February 9, 2007


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BAILEY, Geraldine D., 67, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Jan. 15. Wife of Earl Bailey. Mother of Debbie Evans, Chris, David, Earl, Jim and Mark Bailey. Sister of Sandy Bowling, Ida Butler and Jack McGlaughlin. Grandmother of 11. Great-grandmother of three.

BANET, Wilfred F., 80, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyds Knobs, Jan. 24. Father of Cheryl Ducharme, Robin Seamon, David, Donald, Gerald and Terry Banet. Brother of Norma Andres, Martha Moore, Aileen, Clarence, Larry, Merle and Maurice Banet. Grandfather of 10. Great-grandfather of eight.

BELTER, Marcia B., 83, St. Louis, Batesville, Feb. 1. Mother of Mari Beth Wagner, Lili Wietlisbach, Jude, Mark and Paul Belter. Sister of Dorothy Harmeyer. Grandmother of 12. Great-grandmother of 12. Great-great-grandmother of one.

BERRY, George R, Jr., 72, St. Monica, Indianapolis, Jan. 19. Husband of Christine (Chavis) Berry. Father of Gwendolyn Firnbach, Angela White and Jorge Berry. Brother of Dennesse Pears and Clifford Bonds. Grandfather of five.

BRASE, Donald Maurice, 76, St. Thomas Aquinas, Indianapolis, Jan. 22. Father of Shondell Patterson, A.J., Brian, Greg, Matthew, Scott and Stewart Brase. Brother of Harriett Ottenweller, Clarence, Paul, Ted and William Brase.

CLEVELAND, Peggy R., 77, St. Mary, Lanesville, Jan. 25. Mother of Paula Bertloff, Pamela Litch and Peter Cleveland Jr. Sister of Lynda Morgan and Betty Richey. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of six.

FENOGLIO, Katherine, 99, Sacred Heart, Clinton, Jan. 28. Mother of Rose Mary Beauchamp. Sister of Josephine Burton, Julia Cvengros, Helen Sungaila and Steve Marcinko. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of six.

FOSTER, Mary C., 81, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Jeffersonville, Jan. 15. Mother of Pamela and Mark Foster. Sister of Helen Murphy and Betty Schlegel. Grandmother of three.

FREY, Paul R., 88, St. Louis, Batesville, Jan. 31. Husband of Katie Frey. Father of Melanie Garlitch, David, James, Louis, Michael and Patrick Frey. Brother of Alvina Kunkel and Lawrence Frey. Grandfather of 17.

JANSEN, Mary L. (Landwerlen), 78, St. Roch, Indianapolis, Jan. 27. Wife of Ralph Jansen. Mother of Mary Ann Arnold, Dave, Jerry, Jim, Joe, John and Paul Jansen. Sister of Shirley Dilger, Joyce Wuensch and Leo Landwerlen. Grandmother of 19. Great-grandmother of three.

JONES, Linda, 57, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Jan. 22. Wife of Alton Jones. Daughter of Joan Smith.

MATTINGLY, Charles Lex, 84, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Jan. 10. Father of Daniel and Stephen Mattingly. Brother of Helen Collins and Patricia Hoff. Grandfather of five.

McCLAIN, Mary Margaret, 64, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, Jan. 23. Wife of Ray McClain. Mother of Amy, Matt and Ray McClain. Sister of Barbara Schunk and Joseph Turk. Grandmother of four.

McGEEVER, Rachel, 66, St. Thomas Aquinas, Indianapolis, Jan. 17. Wife of Patrick McGeever. Mother of Kathleen Hyzer, Brendon and Timothy McGeever. Sister of James and Paul Maloney. Grandmother of three.

McGINLEY, John F., 72, Our Lady of Lourdes, Indianapolis, Jan. 22. Husband of Katie (LaFata) McGinley. Father of Ellen Davis, Mary Catherine Skripsky, Christine, Jon, Joseph, Kevin and Vincent McGinley. Brother of Mary Ann Dillard, Chuck, Daniel, Jim, Michael and Thomas McGinley. Grandfather of 16. Great-grandfather of six.

MEDSKER, Charles E., 88, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, Jan. 20. Husband of Grace (Vargo) Medsker. Father of Marilyn Pearsey and John Medsker. Grandfather of four. Great-grandfather of three.

