April 17, 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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BAXLEY, E. Leroy, 68, St. Mary, New Albany, March 26. Husband of Darlene Baxley. Father of Lorrie Shewmaker. Grandfather of one.

BROWN, Laura M., 91, St. Michael the Archangel, Indianapolis, March 28. Mother of Barbara Clemons, Lisa Zetzl, Carolyn and Michael Brown. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of seven.

BUTORAC, Rosaline M., 85, Christ the King, Indianapolis, March 21. Mother of Joanne Holder, Peg Madden, George, Jerry and John Butorac. Sister of Edward Mantel. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of one.

CECIL, Mary A., 86, St. Roch, Indianapolis, March 21. Wife of Robert Cecil. Mother of Karen Bryant, Christie Koetting, Ann Mennel, Mark and Matthew Cecil. Sister of Kenneth Shields. Grandmother of 15. Great-grandmother of 13.

CIUFO, Alex, 78, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, March 18. Father of Patrick and Tony Ciufo. Brother of Theresa Antone, Lucille Chapman and Cecilia Stoio. Grandfather of five. Great-grandfather of three.

COLVIN, Betty Jean, 85, St. Mary, Rushville, March 29. Mother of Darlene Pratt, Charles and Glen Colvin. Sister of Fern Hodson, Ellis, Jerry, John, Landon, Merlin and Norman Herbert. Grandmother of nine. Step-grandmother of one. Great-grandmother of 25. Great-great-grandmother of 14. Step-great-great-grandmother of four.

CRUM, Christy Ann, 59, Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Indianapolis, March 29. Wife of Gary Crum. Mother of Lynn Crum. Daughter of Anna Howard. Sister of Cathy Winkle.

DAVENPORT, Michael, 55, St. Roch, Indianapolis, March 25. Husband of Nancy Davenport. Stepfather of Robert Hartley III. Brother of Rebecca Clifton and Tonya Combs.

DEITCHMAN, Patricia M., 83, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, March 31. Wife of Richard Deitchman. Mother of Carol Boehm, Mary Gorrell, Rita Naddy, Ann Smith, Amy Wolf,

J. Clare, Carl, George and James Deitchman. Stepmother of Joyce Kohl. Sister of Georgiana Wiesner, Medical Mission Sister Mary Schild and Fred Schild. Grandmother of 22. Great-grandmother of one.

ENGLE, Juanita A., 66, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, April 1. Wife of Robert Engle. Mother of Melinda Gadberry and Michael Engle. Sister of Linda Castleberry, Michelle Fisher, Cindy, Jesse, Mark, Terry and Winfred Reas Jr. Grandmother of six.

FENOGLIO, Paul Joseph, 46, Sacred Heart, Clinton, March 16. Husband of Vickie Fenoglio. Father of Ryley and Joey Fenoglio. Son of Frances Fenoglio. Brother of Laura Brewer, Joann Groves, Janet Waldrop and Gene Fenoglio.

FLORY, Robert Lee, 80, St. Mary, Greensburg, April 2. Husband of Georgann Flory. Father of Raynel Wilson and Michael Flory. Brother of Bonnie Houck. Grandfather of four.

FLOYD, Billie M. (Salyers), 81, St. Gabriel, Connersville, April 4. Wife of Charles Floyd. Aunt of several.

GANNON, Mary, 65, St. Rose of Lima, Franklin, March 31. Wife of Anthony Gannon. Mother of Tara, Brian and Rory Gannon. Sister of Breda, Nora, Teresa, Brian, Conor and Pat Ward. Grandmother of one.

HOEING, Catherine Louise, 98, Christ the King, Indianapolis, March 31. Mother of Elizabeth Cretors, Mary Lou Francescon, Kathleen Tinder, Benedictine Sister Louise Hoeing, E. Paul and Thomas Hoeing. Grandmother of 27. Great-grandmother of 45.

HUBBUCH, Francis, 91, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, March 21. Husband of Opelia Hubbuch. Father of Joan Erni, Evelyn Powell, John and Robert Hubbuch. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of one.

IRWIN, Joseph T., 90, St. Michael the Archangel, Indianapolis, March 14. Father of Barbara Natale, Edward, James, Joseph and Thomas Irwin. Grandfather of 12. Great-grandfather of six.

JONES, William Paul, Jr., 80, St. Rose of Lima, Franklin, March 24. Husband of Annette Jones. Father of Daniel, Thomas and William Jones III. Brother of Nancy, Donald and Robert Jones. Grandfather of six.

JENKINS, Timothy, 67, Holy Family, Richmond, March 18. Father of Lisa Shepherd, Mark and Matt Jenkins. Brother of Rodger, Terry and Tom Jenkins. Grandfather of two.

KIJOVSKY, Bernard, 89, St. Jude, Indianapolis, April 2. Husband of Mary Evelyn Kijovsky. Father of Kathryn Dildine, Karen Kuntz, Sharon Winalski, Bill, David, Jim and Steve Kijovsky. Grandfather of 11. Great-grandfather of five.

