January 12, 2018


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BANET, Ray F., 90, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyd County, Dec. 21. Brother of Joyce Daugherty. Uncle of one.

BEDEL, David H., 25, St. Catherine of Siena, Decatur County, Dec. 24. Husband of Claire Bedel. Son of Thomas and Mary Bedel. Brother of Anna Angle, Anthony, Father Daniel and Joseph Bedel. Grandson of Hubert Raver.

BOMBEN, Emanuele, 77, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Richmond, Dec. 8. Husband of Jean Bomben. Father of Andrea Bomben.

BURTON, Terry L., 68, St. Mary, Greensburg, Dec. 18. Husband of Linda Burton. Father of John and Tony Burton. Brother of Frances Wilson, Danny Quiles, Donald and Mark Burton. Grandfather of four.

CRESPO, Ardella K., 77, St. Lawrence, Lawrenceburg, Dec. 7. Mother of Crystal Crespo. Sister of Connia Nelson, Linda Williams and Ken Green.

DAUGHERITY, Dolores (Gehlhausen), 88, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Dec. 6. Mother of Shannon Burns, Teresa and Kyle Daugherity. Grandmother of three.

DAVIS, Edmund D., 86, St. Simon the Apostle, Indianapolis, Dec. 20. Husband of Lili Ann Davis. Father of Kate Davis Flock, Pamela Pluff, Kimberly Tikijian, Michele Tobin, Cheryl, Darryl, Gary and Scott Davis. Brother of Jeanine Hall and Jack Davis. Grandfather of 12.

ECKERLY, George, 94, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, Dec. 12. Father of Anne Eckerly Lazarz, Susan, Edward and John Eckerly. Grandfather of nine. Great-grandfather of 13.

FAITH, Gloria A., 85, St. Mary, New Albany, Dec. 11. Wife of Bill Faith. Mother of Susan Jenkins, Greg, Tim and Tony Faith. Sister of Jo Jones, Karen Kester, Brenda Sweet, Kathleen Voyles and Mark Speth. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of five.

FLEETWOOD, Karen, 57, St. Ambrose, Seymour, Dec. 22. Wife of Kevin Fleetwood. Mother of Lauren and Jarod Fleetwood. Sister of Corinne Finnerty.

GILYEAT, Barbara A., 77, St. Matthew the Apostle, Indianapolis, Dec. 11. Wife of Richard Gilyeat. Mother of Christine Abrams, Angela Attebury, Laura Callahan and Richard Gilyeat, Jr. Sister of Rita Dickson. Grandmother of six.

GRAY, James P., 76, St. Agnes, Nashville, Dec. 13. Husband of Donna Gray. Father of Theresa Gray-Pedersen and Michelle Linton. Brother of Michael and Thomas Gray. Grandfather of seven.

HALEY, Karen A., 64. St. Bartholomew, Columbus, Dec. 18. Mother of Andrea Jay and Ryan Haley. Sister of Paula Gallagher, Jan Gray, Barbara Smith, Gail and John Hudock. Grandmother of three.

HIRTZ, Francis L., 89, St. Vincent de Paul, Bedford, Dec. 27. Father of Delores Bowen and Janet Viner. Brother of Veronica Camp, Delores McMunn, Monica Stratman, Charles and Freddie Hirtz. Grandfather of seven. Great‑grandfather of 20. Great‑great-grandfather of three.

HORTON, Rosella, 91, St. Lawrence, Lawrenceburg, Dec. 18. Mother of Janet Buchberger and Debbie Gibson. Grandmother of six. Great‑grandmother of seven. Great-great-grandmother of two.

JONES, Richard, Jr., 60, St. Mary, New Albany, Dec. 18. Father of David Jones. Son of Marilyn Jones. Brother of Ginny Dean, Beth Ott and Kevin Jones. Grandfather of two.

