January 26, 2007


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ANDERSON, Garnet Lee (Krutz), 83, St. Paul, Tell City, Jan. 10. Mother of Lee Ann Parker and Richard Harding. Sister of Harry Krutz. Grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of two.

BANKO, Robert, 77, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, Jan. 6. Brother of Delores Banko and Arlene McGuire. Uncle of several.

BANSCHBACH, Loretta F., 74, St. Lawrence, Lawrenceburg, Jan. 16. Wife of Robert Banschbach. Mother of Margaret Ann Barrett, Jane Ann Zapp, Jeffrey and Mark Banschbach. Sister of Dwayne and Greg Warner. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of three.

CARTER, Bernice Evelyn, 80, St. Pius, Troy, Jan. 11. Mother of Kathy Boling, Tammy Hahns, Juanita Harpenau, Jerry Kuntz, Mike Waterbury, David, Gary and John Zuelly. Sister of Verna Fugit, Alberta Harpe, Charles and Louis Kuntz. Grandmother of 17. Step-grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of 26.

CERNE, Frank A., 84, St. Christopher, Indianapolis, Dec. 29. Husband of Stephana (Turk) Cerne. Father of Frances Leone and Nancy Yovanovich. Brother of Mary Villasenor. Grandfather of five. Great-grandfather of four.

CHANEY, Debra L., 52, St. Joseph, Shelbyville, Jan. 5. Mother of Amanda Westerfield, Jeffrey Thinnes, Ashley, Brad and Eric Chaney. Daughter of Morris and Shirley Weidenbenner. Sister of Susan Berg, Amy Mehringer, John, Phil and Scott Beckman. Grandmother of four.

CONLIN, Catherine S. (Fusco), 93, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Jeffersonville, Jan. 5. Mother of Veronica Conlin. Sister of Martha Barnes, Fannie Hartman and Ann Horlander. Aunt of several.

DEZELAN, Yolanda E. (Saligae), 89, St. Michael the Archangel, Indianapolis, Dec. 23. Mother of David, Donald, Joseph, Michael and Robert Dezelan. Sister of Alma Mates. Grandmother of 24. Great-grandmother of 20.

FINICAL, Maxine P., 85, St. Michael the Archangel, Indianapolis, Dec. 29. Wife of Diod Finical. Mother of Ronald and Ty Finical. Sister of Wanda Wolfe. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of two.

FRANCIS, Hilard, 85, Our Lady of Lourdes, Jan. 15. Husband of Catherine (Mahan) Francis. Father of Janie Brown, Joan Flecker, Mary Kathleen Keyes, Jean Ann Meyer and Helen Wailes. Grandfather of nine. Great-grandfather of two.

GILES, Virgil L., 88, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, Jan. 15. Husband of Hazel Giles. Father of Judith Krueger and Lynda Martin. Grandfather of three. Great-grandfather of two.

GRAVES, James J., 83, Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary, Indianapolis, Jan. 10.

GROTE, Kenneth E., 70, Prince of Peace, Madison, Jan. 6. Husband of Patricia Grote. Father of Susan Smalley and Charles Grote. Brother of Augusta Eckert, Walter Jr. and William Grote. Grandfather of five.

HAUSER, Franklin E., 90, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Jan. 3. Husband of Ruth Anne (Wade) Hauser. Father of David and John Hauser.

HOBBS, Helen A., 90, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, Dec. 25. Mother of Albert, James and Joseph Sheeler. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of eight.

JACOBI, Beulah, 84, St. Mary, Navilleton, Jan. 12. Mother of Ruth Collins, Barbara Freiberger, Carol Harness, Marcella Lenfert, Anthony, James, Jerome and Jude Jacobi.

KOERS, John Francis, 75, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, Dec. 27. Husband of Marlene (Kelley) Koers. Father of Karen Probst, Mary Vitolins, Carol Walle, Gary, Greg, John Jr., Kevin and Tim Koers. Grandmother of 21. Great-grandmother of six.

LINEHAN, Marjorie E., 85, St. Matthew, Indianapolis, Jan. 1. Wife of John G. Linehan. Mother of Jeffrey Linehan. Sister of Beulah McCracken and Shirley David Jr. Grandmother of two.

