October 9, 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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ASHBY, Norma, 85, St. Andrew, Richmond, Sept. 26. Stepmother of Cynthia Rowe. Sister of Richard Hunt. Step-grandmother of three. Step-great-grandmother of three.

CALLON, Michael Francis, 72, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Sept. 29. Husband of Diane (Carey) Callon. Father of Cyndi Rusch, Debbie Van Senus, Karen Walker, Brian and Kevin Callon. Brother of Patricia Campbell and Robert Callon. Grandfather of 10.

CLARK, Debbie, 55, Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Jeffersonville, Sept. 19. Mother of Allen and Nathan Clark. Sister of Grinita Gibson, Diane Glover, Teresa Hopwood, Darlene Van Allen, Lois, Guy, James, Kenny and Timmy Clark. Grandmother of two.

FITZPATRICK, Thomas D., 83, St. Paul the Apostle, Greencastle, Sept. 10. Husband of Jeanne (Hinkle) Fitzpatrick. Father of Tom Fitzpatrick. Grandfather of three.

HESSLER, Bernice M., 98, St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Cambridge City, Sept. 26. Mother of Mary Ann Hindman, David, Kenneth and Robert Hessler. Sister of Hilda Garrison and Edmund Wenning. Grandmother of 11. Great-grandmother of 10.

HOLECHKO, Phyllis Jane, 78, Annunciation, Brazil, Sept. 19. Wife of Joseph Holechko. Mother of Sue Pilgrim, Jim Groover, Doug and Eric Holechko. Sister of Marilyn Lozier and William Gerber. Grandmother of eight.

HUDSON, Mary Lou (Steinbrunner), 85, St. Christopher, Indianapolis, Sept. 17. Mother of Julie Fisher, Dottie Huck and Ila Archer. Sister of Rose Betsch and Dan Steinbrunner. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of 16. Great-great-grandmother of one.

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

KING, Jane (Bender), 59, St. Charles Borromeo, Milan, Sept. 19. Wife of Edward King. Mother of Sara Graf and Rob King. Sister of Nancy Hobby, Ruth Iter, Gail Wetzel and Bob Bender. Grandmother of five.

LANGSFORD, Dorothy Pauline (Gatto), 84, formerly of St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Sept. 24. Mother of Christine Chamness, Tammy Ramsey, Anthony, Michael and Vincent Gatto, Alex, James and Lance Langsford. Sister of Richard Lux. Grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of eight.

LEE, John W., Jr., 85, Holy Angels, Indianapolis, Sept. 18. Father of Deborah Fleary and Cheryl Manning. Grandfather of four. Great-grandfather of one.

LUMAN, Brent M., 28, St. Vincent de Paul, Bedford, Sept. 26. Father of Dawson Luman. Son of Gary and Sandra Luman. Brother of Amy, David, Jason and Scott Luman.

MALONEY, Dorothy, 89, formerly of the former St. James the Greater, Indianapolis, Sept. 26. Mother of Theresa Schoen, Margaret and David Maloney. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of 14.

MAUER, Theresa E., 97, St. Mary, Greensburg, Oct. 2. Wife of Joseph Mauer. Mother of Don and Kenneth Mauer. Grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of four.

O’MALLEY, Alice, 90, SS. Francis and Clare, Greenwood, Sept. 20. Mother of Patricia Caldwell, Gwenyth, Mary, James and John O’Malley. Sister of Frank Echenique. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of five.

POPP, Carl R., 83, St. Joseph, Sellersburg, Oct. 2. Husband of Dolores (Miller) Popp. Father of Darlene Coleman, Barbara Kemp, Margaret Tschaenn, Alvin, Anthony and Ralph Popp. Brother of Alfred Popp. Grandfather of eight.

ROLLEY, Robert A., 88, SS. Francis and Clare, Greenwood, Sept. 21. Husband of Janet (Stephanoff) Rolley. Father of James, John and Joseph Rolley. Brother of Jo Ann Krebs and Eleanore Lamb. Grandfather of nine. Great-grandfather of one.

RYAN, Robert, Jr., 41, St. Joan of Arc, Indianapolis, Sept. 24. Son of Linda (Dills) Ryan. Brother of Holly Bzezinski and Brandt Ryan.

SAVOY, Doris J. (Whitsett), 82, St. Gabriel, Connersville, Sept. 27. Mother of Rosemary Back, Diane Edgell, Kathy Greene, Brenda Morris, David, John, Michael and William Savoy. Sister of Mary Wheatley. Grandmother of 21. Great-grandmother of 13.

SPONSEL, Paul C., 85, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, Oct. 1. Husband of Dorothy (Mueller) Sponsel. Father of Paulette Davis, Mary Beth Rago, Bernard, Dennis, John, Robert and Thomas Sponsel. Grandfather of 25. Great-grandfather of 18.

WILHELM, George E., 94, St. Gabriel, Connersville, Sept. 29. Husband of Helen (Meyer) Wilhelm. Father of Ann Brubaker and John Wilhelm. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of 19. Great-great-grandfather of four.

WILLIG, Nancy, 77, Sacred Heart, Clinton, Sept. 25. Wife of Allan Willig. Mother of Jeanette Bowers, Bonnie Lee, Robin Wampler, Brad and Brian Willig. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of two. †

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