January 25, 2008


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ALTHOFF, Leroy P., 83, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, Jan. 10. Husband of Evelyn Althoff. Father of Ruth Dickerson, Margaret Lyles, Sandy Montgomery, Karen Mountjoy, Jane Murphy, Daniel, Mark and Steven Althoff. Brother of Mary Ann Robards, Kathleen Taylor and Bernard Althoff. Grandfather of 18. Great-grandfather of two.

ANGCAO, Jose, 67, St. Gabriel the Archangel, Indianapolis, Jan. 1. Husband of Gregoria Angcao. Father of Angelita Areola, Myra Penafiel, Josephine Soliven, Mario and Reynoldo Angcao. Brother of Lilia, Nemencio and Nestor Angcao. Grandfather of seven.

APSLEY, Robert L., 77, St. Michael, Brookville, Jan. 7. Husband of Rita (Ortman) Apsley. Father of Sherry Haynes, Lynn Sams, Dave, Don and R. Kent Apsley. Brother of Vivian Moles, Marilyn Scaggs, Norma Jean Skinner, Nedra Smith, Nancy Webb and Alton Apsley. Grandfather of 19. Great-grandfather of two.

BLADE, Lowell, 62, St. Mary, Richmond, Jan. 6. Brother of Janice Jennings.

CARROLL, Lucille A., 90, St. Augustine, Jeffersonville, Jan. 6.

CARTON, Veronica, 94, Christ the King, Indianapolis, Dec. 26. Mother of Debbie, Sheila and John Carton. Sister of Rosemary Welch. Grandmother of two.

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

DEDE, Edmund Joseph, 86, St. Benedict, Terre Haute, Dec. 19. Brother of Roselyn Coverstone and Maryanna Swinford. Uncle of several.

DeGUGLIELMO, Rose, 91, Holy Name of Jesus, Beech Grove, Dec. 16. Wife of Joseph DeGuglielmo. Mother of Mary Daniels, Elizabeth Griffith and Frank DeGuglielmo. Sister of Frank and Michael Mascari. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of nine.

FALKNER, Constance, 95, St. Paul Hermitage, Beech Grove, Jan. 14. Mother of Benedictine Sister Carol Falkner, David, Paul and Richard Falkner. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of four.

GLENNON, Rosalie, 94, St. Anthony, Indianapolis, Jan. 7. Mother of Annette McKimmie, Jeannie Robinson, Mary Rose and Jim Glennon. Sister of Mike Quinn. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of 14.

HAYES, Colleen Theresa, 49, St. Roch, Indianapolis, Jan. 5. Daughter of Michael and Margaret (McLafferty) Hayes. Sister of Erin Ellis, Shawn Gann, Shannon, Brian, Casey, Kelly and Michael Hayes.

HEADY, Mary F., 78, St. Matthew, Indianapolis, Jan. 5. Mother of Deborah Evans, Martha Messman and Dave Heady. Sister of Gertie Schmitz. Grandmother of three.

HEYOB, Mary Jane (Doll), 88, St. Michael, Brookville, Jan. 5. Mother of Martha Cagley, Eva, Richard and Thomas Heyob. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of eight.

HILL, Maria Eleanor, 89, Our Lady of Lourdes, ­Indianapolis, Jan. 11. Mother of Timothy Hill.

JOHNSON, Agnes A., 72, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, Jan. 10. Mother of Marita Burton, Veronica Cooney, Rhonda Fowler, Rose Johnson, Angela Schroer and Virginia Schrougham. Grandmother of 12. Great-grandmother of nine.

JONES, Mildred, 95, St. Roch, Indianapolis, Jan. 8. Sister of Rosa Evelyn Smith. Grand­mother of one. Great-grand­mother of two.

KENNEY, David B., M.D., 79, St. Matthew, Indianapolis, Dec. 20. Husband of Mary Ann (Wilhelm) Kenney. Father of Kathleen Malarney, Mary Bridget Marsh, Sheila McNelis, Ann Unversaw, Philip and Vincent Kenney. Grandfather of 19.

KESLER, Helen M., 84, St. Mary, New Albany, Dec. 18. Mother of Michelle England. Grandmother of one. Great-grandmother of three.

