, Bernice (Morrison), 90, St. Vincent de Paul, Bedford, Nov. 30. Mother of Rebecca Bliss, Rosemary Clampitt, Bernadette Dipple and Richard Alhorn. Sister of Goldie Milan. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of six.

BEESLEY, Ruth L., 99, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, Nov. 27. Mother of Kenneth Beesley. Grandmother of one. Great-grandmother of two.

BROWN, Michael J., 70, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, Nov. 22. Father of Annette Devora and Keith Brown. Brother of Patrick Brown. Grandfather of three.

CROWLEY, Margaret, 86, St. Monica, Indianapolis, Nov. 28. Mother of Bridget Ardelean, Kathleen Miller, Mary, Matthew, Michael and Patrick Crowley. Grandmother of 17. Great-grandmother of five.

DONAHUE, Thomas F., 80, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, Nov. 30. Husband of Arlene Donahue. Uncle of several.

DUNLEVY, Antoinette, 94, Immaculate Heart of Mary, Indianapolis, Nov. 26. Mother of Joan Cimyotte, Gail Clute, Mary Huffman, Kathy Lawrence, Carol and Jerry Dunlevy, Jr. Grandmother of 16. Great‑grandmother of 21. Great‑great-grandmother of two.

GARRETT, Thomas F., 87, St. Charles Borromeo, Bloomington, Nov. 25. Uncle of several.

GAVIN, Rita A., 89, St. Augustine, Jeffersonville, Dec. 4. Wife of William Gavin. Mother of Mary Ann Morgan and Shawn Gavin. Sister of Rosie Scott and Mary Catherine Young. Grandmother of two.

GRANNAN, Anthony J., 83, Our Lady of the Greenwood, Greenwood, Nov. 30. Father of Bryan, Curtis and Mark Grannan. Brother of Al, Jim and Ray Grannan. Grandfather of two.

HOLTEL, Betty L., 88, Holy Family, Oldenburg, Dec. 5. Wife of Lawrence Holtel. Mother of Mary Jo Beck, Nancy Marticke, Karen Pratt and Robert Holtel. Grandmother of nine. Great‑grandmother of five.

LECKLIDER, Bette, 94, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Richmond, Nov. 27. Mother of Jerry Lecklider. Grandmother of one. Great-grandmother of one.

PERRY, Andrew J., 50, SS. Francis and Clare of Assisi, Greenwood, Dec. 2. Father of Kevin Perry. Son of John and Alice Perry. Brother of Rob Perry.

RENNAKER, Barbara, 78, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, Nov. 25. Mother of Connie Tupman, David Davis, Gary and Larry Sheperd. Step-mother of several. Grandmother of several.

RIPBERGER, Eugene, 83, St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Cambridge City, Nov. 20. Husband of Betty Ripberger. Father of Carol Baker, Chris, Glen, Neil and Tom Ripberger. Grandfather of 14. Great‑grandfather of seven.

SENG, Dorotha L. (Williams), 103, Holy Family, New Albany, Dec. 4. Mother of Joan Marie Banet. Grandmother of nine. Great‑grandmother of 11. Great-great-grandmother of one.

SMITH, Marjorie, 94, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Nov. 30. Mother of Linda Dunn, Michael, Ralph and Thomas Smith. Grandmother of 18. Great-grandmother of 37. Great-great-grandmother of six.

STUTZ, Doris M., 94, All Saints, Dearborn County, Dec. 2. Mother of Melissa Hoffman, Debbie Wasinger, Gerri, Jackie and Richard Stutz. Sister of Jean Miller. Grandmother of eight. Great‑grandmother of seven.

TODD, Fern, 91, St. Mary, Greensburg, Dec. 6. Aunt of several.

WARD, Ralph N., 89, St. Paul, Tell City, Nov. 30. Father of Carolyn Cronin. Brother of Hazel Voges. Grandfather of two. Great‑grandfather of five.

WESLEY, Patricia L., 74, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, Nov. 30. Wife of Robert Wesley. Mother of Andrew and Eric Taylor. Sister of Marilyn Webb. Grandmother of one.

WOLBERT, Therese, 78, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Nov. 28. Mother of Stephen and Terrance Wolbert. Sister of Eileen Busby. Grandmother of two. †

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