August 5, 2005


† May the souls of the faithfully departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace †

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.

BRANSON, Matthew C., 26, St. Joseph, Shelbyville, July 19. Son of John C. Branson and Deborah King. Stepson of Kenneth King. Brother of Vicky Lane, Amanda Pieroni, Tammara and Brian King. Grand­son of Louis Wilson, Earl and Jeane LeClerc.

BRIAN, Kimberly A. (Graham), 38, St. Augustine, Jeffersonville, July 13. Wife of Shawn Brian. Daughter of Geraldine Graham. Grand­daughter of Mary Hecker.

CUNNINGHAM, Judith Ann (Gearns), 63, St. Roch, Indianapolis, July 18. Wife of Daniel Cunningham. Mother of Michelle Pratt, Karyn and Maureen Cunningham. Daughter of Charles Gearns. Sister of Mary Beth Bush, Rita Kleeman and Charles Gearns.

DUGGAN, Martha J., 83, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, July 22. Mother of James Duggan. Sister of Dorothy Daugherty and George Gehring. Grandmother of two.

DURKIN, Mary Rose, 79, St. Louis, Batesville, July 20. Mother of Deborah Ahaus, Michelle, Daniel and Patrick Durkin. Sister of Janet Myers, Joan Wurtz and Don Overberg. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of one.

GASPER, Rudolph J., 100, St. Philip Neri, Indianapolis, July 17. Father of Robert Gasper, Margaret and Mary Miller. Grandfather of 13. Great-grandfather of 23. Great-great-grandfather of one.

GREEN, Vatus M., 82, St. Mary, Greensburg, July 27. Mother of Susan Lebo and Gary Green. Sister of Urial Clements. Grandmother of two.

GRISHAM, Thomas R., 74, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, July 21. Husband of Mary Grisham. Father of Diane Prout, David, Jim and Mike Grisham. Brother of Jean Musial. Grand­father of eight.

HOUCHEN, Mary Pauline, 80, St. Anthony of Padua, Clarksville, July 12. Mother of Barbara Howser and Joann Palmer. Sister of Delphine Rothbauer, Martha Vest and George Schafer. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of nine.

KNIERIM, Evelyn C., 46, St. Michael, Brookville, July 7. Wife of Larry Knierim. Daughter of Rose Dames. Sister of Marianne Dames and Sallie Theuring.

KOORSEN, Lucille, 92, St. Andrew, Richmond, July 18. Aunt of several.

LINDEMANN, Jeffrey A., 48, Our Lady of Lourdes, Indian­apolis, July 19. Husband of Donna (Graham) Lindemann. Father of Lyndsey Lindemann. Son of Walter and Virginia (Freeman) Lindemann. Brother of Terri Doss, Jerry and Mike Lindemann.

MAMMOSER, Mary C., 87, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, July 17. Sister of Lois Durbin and John Fischer.

McCOY, Joseph F., 76, Holy Family, New Albany, July 17. Husband of Mary (Millay) McCoy. Father of Joseph Jr., Scott and Steve McCoy. Brother of James McCoy. Grand­father of seven. Great-grandfather of one.

MOUNTJOY, Marion (Wagner), 88, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis. Wife of Bailey Waller Mountjoy Jr. Mother of Mary Chambers, Betsy and Teri Dougherty, Kathleen VanVelse, Jo Wagoner and Wally Mountjoy. Sister of Lillian Wagner. Grandmother of 21. Great-grandmother of 10.

MYERS, Ann (Belch), 73, Our Lady of Lourdes, Indianapolis, July 14. Wife of Daniel Myers. Mother of Frances Fountain, Elizabeth, Julia, Gerald, Henry, John, Matthew and Robert Myers. Sister of Charles and Robert Belch. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of two.

NOHR, Richard E., 78, St. Joseph, Shelbyville, July 22. Husband of Dorothy Nohr. Father of Lisa Dorsey, Gretchen McFarland and Barbara Steady. Grandfather of eight. Great-grandfather of one.

PETERS, Clement Jr., 49,St. Mary, Greensburg, July 31. Husband of Terry Peters. Father of Anna and Jonathan Peters. Son of Alfreda Peters. Brother of Diana Crosby, Cynthia Keillor, Kathleen Lecher, Marjorie Wanamaker, Dennis, Eugene and Marvin Peters.

POPSON, Helen, 63, St. Paul, Sellersburg, July 21. Wife of Jerry Popson. Mother of Diane Boehm, Paul, Terri and Todd Popson. Sister of Dolores Barnett, Dorothy Cinnamon, Rose Marie Wheatley and George Hutti. Grandmother of 12.

PUROL, Louis J., 75, St. Matthew, Indianapolis, July 11. Husband of Maxine Purol. Father of Monica Cannaley, Evelyn Ryberg and Matthew Purol. Brother of Jean Cieslinski. Grandfather of four. Great-grandfather of one.

SMITH, David V., 88, Christ the King, Indianapolis, July 19. Husband of M. Dorothy Smith. Father of Daniel, David and James Smith. Brother of Mary K. Bullock and Joseph Smith. Grandfather of six.

SPALDING, John F., 85, St. Matthew, Indianapolis, July 15. Husband of Joan Marie Spalding. Father of Brian, John and Mark Spalding. Brother of Providence Sister Mary Charles Spalding. Grandfather of three.

SURATT, John Robert, 82, St. Mary, Greensburg, July 21. Husband of Alice J. (Davis) Suratt. Father of Robbie Evans and Alice Hogue. Brother of Willie Anne Morris. Grand­father of five. Great-grandfather of three.

WOOLWINE, Mayme, 82, Holy Family, Richmond, July 22. Mother of Susan Irwin, Chrisann Mullin and Teresa White. Sister of Rose Demma. Grandmother of five. †


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