January 11, 2008


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AKERS, Mildred E., 86, St. Anne, New Castle, Dec. 14. Mother of Mary Jo Baker, Kathy Burge, Betty Hards, Susan Kirby, Donna Maddox, Carolyn, Donald, Larry and Samuel Akers. Grandmother of 20. Great-grandmother of 17. Great-great-grandmother of one.

ATCHER, Mary, 55, Sacred Heart, Jeffersonville, Nov. 25. Wife of Stephen Atcher. Mother of Melissa and Jeff Atcher. Sister of Raymond and Thomas Branch. Grandmother of two.

BIRD, Martha L., 87, St. Joseph, Shelbyville, Dec. 25. Mother of Daniel, David and Steven Bird. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of four. Great-great-grandmother of one.

BIRKENHEUER, Mary Ann, 66, St. Michael, Brookville, Dec. 17. Wife of William Birkenheuer. Mother of Teresa Dickens, Angie Race, David and Michael Birkenheuer. Sister of Joanne Sottong, Jerry and Paul Harnishfeger. Grandmother of four.

BISCHOFF, Viola, 89, St. Joseph, St. Leon, Dec. 10.

BOEHM, William Frank, 82, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, Dec. 1. Husband of Rita (Youchem) Boehm.

BOOTH, John, 76, St. Michael, Bradford, Nov. 30. Husband of Julia Booth. Father of Dawn Crawford, Christopher and John Booth. Brother of Loretta, Margaret, Roberta, Wilma, Eugene and Vincent Booth.

BORNSTEIN, Florence E., 83, Prince of Peace, Madison, Dec. 24. Mother of Mary Grubbs, John and Phillip Bornstein. Grandmother of 13. Great-grandmother of 10.

BRINDLEY, Mary V., 85, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, Dec. 14. Mother of Barbara Vitt, Joyce Wassel, Alisa and Christine Brindley. Grandmother of six.

BRINKSNEADER, Benjamin, 71, St. Paul, Tell City, Nov. 22. Husband of Alvina Brink­sneader. Father of Yvonne Adams, Kevin and Randy Brinksneader. Brother of Shirley Garrett, Marilyn Lawson and Virginia Ramsey.

CARRICO, Marie K., 81, St. Mary, North Vernon, Dec. 9. Mother of Pamela and Thomas Carrico. Sister of Paul Silliman. Grandmother of three.

CHAPMAN, Mary A. (McEvilly), 96, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Dec. 16. Mother of Judith Proctor, James, John and Joseph Chapman. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of six.

CORD, Helen C., 85, St. Vincent de Paul, Shelby County, Dec. 12. Mother of Rosie Swain, Marilyn Tempel, Dan, Jim and Tony Cord. Sister of Trudy Arians, Teresa Rafial, Catherine Roell, Rita Teal, Bernard and Bill Beyer. Grandmother of 12. Great-grandmother of 14.

DIEKHOFF, Richard E., 77, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Dec. 22. Husband of Barbara (Starkey) Diekhoff. Stepfather of Lynelle Lindle, Donna Shipley, Sandra Stone and Robert Kennard. Brother of Barbara Laudick and Edward Diekhoff Jr. Grandfather of seven. Great-grandfather of five.

DIERCKMAN, Melanie A., 45, St. Louis, Batesville, Dec. 27. Daughter of Elmer Dierckman. Sister of Ellen Eckstein, Lola Fisher, Barb Kruthaupt, Linda, Lisa, Bill, Bob, Dennis, Roger and Steve Dierckman.

DONNENHOFFER, George P., 86, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Terre Haute, Dec. 19. Husband of Margaret Donnenhoffer. Father of Connie Dawson, Carol Taiclet, Clarence and Dan Egan.

DOYLE, William C., 83, St. Joseph, Indianapolis, Dec. 14. Husband of June Doyle. Father of Patty, Terry and William Doyle. Brother of Catherine Wildman.

DUNBAR, Elizabeth L., 78, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Nov. 26. Mother of Suzanne McLaughlin, Kerry and Ted Dunbar. Sister of Lorna Booth and Virginia Endsly. Grand­mother of five.

