August 10, 2007


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ABPLANALP, Mary M., 82, St. Louis, Batesville, July 26. Mother of Barbara Nolting, Judy Luhring, Nancy Schuetz and Sue Wissel. Sister of Joseph Bunyard. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of 12.

BRINKSNEADER, Wilbur, 77, St. Paul, Tell City, July 26. Husband of Nancy Brinksneader. Father of Elaine Kirk. Stepfather of Sherry Yount, Edwin and William Boyd. Brother of Wayetman Brinksneader. Grand­father of one. Step-grandfather of four. Great-grandfather of two. Step-great-grandfather of one.

BYRD, Charles R., 75,

St. Pius X, Indianapolis, July 10. Father of Julie Ann Ernest, Eric and Dr. Richard Byrd. Grandfather of six.

CANNADAY, Marsha R., 62, St. Joseph, Indianapolis, July 20. Wife of Brendan Cannaday. Mother of Marsha Bean, Erin Cannaday, Dawn Holder, Alexis Maxwell, Diane McCarty and Denis Rance. Grandmother of 18. Great-grandmother of one.

CAUFIELD, Florence A., 86, Our Lady of Lourdes, Indianapolis, July 24. Mother of Mary C. Campbell. Grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of three.

CRONEN, George Owen, Jr., 57, St. Anthony of Padua, Clarksville, July 3. Husband of Barbara Cronen. Father of Geoffrey, George III, Giles, Jesse and Joseph Cronen. Son of George Cronen Sr. Brother of Vikki Carroll, Carol Ray and Mary Ann Schubert. Grandfather of five.

CUMMINS, Harold E., 71, St. Michael, Brookville, July 13. Husband of Imogene (McDaniel) Cummins. Father of Laura Westerfeld, Perry and Rocky Cummins. Brother of Don Cummins, Ervinn Drewes, Leo Kolb, Olla Mae Padgett, Karen Prentice, Barbara and Margaret Smith. Grandfather of 12. Great-grandfather of 10.

DENZIO, Frank Attilio, 70, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, July 18. Husband of Barbara Denzio. Father of Shannon Reedy, Frank, John and Joe Denzio. Brother of Mary Barnhart, Nancy Parker and Larry Denzio. Grandfather of 11. Great-grandfather of seven.

DIMMITT, Madelyn Rae, infant, Holy Family, New Albany, July 19. Daughter of Brad and Katie (Grantz) Dimmitt. Granddaughter of Jeff and Pam Dimmitt and Ray and Nancy Grantz. Great-granddaughter of Marie Dimmitt, Bill Grantz, Dick and Allene Huston.

GREGORY, Robert L., M.D., 74, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, July 18. Husband of Shirley (Freije) Gregory.

HAESSIG, Alberta, 90, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, July 5. Mother of Joyce Davis, Judy Elliott, Mary Jackson, Barbara Weaver and George Haessig. Grandmother of 11. Great-grandmother of 20. Great-great-grandmother of nine.

HERTEL, Janice L., 77, St. Gabriel, Connersville, July 17. Mother of Melissa Abel and Teresa Maschger. Stepmother of Nanceen Briggs and Albert Hertel. Sister of Annie Adams, Jessie Smith, Robert and William Whitfield. Grandmother of three. Step-grandmother of five. Step-great-grandmother of nine.

HOLLENKAMP, Althea (Hodson), 90, St. Monica, Indianapolis, July 17. Mother of Charlotte Huebler, Laurie James, Judith McGinley, Merrilee Salmon and Nicholas Hollenkamp. Sister of Ruth McCain, Faye Wright and Austin Hodson. Grandmother of 17. Great-grandmother of 35.

HUGHES, Donald James, 85, St. Luke, Indianapolis, June 28. Husband of Elizabeth R. Hughes. Father of Jane Clark, Catherine Domont, Cindy, Jim and John Hughes. Grandfather of eight. Great-grandfather of one. ­(correction)

HUMIG, Stella M. (Vonderheide), 102, St. Michael, Brookville, July 17. Aunt of ­several.

KOETTER, Lorena (Batliner), 94, St. Mary, New Albany, July 22. Mother of Joanne Gettelfinger and Larry Koetter. Sister of Lillian Miller. Grand­mother of six. Great-grandmother of 10.

KRIEGER, Michael J., 54, St. Mary, Greensburg, July 18. Father of Clint Krieger. Son of Lorina Krieger. Brother of Dale, David and Ronald Krieger. Grandfather of two.

KUNKEL, Harry W., 90, St. Michael, Brookville, July 26. Husband of Betty (Redelman) Kunkel. Father of Diann Motz and Donna Parrett. Brother of Raymond and Wayne Kunkel. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of 11. Great-great-

grandfather of two.

LOEFFLER, Fred A., 78, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, July 25. Husband of Johanna F. (Benker) Loeffler. Father of Anita Grady, Fred and John Loeffler. Brother of Adolf Loeffler. Grand­father of two.

McDONOUGH, Julia F., 83, St. Augustine, Jeffersonville, July 16. Mother of E. Patrick and George McDonough. Grand­mother of three.

McNEELY, Janie R., 54, St. Luke, Indianapolis, July 11. Mother of Meagan and Jason Holder. Daughter of William and Barbara Redmond Sr. Sister of William Redmond Jr.

