June 12, 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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ANTHONY, Elizabeth Mary (Yager), 57, St. Mary, Rushville, June 1. Wife of Philip Anthony. Mother of Barbara and Stephen Anthony. Daughter of Henry Yager. Sister of Ann Koors, Janet Litmer, Don, Jerry, Jim and Paul Yager.

BATIC, Emil A., 85, St. Michael the Archangel, Indianapolis, May 27. Husband of Ruth Alberta Batic. Father of Mark and Michael Batic. Grandfather of five.

BENNETT, Christina Diana, 48, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, May 17. Wife of Trent Bennett. Mother of Blake and Kyle Bennett. Daughter of L.H. and Dianne (Oros) Bailey. Sister of Kim Fisher and Michael Bailey. Granddaughter of Aurella Oros.

CASSIDY, Ronald, 77, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, May 16. Husband of Linda Cassidy. Father of Gina Jackson, Pamela Scholl, Christopher, David and Edward Cassidy.

CORYA, Helen M., 92, St. Mary, Greensburg, May 29. Mother of Barbara Alexander, Margaret Corya, Theresa Hatton, Marihelen Hubbard and Rosemary Oakley. Grandmother of two. Great-grandmother of one.

DUCKETT, Elsie, 72, St. Mary, Richmond, May 20. Wife of John Duckett. Mother of Marissa Jackson and Malissa Matchette. Sister of Carol Davis and Gene Feaster. Grandmother of two.

DUGAN, Robert L., 81, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, May 23. Husband of Sylvia (Seger) Dugan. Father of Joan Barber, Karen Brodfuehrer, Bill, Mark and Howard Dugan. Brother of Cecile Wentz. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of four.

ENGLERT, Dorothy Frances, 82, St. Joseph, Indianapolis, May 26. Mother of Melodie Dovel, Nancy Schilling, Agnes Zimmerman, Joseph, Ralph and Tom Nickels, and Dennis and Robert Englert. Grandmother of 17. Great-grandmother of 22.

FERGUSON, Mary Catherine, 80, St. Paul, Sellersburg, May 21. Mother of Lin Waiz, Kim Schorr and Donald Ferguson. Sister of Pat Cottrell and Rita Scanlan. Grandmother of six.

HINDERLITER, N. Irene (McDonald), 80, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, May 25. Wife of Samuel Hinderliter. Mother of Beth Charlton, Kathleen Grecco, Davis, Dennis, Gerald, Gregory, Michael and Richard Hinderliter. Sister of Mary Lou Kegley, Jackie Keller, Louis McDonald, Margie Settle and Charles McDonald. Grandmother of 16. Great-grandmother of 19.

KENNEDY, Kelly Ann (Shirley), 41, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyds Knobs, June 2. Mother of Natassha and Cody Kennedy. Daughter of Nancy Hernandez and Kent Shirley. Stepdaughter of Linda Shirley. Sister of Laura Arthur, Suzie and Chris Paulley. Aunt of several.

MURTAUGH, Thomas J., 71, St. John the Baptist, Dover, May 26. Husband of Linda (Dawson) Murtaugh. Father of Barbara Lawhorn, Susan Woolums and Chris Murtaugh. Brother of John Murtaugh. Grandfather of nine.

NASH, Bernard, M.D., 81, St. Paul, Sellersburg, May 24. Father of Mary Fondrisi, Shelley Klein, Kitty Laduke, David and Tim Nash. Grandfather of seven. Great-grandfather of seven.

NEIDIFFER, Martha Jane, 87, St. Mary, New Albany, May 28. Wife of Irvin E. Neidiffer. Mother of Cindy Bazzi, Sally Hunt, Julie Matthews, Tim and Tom Neidiffer. Sister of Ruth Deitsch, Betty Hutcheson, Mary Loftus, Rita Neafus, Dorothy Patton and Lucille Riall. Grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of two.

OEHLMAN, Emma (Knecht), 89, St. John the Baptist, Dover, May 16. Mother of Dorine Canada, Alene Schuman, Clifford, Kenneth, Larry and Walter Oehlman.

SARTIN, Claude Paul, 84, St. Lawrence, Lawrenceburg, June 2. Husband of Audrey Sartin. Father of Paula King and Tom Sartin. Brother of Nancy Crosby, Alice Schriever and Larry Sartin. Grandfather of two. Great-grandfather of two.

SHRADER, Jan, 66, St. Mary, New Albany, May 27. Sister of Sue Munich. Aunt of several. †

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