DUNLEVY, Jerry J., Sr., 86, St. Gabriel the Archangel, Indianapolis, Dec. 11. Husband of Antoinette (Coon) Dunlevy. Father of Joan Cimyotte, Gail Clute, Mary Huffman, Kathleen Lawrence, Carol and Jerry Dunlevy Jr. Brother of Janet Lewis. Grandfather of 16. Great-grandfather of 14.

ELMER, Marie F., 92, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, Dec. 10. Mother of Paula Britt, Mary Jane, Jerome and Paul Elmer. Sister of Carl Ott. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of six.

FANGMAN, Paul A., 74, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Dec. 7. Husband of Carol Fangman. Father of Kathleen Carrel, Phyllis Jenkins, Ann Reeves, Lee Carole Roseman, Kris Short, John and Scott Fangman. Grandfather of 27. Great-grandfather of 15.

GESWEIN, George C., 88, St. Michael, Bradford, Dec. 13. Husband of Garnetta Geswein. Father of Gary, Glenn, Gordon and Greg Geswein. Brother of Pat Huth, Louise Stilger, Francis and Joe Geswein. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of seven.

GIN, Gan Fee, 77, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, Dec. 13. Husband of Mary Anne Gin. Father of Catherine Barnes, Virginia Maher, Florence McCloskey, Theresa Stevason, Dianna, Benjamin, Gan, Lawrence and Michael Gin. Brother of four. Grandfather of 19. Great-grandfather of four.

GLOWNER, Robin, 45, Good Shepherd, Indianapolis, Dec. 24. Father of Annie, Crystal, Kristen and Jacob Glowner.

GRAVES, Elizabeth J., 83, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Dec. 6. Mother of Anne Crosser, Jane Noel, Mary Anne and Robert Graves.

GRINKMEYER, Charles H., 86, St. Gabriel the Archangel, Indianapolis, Dec. 13. Husband of Dolores Grinkmeyer. Father of Chuck, Jerry, Kerry and Steven Grinkmeyer. Brother of Ruth Gregg and Delores Paolello. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of six.

GRUNER, Kenneth E., 92, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, Dec. 7. Father of Patricia Pittman. Grandfather of seven. Great-grandfather of 10. Great-great-grandfather of three.

GUSS, Marlyn M., Sr., 85, St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Aurora, Dec. 8. Husband of Mary C. Guss. Father of Tracy Bowling, Tina Cheek, G. Jay Facemire, Glena Schultz, Michelle Snyder, Marlyn Jr. and T. Richard Guss. Grandfather of 15. Great-grandfather of 10. Great-great-grandfather of two.

HARLOW, Harold E., 77, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Dec. 9. Husband of Betty Harlow. Father of Aileen Higgins, Carol Bennett, Gail Jones, Cathy McMahon, Jim, John, Pat and Steve Harlow. Brother of Blanche Sevier and Vada Vaughn. Grandfather of 19. Great-grandfather of one.

HARTRICH, Margaret Elizabeth (O’Connor), 99, St. Roch, Indianapolis, Dec. 8. Mother of Lois Kattau and Franciscan Father Kurt Hartrich. Grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of six.

HENDRIX, Harold William, 72, Holy Name of Jesus, Beech Grove, Dec. 9. Husband of Patricia (Lovell) Hendrix. Father of Julie Craig, Cindy Haisten, Kathleen Maddox, Patty McIntosh, Barbara Turk and Harold Hendrix. Grand­father of 18. Great-grandfather of 12.

HUCK, Thomas Ray, 58, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, Dec. 22. Husband of Kathleen (Ponder) Huck. Father of Erin Keller. Son of Dorothy May Huck. Brother of Diana Huck. Grandfather of two.

KALB, Joseph F., 61, St. Mary, New Albany, Dec. 12. Husband of Barbara Kalb. Father of Randy Kalb. Brother of Suzanne Duncan and Kathleen Kalb. Grandfather of two.

KAZAKEVICH, Joe, 91, Sacred Heart, Clinton, Dec. 15. Husband of Esther (Cox) Kazakevich. Father of Larry and Ronald Kazakevich. Stepfather of Terry Ferguson. Grandfather of three. Great-grandfather of two.

