November 21, 2008


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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BABCOCK, Robert Thomas, 41, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, Nov. 6. Son of John and Phyllis Babcock. Brother of Linda Bunch, Bill, John and Michael Babcock.

BISHOP, Sharon Ann, 58, St. Anthony of Padua, Clarksville, Oct. 21. Mother of Kim Snowlor-Davis and Johnathan Bishop. Sister of Janice Estep, Patricia Humphrey, Donna Williams, Deborah Raymond, Daniel, Gary, John and Larry Ragland.

BOWE, Aileen Marie, 82, St. Joseph, Sellersburg, Nov. 7. Sister of Martha, Carl and Herman Bowe. Aunt of several.

BRETTHAUER, Agnes (Carr), 87, Christ the King, Indianapolis, Nov. 8. Mother of Andy, Bob, Pat and Tom Bretthauer. Sister of Rose McGill. Grandmother of three.

BROTHERS, Helen E., 71, St. Mary, North Vernon, Nov. 8. Mother of Helen Mateer and Judy Miller. Sister of Betty Overman and Frank Oravec. Grandmother of four.

CHAB, F. Alan, 85, Christ the King, Indianapolis, Nov. 7. Husband of Marian Chab. Father of Julie Duncan, Lisa Melloy, Carol and Rollin Chab. Grandfather of six.

DAHLEM, Joann E., 75, Prince of Peace, Madison, Nov. 7.

DICKMAN, Bruce E., Sr., 77, Holy Family, Oldenburg, Nov. 7. Husband of Eileen Dickman. Father of Linda Case, Mary Jo Kuntz, Bruce Jr., Jerry, Joe and Kurt Dickman. Brother of Helen and Juanita Nobbe and Larry Dickman. Grandfather of 17. Great-grandfather of one.

ESHELMAN, Robert H., 81, St. Gabriel, Connersville, Nov. 7. Father of Dr. Lyn Irving, Jon and Col. Mark Eshelman. Brother of Col. Charles Eshelman. Grandfather of eight.

FERRARI, Esther, 89, St. Joseph, Universal, Nov. 3. Mother of Mary Bianchetti, Marco Brazzale, Virginia Dagley, Bob and Jerry Ferrari. Grandmother of six.

FORD, Louise (Keene), 91, Christ the King, Indianapolis, Nov. 4. Mother of Jane Bachert, Joanne Brezette, Mary Queisser, John, Joseph and Michael Ford. Grandmother of 15. Great-grandmother of 13.

GHEEN, George David, Jr., 87, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, Nov. 9. Father of Catherine Blewitt, Suzanne Winninger, Patricia, Bill and Dennis Gheen. Brother of Mary Margaret Cangany. Grandfather of nine. Great-grandfather of three.

GLIVA, Edward J., 83, St. Gabriel the Archangel, Indianapolis, Nov. 4. Husband of Betty Gliva. Father of Cathy Golden, Peggy Stuck, Pam White, Ed, John and Tom Gliva. Brother of Dolores Novy. Grandfather of nine. Great-grandfather of four.

HAWKINS, Lawrence Edmund, 64, St. Joseph, Indianapolis, Oct. 31. Father of Beth and Eddie Hawkins. Brother of Jeanne Van Tyle, Karen Teaque, Janet Zetzel, James and William Hawkins. Grandfather of three.

HENNINGER, Lillian J., 85, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Nov. 4. Mother of Georgia May Smith, Father George and Jeffery Henninger. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of five.

HENSLEY, Christopher D., 41, St. Michael, Brookville, Nov. 6. Husband of Amy Hensley. Father of Andrew, Jacob and Kelsey Hensley. Son of Gilbert and Juanita Hensley. Brother of Regina Hensley.

HIATT, Russell T., 81, Prince of Peace, Madison, Nov. 9. Father of Pamela Couper, Sandy Silvernale, Diana, Phillip and Stephen Hiatt. Brother of Sara Malon, Sue Neihaus, Mary, Jerry, John and Merrill Hiatt. Grandfather of eight. Great-grandfather of two.

HINES, Bette (Connell) Mosier Trinkle, 86, Holy Family, New Albany, Oct. 28. Mother of Jeanie Gernon. Sister of Mary Katherine Pottinger. Grandmother of two. Great-grandmother of four.

HOFF, Stanley A., 61, St. Peter, Brookville, Nov. 6. Husband of Ann Hoff. Father of Ragena Riehle, Aaron and Jeff Hoff. Son of Blanche Hoff. Brother of Alvin and Raymond Hoff. Grandfather of 10.

KEGLOVITS, Louis, 81, St. Christopher, Indianapolis, July 4. Husband of Lorraine Keglovits. Father of Valerie Eaglin, Marisa Potter and Mark Keglovits. Brother of Theresa DePaulo, Agnes Kozero, Stella Nemeth and Joe Keglovits. Grandfather of 11. Great-grandfather of 11.

MURPHY, Joseph G., Jr., 68, St. Gabriel the Archangel, Indianapolis, Nov. 5. Father of Sally Gross, Bridget Ikerd, Christie Clements and Michael Murphy. Grandfather of four.

NIEHOFF, Jerome A., 67, St. Anne, Hamburg, Nov. 9. Husband of Rosalia Niehoff. Father of Gary and Larry Niehoff. Brother of Mary Ann Lows, Norma Maddux and Donald Niehoff.

PRESUTTI, Lucy, 85, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Oct. 25. Sister of Adelina Hickson. Aunt of several.

RIEDMAN, Richard W., 72, St. Michael, Brookville, Nov. 9. Father of Cynthia Fohl, Diana Kunkel and Randall Riedman. Brother of Phyllis Clark, Thelma Karbowski, Dorothy and Harry Riedman. Grandfather of four.

STURWOLD, Andrew Joseph, 89, St. Mary, Greensburg, Nov. 8. Husband of Florence Sturwold. Father of Glenda Nieman, Carole Nobbe and Marjorie Schwegman. Grandfather of eight. Great-grandfather of 14.

THORP, Robert Lowell, 82, St. Gabriel the Archangel, Indianapolis, Nov. 6. Husband of Rose Marie Thorp. Father of Therese Elder, Liza Frazier and Anne Marie Thorp. Brother of Martha Van Lue and Charles Thorp. Grandfather of three.

TIBBS, John Joseph, 20, St. Roch, Indianapolis, Oct. 23. Son of James and Veronica Tibbs. Brother of Mary Evrard, Cheri Pond, Angie Ransdell and James Tibbs Jr.

VEROSTKO, Eugene A., 81, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Terre Haute, Oct. 29. Father of Sandra Dunn, Gayle Fountain, Daniel, Gary and Paul Verostko. Grandfather of five. Great-grandfather of two.

VOLZ, Robert, 79, St. Christopher, Indianapolis, June 28. Husband of Shirley Volz. Father of Bernard, Mark and Michael Volz. Son of Thelma Volz. Brother of Mary Kachel, Bernard and Richard Volz. Grandfather of seven. Great-grandfather of three.

WHITSETT, Patricia Ann, 65, St. Christopher, Indianapolis, Sept. 10. Wife of David Whitsett. Mother of Donna Dauby and David Whitsett. Sister of eight. Grandmother of four.

WOLFERST, Sharon L., 70, St. Louis, Batesville, Nov. 4. Husband of Renate Wolferst. Father of Ilona Kusnierz and David Wolferst. Brother of Jack and Jim Maple. Grandfather of five. (correction)

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