February 2, 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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ALIG, Leroy, 59, St. Joseph, St. Leon, Jan. 9. Brother of Roseann DeGeorge, Paul and Richard Alig.

BRANDON, Ross Patrick, 24, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Jan. 20. Son of Dan and Karen Ann Brandon. Brother of Jennifer Brandon.

BYRUM, Edward J., 82, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Jan. 11. Husband of Mireille Byrum. Brother of Kenneth Byrum.

CAPARO, Joseph A., 81, Immaculate Heart of Mary, Indianapolis, Jan. 3. Husband of Betty Caparo. Father of Daniel and Joseph Caparo.

CASTANEDA, Anthony Luis, 19, St. Anthony, Indianapolis, Jan. 9. Son of Juan and Sandra Castaneda. Brother of Amanda and John Ramon Castaneda.

COLLINS, Bert, 88, St. Vincent de Paul, Bedford, Jan. 12. Father of Sally Collins, Linda Raab and Mary Ohl. Grandfather of three.

COPPLE, Judith L., 63, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, Jan. 7. Wife of William Copple. Mother of Kyle Huber and Chris Walter. Daughter of Ellen (Porter) Grier. Sister of Jane McClure. Grandmother of two.

CROPPER, Anna Marie, 87, St. Patrick, Indianapolis, Jan. 7. Mother of Shirley Hofman, Patricia Kazort, Mary Ruth and Robert Cropper. Sister of Maxine Cammack. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of 18. Great-great-grandmother of three.

CUMMINS, Eleanor Catherine, 61, Christ the King, Indianapolis, Jan. 7. Sister of Patricia Hutsell, Mary Lou McCann, Johanna Saunders, Larry, Mike and Tom Cummins.

DAY, Donald A., 63, St. Michael, Brookville, Jan. 13. Husband of Gabrielle (Nelson) Day. Father of Theresa Calihan, Angel Holmes, Gordon and Joe Day. Brother of Kathy Allen, Mary Jo Luther, Richard, Steve and Tony Day. Grandfather of nine.

FOLTZ, Frances C., 87, Christ the King, Indianapolis, Jan. 15. Sister of Margaret and James Foltz.

FOUTS, Helen (Sermersheim), 88, St. Mary, New Albany, Jan. 15. Mother of Lucy Eagleson, Betty Gronotte, Joseph, Louis and Thomas Fouts. Sister of Andrew Sermersheim. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of five.

GRAHAM, Gerard Edward, 85, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, Jan. 17. Husband of Helen Graham. Father of Libby Moran, Christine Smith, Kenneth and Michael Graham. Brother of Patricia Harton. Grandfather of five.

HAVENS, Harold V., 89, Christ the King, Indianapolis, Jan. 1. Husband of Margaret Havens. Father of Linda Kay Browning, Carolyn Sue O’Connor and Richard Havens Sr. Grandfather of eight. Great-grandfather of six.

LaROCHE, Mary Alice, 85, St. Roch, Indianapolis, Jan. 15. Mother of Mary Grace Farmer and John LaRoche. Sister of John Hendricks. Grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of one.

PADDOCK, Angeline, 87, St. Mary, Richmond, Jan. 10. Wife of Malcolm Paddock. Sister of Gloria Sims.

ROBERTS, Walter, 76, Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Indianapolis, Jan. 12. Husband of Nancy (Stupecki) Roberts. Father of Cynthia Kelle, David, Dennis, Jeff and Steve Roberts. Brother of Sharon Schuller. Grandfather of eight. Great-grandfather of four.

LITZELMAN, James, 64, St. Christopher, Indianapolis, Jan. 14. Husband of Peggy Litzelman. Father of Darlene Drinkwater, Karla Thompson, Karen and Michael Litzelman. Brother of Helen Downton, Evelyn Walz, Rose Ann Weisenbach, Marilyn Zahnen and Larry Litzelman. Grandfather of five.

LIVINGSTONE, Violet, 88, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, Jan. 2. Mother of Iola Zinn. Grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of 10.

MALONEY, Betty, 83, Christ the King, Indianapolis, Jan. 11. Mother of Maureen Hettinger and Nancy Wargo. Grandmother of one.

MANFUSO, Minerva E., 91, St. Christopher, Indianapolis, Jan. 13. Mother of Linda Foust and Rita Rader. Sister of John Farmer. Grandmother of five.

METZ, Robert, 90, St. Andrew, Richmond, Jan. 14. Father of James Metz, Carolyn and Diana Pennington. Grandfather of nine. Great-grandfather of 15.

NUGENT, Norman G., 71, St. Michael, Cannelton, Jan. 17. Husband of Augusta Nugent. Father of Chris and Mark Nugent. Brother of Nita Lawalin and Athlene Vincent.

SCHILMILLER, John Vincent, 88, St. Michael, Bradford, Jan. 8. Father of Jean Kincaid, Ruth Mosier, Mary Ann, Gary, John and Paul Schilmiller. Brother of Lucille Fessel and Mary Ruth Kutter. Grandfather of 15. Great-grandfather of seven.

SCHUMAN, Harold, 77, St. Joseph, St. Leon, Jan. 13. Husband of Shirley Schuman. Father of Maureen Siebert, Karen and Ken Schuman. Brother of Loretta Bihr, Mathilda Bischoff, Joe, Richard, Walter and William Schuman.

SMITH, Juanita C., 81, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyds Knobs, Jan. 18. Wife of Robert Smith. Mother of Carolyn Biggs, Ruth Ann Deuser and Cheryl Goodin. Sister of Valeria Daus, Geneva Smith and Herman Buechler. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of two.

STILLER, George, 81, Holy Family, Richmond, Jan. 17. Husband of Norma Stiller. Father of Patty Gilbert, Marcia Stiens, Dick, Greg and Joe Stiller. Brother of Peg Kennedy, Catherine Smith, Dr. Mary, Father Ludd and Tommy Stiller. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of five.

THRASHER, David M., 55, St. Michael, Bradford, Jan. 6. Son of Priscilla Thrasher. Brother of Steve Thrasher. Uncle of several.

WYSS, Gertrude Anita (Koers), 89, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Indianapolis, Jan. 17. Mother of Angela Brown, Jeannine Boyd and Rory Wyss. Sister of Joan Gootee. Grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of four. †

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