KINKER, Edward J., Sr., 100, St. John the Evangelist, Enochsburg, Jan. 10. Father of Theresa Eckstein, Phyllis Martin, Anthony, Carl, Dennis, Edward, John and Thomas Kinker. Brother of Theresa Mauer. Grand­father of 26. Great-grandfather of 40.

KLEINE, Martin B., 89, Holy Family, Oldenburg, Jan. 12. Brother of Mildred Brackman and Caroline Duerstock.

KOCHERT, Marlene R., 66, Holy Family, New Albany, Jan. 14. Wife of Lester Kochert. Mother of Kara Borlace, Shana, Kevin and Todd Kochert. Grandmother of seven.

LAKER, Edna A., 87, St. Mary-of-the-Rock, St. Mary-of-the-Rock, Jan. 12. Mother of Barbara Glaub, Bernice, Jerome and Leroy Laker. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of five.

LEPPER, Michael, 72, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Indianapolis, Jan. 1. Husband of Candace Lepper. Father of Theresa Moore, Mary Anne Pain, Christopher and Michael Lepper II. Brother of Catherine Dudenhoeffer and Veronica Nees. Grandfather of six.

MANLIEF, Marlene M., 64, Immaculate Conception, Milhousen, Jan. 2. Wife of George Manlief. Mother of Debbie Butz, Paula Scheidler and Michael Herbert. Sister of Mary Ann Holt, Janine Stauffacher, Dale and Vernon Herbert. Grandmother of six.

MELLO, Paula Jean, 63, Christ the King, Indianapolis, Jan. 2. Wife of Lawrence Mello. Mother of Kristin Crisp. Sister of Kristie Gill. Grandmother of two.

MICK, Irma Marie, 92, St. Mary, North Vernon, Jan. 15. Mother of Mary Ann Laman, Joanne Miller, James and Thomas Mick. Sister of Edith McElfresh. Grandmother of 17. Great-grandmother of 49. Great-great-grandmother of nine.

MORLEN, Mary Margaret, 94, St. Mary, New Albany, Dec. 29. Aunt of several.

OSBORN, Helen, 77, Holy Family, Richmond, Jan. 8. Mother of Susan Burns, Julie Waltermann, Greg and Jeff Osborn. Sister of Rhonda Lakes, Betty Shafer and Don Bostick. Grandmother of 13. Great-grandmother of five.

OWENS, Helen E., 95, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Dec. 1. Aunt of several.

PAFFORD, Robert E., Sr., 74, St. Joan of Arc, Indianapolis, Jan. 13. Husband of Esther Pafford. Father of Bradley, Bret and Robert Pafford. Stepfather of Amelia Batino, Olivia Davis, Erlinda Miller, Jeanette Willoughby and Romeo Jaranillo. Son of Wanda Pafford. Grandfather of 13. Great-grandfather of 15.

PARDO, James Eric, 18, St. Andrew, Richmond, Dec. 23. Son of Neil and Sherry Pardo. Brother of Christopher and Nickolas Pardo. Grandson of Aaron and Gerri DiGenova and Jim and Betty Pardo.

PARKER, Michael Anthony, 63, Immaculate Heart of Mary, Indianapolis, Jan. 8. Father of Molly Breckenridge and Kelly Gianoli. Brother of Mary Kallok and Dr. George Parker. Grand­father of seven.

PIECZKO, Josephine A. (Kiesel), 79, Holy Name of Jesus, Beech Grove, Jan. 1. Mother of Janet Davis, Mildred Debes, Beth Johnson, Mary Lou Kassenbrock, Linda Luckett, Susie Ketchem, Donna Stutler, Dave and Stephen Kiesel. Grandmother of 16. Great-grandmother of seven.

POETZ, David J., 67, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Jan. 6. Father of Jackie Hagist, Jim, John and Michael Poetz. Brother of JoAnn Haendel, Geri Seal and Greg Poetz. Grandfather of nine.

RAIMONDI, John David, 47, St. Mark the Evangelist, ­Indianapolis, Dec. 6. Brother of Josephine, Anthony, Cosmas, Joseph, Mark and Michael Raimondi. Uncle of several.

ROBERTSON, Donald J., 75, St. Mary, New Albany, Jan. 6. Husband of Sylvia (Schulten) Robertson. Father of Gail Heaverin, Donna Lee Humble, Mark Cox, Ronald Matlock and Michael Robertson. Brother of Joyce Hood, Cliff and Paul Robertson. Grandfather of five. Great-grandfather of seven.