KING, James P., 86, Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Jeffersonville, Nov. 30. Father of Christine Miller, Benedictine Father Jeremy King and Michael King. Grandfather of four.

KLAVE, Marie, 90, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Dec. 18. Mother of Cheryl Blevins, Donna Kirschbaum, Jacqueline Young and Frank Klave II. Grand­mother of seven. Great-grandmother of 15.

KLEEMAN, Martin, 93, St. Paul, Tell City, Nov. 13. Father of Brenda Connor and Janet Preece. Grandfather of five. Great-grandfather of four.

LANTIS, Norman, 37, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Indianapolis, Dec. 12. Son of Lucille Lantis. Brother of Kathryn and Patricia Lantis and Frank Figley.

LATHROP, Patricia J., 62, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Dec. 5. Wife of Jim Lathrop. Mother of Jennifer Brunt, Christina Lathrop and Julie Rowland. Daughter of Ruth Clifford-Kunkel. Sister of Ann, John and Tom Clifford. Grandmother of three.

LOZAR, John P., 77, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, Dec. 10. Husband of Mary L. (Plummer) Acton Lozar. Father of Teresa Baker, Angela Szal­kowsky, Cathy Wiggins, Dwight and William Acton, Michael and John Lozar. Brother of George and Joe Lozar. Grand­father of 10. Great-grandfather of 11.

LYNCH, Joseph C., 71, St. Anthony, Indianapolis, Dec. 7. Husband of Phyllis Lynch. Brother of Angie Bauman, Pat Baxter and Tom Lynch.

MASCARI, Mary Rose, 94, Good Shepherd, Indianapolis, Dec. 22. Aunt of several.

McCARTHY, Joseph Charles, 69, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, Dec. 16. Father of Colleen Winkler. Brother of Margaret Ann McCarthy and Mary Ellen Wills. Grandfather of three.

McFARLAND, Robert H., 94, St. Mary, Greensburg, Dec. 23. Husband of Rosemary McFarland. Father of Natalie Armstrong, Karen Hardesty, Anita Kendall, Kathleen Whitmore, Prudence, Donald, Patrick, Philip and Timothy McFarland. Brother of David and John McFarland. Grand­father of 15. Great-grandfather of three.

McKINSEY, Elizabeth, 96, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Dec. 9. Mother of Larry and Phillip McKinsey.

MIDDENDORF, Agnes L., 86, St. Mary, Greensburg, Dec. 18. Wife of Raymond Middendorf. Mother of James and Jerry Middendorf. Sister of Mary Ann Bruzzio and James Krieger. Grandmother of two. Great-grandmother of one.

MURPHY, Daniel T., 52, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, Dec. 19. Husband of Lucinda Murphy. Brother of eight. Grandfather of one.

MURPHY, M. Joann (Teipen), 75, Good Shepherd, Indianapolis, Dec. 27. Mother of Kathleen McBride, M. Kay, Kevin and Michael Murphy. Sister of Mary Lou Dunlop, Dolores and Providence Sister Mary Maxine Teipen. Grand­mother of one.

MURRAY, Rosemary Margaret, 89, St. Roch, Indianapolis, Dec. 28. Mother of Helen Alexander, Kathleen, Frank and John Murray. Grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of five.

NORRIS, Kenneth William, 70, St. Joseph, Indianapolis, Dec. 8. Husband of Cheryl Norris. Father of Debbie Crowe, Lisa Newkirk, Christopher and Shawn Norris. Brother of Shirley Fellers, Carl and Gary Norris. Grandfather of eight. Great-grandfather of one.

OBERTING, Clarence, 93, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Indianapolis, Nov. 30. Husband of Clara Oberting. Father of Mary Jane McVey and Anthony Oberting. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of 12. Great-great-grandfather of four.

O’DONNELL, Lorayne, 90, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Dec. 12. Mother of Kathy, David, Dennis and Jack O’Donnell. Grandmother of 11. Great-grandmother of eight.

O’NEILL, Emily T., 88, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Dec. 14. Mother of Kathleen (Kloka) Skwiera.

