March 9, 2018


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ABPLANALP, David C., 75, St. Mary, Greensburg, Feb. 6. Husband of Pamela Abplanalp. Father of Jan Moody and Jeff Abplanalp. Brother of Patricia Woolf and Ronald Abplanalp. Grandfather of five. Great-grandfather of six.

ARNOLD, Elsie M., 92, St. Paul, Tell City, Feb. 22. Mother of Carol Atwell, Joani LaGrange, Brenda Peter, Patrick, Randy, Ronald and Wayne Arnold. Grandmother of 17. Great-grandmother of 20.

BRADLEY, John A., 92, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Feb. 25. Husband of Dorothy Bradley. Father of Greg, Keith, Michael and Patrick Bradley. Brother of five. Grandfather of seven. Great-grandfather of 10.

CHANDLER, Audrey M., 92, Holy Angels, Indianapolis, Feb. 8. Mother of Michael Branaugh. Grandmother of four.

DEATON, Claude V., 91, Most Sorrowful Mother of God, Vevay, Jan. 21. Father of Sheila Gault, Greg, Kent and Todd Deaton. Brother of Ethel Handley, Marjorie Meyer, Bobby Jean Ratliff, Bill and Max Deaton. Grandfather of 13. Great-grandfather of seven.

DOUGHERTY, Robert E., 77, Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Indianapolis, Feb. 22. Husband of Anne Dougherty. Father of Maureen Davidoff, Sheila Harmon, Chris and Kevin Dougherty. Brother of Mary Hamilton and Patrick Dougherty. Grandfather of 11.

ELAND, Walter, 84, Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Indianapolis, Feb. 21. Father of Dale, David, Dennis and Douglas Eland. Grandfather of 14. Great-grandfather of 21.

FLETCHER, Thomas M., 82, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Feb. 11. Husband of Mary Kay Fletcher. Father of Shelle Hertz, Laurie Stroke, Amy and Matt Fletcher. Grandfather of four.

GENTRY, Ruth, 78, Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Indianapolis, Jan. 30. Wife of Donald Gentry. Sister of Patricia Scoville, Christopher and Daniel Gentry. Grandmother of seven.

HANSON, Tim, 93, Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Indianapolis, Feb. 21. Husband of Joan Hanson. Father of Jerry, Joseph, Timothy and Thomas Hanson. Grandfather of seven. Great-grandfather of two.

HARSH, Jonathan, 35, St. Mary, Greensburg, Feb. 19. Son of Carol Harsh. Brother of Jodi Asher, Denise Lawrence and Justin Harsh. Uncle of several.

HAUTHER, Catherine A., 62, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, Feb. 18. Mother of Christine and Kathleen Hauther. Daughter of Frances Anderson. Sister of Patricia Ducharme and Michael Clarke.

HUTCHENS, Mary E. (Yochem), 96, Holy Family, New Albany, Feb. 25. Mother of Alice Crady, Phyllis Kaiser, Beth Ann Luckett, Laura Schnell, Judith Schroeder, Mary Denise Smith, Elwood, Jr., Mark, Richard, Robert and Tom Hutchens. Sister of Rita Boehm. Grandmother of 35. Great-grandmother of 74. Great-great-grandmother of 10.

JOHNSTON, Douglass F., 91, Holy Angels, Indianapolis, Feb. 12. Father of Billie Adkisson, Lynne Pierce and Douglass Johnson, III. Brother of Kirth Roach. Grandfather of four.

KAPPES, Julie, 50, St. John the Baptist, Osgood, Feb. 21. Daughter of Judy Kappes. Sister of Lisa Sizemore, Richard and Robert Kappes. Aunt and great-aunt of several.

NEYMAN, Mark, 57, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Feb. 26. Son of Al Neyman. Brother of Susan and Christopher Neyman.

O’CONNOR, Barbara J. (Olson), 89, Good Shepherd, Indianapolis, Feb. 22. Mother of Ann Cermack, Kathy Leck, Karen Sherman, Kevin and Tom O’Connor. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of 14.

PHILLIPS, Deborah J. (Walker), 67, Prince of Peace, Madison, Feb. 18. Wife of Larry Phillips. Daughter of Walter Walker. Sister of Shirlee Clevenger. Aunt of several.

PHILLIPS, William H., 87, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, Feb. 7. Husband of Mary Phillips. Brother of Allen Phillips. Grandfather of two.

POWELL, John A., 69, St. Joseph, Corydon, Jan. 27. Husband of Tamara Powell. Father of Heather, Kimberly, Toni, Larry and Ryan. Brother of Claude Powell. Grandfather of 15. Great-grandfather of four.

SAUER, Carl B., 89, St. Gabriel the Archangel, Indianapolis, Feb. 26. Father of Stephen and Thomas Sauer. Grandfather of seven. Great-grandfather of 14.

SCHMIDT, Grace E. (Manship), 91, St. Mary, Navilleton, Feb. 20. Mother of Karen and Lisa Chastain, Lynne Freiberger, Cheryl Price, Anthony, Gary, Joseph, Kevin and Michael Schmidt. Sister of Sherry Wright, Connie Zehr, Alan and Rex Manship. Grandmother of 18. Great-grandmother of 12.

SCHUTTE, Irene A., 92, St. Mary, Greensburg, Feb. 26. Mother of Karen Eberhardt, Marijean, Daniel, David, Don, James and Raymond Schutte. Sister of Rita Grieshop. Grandmother of 18. Great-grandmother of 27.

SKORICH COSTELLO, Phyllis, 84, Sacred Heart, Clinton, Feb. 19. Wife of Tony Costello. Stepmother of Angela Hamilton and Dominic Costello. Grandmother of nine.

SMOCK, William L., 85, Prince of Peace, Madison, Feb. 18. Husband of Carol Smock. Father of Sue Smock-Lawson, Cate, Andrew, James, John, Kelly, Robert and William Smock. Brother of Betty Castner and Donna Siebert. Grandfather of 27. Great‑grandfather of two.

SPENCER, Thomas A., 64, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Feb. 23. Husband of Gayle Spencer. Father of Maggie Rohrer and Patrick Spencer. Brother of Cathy DeBoy, Mary Patzschke, Matt, Mike and Steve Spencer. Grandfather of one.

TODD, Joseph, 93, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Richmond, Feb. 24. Father of Linda and Michael Todd.

ZIMMER, Rose M., 80, All Saints, Dearborn County, Feb. 20. Mother of Pam Ammer, Mary Schier, Angela Turner, Susan, Charlie, John and Paul Zimmer. Sister of Charles and Eddie Reisert. Grandmother of six. †

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