SCHWERING, Mary Teresa (Redmond), 48, Our Lady of Lourdes, Indianapolis, Dec. 24. Wife of Bernard Schwering. Mother of Mary Rose and Edward Schwering. Sister of Anne Krachey, Bridget Schlebecker, Brendan, John and Tim Redmond. Aunt of several.

SEXTON, W. Lawrence, II, 44, St. Joan of Arc, Indianapolis, Jan. 6. Nephew of several aunts.

SULLIVAN, Donald J., 74, former member of Good Shepherd, Indianapolis, Jan. 6. Father of Patricia Covalt, Ian and Patrick Sullivan. Brother of Marilyn Pierce. Grandfather of four. Great-grandfather of seven.

WILLIAMS, Lillian May, 83, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Jan. 5. Sister of Ruth Boling. Grandmother of one.

WISSNER, Mary Elizabeth, 96, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Dec. 17. Sister of Rita Randolph, Marie Walpole and Edward Hartman. Aunt of several.

Margaret Bonke was the mother of a priest and a Church volunteer

Margaret Bernadette (Raftery) Bonke, the mother of Father James Bonke, died on Jan. 19 in Indianapolis. She was 83.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Jan. 24 at Good Shepherd Church in Indianapolis. Burial followed at Calvary Cemetery in Indianapolis.

She was born on Aug. 3, 1924, in Indianapolis and was the oldest of seven children.

She graduated from St. John’s Academy in Indianapolis in 1942 and married P. Robert Bonke on Aug. 21, 1943.

She worked as a secretary for the railroad for 43 years, including 35 years with Conrail, before retiring in 1985.

Margaret and Robert Bonke were charter members of the former St. James the Greater Parish—now Good Shepherd Parish—in Indianapolis.

She was active in the former St. James Altar Society, National Council of Catholic Women, Our Lady of Fatima Retreat League, American Business Women’s Association and Railway Business Women’s Association.

Surviving are her husband, Robert Bonke; one son, Father James Bonke; four daughters, Mary Augsburger, Anne Keller, Peggy McNelis and Jeanne Wagner; a sister, Helen Henninger; two brothers, John Raftery and Frank Early; and nine grandchildren.

Memorial gifts may be made to Good Shepherd Parish, 1109 E. Cameron St., Indianapolis, IN 46203. †

Benedictine Sister Mary Patrick Lenges ministered for 51 years

Benedictine Sister Mary Patrick Lenges, a founding member of the Sisters of St. Benedict of Our Lady of Grace Monastery in Beech Grove, died on Dec. 15 at St. Paul Hermitage in Beech Grove. She was 94.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Dec. 17 at the Our Lady of Grace Monastery Chapel. Burial followed at the sisters’ cemetery on the monastery grounds.

The former Catherine Lenges was born in Evansville, Ind., and was one of 12 children.

She entered the Monastery Immaculate Conception in Ferdinand, Ind., in 1935 and was a founding member of Our Lady of Grace Monastery in Beech Grove in 1960.

Sister Mary Patrick served 51 years as a teacher and in parish ministry in three states.

In the archdiocese, she ministered at St. Ambrose Parish in Seymour, St. Paul Parish in Tell City, Christ the King Parish in Indianapolis and St. Mary-of-the-Knobs Parish in Floyds Knobs.

Sister Mary Patrick also taught at the former Our Lady of Grace Academy in Beech Grove, which was operated by the Sisters of St. Benedict.

She also served at parishes and parish schools in the Evansville Diocese as well as in Belcourt, N.D., and Glendora, Calif.

She said her greatest joy was teaching children in special education—primarily at St. Mary-of-the-Knobs Parish in Floyds Knobs—for nearly 25 years.

Sister Mary Patrick retired to Our Lady of Grace Monastery in 1983 and moved to St. Paul Hermitage in 1999.

She is survived by a sister, Florine Voll of Terre Haute, and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Sisters of St. Benedict Retirement Fund, Our Lady of Grace Monastery, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove, IN 46107 or by online donation at the Our Lady of Grace Monastery Web site at www.benedictine.com. †

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