July 20, 2007


Please submit in writing to our office by 10 a.m. Thursday before the week of publication; be sure to state date of death. Obituaries of archdiocesan priests serving our archdiocese are listed elsewhere in The Criterion. Order priests and religious sisters and brothers are included here, unless they are natives of the archdiocese or have other connections to it; those are separate obituaries on this page.

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CARPENTER, Evelyn J., 45, St. Anthony, Indianapolis, June 27. Mother of Michael Carpenter, Theresa and Joseph Kidwell. Sister of Mary Purvis, Ellen, Rose and Joseph Carpenter. Grandmother of one.

COBB, Kathryn C., 92, Our Lady of Lourdes, Indianapolis, July 1. Sister of Frank Marren. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of three.

DeMOSS, Lois N., 76, St. Joseph, Shelbyville, July 2. Mother of Mary Lou Kaster, Rose Marie Starkey, Karolyn Sue Waltz and Jay DeMoss. Sister of Donna Mallory. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of eight.

DRIGGERS, John, 64, St. Charles Borromeo, Milan, June 27. Husband of Gerrie Driggers. Father of Carey, Carol, Casey, Cathy and Christy Driggers.

ECK, Grace Marie, 86, Holy Name of Jesus, Beech Grove, June 30. Mother of Mary Louise Lady, Leonard, Raymond and Ronald Eck. Sister of Chester and Clarence Richardson. Grandmother of 19. Great-grandmother of 32. Great-great-grandmother of six.

FOHL, Hilda M., 91, St. Michael, Brookville, June 20. Mother of Patricia Jones, Vicki and Donald Fohl. Grandmother of one.

FOXEN, Henry J., 86, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, June 25. Father of Christine Collier, Mary Arvin, Carol Ley, Kathleen Mensel and Richard Foxen. Brother of Anna Burton. Grandfather of 14. Great-grandfather of 12.

GALICIA, Vanesa Cervantes, 2, St. Monica, Indianapolis, July 2. Daughter of Nayeli Galicia Cholula.

GRAF, Josephine B., 100, St. Joseph, Sellersburg, July 2. Mother of Juanita Popp, Virginia Townsend and Theodore Graf. Grandmother of 12. Great-grandmother of 28. Great-great-grandmother of five.

HEANEY, James E., II, 25, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, June 27. Son of Jim and Sue Heaney. Brother of Laura Adams and Llanea Imel. Uncle of two.

HILL, Fabian F., 84, St. Mary, North Vernon, July 4. Father of Karen Bowling, Tracy Hines, Molly Knight, Debra Leach, Jeff and Max Hill. Brother of Edith Mcelfresh and Irma Mick. Grandfather of 16. Great-grandfather of 10.

HURST, Joyce, 76, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyds Knobs, July 2. Mother of Linda Faulkner and James Hurst. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of two.

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.

MAHIN, John Lynn, 53, St. Roch, Indianapolis, June 29. Father of Jennifer, Samantha, Matthew and Sean Mahin. Brother of Kathy Soubeih, James, Joe and Matt Mahin. Grandfather of three.

McCALLEY, Deborah D., 51, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, July 2. Mother of Erin and Katie McCalley. Daughter of Dolores (Dezelan) Doyle. Sister of Jamie Ismail, Jennie Walker, Dan, Mack and Tim Doyle.

McCLURE, Gloria, 54, St. Andrew, Richmond, June 26. Wife of Chuck McClure. Mother of Leilani Churchman, Brandon and Norman McClure. Sister of Ruby Martin, Linda Mason, Melody Sanchez and Jim Lizardo. Grandmother of five.

MOELLER, Sarah I., 93, St. Anne, Hamburg, July 8. Mother of Connie Nobbe, Carol Stier Nowlin, Ann Wessler-Vernon, Janice and Richard Moeller. Grandmother of 16. Great-grandmother of 28.

NIX, Rosemary (Neidhamer), 87, St. Michael the Archangel, Indianapolis, June 28. Mother of Michael and Patrick Gwaltney. Sister of Louisa Raia. Grandmother of four.

OBERGFELL, Anna M., 95, St. Paul Hermitage, Beech Grove, July 2. Mother of Martha Adams, Gerald, James, John and Mark Obergfell. Grandmother of 11. Great-grandmother of 18.

O’BRIEN, Lucy F. (Cassioppi), 99, Holy Name of Jesus, Beech Grove, June 26. Mother of Janet White.

O’MARA, John J., 72, St. Mary, Rushville, July 2. Father of Jeff O’Mara. Brother of Teresa and Edward O’Mara. Grandfather of one.

PORFIDIO, Connie, 85, St. Mary, Richmond, July 4. Sister of Frank Porfidio. Aunt of several.

REGAN, James E., 79, Mary Queen of Peace, Danville, June 28. Husband of LaVonne M. (Sweeney) Regan. Father of Deanna Moore, Joseph and Michael Regan. Brother of Dorothy Lockie and Judy Shea. Stepfather of David, Douglas and Thomas Johnson. Grandfather of 14.

SAVAGE, Magdalene Ruth, 88, St. Lawrence, Lawrenceburg, June 30. Wife of Frank Savage. Mother of David, James, John, Patrick and Philip Savage. Sister of John, Joseph and Robert Walser. Grandmother of nine.

SCHELLENBERGER, Herbert R., 90, St. Mary, Lanesville, July 1. Husband of Fran (Hoehn) Schellenberger. Father of Rita Manning, Jane Pitchford, Jerome and Mike Schellenberger. Grandfather of eight. Great-grandfather of three.

SMITH, Ruby F., 69, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyds Knobs, July 2. Wife of Lloyd Smith. Mother of Jacinta Neidiffer, Bruce and Michael Smith. Daughter of Marie Pearson. Sister of David Smelser. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of four.

SPETH, Louis N., 97, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Indianapolis, June 25. Father of Mary Jo Betzner, Carla Boder and John Speth. Brother of Francis and Paul Speth. Grandfather of seven. Great-grandfather of nine.

SQUILLACE, Frank G., Sr., 84, Holy Name of Jesus, Beech Grove, July 4. Husband of Anna Squillace. Father of Mary Jo Bergdoll, Frank Jr., Mark and Michael Squillace. Brother of Violet Squillace. Grandfather of 11. Great-grandfather of six.

TODD, Violet M., 90, Christ the King, Indianapolis, June 29. Sister of Victoria, Virginia, Vivian and Vincent Todd. †

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