February 6, 2009


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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ADAM, Irene, 94, Holy Name of Jesus, Beech Grove, Dec. 20. Mother of Barbara Ray. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of 21. Great-great-grandmother of four.

ADAMOWICZ, Maria, 88, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Jan. 14. Mother of James Adamowicz. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of six.

AIROLA, Rosie, 83, St. Joseph, Universal, Jan. 4. Sister of Madeline Counsell.

ALTHOFF, Evelyn R., 79, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, Dec. 15. Mother of Ruth Dickerson, Margaret Lyles, Sandy Montgomery, Karen Mountjoy, Jane Murphy, Daniel, Mark and Steven Althoff. Sister of Dorothy Bradnick, Judy Boggs, Roseann Kelly, David and Timothy Albrecht. Grandmother of 19. Great-grandmother of four.

BAASE, Rebecca Jo, 56, Good Shepherd, Indianapolis, Dec. 27. Wife of Robert Baase. Mother of Amanda, Christina, Brian, Solomon and Stephen Baase. Sister of Marilyn Csetenyi, Stephanie and Stephen Bardos. Grandmother of two.

BECKHAM, Edward, 79, St. Joseph, Sellersburg, Jan. 14. Husband of Frances Beckham. Father of Pamela Gensimore. Brother of Lela Jackson. Grandfather of two. Great-grandfather of two.

BLANKEN, Ralph G., 78, St. Louis, Batesville, Jan. 16. Husband of Thelma Blanken. Father of Beth Chilson and Roger Blanken. Brother of Dorothy Bennett and Mary Mann. Grandfather of five.

BORHO, Frances, 93, St. Meinrad, St. Meinrad, Jan. 11. Mother of Liz Hatcher, Mary Jane Petik, Firmina Young, Leonard and Nick Borho. Grandmother of 26. Great-grandmother of 46. Great-great-grandmother of 17.

BOYLE, Daniel William, 59, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Jan. 4. Brother of Joanne Friedmeyer and John Boyle.

BREINER, Eileen M., 82, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Dec. 20. Mother of Pam Basch, Jan Frazier, Debbie Wofford, Jeff and Jon Breiner. Sister of Mildred Lark and Gene Mangin. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of two.

CHASTAIN, Garrett, 36, St. Christopher, Indianapolis, Jan. 9. Father of Kyla Chastain. Son of Butch Chastain. Stepson of Noreen Chastain. Brother of Don Chastain. Step-grandson of Jackie Markiewicz.

CLEVELAND, Kenneth H., 82, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Jan. 8. Husband of Alice Cleveland. Father of four. Stepfather of two. Grandfather of nine. Great-grandfather of two.

COLLEY, Edde D., 80, St. Simon the Apostle, Indianapolis, Jan. 7. Husband of Sophie Colley. Father of Dennis Skrzycki.

DALE, Beverly Jean, 71, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Jeffersonville, Dec. 11. Wife of Frank Dale Sr., Mother of Janet Himmelheber, Frank Jr., Jerry, Kenneth and Ron Dale. Sister of Carol Davis, Donna and Phil Whitehouse.

DEL RE, Janice, 75, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Dec. 12. Mother of Angela Bardell, James, John and Paul Del Re. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of two.

FINK, Brian Andrew, 35, St. Gabriel, Connersville, Jan. 10. Father of Montana Hinshaw. Son of Robert Fink and Kathy Jo LeGere. Brother of Justin Allen, Michael and Robbie Fink, Shirelda and John LeGere. Grandson of Patricia Hughes and Robert Fink.

FOHL, Loretta C., 92, St. Michael, Brookville, Jan. 19. Mother of Janet Rowlett and Bruce Fohl. Sister of Alice Haustine, Wilma Meyer, Mary Simpson, Alvin, Eddy, Johnny and Melvin Hoffman. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of 12. Great-great-grandmother of one.

FREEMAN, Mark Edwin, 53, St. Joseph, Shelbyville, Jan. 14. Husband of Jill Marie (Runion) Freeman. Father of Kori Gabbard, Errick and Matthew Freeman. Son of John and Kathleen Freeman. Brother of Theresa Griffin, Paul and Philip Freeman. Grandfather of one.

GETTELFINGER, Gerry, 77, Holy Family, New Albany, Jan. 15. Mother of Marcia Bickers, Jill Coan, Lisa Heck, Amy and Jan Huber, Sandy Libs, Dale and Michael Gettelfinger. Sister of Russell Scott. Grandmother of 25. Great-grandmother of 10.

GFELL, Kevin J., 29, Immaculate Heart of Mary, Indianapolis, Jan. 10. Son of Gregory Gfell and Janice Gfell. Brother of Amanda Hawk and Leslie Gfell. Stepbrother of David Isaacson. Grandson of Chris Calder. Uncle of several.

GODBY, Jim, 86, Holy Trinity, Indianapolis, Jan. 8. Father of Karen Spence, Denny and Tom Godby. Grandfather of six.

GOODPASTER, Janice Kay (Kutche), 64, Our Lady of Lourdes, Indianapolis, Jan. 13. Wife of John Goodpaster. Mother of Joy Wheeler, John Goodpaster and Anthony Schultz. Sister of Elizabeth Brown, Anna Enloe, Ellen Strother, George, Gus, Jerry II, Peter and Richard Kutche. Grandmother of seven.