KNABLE, Ines, 95, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, Dec. 9. Mother of Nancy Foster, Dennis and William Knable. Grandmother of 11. Great‑grandmother of 10. Great‑great-grandmother of two.

KULAWINSKI, Leda M., 89, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Dec. 16. Mother of Laura Marasco, Marian Miller, Karen Myers, Patty Rosiello, Sue Salzinski and Barbara Willett. Grandmother of 12. Great-grandmother of nine.

LASHLEY, Mark A., 58, St. Joseph, Corydon, Dec. 11. Husband of LeeAnn Lashley. Father of Mary and Lloyd Lashley. Son of Gene and Kaye Lashley. Brother of Donna Lashley.

LEONARD, William F., 89, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Dec. 5. Husband of Patricia Leonard. Father of Monica Huber, Mary MacDonald, Anne O’Brien, James, Patrick and William Leonard. Brother of Margaret Maxwell and Benedictine Father Sebastian Leonard. Grandfather of 10. Great-grandfather of three.

LINNE, Mary, 84, Annunciation, Brazil, Dec. 20. Mother of Andrew, Anthony and Gus Linne. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of one.

LOVELAND, Mary E., 77, St. Augustine, Jeffersonville, Nov. 9. Mother of Elizabeth Roberts and Margaret Toby. Sister of Cathy Graninger. Grandmother of six.

LYNCH, Kevin J., 56, St. Lawrence, Lawrenceburg, Dec. 14. Husband of Mary Jo Lynch. Father of Michael Lynch. Son of Gabriel and Mary Lynch. Brother of Maryrose Martin, Sheila Sieder, Brian, Dennis, Michael and Peter Lynch.

MCHUGH, Michael J., 74, St. Anthony, Indianapolis, Dec. 11. Father of Michelle, Anthony, Bryan, Gregory, Michael, Patrick, Sean, Timothy and Thomas McHugh. Brother of Mary Ellen Reed. Grandfather of several.

MCKENNEY, Ward B., 95, St. Joseph, Shelbyville, Nov. 10. Husband of Gladys McKenney. Father of Cynthia DeCamp, Teresa Tindall, Todd Kidwell, Molly, Dennis, Erin, Kelly, Kevin, Patrick and Tim McKenney. Grandfather of 29. Great-grandfather of 35.

MEDVESCEK, Tony L., 93, St. Anthony, Indianapolis, Dec. 9. Father of Frankie, John, Mark, Mike and Richard Medvescek. Grandfather and great-grandfather of several.

MOSCONI, Myrna, 69, Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Indianapolis, Dec. 14. Wife of Frederick Mosconi. Mother of Melissa Craft and Brent Mosconi. Sister of Frances Schween, Rada Tilson, Ernie, Paul and William Morris. Grandmother of 10. Great‑grandmother of two.

POINTER, Oliver G., 66, St. Agnes, Nashville, Dec. 28. Husband of Annette Pointer. Father of Troy Carroll and Leroy Pointer. Brother of Sally Dolby, Nancy Johnson, Dorothy Raimondi, Fran Rudisill and Vincent Pointer. Grandfather of 10.

PRICKEL, Mark A., 86, St. Anthony of Padua, Morris, Dec. 12. Father of Diane Dierckman, Judy Kinker, Brenda Meyer, Mary Jo Reer, Jane Tekulve, Nancy, Donny, Luke, Marvin, Matt and Mike Prickel. Grandfather of 28. Great‑grandfather of 21.

PRICE, Audrey L., 92, St. Mary, Greensburg, Dec. 20. Mother of Kim Anderson, Melody Fletcher, Debbie Howard, Chris, Dana and Kevin Price. Sister of Mary Ann Henderson. Grandmother of 14.

RANFT, Harry, 78, Christ the King, Indianapolis, Dec. 13. Husband of Jill Ranft. Father of Tami Ranft Howard, Lynn, Derek, Matthew, Michael and TJ Ranft. Brother of Sysab Ranft Keating and Mary Jean Priest. Grandfather of nine.