LIVERS, Mary Oneda (Coomes), 94, St. Paul Hermitage, Beech Grove, Jan. 11. Mother of Carol Barczuk, Shirleen Reese, Gerald, James, Paul and Ronald Livers. Grandmother of 18. Great-grandmother of 29. Great-great-grandmother of three.

MARTER, Mary M., 62, St. Michael the Archangel, Indianapolis, Dec. 26. Daughter of Evelyn Bault. Sister of Kathryn, David, Dennis and Joseph Bault.

MILLER, Robert M., 91, Holy Guardian Angels, Cedar Grove, Jan. 10. Father of Marie O’Connell, Joyce Pittman, Glenn and Robert Miller. Brother of Vera Morgan and Ed Miller.

ROSIMER, Josephine Ann, 75, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Terre Haute, Jan. 12. Mother of Debbie Ford, Sandra Hensley, Richard Barner and Joe Coad. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of seven.

SARLES, James H., 84, St. Mary, New Albany, Jan. 7. Father of James Sarles. Brother of Hazel Kiesler, Paul and Virgel Sarles.

SCHELLENBERG, Paul J., 58, St. Michael, Cannelton, Jan. 4. Husband of Mary Jo Schellenberg. Stepfather of Tony Sandage. Brother of Peggy Harpenau. Step-grandfather of one.

SCHWANEKAMP, Mamie, 84, St. Christopher, Indianapolis, Jan. 2. Mother of Teri Adamson and Chuck Schwanekamp. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of two.

SWEENEY, Marjorie K., 83, St. Luke, Indianapolis, Jan. 8. Mother of Marguerite Simmons, John, Michael and Thomas Sweeney.

TRACY, Mary Catherine (Gardner), 81, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Jeffersonville, Jan. 3. Mother of Deborah Siller, Delinda Simpson, Sarah, Patrick III and William Tracy. Sister of Lois McComb. Grandmother of two. Great-grandmother of nine.

WALKE, Kenneth, 65, St. Maurice, Napoleon, Dec. 4. Husband of Emma Walke. Father of Michelle Arnett, Barbara Branson, Deborah Darringer, Cathy Olds, Patty, Dan and John Walke. Brother of Victoria Scheele. Grandfather of 13. Great-grandfather of five.

WERNER, Margaret June, 86, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Dec. 2. Mother of Jill Ann Notter, Maria White and Jack Werner. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of three.

Daughter of Charity Vincent Honc served at hospitals in five states

Daughter of Charity Vincent Honc died at the Seton Residence in Evansville, Ind., on Jan. 2. She was 82.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Jan. 5 at the Seton Chapel at the Seton Residence. Burial was scheduled at a cemetary in Florida.

The former Augusta Anna Honc was born on Aug. 19, 1924, in Punta Gorda, Fla.

After graduating from Fort Meyers High School in 1942, she entered the Daughters of Charity at St. Louis in August 1944.

Sister Vincent’s first ministry assignment was as a student nurse at St. Joseph Hospital in Chicago. After completing special training as an operating room nurse, she served as the operating room supervisor there while continuing her studies.

She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing at DePaul University in Chicago in 1950.

In 1953, Sister Vincent was assigned as the operating room and hall supervisor at St. Joseph Hospital in St. Joseph, Mo.

She also served as operating room supervisor at Mary’s Help Hospital in San Francisco from 1955-60 and at Providence Hospital in Mobile, Ala., from 1960-66.

Sister Vincent also ministered in pastoral care at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis from 1966-79. While at St. Vincent Hospital, she served as a volunteer nurse for the Indianapolis “500.”

From 1979-91, Sister Vincent served in the pastoral care department at St. Mary Hospital in Milwaukee, Wis.

Since 1992, she had assisted with nursing duties and transportation needs at Seton Residence in Evansville, where she was active in the senior sisters’ prayer ministry.

She is survived by two sisters, Elizabeth Himschoot and Sister Kathleen Francis; two brothers, John and Vincent; and many nieces and nephews.

Memorial gifts may be sent to the Daughters of Charity Foundation, 9494 New Harmony Road, Evansville, IN 47720. †

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