December 14, 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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BERRISFORD, Margaret, 85, Sacred Heart, Clinton, Dec. 4. Mother of Richard Berrisford. Grandmother of two. Great-grandmother of six.

BERTSCH, Joann, 78, Holy Family, Richmond, Nov. 18. Wife of Joseph Bertsch. Mother of Monica Antrim, Joy Cocks, Elizabeth Green, Mary and Marilynn Rathbun, Carolyn Yelland, Bill, David and Joseph Bertsch. Sister of several. Grandmother of 14. Great-grandmother of three.

BRANDES, Robert H., 80, St. Michael, Brookville, Nov. 20. Father of Diana Duvall, Pamela Hinderberger, Mary, Eric, Gary, Mark, Michael and Robert Brandes. Brother of Rosemary Johnson. Grandfather of 16. Great-grandfather of 11.

BRAY, Marcus C., 84, St. Michael, Brookville, Nov. 20. Father of Sheryl Davis and Fairy Geiling. Grandfather of one.

DECK, Rosella M., 84, St. Lawrence, Lawrenceburg, Nov. 17.

DONELSON, Frances, 92, St. Monica, Indianapolis, Nov. 28. Mother of Cecila Geist, Sara Ross and Alan Donelson. Sister of Madelon Hyman. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of 11.

HESS, Anna Marie, 85, St. Paul, Tell City, Nov. 9. Mother of Carol, Gary, Jim, Mark, Paul, Randy and Steve Hess. Grandmother of 13. Great-grandmother of six.

JOHNSON, Elinor C., 90, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Nov. 20. Mother of Jane Cheshire, David, Jerry, J. Kevin, Phillip and Ray Johnson. Grand­mother of 27. Great-grandmother of 48. Great-great-grandmother of three.

KAUFMAN, Martha A., 85, St. Paul, Tell City, Oct. 31. Mother of Donna Mayes and John Kaufman. Sister of James and Justin Baysinger. Grand­mother of three.

KEBE, Marian A., 76, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Nov. 24. Mother of Diane and Frank Kebe. Sister of Chris Stanton. Grandmother of three.

KUNKEL, Betty F., 83, St. Michael, Brookville, Nov. 21. Mother of Diann Motz and Donna Parrett. Sister of Martha Pelsor. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of 11. Great-great-grandmother of two.

LARK, James, 67, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Nov. 25. Husband of Dorothy Lark. Father of Mary VanDemark and Wade Harp. Stepson of Mildred Lark. Brother of Margaret Schmalz, Richard and Thomas Lark. Stepbrother of Susan Cook and James Boehm. Grandfather of four.

LAWSON, Earl William, 56, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Nov. 7. Husband of Jill Eileen (Hearlihy) Lawson. Son of Nancy (Brown) Lawson. Father of Katie and Ryan Lawson. Brother of Jerry, John, Richard and Terry Lawson.

LEE, Florence I., 95, St. Monica, Indianapolis, Oct. 11. Mother of Lynda Nash, Jan Willis and Alan Lee. Grand­mother of six. Great-grandmother of eight.

LYNN, Earl Joseph, 91, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Nov. 11. Husband of Kathryn (Mayer) Lynn. Father of Gregory and Mark Lynn. Grandfather of one.

McKNIGHT, Ronald Andrew, 69, St. Mary, New Albany, Dec. 1. Husband of Julia McKnight. Father of Jason McKnight. Grandfather of two.

MEYER, Letha E., 99, St. Mary, Greensburg, Nov. 30.

PAUL, Leroy, 45, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, Nov. 27. Husband of Christine Paul. Father of Jordan Paul. Son of Mary (Miller) Paul. Brother of Benita and Phil Paul.

PHILLIPS, Harvey E., 67, Christ the King, Indianapolis, Nov. 26. Husband of Sally Phillips. Stepson of Mildred Phillips. Brother of Stephanie Mackey.

WRIGHT, Gene F., 83, St. Gabriel, Connersville, Nov. 23. Husband of Marcia (Griffin) Wright. Father of Barb, David and Jim Wright. †

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