October 12, 2007


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ASHMORE, Albert D., 86, St. Augustine Home for the Aged, Indianapolis, Sept. 25. Husband of Antoinette (Battista) Ashmore. Father of Carl, Patrick and Father Ronald Ashmore. Brother of Norma Jones, Juanita Kershaw and Harry Ashmore. Grandfather of six. ­Great-grandfather of one.

BARRETT, Betty Ann, 71, St. John the Evangelist, Indian­apolis, Sept. 17. Mother of Sean Barrett. Grandmother of two.

BILLMAN, Mary M., 81, St. Gabriel the Archangel, Indianapolis, Aug. 8. Mother of Betty Fine. Grandmother of two.

BLEILL, Florence M., 91, St. Bridget, Liberty, Sept. 18. Mother of Arthur and Virgil Bleill. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of seven.

CLARK, Esther G., 97, Good Shepherd, Indianapolis, Sept. 28. Mother of Kathleen Austin, Therese Bisesi, Joan Schock, Margaret McIntosh and Patrick McKeon. Grandmother of 11. Great-grandmother of several. Great-great-grandmother of ­several.

COPLER, Clarion M., 95, St. Mary, New Albany, Sept. 18. Aunt of several.

DAHLKAMP, Bernice, 92, Christ the King, Indianapolis, Sept. 25.

DAVIS, John R., 90, Christ the King, Indianapolis, Sept. 27. Father of Emilie Squire and Jo Ellen Davis. Grandfather of four. Great-grandfather of five.

GALLAGHER, Joseph Patrick, Jr., 81, St. Joan of Arc, Indianapolis, Sept. 23. Father of Mary, J. Patrick, Kevin, Martin and Michael Gallagher. Brother of Paul Gallagher. Grandfather of 11. Great-grandfather of two.

GAUGHAN, Patrick J., Jr., 83, Good Shepherd, Indianapolis, Oct. 1. Brother of Mary Allen, Helen Dale, Rose Johnson and Jane O’Malia. Uncle of several.

GURCHIEK, Julia Ann, 82, St. Margaret Mary, Terre Haute, Sept. 12. Wife of George Gurchiek. Mother of Loretta Dorman, Annette Murphy, Jeff and William Gurchiek. Sister of Mary Anderson, Rosemary Cawvey, Thelma Neimeyer, Betty and Raymond Gurchiek. Grandmother of three.

HEAVRIN, Nellie Louise, 96, St. Mary, New Albany, Sept. 21. Mother of Vivian Holbrook, Jerry, Joe, Nick, Pat, Randy, Rodney and Ted Heavrin. Sister of James Wilcox. Grandmother of several. Great-grandmother of several. Great-great-grandmother of several.

HIVELY, Mary Elizabeth, 55, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, Sept. 25. Mother of Christina and John Hively. Sister of Margaret Dobrozsi and Dale Detcher.

HORAK, A.W., St. Anne, New Castle, Oct. 1. Husband of Stella Horak. Father of Maryellen Connor, Eileen Gibson and J.A. Tony Horak. Grandfather of 12. Great-grandfather of eight.

IMEL, Lucille M., 88, Prince of Peace, Madison, Sept. 22. Aunt of several.

KAVANAUGH, Keith A., 47, Holy Name of Jesus, Beech Grove, Sept. 20. Husband of Beth Kavanaugh. Stepfather of Katie Quinton and Kimberly Shive. Son of Donald and Helen Kavanaugh. Brother of Karen White, Kenny and Kevin Kavanaugh. Step-grandfather of four.

KURRUS, Ret. Col. Robert V., 56, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, Sept. 28. Husband of Mary Pat Kurrus. Father of Michael and Ryan Kurrus. Son of Cleo (Sanders) Kurrus. Brother of Judy Koch and Margie Rahn. Grandfather of one.

McKAY, Thomas A., 82, Prince of Peace, Madison, Sept. 22. Husband of Susie McKay. Father of Charles, David, Kevin, Michael and Steven McKay. Grandfather of 13. ­Great-grandfather of 13.