GRAF, Randall E., 54, St. Joseph, Sellersburg, Jan. 13. Husband of Mary (Cook) Graf. Father of Brian and Jonathan Graf. Son of Theodore and Marcella (Kirchgessner) Graf. Brother of Donna Jackson, Becky Mayfield, Ray and Rick Graf. Grandfather of one.

HARPRING, Marie C., 99, St. Mary, Greensburg, Jan. 19. Mother of Marlene Harsin, Melvin and Rollin Harpring. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of eight.

HOUSE, Rebecca L., 81, Holy Angels, Indianapolis, Dec. 26. Mother of Pamela Edwards, Valerie Ewing, Cherie McCord, Martha and James House. Sister of Francis Gist, Geraldine Hobbs, Susie Smith and Martha House. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of seven. Great-great-grandmother of one.

HOWELL, Frances L., 83, St. Gabriel, Connersville, Jan. 10. Mother of Mike and Thomas Howell. Sister of Patricia Breitenbach and William Moran. Grandmother of two.

HUBLAR, William James, Sr., 83, St. Mary, New Albany, Dec. 22. Father of Debbie Cardwell, Linda Druin and William Hublar Jr. Brother of Edna Mae Carley, Mary Cunningham and Ann Howard. Grandfather of five. Great-grandfather of four.

KENNELLY, Rosemary J., 94, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Jan. 13. Wife of Joseph Kennelly. Mother of Glenda, Salesian Sister of St. John Bosco Clare Kennelly, Brian, Joseph and Kevin Kennelly. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of seven.

KLINGLER, Albert B., 90, St. Joseph, Indianapolis, Dec. 19. Husband of Rosalyn Klingler. Father of Julie and Gary Klingler. Brother of Elvera Faith. Grandfather of two. Great-grandfather of two.

McCARRELL, David, 52, St. Agnes, Nashville, Jan. 15. Husband of Karen (Tice) McCarrell. Father of Cody, Gary, Gerald, Stacy and Tony McCarrell. Brother of Vivian Burton, Sharon Marr, Paula and Jesse McCarrell. Grandfather of nine.

MEYERS, Francis E., Jr., 84, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Indianapolis, Dec. 22. Father of Karen Kasey, Patricia Miller, Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp, Sharon Wray, Carolyn and Robert Meyers. Brother of Clare Gardner, Donald and James Meyers. Grandfather of seven. Great-grandfather of four.

Raymond F. Volz was the father of a diocesan priest

Christ the King parishioner Raymond F. Volz of Indianapolis, the father of Father Anthony Volz, died on Jan. 31. He was 90.

Visitation is scheduled from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. on Feb. 8 at Feeney-Hornak Keystone Mortuary, 2126 E. 71st St., in Indianapolis.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Feb. 9 at Christ the King Church in Indianapolis.

Interment will follow at Washington Park North Cemetery in Indianapolis.

He was born on Jan. 29, 1919, in Faribault, Minn.

His wife, Viola, preceded him in death.

He worked as a territorial sales manager for Coopers and Jockey International for more than 30 years.

Before attending Christ the King Parish, he was a longtime member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Indianapolis.

Surviving are two sons, Thomas Volz and Father Anthony Volz, who is the pastor of Christ the King Parish in Indianapolis, and one grandchild, Megan Volz.

Benedictine Sister Mary Cecile Deken served schools, parishes

Benedictine Sister Mary Cecile Deken, a founding member of Our Lady of Grace Monastery in Beech Grove, died on Feb. 1 from injuries sustained during a fall in Lawrenceburg. She was 81.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on

Feb. 5 at Our Lady of Grace Monastery Chapel in Beech Grove. Burial followed at the sisters’ cemetery.

The former Dorothy Ann Deken was born in Evansville.

She entered Monastery Immaculate Conception in Ferdinand, Ind., in the Evansville Diocese, in 1945 then transferred to the new monastery in Beech Grove in 1955.

Sister Mary Cecile earned a bachelor’s degree in music at the former St. Benedict College in Ferdinand, a master’s degree in English at St. Louis University in St. Louis, and a master’s degree in religious education at Saint Meinrad School of Theology in St. Meinrad.

Recently, she earned a certificate in spiritual direction at the Benedict Inn Retreat and Conference Center in Beech Grove.

Sister Mary Cecile was active in school and parish ministries for 61 years.

In the archdiocese, she taught music at Christ the King School in Indianapolis, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs School in Floyds Knobs, Bishop Chatard High School in Indianapolis and the former Our Lady of Grace Academy in Beech Grove.

In 1977, Sister Mary Cecile began ministering as a pastoral associate and director of religious education.

In the archdiocese, she served at St. Maurice Parish in Napoleon, Immaculate Conception Parish in Millhousen, and St. Lawrence Parish in Lawrenceburg, where she had ministered since 1981.

She also served her religious community as sub-prioress from 1967-77.

Surviving are several nieces and nephews.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Retired Sisters’ Fund in care of Our Lady of Grace Monastery, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove, IN 46107. †

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