June 5, 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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ANDERSON, Courtney, Jr., 82, St. Lawrence, Lawrenceburg, May 8. Husband of Alma Anderson. Father of Shirley Graff, Dale and Don Anderson. Brother of Robert Anderson. Grandfather of seven. Great-grandfather of eight.

BOOK, Marvin R., 48, St. Joseph, Sellersburg, May 21. Father of Renee Book. Son of Raymond Book. Brother of Barbara Burgin, Mary Eurton, Carol Hamm, Doris Konermann and Joe Book.

BOUGHNER, Henry Albert, 54, St. Gabriel, Connersville, May 26. Husband of Rebecca (Gabbard) Boughner. Father of Alyssa Perry, Deidra, Jessica and Jason Boughner. Brother of Cherie Warner and Arleen Boughner. Grandfather of two.

COOPER, Anna I. (Brady), 91, St. Jude, Indianapolis, May 24. Mother of Geraldine Cooper-Carothers, Sandra Cooper-Cook, Gloria Cooper-Mahurin, Mary Cooper-Smyser, Edward II, Robert and Timothy Cooper. Grandmother of 26. Great-grandmother of 68. Great-great-grandmother of 23.

DAWSON, Vernon C., 91, Christ the King, Indianapolis, May 22. Father of Mary Chapman, Betty Darko, Susan Hollibaugh and Donna Steger. Grandfather of 11. Great-grandfather of 10.

DRYER, Pete Edward, 62, Annunciation, Brazil, May 9. Husband of Rosemarie Dryer. Father of Angie Freeman, Jessica Gorby, Maggie, Jennifer and Mark Dryer. Son of Louise Dryer. Brother of Michael Dryer. Grandfather of five. Great-grandfather of two.

ECKERT, Charles, 70, St. Paul, Sellersburg, May 12. Husband of Brenda Eckert. Father of Rhonda Boman, Kathy Buit and Kim Lanham. Brother of Fred and James Eckert. Grandfather of seven.

EVANS, Jacqueline, 42, St. John the Baptist, Osgood, April 29. Wife of Roger Evans. Mother of Sarah and Jedidiah Evans.

FREUND, Anna Mary, 90, St. Augustine, Jeffersonville, May 17. Mother of Carol Clouser, Mary Lee Eldridge, Nancy, James, Kevin and Michael Freund. Sister of Betty Conn and Kathleen Dierking. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of seven. Great-great-grandmother of three.

GILLILAND, Carole, 65, St. Michael, Greenfield, May 20. Wife of Jack Gilliland. Mother of Debbie, Rebecca and Andy Gilliland. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of two.

LEIGHTY, Mary Margaret (Royer), 87, St. Bernadette, Indianapolis, May 24. Mother of Jack and John Royer. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of 20.

MESSANG, Alberta C., 78, St. Anthony, Morris, May 29. Mother of Mildred Bevis, Mary Hann and Rose Weaver. Sister of Rita, Emil, George and Joe Litzinger. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of four.

NORD, Mary M., 46, Holy Family, New Albany, May 19. Daughter of Robert and Mary Ann Nord. Sister of Angela, Andrew, Joseph and Thomas Nord.

RATLEDGE, Margaret P., 90, St. Paul, Sellersburg, May 16. Mother of E. Keith and Raymond Ratledge. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of three.

SCHNELLENBERGER, Sandra R., 75, St. Mary, Lanesville, May 16. Wife of Lawrence Schnellenberger. Mother of Mary Ann Cundiff, Joseph, Joshua and Lawrence Schnellenberger Jr. Sister of Rose Carrier, Jean Epperson and Bill Alexander. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of one.

WANSTRATH, Rita Jane, 86, St. Louis, Batesville, May 26. Wife of Norman Wanstrath. Mother of Jan Carlson, Julie Jackson, LuAnn Zeszut, Jim, Ken, Randy and Russ Wanstrath. Grandmother of 14. Great-grandmother of seven.

WOODS, Richard E., 76, St. Mary, North Vernon, May 19. Father of Vicki, Christopher, Eric and Patrick Woods. Brother of David and Thomas Woods. Grandfather of eight. †

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