October 2, 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 Emery, 89, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, Sept. 2. Husband of Margaret Allison. Father of Kim, Denny and Larry Allison. Brother of Emily King, Judy and Mary Jane Allison. Grandfather of four.

BEINEKE, William, 72, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, Sept. 8. Husband of Beatrice Beineke. Father of Michelle Simon and Jeffrey Beineke. Brother of Eileen Edge, Cathy Farris, Vera Gorman, Carolyn Staley and Ronald Beineke. Grandfather of four.

BRATTAIN, Denise, 52, St. Vincent de Paul, Shelby County, Sept. 15. Wife of James Brattain. Mother of Janae Hankins. Stepmother of Kim Wallace. Daughter of Grace Ellerman. Sister of Dennis Ellerman. Grandmother of four.

BUTLER, Catherine Marie, 86, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, Sept. 17. Wife of William Butler. Sister of Rosie Dooley, Helen Relford and William McCotter.

CAIN, Charles F., 80, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Sept. 24. Husband of Therese (Speth) Cain. Father of Linda Teagardin, Kenneth and Steven Cain. Brother of Charlotte Thornberry. Grandfather of seven. Great-grandfather of two.

COLOMBO, George A., Jr., 50, St. Bernadette, Indianapolis, Sept. 15. Son of George and Joyce (Dunn) Colombo. Brother of Mary Anna Coffey, Dennis and Michael Colombo.

DAVIS, James O., 81, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Sept. 16. Husband of Ella Davis. Father of Rebecca Mathias, Christina O’Grady, Anita Schumacher, Jami Shepherd, Teresa Tatlock and James Davis. Brother of Frank Davis. Grandfather of 17. Great-grandfather of three.

DRUMMOND, George E., 82, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Sept. 26. Husband of Roseanne (Sterrett) Drummond. Father of Sharon Miles and Tina Drummond. Brother of William Drummond. Grandfather of five. Great-grandfather of one.

DUONG, Peter Anthony, 19, St. Margaret Mary, Terre Haute, Sept. 9. Son of Taihung and Lisa (Giorgianna) Duong. Brother of Patrick Duong. Grandson of Ngoc Anh Vo Thi, Anthony and Rosalie Giorgianna. Great-grandson of Mary Calio.

EPPICH, John C., 63, Good Shepherd, Indianapolis, Sept. 15. Husband of Judy (Dunham) Eppich. Father of Stephanie Daily, Marcia Eppich-Harris and Ashley Eppich. Brother of Carole Dorsch. Grandfather of three.

ERNSTES, Mary Ann, 88, St. Mary, Greensburg, Sept. 11. Wife of J. Howard Ernstes. Mother of Sara Amrhein, Helen Black, Carol Howe, Dale, Dick, Joe, Ken, Mike and Tom Ernstes. Grandmother of 12. Great-grandmother of 10.

GERGELY, Irene M. (Smith), 89, St. Charles Borromeo, Milan, Aug. 18.

HART, James B., 46, St. Thomas Aquinas, Indianapolis, Sept. 23. Husband of Dee (Ottavi) Hart. Father of Erin, Caleb and Jacob Hart. Son of Joan Hart. Brother of Anne Bennett, David and Joseph Hart.

HUTTON, Steven James, 61, St. Margaret Mary, Terre Haute, Sept. 22. Husband of Kathleen (O’Leary) Hutton. Father of Erin Stansifer. Brother of Susan Kahler and David Hutton.

KEATON, Helen F., 92, St. Margaret Mary, Terre Haute, Sept. 1. Mother of Linda Salter and Terrence Keaton. Sister of Leona Green. Grandmother of two. Great-grandmother of three.

KENDRICK, Mary Judith, 66, Immaculate Heart of Mary, Indianapolis, Sept. 14. Wife of Ronald Kendrick. Mother of Jason Kendrick. Sister of Sheila Manning. Grandmother of three. Step-grandmother of three.

KLEINDORFER, Paul, 73, St. Charles Borromeo, Bloomington, Sept. 6. Husband of Marian Kleindorfer. Father of Kimberly Gater and Christopher Kleindorfer. Brother of Pauline and David Kleindorfer. Grandfather of three.

McCANN, Robert Samuel, 77, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, Sept. 8. Husband of Patricia McCann. Father of Beth Bush, Michele and Brian McCann. Grandfather of three.

O’MARA, Teresa K., 69, St. Mary, Greensburg, Sept. 22. Sister of Edward O’Mara.

PRICE, James S., 61, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, Sept. 21. Father of Donovan Price.

RAINS, Dorothy J., 87, St. Matthew the Apostle, Indianapolis, Sept. 8. Mother of Rick Rains. Grandmother of five.

REIGER, David Vincent Paul, 44, St. Patrick, Indianapolis, Sept. 16. Son of Hobert Reiger. Brother of Pamela Alte, Joseph Radican, James and Charles Boles, Bart and Michael Reiger.

SCHULTZ, Eleanor F., 95, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, Sept. 15. Mother of Shirley Abbott and Nancy Matthews. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of three. Great-great-grandmother of one.

SMITH, George C., Sr., 70, St. Anthony of Padua, Clarksville, Sept. 11. Husband of Mary Imelda Smith. Father of George Smith Jr. Brother of Cathy Graninger, Betsy Loveland and Mary Ann Sanders. Grandfather of one.

STAUBLIN, Theodore Raymond, 83, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, Sept. 20. Husband of Margaret Staublin. Father of Patsy Vogel and Dennis Martin. Brother of Dorothy Sauley, Paul, Robert and William Staublin. Grandfather of two. Great-grandfather of two.

SWIERGIEL, Ruby J. (Uhls), 78, St. Joseph, Indianapolis, Sept. 14. Mother of Kathy Geisler, Theresa Long, Jennifer McGrapth and Gretchen Swiergiel. Sister of Rita Brinegar and Leanna Woodley. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of eight.

VASQUEZ, Jose M., Jr., 79, St. Agnes, Nashville, Sept. 6. Husband of Lucinda Vasquez. Father of Luzita Roberts, Ana, Ray, Ricardo and Sam Vasquez. Brother of four. Grandfather of 11. Great-grandfather of 15.

WETTERER, Barbara (Dearing), 77, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, Sept. 19. Mother of Martha Braunshausen, Bridget, Cindy, Julie, Bruce and Tom Wetterer. Sister of Margaret Henderson and Bobby Dearing. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of two. †

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