August 21, 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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BLAKE, Richard, 78, St. Thomas Aquinas, Indianapolis, Aug. 4. Husband of Dean Blake. Father of seven. Grandfather of 18. Great-grandfather of five.

BROWNING, John R., 83, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, July 31. Husband of Betty Browning. Father of Linda Sullivan and Bob Browning. Brother of Wilma Champion. Grandfather of five. Great-grandfather of two.

DIEBOLT, Dorine (Hansen), 77, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, Aug. 7. Wife of David Diebolt. Mother of Maribeth, Dan and Steve Diebolt. Sister of Ginger Camerrela, John and Ralph Hansen. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of 11. Great-great-grandmother of one.

ELLARS, Amy, 39, St. Thomas Aquinas, Indianapolis, July 19. Wife of Kyle Ellars. Mother of Zoe and Tommy Ellars. Sister of Julie Pearson.

FRENSEMEIER, Mary A., 94, St. Louis, Batesville, Aug. 10. Mother of Kaysie Jolliff, David, Mike and Tim Frensemeier. Sister of Agnes Smith. Grandmother of 14. Great-grandmother of 12.

GAINES, Sandra K. (Morrow), 57, St. Michael the Archangel, Indianapolis, Aug. 7. Mother of Joseph Gaines. Daughter of Dolores Phillips and David Morrow. Sister of Carlita Gipson, Jeffrey and Stephen Morrow.

HODGSON, Evangeline, 92, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, July 26. Mother of Mary Reever, Charles, Michael, Ralph, Richard, Stephen and William Hodgson. Grandmother of 12. Great-grandmother of 12.

JENKINS, Charli Catherine, infant, St. Mary, Rushville, Aug. 6. Daughter of Brandon and Sarah (Shuppert) Jenkins. Granddaughter of Chuck and Gina Jenkins and Tim and Mary Shuppert.

KELLEY, John D., 57, Immaculate Heart of Mary, Indianapolis, Aug. 12. Husband of Elizabeth (Lannan) Kelley. Father of Colleen, Kathleen, Mary, Daniel and John Kelley. Brother of David, James and Garrett Kelley.

LEIDOLF, Phyllis E. (Fessel), 80, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyds Knobs, Aug. 10. Wife of Alvin Leidolf. Mother of Elaine Davis, Suzan Didat, Jill Fischer, Emily Lundy, John and Roger Leidolf. Sister of Frances Henley. Grandmother of 11.

LOGSDON, William T., 70, Holy Family, New Albany, Aug. 3. Husband of Joyce (Kaufer) Logsdon. Father of Angela Cronin, Terry Bowling, Laura Payne, James, Joseph and William Logsdon Jr. Brother of Rosada Wohner. Grandfather of 15. Great-grandfather of six.

MARIETTA, Eugene, 78, Sacred Heart, Clinton, Aug. 9. Husband of Barbara Marietta. Father of Toni Gilman, Debra Granger, Terri Price and Kevin Marietta. Brother of Paul Marietta. Grandfather of nine. Great-grandfather of three.

McLINN, Patricia A., 76, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Indianapolis, Aug. 6. Wife of Forrest McLinn. Mother of Margaret Zell, Kelly, Phyllis and Frederick McLinn. Sister of Doris Luers and Robert Goldman. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of seven.

MONTAG, Gertrude M., 76, Holy Name of Jesus, Beech Grove, July 14.

NEARY, Walter J. Sr., 95, St. Lawrence, Lawrenceburg, Aug. 8. Father of Walter Neary Jr. Grandfather of two.

PATTON, Betty Jean (Smith), 79, St. Monica, Indianapolis, Aug. 4. Mother of Regina Carter, Brenda Hill, Katherine Johnson, Madonna and Paula Rhodes, Corina Thompson, Betty Jean, Ladonna, Stephen and Vincent Patton. Sister of Bernadette Easton, Rosetta Graham, Archiemae Green, Carrie Kemp, Doris Peck, Nellie Simpson, Missionary Sister of Our Lady of Africa Demetria Smith, Joseph and Holy Cross Brother Roy Smith. Grandmother of 19. Great-grandmother of 19.

PICCIONE, Mary (Welsh), 88, Holy Name of Jesus, Beech Grove, July 28. Mother of Donna Anderson, Lois Reeder, Providence Sister Mary Jo Piccione, Cathy, John, Michael and Thomas Piccione. Grandmother of 12. Great-grandmother of 20.

STEFFEY, Lois Ruth, 93, Holy Name of Jesus, Beech Grove, Aug. 1. Mother of Jo Ann Baber, Edith Ringer, Kathleen Shaw, Mary Rita Wilder and Dan Steffey. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of nine. Great-great-grandmother of 20.

STRACK, Raymond Joseph, Jr., 82, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, Aug. 5. Husband of Marge (Markham) Strack. Father of Sue Vargo, Ray and Steve Strack. Brother of Theresa, Frank and John Strack. Grandfather of six.

TAGGART, Thomas R., 57, St. Simon the Apostle, Indianapolis, Aug. 1. Husband of Jenny (Young) Taggart. Father of Mary Katherine and William Taggart. Brother of Tricia Bosley, Julia Jordan, Lois Zakowicz, Mary Anne, Ruth, Arthur, David, James and Jesse Taggart.

WHEELER, Mossie Helen, 77, St. Augustine, Jeffersonville, Aug. 6. Mother of Patty Smith, C. Phil, Mark and Todd Wheeler. Grandmother of eight.

YOUNG, Frances C., 78, St. Michael, Bradford, Aug. 4. Mother of Linda Barylski, Joyce Berg, Martha Kays, Patricia Scwartz, Jill, Jeff and Randy Blessinger. Sister of Julia Booth, Patricia Jones, Freda Wermuth, Anthony and Frank Young. Grandmother of 12. Great-grandmother of six. †

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