June 29, 2007


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BESS, Rose Ann, 83, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, June 17. Mother of Kathleen Brown, Mary Hudson, Theresa Warner, James and Timothy Bess. Grandmother of 12. Great-grandmother of 13.

BINDER, Joseph, 77, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, June 1. Husband of Rose Ann Binder. Father of Deanna Payne, George and John Binder. Brother of Wanda Glenn and Mariann Winniger. Grandfather of seven. Great-grandfather of three.

BIR, Martha Camilla, 90, St. Mary, New Albany, June 14. Grandmother of two.

BLACKBURN, John W., 67, Our Lady of Lourdes, Indianapolis, June 15. Husband of Anne Blackburn. Father of Jenny Richardson, Katy Saylor and Brian Blackburn. Brother of Betty Clevenger, Bill and Robert Blackburn. Grandfather of three.

CHACON, Patricia Jo, 79, St. Augustine, Jeffersonville, June 3. Mother of John Chacon. Sister of Margaret Miles.

CLARK, Joyce (Dilger), 72, St. Mary, New Albany, June 4. Sister of Arlene Renn, Lois Stephany and Norbert Dilger.

COOPER, Karen Raye, 64, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, May 30. Wife of John L. Cooper. Mother of Donna, Mariah and Clyde Cooper, Charles, Paul and Robert Neal. Sister of Joe Bobo, Paul and Paula Chapman.

CRAVENS, Patricia Jane, 90, Christ the King, Indianapolis, June 7. Mother of Janine Buchanan, Barbara Frame, Carol Trueblood and Stephen Cravens. Sister of Pam Calabria. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of four. (correction)

DIETZ, Mary M., 97,

Christ the King, Indianapolis, June 5. Mother of Margaret Hull, Susan Klipple and Harry A. Dietz IV. Sister of Alois Singer. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of three.

DOWNEY, Jack R., 85, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, June 13. Father of Pamela Hanna. Brother of Larry Downey. Grandfather of five. Great-grandfather of several. Great-great-grandfather of several.

EVE, James David, 83, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyds Knobs, June 15. Husband of Betsy Eve. Father of Mary Sieg, Matthew, Michael, Patrick and Timothy Eve.

HUNT, Anna Margaret, 88, St. Mary, North Vernon, June 10. Mother of Barbara Davis, Connie Hudson, Steve Hunt, David, John and Phillip Meyers. Sister of Betty Mullen. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of four.

JOHNSON, Mary Jane, 69, St. Michael, Greenfield, June 12. Mother of Anthony Johnson. Sister of Antoinette Ingoldsby and Martha Summer. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of one.

KAHLERT, Gerhard Richard, 83, Good Shepherd, Indianapolis, June 18. Husband of Elsie Kahlert. Brother of Elizabeth Degenhard. Uncle of several.

KING, Annie L., 78, St. Rita, Indianapolis, June 4. Mother of Bobby King Sr. Sister of Elsie Lee Buchanan, Dorothy Campbell, John and Willie King. Grandmother of four.

KRINER, Robert Joseph, 69, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, June 22. Husband of Sally (Work) Kriner. Father of Diane Howe, Joseph and Scott Kriner. Brother of Maryann, Rosemary and Donald Kriner. Grandfather of three.

LINDAUER, Leroy W., 74, St. Pius, Troy, June 16. Husband of Gloria Lindauer. Father of Linda Mongillo, Lisa Musick, Carol Vinson, Nancy Wheeler, Jeanne and Mark Lindauer. Brother of Edward and James Lindauer. Grandfather of 12. Great-grandfather of 12. Step-great-grandfather of seven.

MAUDLIN, Howard L., 85, St. Mary, Greensburg, June 23. Husband of Margaret Maudlin. Father of Diane Jacobs. Brother of Mary, Don and Ed Mauldin. Grandfather of one.

MAYNARD, William, 83, St. Gabriel, Connersville, June 4. Father of Susan Brown and Roger Maynard. Brother of Robert Maynard. Grandfather of five. Great-grandfather of eight.