RANOCHAK, Edward P., 94, St. Joseph, Shelbyville, Nov. 20. Husband of Lucille Ranochak. Father of Patty Ann Beckler, Kathy Mogelson, Chris Nartker, David, Kevin and Jim Ranochak. Brother of Barb Hillman, Marge Klein, Ellen, Bob and Ron Ranochak. Grandfather of 11. Great‑grandfather of 10.

RAY, Robert H., Sr., 78, St. Simon the Apostle, Indianapolis, Dec. 20. Husband of Mary Ann Ray. Father of Christy Whitfield and Cathy Ray. Brother of Irvin Wilson. Grandfather of eight.

RICHARDSON, John L., 83, St. Gabriel, Connersville, Dec. 11. Husband of Mary Richardson. Father of Eddie, Johnny and Rodney Richardson. Brother of Charlotte Kinder, Elizabeth Lanning, Ethel May and Marilyn Vogel. Grandfather of 11. Great-grandfather of 17.

RODGERS, Dr. Kevin, 61, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, Nov. 20. Husband of Ruth Rodgers. Father of Danny, Patrick, Ryan and Sean Rodgers. Brother of Barbara Lloyd.

RUXER, Charlie, 93, St. Meindrad, St. Meinrad, Dec. 11. Husband of Mary Alice Ruxer. Father of Karen Springston, Mark and Terry Ruxer. Brother of Angela Volz and Lee Ruxer. Grandfather of nine. Great-grandfather of 24.

SAHM, William M., 85, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Dec. 23. Father of Kathy Loggan and Keith Sahm. Brother of Larry Sahm. Grandfather of five.

SEIB, Donald R., 83, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, Dec. 6. Husband of Marian Seib. Father of Diana McKenzie, Daniel and Donald Seib, Jr.. Grandfather of six.

SCHREIBER, Helen L., 87, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Dec. 4. Mother of Ray and Roy Schreiber. Sister of Richard Weimer. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of four.

SHANAHAN, Charlotte A., 81, St. Simon the Apostle, Indianapolis, Dec. 26. Wife of James Shanahan. Mother of Patricia and Michael Shanahan. Sister of Mary Judith Pater, Davis and William Kipp. Grandmother of 10.

SHEA, Imelda, 98, St. Mary, New Albany, Dec. 14. Mother of Suzanne Applegate, Barbara Brewer and Timothy Shea. Grandmother of six. Great‑grandmother of nine.

SMITH, John A., 74, St. Andrew the Apostle, Indianapolis, Dec. 15. Father of Leslie and John Smith, Jr. Brother of Mary Jane Schockeney and Tommy Smith. Grandfather of seven.

SMITH, Robert P., 92, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyd County, Dec. 22. Father of Ruth Ann Deuser and Cheryl Goodin. Brother of Mary Geswein and George Smith. Grandfather of seven. Great‑grandfather of seven.

SNODGRASS, Dorothy, 101, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Richmond, Dec. 12. Mother of Dianne Baker, Sharon, Gary, Michael and Ronald Snodgrass. Sister of Marjorie Dickey and Dolores Elstro. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of 11. Great-great-grandmother of one.

SPRINGER, Donald M., 88, St. Anthony, Indianapolis, Dec. 22. Husband of Geraldean Springer. Father of Christinia Poyner and Kelly Springer. Brother of Delores O’Riley. Grandfather of two.

STAASHELM, Mary H., 92, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, Dec. 25. Wife of Paul Staashelm, Sr. Mother of Gary, James, Paul, Jr. and William Staashelm. Grandmother of one.

STRONG, Gerald, 75, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Dec. 17. Husband of Sharon Strong. Father of Kimberly Sharp, Brenda and Rob Strong. Brother of Harold Strong. Grandfather of six.