PAULL, Mary Louise, 93, St. Anthony of Padua, Clarksville, Nov. 20. Mother of Betty Ann Hutt and John Paull. Sister of Joseph Karthman. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of 16.

PIERSON, Delores, 83, Holy Name of Jesus, Beech Grove, Dec. 8. Wife of Ted Pierson. Mother of Darlene Pierson-Ford and Gary Pierson. Sister of Mary Wiltsee and Daniel Keller. Grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of one.

POLSTON, Pauline, 85, St. Paul, Tell City, Nov. 25. Mother of Betty Bopst, Marie Schneider and Charles Polston. Sister of Vestina Rudolph. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of 16.

PRAIRIE, Joseph A., 53, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, Dec. 17. Father of Katy and David Prairie. Son of Marian Updike. Brother of Rebecca, James and Thomas Prairie.

RANDALL, Florence, 94, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Dec. 27. Mother of Gloria Tanner and Sally Young. Grandmother of 15. Great-grandmother of 26. Great-great-grandmother of nine.

RECEVEUR, Pauline E. (Gettelfinger), 72, Holy Family, New Albany, Dec. 12. Mother of Darell, Gary and Dr. Ronald Receveur. Sister of Ann Knable, Mary Ellen Sprigler, Marcella Stumler, Delores Striegel, Hilda Thieneman, David, Harland and John Gettelfinger. Grandmother of six.

SCHAUST, Donald, 84, Christ the King, Indianapolis, Dec. 16. Husband of Shirley Schaust. Father of Kathy Marsh, John and Tom Schaust. Grand­father of 18. Great-grandfather of three.

SCHUTTE, William L., 74, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, Dec. 11. Husband of Norma Schutte. Father of Lisa Bunch, Cathy Johnson, Sherry Roosa, Daniel, James, Jeff and Jerry Schutte. Brother of Robert Schutte. Grandfather of 22. Great-grandfather of three.

TRAGESER, Pauline, 87, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Indianapolis, Dec. 2. Mother of Marianne Arnold and Jennifer Hackett. Sister of Helen Bufkin and Nicholas Petrakis. Grand­mother of two.

WITCHGER, Kathleen A. (Deasy), 60, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Dec. 18. Wife of William J. Witchger. Mother of Theresa Carender, Colleen Furey, Kathryn Mayer, Mary, David and William Witchger II. Sister of Elizabeth Larkin, Margaret Markes, David, John Jr. and Thomas Deasy. Grandmother of two. †

Daughter of Charity Marillac Clarke served in six states

Daughter of Charity Marillac Clarke died at Seton Residence in Evansville, Ind., on Dec. 14. She was 101.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at Seton Chapel in Evansville on Dec. 18. Burial followed at St. Joseph Cemetery in Evansville.

Mary Elizabeth Clarke was born on Oct. 30, 1906, in Indianapolis. She completed her secondary education and entered the Daughters of Charity on Feb. 15, 1934, in St. Louis.

Her first mission in 1935 was at St. Mary’s Hospital in Milwaukee, where she worked in the accounting department. In 1941, she went to St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville, Tenn., as the business manager.

Sister Marillac also worked in accounting at O’Connor Hospital in San Jose, Calif., from 1950-56, St. Anne’s Home in St. Louis from 1956-65, Allen Memorial Home in Mobile, Ala., from 1965-70, St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis from 1970-72 and again at Allen Memorial Home from 1972-76.

She became administrator and local superior in 1976 when she went to St. Vincent Day Care Center in Evansville.

In September 1978, Sister Marillac took a spiritual renewal program in St. Louis at Marillac College. In August 1979, she was sent to Montgomery, Ala., to serve as administrator and develop a program for seniors at Seton Haven. She administered that program until 1993 when she became assistant administrator.

She came to Seton Residence in Evansville and became active in the ministry of prayer in October 1997.

Sister Marillac is survived by two brothers, Paul Clarke of Indianapolis and Francis Clarke of Carmel, Ind.; two sisters, Sister Mary Joseph Clarke of Evansville and Patricia DeVault of Indianapolis; and many nieces and nephews.

Memorial gifts may be sent to the Daughters of Charity Foundation, 9400 New Harmony Road, Evansville, IN 47720. †

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