October 5, 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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ALEXANDER, Joan F., 81, Good Shepherd, Indianapolis, Sept. 22. Aunt of several. Great-aunt of several.

BOOKER, Mary Jo, 65, Holy Angels, Indianapolis, Aug. 6. Mother of Robby Gregory, Tracie Holland, Louise Jones, Treva Little, Hazel Taylor, Danny, Kevin, Robert Jr. and Thomas Booker. Sister of Catherine Folson, Janet, Mary Frances, Rita, Ben and David Bell. Grandmother of 54. Great-grandmother of several.

COOLEY, Jack F., 74, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, Sept. 5. Husband of Janice Cooley. Father of Joan Norton and Dr. Daniel Cooley. Grandfather of five.

DURKIN, Susan J. (Iehl), 66, St. Thomas Aquinas, Indianapolis, Sept. 20. Wife of Patrick Durkin. Daughter of Nancy Iehl. Sister of Thomas Iehl. Step-sister of Ann Fumarolo.

ERNSTES, Edwin G., 78, St. Vincent de Paul, Shelby County, Sept. 16. Husband of Zola Ernstes. Father of Mary McQueen and Jeffrey Ernstes. Brother of Marjorie Long, Jerri Sullivan and Benny Ernstes. Grandfather of one. Step-grandfather of three.

HINTON, Henry S., 82, St. Anthony of Padua, Clarksville, Sept. 12. Father of Patricia Miller, Barbara Spitznagel and William Hinton. Brother of Anne Henderson. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of five.

KAISER, Carl V., 85, Holy Family, Oldenburg, Sept. 21. Father of Chaz Kaiser. Brother of Betty Holtel, Rita McGreevy and Victor Kaiser.

LYONS, Joseph C., 81,

St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Sept. 21. Husband of Mary F. Lyons. Father of Maureen Hindman, Barbara Kendall, Carol Wagner and Therese Wallace. Grandfather of 20. Great-grandfather of eight.

MALONEY, Margaret I., 88, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, Sept. 19. Mother of Ellen Case, Mary, Tina and Gary Maloney. Grandmother of eight.

MOELLER, William R., 64, St. Louis, Batesville, Sept. 23. Husband of Leona Moeller. Father of Carol Bergman, Gary Meyer, Cheryl Siebert and Scott Moeller. Brother of Ruth Meyer and Ken Moeller. Grandfather of 10.

NEU, Mary Kathryn (Rawlings), 82, Holy Name of Jesus, Beech Grove, Sept. 20. Wife of Frank B. Neu. Mother of Karen Franklin, Patty Funke, Mary Zemlock, Diann, Joe and Tom Neu. Grandmother of 17. Great-grandmother of 10.

PADGETT, James A., 66, Our Lady of the Greenwood, Greenwood, Sept. 24. Husband of Judy (Hoff) Padgett. Father of Sheila, Jim and John Padgett. Brother of Barbara, Judy, Bernard and Robert Padgett. Grandfather of three.

PARK, B.J., 58, St. Paul, Sellersburg, Sept. 4. Mother of Adam McCartney and Nathan Park. Daughter of Maxine Pritchett. Sister of Mary Ann Netherton.

PARK, Ron, 55, St. Paul, Sellersburg, Sept. 4. Father of Adam McCartney and Nathan Park. Son of Dot Park. Brother of Jim Park.

POTHAST, Irene, 89, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Sept. 15. Mother of Sarah Siler, James and Robert Pothast. Sister of Robert Ross. Grandmother of 14. Great-grandmother of 16. Great-great-grandmother of one.

SCHULER, Dolores A., 74, St. Louis, Batesville, Sept. 23. Daughter of Josephine Wissel. Sister of Mary Jane Rudolf and Arnold Wissel. Aunt of several.

SEPRODI, Louis, 87, St. Patrick, Terre Haute, Sept. 7. Husband of Betty Lee (Gooderl) Seprodi. Father of Mary Neal, Janis Shook, Sandra Torpy, Ann White, Elizabeth, Julia, Donald, John, Louis, Patrick, Ronald, Timothy and William Seprodi. Brother of Mary Sproule. Grandfather of 30. Great-grandfather of 10.

SIMMONS, Stephen A., 38, St. Mary, Greensburg, Sept. 21. Father of Jessie Farley, Wendy Friend, Jodi Redelman and Connor Simmons. Son of Carole Flint and Ernest Simmons. Brother of Darrin and David Simmons. Grandfather of 12. †

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