MILLS, Patricia A., 75, Christ the King, Indianapolis, Sept. 29. Mother of Bridget Buchanan, Cecilia Ford, Moira Sommers, Jeffrey and John McCarrel. Sister of Donna Russell, Bruce and Robert VanWinkle. Grandmother of 11.

MOLLAUN, Adeline E., 86, St. Louis, Batesville, Sept. 27. Wife of Albert Mollaun. Mother of Brenda Filler, Bertie Schoettelkotte, Donna Wallpe, Darlene, Bernie and Dan Mollaun. Sister of Jean Alburger, Helen Frazier, Theresa Maloney, Bernie and Walter Fields Jr. Grandmother of 21. ­Great-grandmother of 31.

NEGRI, W. Eugene, 71, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Sept. 11. Husband of Eunice (Moorefield) Negri. Father of Dana Cole, Vicki Wolf, Dan, Jeff, Thomas and Tony Negri. Brother of Daniel Negri. Grandfather of 13. ­Great-grandfather of one.

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

O’CONNOR, Doris Marie Rita (Ries), 92, Our Lady of Lourdes, Indianapolis, Sept. 26. Mother of Clare Bradshaw, Margaret O’Connor-Campbell, Kathleen Oskay, Eileen Wilkerson, Judith, Nancy, Brian, Dan, Malachy, Michael, Keiran, Kevin, Terry and Tim O’Connor. Grandmother of 38. Great-grandmother of 59.

OSBORN, Robert C., Jr., 77, St. Gabriel, Connersville, Oct. 3. Father of Melissa Bailey, Donna Bever and Marsha Urban. Brother of Patricia Dora and Anita Holmes. Grandfather of seven. Great-grandfather of four.

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

PHELPS, Barbara L., 77, Sacred Heart, Clinton, Sept. 16. Wife of Lessis Phelps. Mother of Mary Christine Beaven, Judith Moody, Anthony, John, Joseph, Leonard, Michael and Steve Phelps. Sister of Angela Clark, Rosemary Duncan, George and John Howard. Grandmother of 19. Great-grandmother of eight.

POE, Kari Sue, 41, St. Michael the Archangel, Indianapolis, Sept. 23. Daughter of Richard and Anna Poe. Sister of Pamela David, Deanna French, Lori Muzik and Rick Poe.

ROWE, Martha J., 92, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Aug. 22. Mother of Barbara Presley, Gail, James and Jerry Rowe. Grandmother of 13. Great-grandmother of 16. Great-great-grandmother of three.

SCHMIDT, Patricia R., 71, Prince of Peace, Madison, Sept. 21. Mother of Duane and Earl Schmidt. Sister of Barbara Beach and Bobby Friess. Grandmother of three.

SGROI, Patty, 72, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, Sept. 12. Wife of James Sgroi. Mother of Peggy Wadworth.

STEINMETZ, Lyle F., 71, St. John the Baptist, Dover, Sept. 13. Husband of Mary (Wilgenbusch) Steinmetz. Father of Ramona Doll, Yvonne Gutapfel, Yolanda Kunkel, Jarrod, Randy and Stacey Steinmetz. Son of Clem and Marie Steinmetz. Brother of Anita Back, Marlene Werner, Franciscan Father Gerald Steinmetz, Marvin, Ronnie and Stanley Steinmetz. Grandfather of 14.

WEIMER, Francis Nicholas, 67, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Indianapolis, Sept. 25. Husband of Mary Weimer. Father of Deborah Gutierrez, Diana Pearson and Kenneth Weimer. Brother of Helen Hessman and Eleanor Sowder. Grandfather of eight. Great-grandfather of four.

WELSH, Lillian A (Elixman), 99, Holy Trinity, Indianapolis, Sept. 26. Mother of Carol Jenks and Michael Welsh. Grand­mother of two. Great-grandmother of two.

ZURLINE, Brenda Lee, 41, Immaculate Conception, Millhousen, Sept. 23. Wife of Roger Zurline. Mother of Johnathan Zurline. Sister of Debra Vanderpohl, Paula Wullenweber, Jennifer, Sheila, Theresa, Dave, Jeffrey and Ron Schwering. †

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