June 23, 2006


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ARNOLD, Edna Catherine (Daufel), 83, Holy Name of Jesus, Beech Grove, May 29. Wife of Harold Arnold. Mother of Marcia Kirk, Cynthia Rentsch, David and Richard Arnold. Sister of Mary Louise Brown and Dr. George Daufel. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of six.

BRANT, Robert Pierson, 89, St. Luke, Indianapolis, May 29. Husband of Marcia Brant. Father of Sandra Koss, Ronni Miller and Walter Brant. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of three.

CHEN, Jui Fang Kuang, 86, St. Luke, Indianapolis, June 1. Mother of Benjamin and Victor Chen.

COTTER, Helen, 75, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, May 28. Sister of Della Hoereth and Robert Cotter.

COVARRUBIAS, Alberto, 56, St. Mary, Indianapolis, June 1. Father of Janie Monjaraz and Mario Covarrubias. Brother of Josefina, Maria Jesus, Guadalupe, Ofelia and Socorro Covarrubias.Grandfather of two.

FUCHS, Richard E., 63, St. Pius, Troy, June 8. Brother of Helen Doogs, Betty Jennings, Dorothy Tanner, Ruth Tanner and James Fuchs.

GREBEZS, Kristine A., 58, Holy Name of Jesus, Beech Grove, May 24. Daughter of Janis Grebezs.

HIMMLER, Clara Alvirda, 105, St. Mary, North Vernon, June 6. Mother of William Himmler.

HOLLORAN, John Francis Sr., 72, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, June 5. Husband of Alma (Kirch) Holloran. Father of Donna, Christopher, John Jr., Patrick and Timothy Holloran. Brother of Catherine Childers, Providence Sister Ann Matilda Holloran, Mary Jane Mattingly and Edward Holloran Jr. Grandfather of six.

JACOBI, Evelyn (Kochert), 95, St. Michael, Bradford, June 5. Mother of Margaret Atkin, Charles, Michael and William Jacobi. Sister of Lucille Buechler, Mary Jenkins, Ann Smith and Clemence Kochert. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of seven.

KELLY, Jane O., 85, Prince of Peace, Madison, June 2. Mother of Georgie, Jane, Benjamin and Richard Kelly III and William McCawley. Grandmother of 16. Great-grandmother of 16.

KING, Anna Catherine, 75, St. Mary, North Vernon, June 7. Mother of Janet Griffith and James Maness. Sister of Mary Margaret Bowling. Grandmother of 14.

McROY, James, 73, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Indianapolis, June 13. Husband of Mary Catherine McRoy. Father of Susan, Mary and Michael McRoy. Brother of Janet Brannun, Deanna Fulton and Paul McRoy. Grandfather of five.

OWINGS, James R., Jr., 68, St. Anthony of Padua, Louisville, Ky., June 14. Husband of Carolyn (Sheehan) Owings. Father of Linda Constant, Kimberly Lopez, Susan Masek, Amy Romines and Robert Owings. Brother of Dotty McCloud and Hank Owings. Grandfather of 12.

RAIMONDI, Catherine Ann (Mascari), 87, St. Mark, Indianapolis, June 12. Mother of Josephine, Anthony, Cosmas, John, Joseph, Mark and Michael Raimondi. Sister of Rose DeGuglielmo, Frank and Mike Mascari. Grandmother of 11.

WEIMER, Joan, 71, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, May 28. Wife of Richard Weimer. Mother of Julie Darrell, Susan Ney, Kathryn Vissiny and Michael Weimer. Sister of Kathy Jarboe, Marlyn Neville and Tom Hagan. Grandmother of 10.

WERNER, Mary Louise (Steinberger), 88, St. Mark, Indianapolis, June 8. Mother of Mary Ann Muensterman, Theresa Phillips, Jeanne Schott, Margie Smith, Helen Volk, Ann, Christine, Jim, Joe, John, Mike, Richard and Steven Werner.

WILLIAMS, Ernest M., 95, St. Luke, Indianapolis, May 20. Father of Sharron Jaskunas. Grandfather of four. †

Franciscan Sister Marlene Brokamp was
a teacher, principal, religious educator

Franciscan Sister Marlene Brokamp died on April 4 at St. Clare Hall, the health care facility for the congregation of the Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis, in Oldenburg. She was 83.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on April 8 at the motherhouse chapel in Oldenburg. Burial followed at the sisters’ cemetery.

The former Elizabeth Brokamp was born on Sept. 2, 1922, in Covington, Ky.

She entered the Oldenburg Franciscan community on Sept. 8, 1938, and professed her final vows on Aug. 12, 1944.

Sister Marlene served as a teacher and principal for 29 years at Catholic grade schools and at a public school in Indiana, Ohio, Missouri and Kentucky.

In the archdiocese, she ministered at a public school in Millhousen and served as director of religious education at St. Lawrence Parish in Indianapolis.

From 1970 until 2002, Sister Marlene served as a religious education consultant for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati followed by positions as family religious education director, renewal program staff member, family formation minister and sacrament formation minister.

In 2002, Sister Marlene retired to the motherhouse in Oldenburg, where she ministered in community service.

Surviving are one sister, Gloria DeWald of Florence, Ky.; and many nieces and nephews.
Memorial gifts may be sent to the Sisters of St. Francis, P.O. Box 100, Oldenburg, IN 47036.

Mary Catherine Cisco was the mother
of Benedictine Father Bede Cisco

Mary Catherine (Masse) Cisco, the mother of Benedictine Father Bede Cisco, director of the deacon formation program for the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, died on June 18 at St. Paul Hermitage in Beech Grove. She was 88.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on June 22 at St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower) Church in Indianapolis. Burial followed at Calvary Cemetery in Indianapolis.

She was a longtime member of St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower) Parish and served several terms as treasurer of the Ladies’ Altar Society at the parish.

Survivors, in addition to Father Bede, are a brother, Leo Cisco of Romeoville, Ill.; and three grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Saint Meinrad Archabbey, 100 Hill Drive, St. Meinrad, IN 47577 or St. Paul Hermitage, 501 N. 17th Ave., Beech Grove, IN 46107. †


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