PALMER, Carolyn Sue, 69, Good Shepherd, Indianapolis, June 16. Mother of Jennifer McMullen, Jeanette, Chris and Doug Palmer. Sister of Dolores Elias. Grandmother of four.

ROBBINS, Barbara, 65, St. Gabriel the Archangel, Indianapolis, June 11. Mother of Susan Goddard, Gail Lindsey, Stephanie Stafford and Bill Hergel. Grandmother of five.

ROTH, Morand A., 75, St. Andrew the Apostle, Indianapolis, June 10. Father of Susan Dugan, Louise McKeand, Sharon McQueen, Patricia Merriman, David, Glenn and Michael Roth. Brother of Joan Holzer, Peggy and William Roth. Grandfather of 17. Great-grandfather of 11.

SCHAFER, Helen E., 76, Prince of Peace, Madison, June 4. Wife of Bernard Schafer. Mother of Mary Helen Finney, Bernadette Thomas, Andy, Bill, Danny, David, Eddie, Jerry, Jim, Kenny, Tom and Father Raymond Schafer. Sister of Joseph Augustin. Grandmother of 30. Great-grandmother of five.

SEWARD, Virginia, 88, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Terre Haute, June 8. Mother of Leslie Hayhurst, Cheryl, Bryan and Gregory Seward. Sister of Regina Miller. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of 12.

SWINEY, Georgia M., 92, St. Rita, Indianapolis, June 9. Mother of Windy Davis and Suzanne Johnson. Grandmother of four.

TROG, Arthur W., 74, St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Aurora, June 7. Husband of Mary Trog. Father of Kimberly Batchelor, Bety Tipsword and Steven Trog. Grandfather of five.

TRUE, Marie Cecelia (Paquin), 93, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, June 19. Mother of Barbara and William True. Grandmother of one.

TUTTLE, Kathyrn Ann, 97, St. Luke, Indianapolis, June 12. Mother of Sarah Switek, John and Peter Tuttle. Sister of Elizabeth Peck.

VERKAMP, Francis John, 72, St. Monica, Indianapolis, June 19. Husband of Ethna (Cunningham) Verkamp. Father of Eileen Meulbroek, Karen Wurster and Kevin Verkamp. Brother of Virlee Kreilin, Sister Mary Ann Verkamp, Sister Mary Aquin Verkamp, Bernard, Gilbert and Robert Verkamp. Grandfather of nine.

WUENSCH, Michael James, 57, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, May 18. Brother of four. Uncle of 17.

YOUNG, Albert E., 78, St. Mary, Greensburg, June 6. Husband of Betty Young. Father of Esther Lamport, Ruth Rudolf, Mary Jane Scheidler, Anthony, Edward, Francis and Mark Young. Brother of Virginia Bedel. Grandfather of 20. Great-grandfather of 11.

Franciscan Sister Carol Ann Sunderman served on council

Franciscan Sister Carol Ann Sunderman, formerly Sister Mary Carmel, died on June 9 at St. Clare Hall, the health care facility for the Congregation of the Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis, in Oldenburg. She died on her 72nd birthday.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on June 13 at the motherhouse chapel. Burial followed at the sisters’ cemetery.

Born on June 9, 1935, in Cincinnati, Ohio, she entered the Oldenburg Franciscan community on Sept. 8, 1953, and professed her final vows on Aug. 12, 1959.

From 1986 to 1994, Sister Carol Ann was a member of the General Council Leadership Team for the Franciscan congregation.

During the past 13 years, she served as a member of the sisters’ formation team.

Sister Carol Ann ministered at Catholic grade schools staffed by the Franciscan sisters from 1955 to 1984.

In the archdiocese, Sister Carol Ann served at St. Christopher School in Indianapolis, St. Monica School in Indianapolis, St. Lawrence School in Lawrenceburg and Our Lady of Perpetual Help School in New Albany.

She also taught at a Catholic grade school in Cincinnati.

Surviving are a brother, Robert Sunderman, of Cincinnati as well as several nieces and nephews.

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

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