TANNER, Ruth, 92, St. Boniface, Fulda, Dec. 10. Mother of David Tanner. Grandmother of three. Great‑grandmother of two.

THIEMAN, Charlene T. (Geise), 88, St. Gabriel, Connersville, Dec. 10. Mother of Deborah Barrett and Diane Boulware. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of 12.

TOSCHLOG, Lorin, 82, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Richmond, Dec. 8. Father of Debi Brim, Lori Roots, Sandy Seider and Darin Toschlog. Grandfather of 11. Great‑grandfather of seven.

TROTTA, Marilyn, 85, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, Dec. 16. Wife of Paul Trotta, Sr., Mother of Martha McGillivray, Sarah, Michael and Paul Trotta. Grandmother of 12. Great‑grandmother of eight.

WETTRICK, Janice, 64, St. Vincent de Paul, Shelby County, Dec. 13. Mother of Adam Wettrick, Sister of Laura Kessler, Brenda Moore, Elizabeth, Sharon and Raymond Wettrick. Grandmother of one.

WINSTON, Sheila A., 57, St. Rita, Indianapolis, Dec. 13. Daughter of Cleo White. Sister of Diane Winston-Allen, Wendy Winston-Bullock and Dr. Jeremiah Bwatwa.

WISE, Donald W., 57, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Oct. 3. Father of Julia and Donovan Wise. Brother of Mary Beth Hughes and Daniel Wise. Grandfather of three.

Providence Sister Adelaide Ortegel served in Catholic schools for 45 years

Providence Sister Adelaide Ortegel died on Dec. 13, 2017, at Mother Theodore Hall at St. Mary-of-the-Woods. She was 89.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Dec. 28 at the Church of the Immaculate Conception at the motherhouse in St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Burial followed at the sisters’ cemetery.

Adelaide Blanche Ortegel was born on June 12, 1928, in Chicago. She entered the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods on July 19, 1946, and professed final vows on Jan. 23, 1954.

Sister Adelaide earned a bachelor’s degree at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, and a master’s degree at the University of Illinois in Champaign, Ill.

During her 71 years as a member of the Sisters of Providence, Sister Adelaide ministered in education for 45 years in schools in Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts and Oklahoma. She also served in a school in Antigua in the West Indies from 1997-99. In the archdiocese, Sister Adelaide served in campus ministry at Providence Cristo Rey High School in Indianapolis from 2007-10.

Memorial gifts may be sent to the Sisters of Providence, 1 Sisters of Providence Road, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, St. Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876.

Providence Sister Margaret Ann Wilson ministered in Catholic education, health care

Providence Sister Margaret Ann Wilson, formerly Sister Ann Gerard Wilson, died on Dec. 7, 2017, at Lourdes Hall at St. Mary-of-the-Woods. She was 89.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Dec. 19 at the Church of the Immaculate Conception at the motherhouse in St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Burial followed at the sisters’ cemetery.

Margaret Ann Wilson was born on Dec. 16, 1927, in Oklahoma City, Okla. She entered the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods on Jan. 9, 1946, and professed final vows on Aug. 15, 1953.

Sister Margaret Ann earned a bachelor’s degree at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, and a master’s degree at Indiana State University in Terre Haute.

During her 71 years as a member of the Sisters of Providence, Sister Margaret Ann ministered in education for 43 years in schools in Illinois, Indiana and Oklahoma. She also served in her community’s infirmary from 1954-62. In addition to ministering in the infirmary, Sister Margaret Ann also served in the archdiocese at the former St. Mary-of-the-Woods Village School from 1953-54 and at Cara School in Terre Haute from 1971-73.

After retiring from teaching, she lived in the Chicago area, accompanying fellow sisters to medical appointments and caring for their pre- and post-surgical needs. She continued to be a companion to sisters with medical needs after she returned to the motherhouse in 2013.

Memorial gifts may be sent to the Sisters of Providence, 1 Sisters of Providence Road, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, St. Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876. †

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