September 18, 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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ALLISON, William E., 89, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, Sept. 2. Husband of Margaret A. (Hayes) Allison. Father of Kimberly, Denny and Larry Allison. Brother of Emily King, Judy and Mary Jane Allison. Grandfather of four.

BOTOS, Mildred L. (Honeycutt), 74, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Indianapolis, Sept. 2. Wife of John Botos Sr. Mother of Anthony, Randall and Steve Botos. Sister of Bud Honeycutt. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of six.

CLIFFORD, Victoria, 94, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Aug. 30. Mother of Patty King, Jim, John, Mike, Paul and Thomas Clifford. Grandmother of 16. Great-grandmother of 11.

COLLINS, Marjorie A. (Garrett), 77, St. Rita, Indianapolis, Aug. 25. Mother of Martha Colbert and Joyce Ferguson. Sister of Beatrice Rivers, Clara Smith, Agnes Teeters and Anthony Garrett. Grandmother of four.

DARRAGH, Thomas Eakins, 77, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, Aug. 21. Husband of Josephine Darragh. Father of Lisa Astrouski, Beth and Kenneth Darragh. Grandfather of three.

GARRY, John R., Jr., 77, Holy Family, New Albany, Sept. 5. Husband of Kay (Cooper) Garry. Father of Mary Ann Prestigiacomo and John Garry III. Brother of Rose Mahern. Grandfather of three.

JOHNSON, Mary Finch, 93, Holy Family, Richmond, Sept. 1. Mother of Rita Pardieck, Patricia and David Johnson. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of 12.

JOHNSON, Norval M., Sr., 96, St. Rita, Indianapolis, Aug. 22. Father of Rosetta Cannedy, Jean Toson and Jack Avery. Brother of Freda Cosby. Grandfather of six.

LOWRY, Barbara J. (Cosgrove), 75, St. Gabriel the Archangel, Indianapolis, Aug. 27. Mother of Terri Leonard, Mary Kay Steinsberger, Susan Wylie and Thomas Landers. Sister of Judy Tharp and Gary Cosgrove. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of three.

MASTERSON, Susan (Pavicic), 52, St. Simon the Apostle, Indianapolis, Sept. 2. Wife of John Masterson. Mother of Jenna, Kayla and Taylor Masterson. Sister of Kevin and Tom Pavicic.

McATEE, Sharon, 78, St. Michael the Archangel, Indianapolis, Aug. 30. Wife of Walter McAtee. Mother of Elaine Cox, Theresa Smith, Susan and Andrew McAtee. Sister of Marty Ogden. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of two.

McINTIRE, Larry R., 72, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Aug. 29. Husband of Marion C. (Laudick) McIntire. Father of Ann Anderson, Christine Fagan, Patti Morin, Paul and Philip McIntire. Son of Mildred (Lustig) McIntire. Brother of Lois Holzer, Jeanette Malvestuto and David McIntire. Grandfather of 16.

MINAHAN, John W., 92, St. Agnes, Nashville, Aug. 23. Father of Pat Knarzer. Grandfather of one. Great-grandfather of one.

RAVELLETTE, Susan, 64, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Aug. 20. Mother of Kelly Jenkins and Kristi Mervar. Sister of Patti Hammons and Judy Tiger. Grandmother of one.

REISERT, LeRoy Jacob, 93, St. Michael, Brookville, Sept. 5. Husband of Patricia Reisert. Father of Edna Griffin, Mary Ann Wehmueller, Frank, Fritz and Jeremy Reisert. Grandfather of five.

RIEDLEY, Francis, 88, Holy Family, New Albany, Sept. 2. Husband of Mildred (Groce) Riedley.

ROACH, Betty J., 75, Holy Angels, Indianapolis, Sept. 1. Sister of Mary Taylor, Douglass Johnston and Kirth Roach.

STEELMAN, Mary F., 91, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Aug. 26. Mother of Kimberly Holtgrave, Lori Ann Murphy, Fedrick and Phillip Steelman. Grandmother of two. Great-grandmother of four.

STRUEWING, Arthur R., 94, St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Cambridge City, Aug. 30. Father of Milli Hiday, Ruth Sweetwood and Stanley Struewing. Brother of Joan Rose, Paul and William Struewing. Grandfather of nine. Great-grandfather of 19. Great-great-grandfather of nine.

WADE, Mary Margaret, 86, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Sept. 3. Mother of Ellen Bardwell, Anne Berg, Michelle Forsyth, Peggy Germer, Julie Peters, Joseph and Dr. Thomas Wade. Grandmother of 15. Great-grandmother of four.

WELDELE, Laverne H., 94, St. Matthew the Apostle, Indianapolis, March 11. Mother of Karen Himelreich. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of four. †

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