McQUINLEY, Edward, 80, St. Gabriel, Connersville, July 29. Father of Mary Ann Britton, Diana Baucom, Mary Ann Britton, Sandra Brown and Julie Greeson. Grandfather of eight. Great-grandfather of three.

MIRES, Margaret E., 79, St. Augustine, Jeffersonville, July 24.

MOORMAN, John E., 74, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, July 22. Husband of Elizabeth Moorman. Father of Beverley Bremer, Susan Heald, Diane and John Moorman. Stepfather of Kathleen Isom, Chris, Karin and Kelli Kirch. Grandfather of 11.

PECK, James L., Jr., 66, St. Joseph, Shelbyville, July 15. Husband of M. Janet (Klain) Peck. Father of Jennifer Vassar and James Peck. Brother of John Peck. Grandfather of two.

PETERS, Robert Gerald, 75, Holy Name of Jesus, Beech Grove, July 20. Husband of Pat (Donald) Peters. Father of Kathryn Weller and David Peters. Grandfather of 10. Great-grandfather of two.

POTTER, Mary Anne, 50, Prince of Peace, Madison, July 11. Sister of Nancy McDonald.

RENNEKAMP, Alois L., 96, St. Mary-of-the-Rock, St. Mary-of-the-Rock, July 24. Father of Mary Lou Giesting, Charlene Huffmeyer, Darlene Kohlsdorf, Dave, Donald, Floyd, John, Kenneth and Vernon Rennekamp. Brother of Hilda DePrisco. Grandfather of 42. Great-grandfather of 38.

ROSNER, William F., 82, St. Luke, Indianapolis, July 12. Husband of Zita Rosner. Father of Zita Jo Carroll, Daniel, David, James, Paul and Rob Rosner. Brother of Frances Fitzgerald. Grandfather of 12. Great-grandfather of one.

STUHLDREHER, Eleanor Sue, 70, St. Luke, Indianapolis, July 14. Wife of William Stuhldreher. Mother of Carolyn Hadlock, Dr. David and William Stuhldreher. Sister of Mary Kay Bowling and Carolyn Fay. Grandmother of eight.

TURNER, Willie G., 73, Holy Angels, Indianapolis, July 2. Husband of Brenda Carson-Turner. Father of Aloric Carson, Eunica Davis, Adrienne, Danielle and Whitney Turner. Brother of Marie Wright and Hershel Turner. Grandfather of seven.

WELZ, Ada A., 87, St. Paul, Sellersburg, July 24. Mother of Robert Welz. Sister of Bernice Johnson. Grandmother of one.

WOEPPEL, Adam James, 27, Holy Family, New Albany, July 3. Son of James Woeppel.

WINDERS, Evelyn J., 77, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, July 11. Mother of Susie Ackerman, Susie McDaniel, Pam Openshaw, Michele Presley, Sheila and Greg Gehrlich, and Tom Winders. Grandmother of eight.

Providence Sister Venard Sequence served as a teacher and secretary

Providence Sister Venard Sequence died on July 22 at Mother Theodore Hall at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. She was 88.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on July 27 at the Church of the Immaculate Conception at the motherhouse. Burial followed at the sisters’ cemetery.

The former Helen Veronica Sequence was born on Aug. 30, 1918, in Chicago.

She entered the congregation of the Sisters of Providence on Feb. 2, 1939, professed her first vows on Aug. 15, 1941, and professed her final vows on Aug. 15, 1947.

During 68 years as a Sister of Providence, she ministered as a teacher for 31 years and in ­clerical services as a secretary, typist, clerk, library assistant, switchboard operator, health care assistant and residential services ­assistant for 26 years.

In the archdiocese, Sister Venard taught at St. Joan of Arc School in Indianapolis from

1941-46, 1950-52, 1969-72 and 1972-73. She also taught at the former St. Ann School in Indianapolis from 1949-50 and at St. Patrick School in Terre Haute from 1968-69.

In 1998, Sister Venard returned to the motherhouse, where she ministered in health care services, residential services and prayer.

Surviving are several cousins.

Memorial gifts may be sent to the Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, St. Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876.

Providence Sister Frances Finnegan was a teacher and library aide

Providence Sister Frances Finnegan, formerly known as Sister Mary Donald, died on June 23 at Union Hospital in Terre Haute. She was 90.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on July 14 at the Church of the Immaculate Conception at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. Burial followed at the sisters’ cemetery.

The former Frances Marie Finnegan was born on July 8, 1916, in Washburn, Wis.

She entered the congregation of the Sisters of Providence on Feb. 2, 1940, professed her first vows on Aug. 15, 1942, and ­professed her final vows on Aug. 15, 1948.

During 67 years as a Sister of Providence, she ministered at schools staffed by the congregation in Indiana, Illinois and North Carolina.

In the archdiocese, Sister Frances taught at the ­former St. John School in Indianapolis from 1949-53 and St. Andrew School in Indianapolis from 1957-61.

At Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, she served as a reference librarian from 1989-90 then as a library staff volunteer from 1991-98.

In 1999, Sister Frances began her prayer ministry with the senior sisters at the motherhouse.

Surviving are one brother, Franciscan Brother James Finnegan of Sherman, Ill., and four sisters, Patricia Bateman of Albuquerque, N.M.; Jeanne Camden of Glendale, Ariz.; Dorothy Smolen of Washburn, Wis.; and Elaine Rogers of Weed, Calif. She also is survived by many nieces and nephews and grandnieces and grandnephews.

Memorial gifts may be sent to the Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, St. Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876. †

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