LAREAU, Donald D., 91, Christ the King, Indianapolis, April 1. Husband of June Lareau. Mother of Tom Lareau.

LOWE, Carla J., 80, St. Joseph, Shelbyville, April 6. Mother of Karla Theobald, Eric and Greg Lowe. Grandmother of five.

MEYERS, Rosalind E., 77, St. Rose of Lima, Franklin, March 20. Wife of James Meyers. Mother of Teresa and Tina Kirkhoff, Mary Murray, Chris, Gary and James Meyers. Sister of Nancy Teeters, James and John Webb. Grandmother of 15. Great-grandmother of two.

MOLLAUN, Margaret Agnes, 76, St. Lawrence, Lawrenceburg, March 26. Mother of Debbie Legge, Karen Spaulding, Robert and Roger Mollaun. Sister of Rosemary Cook, Leona Moeller, Julie Pumphry, Loretta, Louis and Omer Kinker. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of two.

MURPHY, Harry J., 91, St. Joseph, Shelbyville, April 4. Husband of E. Regis Murphy. Father of Sharon Wickens and William Murphy. Brother of Anne Sheerin. Grandfather of five. Great-grandfather of six.

NORTON, Vernon, 54, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, March 21. Husband of Joan Norton. Father of Shea Norton and Tim Byrne Jr. Brother of Brenda Billman, Carolyn Doyle, Marilyn Pumphrey, Linda Wheeler, George, John and Raymond Norton. Grandfather of three. Great-grandfather of two.

RICHARDS, Victoria Ruth, 18, St. Maurice, Napoleon, April 2. Daughter of Carolyn Richards. Sister of Sarah Folsom, Jacob and Lucas Richards. Granddaugher of Anna McCullough.

ROGERS, Margaret, 70, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, March 28. Wife of Charles Rogers. Mother of Stephanie Rogers. Sister of Judy Schoen and Greg Blackwell. Grandmother of five.

ROMEO, Guy A., Sr., 82, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, March 19. Husband of Genevieve Romeo. Father of Anita Gavin, Guy Jr. and Stephen Romeo. Grandmother of 13. Great-grandmother of 10.

RUEFF, Theresa Ann, 80, St. Mary, Greensburg, April 2. Mother of Sue Gaynor, Kathryn Wallpe, Elaine, Fritz and William Rueff. Sister of Helena Rikke. Grandmother of 11. Great-grandmother of one.

SAUER, Marcie (Becker), 81, St. Michael the Archangel, Indianapolis, March 20. Mother of Mary Keesling, Maureen Posey, John and Lenny Sauer. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of three.

SCHAFER, Lauretta M., 91, Prince of Peace, Madison, March 30. Mother of Mary Helen Farmer, Bernadine Hafner, Theresa Martell, Susann Powers-Skender, Carolyn Thomas, Mildred, Martin and Paul Schafer. Sister of Alfrieda Higdon, Bernard and Lester Geyman. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of five.

SCHMEDTJE, Dr. John, 89, Christ the King, Indianapolis, March 20. Husband of Winifred (Zucchero) Schmedtje. Father of Diane Stewart and Dr. John Schmedtje Jr. Grandfather of five.

SHORT, Edna R., 89, St. Anne, New Castle, March 22. Wife of James Short. Mother of Jayne Short. Sister of Angela Dolan, Ruth Meredith and Elmer Knollman.

STAMMERMAN, Mary Magdalene, 69, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Jeffersonville, March 24. Wife of Patrick Stammerman. Mother of Marlene, Renee and Joseph Stammerman. (correction)

TOLLEFSON, Dr. Gary D., 58, St. Simon the Apostle, Indianapolis, March 30. Husband of Karen Anna Tollefson. Father of Cal Graffeo, Elizabeth, Theresa and Tina Tollefson.

ULRICH, Marilyn, 76, St. Andrew, Richmond, March 28. Great-aunt of one. Cousin of several.

VAUGHN, Victor J., 82, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, March 31. Husband of Rita Vaughn. Father of Sharon Charles, Donna Chitwood, Teresa Christy, Pam Miller, Karen Shotts, Anita and Victor

Vaughn II. Grandfather of 12. Great-grandfather of 11.

VON ALLMEN, Gaylord A., 60, St. Mary, Lanesville, March 27. Husband of Lettie (Oelze) Von Allmen. Father of Anna Cooper, Meg Hiser, Tina Mahserejian, Christina, Craig and Matthew Von Allmen. Brother of Chris Von Allmen. Grandfather of three.

WILKINSON, David L., 66, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, March 28. Husband of Linda Wilkinson. Father of Nicole Dorsch, Lindsey, Eric and Matthew Wilkinson. Stepfather of Kim Chapman, Mandy Hudson and Ryan Koester. Brother of Bill Wilkinson. Grandfather of 12. †

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