September 28, 2007


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BOSMA, Amos Dale, infant, Prince of Peace, Madison, Sept. 11. Son of Matthew and Stephanie (Rumble) Bosma. Brother of Grace, Joy, Jonah and William Bosma. Grandson of Tom and Karen (Burkenpas) Bosma and Scott and Anna (Montgomery) Rumble.

BOTTIN, Richard F., 83, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, Sept. 6. Brother of Joy Ellen Eck and Walter Bottin. Half-brother of Patricia Jesberger and Donna Jobe.

COACHYS, Lillian K., 93, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, Sept. 6. Mother of Kathleen Merter, Carol Ann Pitt, James and Richard Coachys. Grand­mother of 16. Great-grandmother of 14.

CONNER, James Robert, 87, Good Shepherd, Indianapolis, Sept. 16. Father of Dawna Conner-Burrin, Angela Padgett, Deborah, Theresa, James II, Jerald and Joseph Conner. Brother of Marilyn Freese, Norma Lindley and Marjorie Windburn. Grandfather of 20. Great-grandfather of 11.

DUVELIUS, Craig M., 23, Holy Family, Oldenburg, Sept. 16. Son of Jeff and Lori Duvelius. Brother of Erin Duvelius. Grandson of Wayne and Aline Gover and Daniel and Jeanne Duvelius.

EBERHARDT, Joseph, 94, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyds Knobs, Sept. 9. Father of David and Norman Eberhardt. Grandfather of six.

GARCIA, Elda, 77, St. Michael the Archangel, Indianapolis, Sept. 8. Mother of Amanda Adkins, Joanna Day, E. Jo Hoy and Joe Garcia III. Sister of Amparo Sanchez. Grandmother of eight.

GARRETT, Paul, 85, St. Paul, Tell City, Sept. 9. Husband of Evelyn (Rogier) Garrett. Father of Patricia Burton and Ron Garrett. Grandfather of three.

GIESTING, Dorothy C., 83, Holy Family, Oldenburg, Sept. 11. Mother of Marjorie Baker, Kathleen Wolff, Charles and Lee Giesting. Sister of Marlene Hoog, Albert, Charles, David, Harold, John and Paul Back. Grandmother of 17. Great-grandmother of two.

GRAVES, Robert G., 81, St. Luke, Indianapolis, Sept. 5. Husband of Elizabeth (Ferree) Graves. Father of Ann Crosser, Mary Ann Fauber, Jane Noel and Robert Graves. Brother of Mary Louden. Grandfather of 17. Great-grandfather of six.

HARMEYER, Albert H., 91, St. Mary-of-the-Rock, St. Mary-of-the-Rock, June 25. Brother of Dorothy Roell, Clarence and Herbert Harmeyer. Uncle of ­several.

HURRLE, Phillip John, 16, Holy Name of Jesus, Beech Grove, Sept. 9. Son of Christopher and Theresa (Urrutia) Hurrle. Brother of Elizabeth, Stephanie, Joshua and Nathaniel Hurrle. Stepbrother of Joseph Ehrgott. Grandson of Bob and Marilyn Hurrle and John and Pat Urrutia.

KAPERAK, George J., 86, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Terre Haute, Sept. 2. Grandfather of one.

MERKEL, Estella A., 82, St. Louis, Batesville, Sept. 14. Mother of Elizabeth Nobbe, Chris, David, Phillip and Ted Merkel. Sister of Evelyn Johannigman, Lucille and Patricia Simon and Dennis Schwering. Grandmother of ­several. Great-grandmother of several.

MYERS, Mary Cecelia, 87, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, Aug. 22. Mother of Susan Dearing. Sister of Richard Harris. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of 15. Great-great-grandmother of nine.

NIEDENTHAL, Mary Kathryn, 86, St. Michael, Brookville, Sept. 9. Mother of Karen Terlinden, Lisa, Mary Alice, Victoria, David and Gregory Niedenthal. Sister of Carolyn Rowbotham and Harry Fliehman. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of 13.

NORRIS, Lois Dale, 78, Christ the King, Indianapolis, Sept. 9. Wife of Donald Norris.

PAZ, Liberty Naval, 73, St. Luke, Indianapolis, Sept. 14. Brother of Leonor Cruz. Sister of Mary Danielle, Edgardo and Gene Paz.

PHELPS, Marguerite I., 89, St. Rita, Indianapolis, Aug. 24. Mother of John H. Phelps Jr. Sister of Dimple Johnson. ­

Grand­mother of six.

ROELL, Dorothy Mae H., 85, St. Mary-of-the-Rock, St. Mary-of-the-Rock, Sept. 13. Mother of Donald, Floyd and Marvin Roell. Sister of Clarence and Herbert Harmeyer. Grandmother of two.

SPARKS, Cecelia, 82, St. Michael the Archangel, Indianapolis, Aug. 29. Mother of Elizabeth Bracken and Paul Sparks. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of six.

STAAB, Virgil J., 78, Good Shepherd, Indianapolis, Sept. 13. Husband of Shirlee (Hickman) Staab. Father of Rhonda Herbertz, Rebecca Johnson, Angela Sullivan, Randy and Steven Staab. Brother of Mildred Odenbrett, Verna Slinger, Al, Dennis, Jerry, Robert and Ronald Staab. Grandfather of eight. Great-grandfather of two. †

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