MUNGER, June Lois, 81, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, Jan. 28. Wife of Donald Munger. Mother of James and Robert Munger. Sister of Barbara Blanco. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of one.

NADDY, Therese Lorraine (Curry), 81, St. Matthew, Indianapolis, Jan. 23. Wife of William Naddy. Mother of Mary Ann Boswinkel, Julie Danielson, Lisa Goertemiller, Carmel Harr, Therese Severin, Carol Sparhawk, Patrice, John and William Naddy. Sister of Patricia O’Keeffe and Joseph Curry. Grandmother of 10.

PEPPER, Martha Jane, 81, SS. Francis and Clare, Greenwood, Jan. 25. Mother of Karen Jackson and Kim Stecher. Sister of Ida Harmon and Fay Lee. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of one.

PFLUM, Marjorie M., 79, St. Michael, Brookville, Jan. 17. Wife of Charles Pflum. Mother of Deborah Beasley, Sherry Sauerland, Marty, Rick and Steve Pflum. Sister of Gene Gillman. Grandmother of 17. Great-grandmother of 23. Step-great-grandmother of four.

RICHEY, Patricia A., 73, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, Jan. 25. Mother of Kristin McMillan, Eileen Null, Jackie Shoemaker, Mary Jo Swenson, David and Michael Richey. Sister of LaVonne Jacob and Charles Butler. Grandmother of 16. Great-grandmother of six.

SCHMALTZ, Betty L. (Waldon), 78, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Jan. 26. Mother of Deborah Barroso. Sister of Phyllis Sexton. Grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of seven.

SELIG, Edward M., 69, Holy Family, New Albany, Jan. 24. Father of Melissa Bottorff, David and Mike Selig. Brother of Jim Meunier. Grandfather of four.

STEIGERWALD, Mary Ann, 86, St. Lawrence, Lawrenceburg, Jan. 26. Mother of Ann Peppin and David Steigerwald. Sister of Oscar Oberting. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of three.

TALLARIGO, Sharon, 45, St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Aurora, Jan. 14. Wife of Bobby Tallarigo. Mother of Anna and Emily Tallarigo. Daughter of James and Marilyn Kunkel. Sister of Genny Steinmetz and Kenny Kunkel.

WARD, Janice S. (Kreutzer), 66, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, Jan. 23. Wife of Charles A. Ward. Mother of Sheila Derevage, Suzanne Stiko and Mark Kreutzer. Stepmother of Edward, Michael, Kenneth and Robert Ward. Daughter of Mary Welch. Stepsister of Janet Sue Stephens. Grandmother of five. Step-grandmother of eight.

ZOELLER, David, 88, St. Mary, New Albany, Jan. 23. Father of Susan Hollis, Chris, James and Rick Zoeller. Brother of Margaret Veath and Urban Zoeller. Grandfather of 11. Great-grandfather of 10.

Franciscan Sister Jean Gabriel Jones ministered to Native Americans

Franciscan Sister Jean Gabriel Jones died on Jan. 20 at St. Clare Hall, the health care facility for the Congregation of the Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis, in Oldenburg. She was 84.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Jan. 24 at the motherhouse chapel in Oldenburg. Burial followed at the sisters’ cemetery.

The former Helen Virginia Jones was born on Nov. 1, 1922, in Cincinnati.

She entered the Oldenburg Franciscan community on Sept. 8, 1940, and professed her final vows on Aug. 12, 1946.

Sister Jean Gabriel ministered in secondary education. She taught chemistry, physics and mathematics classes at the former St. Mary Academy in Indianapolis and Father Thomas Scecina Memorial High School in Indianapolis.

She also served as an associate professor of chemistry and physics at Marian College in Indianapolis for 20 years.

Sister Jean Gabriel also taught at Rex Mundi High School in Evansville, Ind., in the Evansville Diocese, and in Ohio.

From 1990-99, she ministered to Native Americans in Tohatchi, N.M.

Sister Jean Gabriel retired to the motherhouse in 1999.

She is survived by a sister, Maryrose Engel of Cincinnati.

Memorial gifts may be sent to the Sisters of St. Francis, P.O. Box 100, Oldenburg, IN 47036. †

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