October 23, 2009


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ANDERSON, Josínah E., 85, St. Joan of Arc, Indianapolis, Oct. 5. Wife of James Anderson. Mother of Stephanie Bertman, Bobbi Jo Lambert, Tina, Jim and Tim Anderson, Gary and John Dietz.

BLANCHARD, Emily J., 81, Most Holy Name of Jesus, Beech Grove, Oct. 9. Wife of Armand Blanchard. Mother of Vivian Troville, Carol Van Slyke, Christopher, Gregory, Michael and Patrick Blanchard. Sister of Jerry Elbrecht. Grandmother of 14. Great-grandmother of nine.

BRAND, Kerry, 55, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Sept. 21. Husband of Vickie Brand. Father of Erin Melerowicz and Adrian Brand. Son of Corinne Brand. Brother of Kelly Wood, Kyle Brand and Kim Brand. Grandfather of two.

BRYAN, Rosemary (Nosker), 62, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, Oct. 5. Mother of Kimberly and Stephanie Bryan. Daughter of Marion (Quinn) Nosker. Sister of Joan Downie, Dick, Joe and Tom Nosker.

CARRIGER, Robert M., 90, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Oct. 13. Father of Mary Ann Franklin, Cecelia Rodger, Jim and Richard Carriger. Grandfather of seven. Great-grandfather of six.

COMMISSO, Elsie A., 88, St. Margaret Mary, Terre Haute, Oct. 5. Stepmother of Roger Commisso. Sister of Jeanne Dunlap and Margaret Wilson. Grandmother of two. Great-grandmother of three.

DANEKE, Janet K., 78, Christ the King, Indianapolis, Oct. 4. Mother of Ann Marie Summitt, Jane Snyder, Mary Margaret Vilhelmsen and John Daneke III. Grandmother of four.

FUCHS, Agnes, 82, St. Paul, Tell City, Sept. 23. Wife of Carl Fuchs. Mother of Jeanette Criss, Liz McCallister, Patty, Dennis, James, Mike and Paul Fuchs. Grandmother of 10.

GEHRICH, Mary Esther, 92, St. Bernadette, Indianapolis, Oct. 6. Mother of Helen Stuller and Harry Gehrich. Sister of Ruth Hoffmire. Grandmother of 18. Great-grandmother of 37. Great-great-grandmother of nine.

HYDE, Ann K., 92, St. Matthew the Apostle, Indianapolis, Sept. 25. Mother of Kathy Parker, Robert and William Hyde. Sister of Lois Hansen. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of two.

KAPPES, James Martin, 44, St. John the Baptist, Osgood, Sept. 21. Husband of Rita Kappes. Father of Faye Johnson and Sue Taulbee. Son of Martin and Kathleen Kappes. Brother of Roxanna Grimes. Grandfather of four.

KENNEDY, James L., 87, Christ the King, Indianapolis, Oct. 1. Husband of Mary M. (Eckrich) Kennedy. Father of John, Michael and William Kennedy. Stepfather of Karen Dutchess, Fran Kendall, Kathy McCaw, Stephen and Timothy Farley. Brother of Mary McMinn, Donald and Thomas Kennedy. Grandfather of 18. Great-grandfather of nine.

MARTIN, Rose Marie, 78, St. Joseph, Corydon, Sept. 19. Wife of Charles Martin Jr. Mother of Susan Atwell, Charles, David and Mark Martin. Sister of Ann Ellison. Grandmother of eight.

MORIARTY, Ellen F., 97, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Sept. 9. Aunt of several.

MUNCY, Harold W., 82, St. Margaret Mary, Terre Haute, Sept. 13. Father of Dennis, John, Joseph and Steve Muncy. Brother of Carl Muncy. Grandfather of 10. Great-grandfather of two.

OHOLOROGG, Willa F., 57, St. Bernadette, Indianapolis, Oct. 4. Mother of Don McInnes and Ed Oholorogg. Grandmother of two.

ORMAN, Paul R. Sr., 72, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Terre Haute, Oct. 8. Husband of Florence Orman. Father of Georgia Coons, Donnie, John, Paul and Rick Orman. Brother of Mary Gardner, Darrell, Donald, Harvey and Kenneth Orman. Grandfather of 18. Great-grandfather of two.

PARROTT, Joseph Bryant, Jr., 57, St. Rita, Indianapolis, Oct. 5. Husband of Denise Parrott. Father of Eric Davis, Joseph, Ramon and Xavier Parrott. Brother of Donna Clemons, Patricia Wills, Pamella, Damien, James and Walter Parrott. Grandfather of five.

QUINN, Glenn, 76, St. Anthony, Indianapolis, Sept. 29. Father of Anthony and Stephen Quinn. Grandfather of five. Great-grandfather of two.

RIPBERGER, Clyde W., 81, St. Mary, Rushville, Oct. 12. Brother of Eugene Ripberger. Uncle of several.

SCHULTZ, Kellye Elizabeth, 27, St. Anthony, Indianapolis, Oct. 1. Wife of Larry Schultz Jr. Mother of Liam Mains, Kameron and Sean Schultz. Daughter of Randall Shannon.

STRAHL, Monica M., 84, St. Paul, Tell City, Oct. 7. Mother of Gloria Allen, Mary Ann Kiningham, Phyllis, Dennis, Paul and Steve Strahl.

THERBER, Christopher Jacob, infant, St. John the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Sept. 29. Son of Michael and Alison (Graffis) Therber. Brother of Michael Therber. Grandson of Dr. Richard and Susan Graffis, Lonnie and Linda Therber.

WILSON, Cletus, 89, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Oct. 8. Husband of Patricia Wilson. Father of Thelma Albright, Phyllis Mayer, Kenneth Wilson, Mark and Neal Bowlen. Brother of Stella Hughes. Grandfather of seven. Great-grandfather of seven.

Mary C. Giannini was mother of Father Stephen Giannini

Mary C. (Schneider) Giannini, a member of St. Anne Parish in New Castle and the mother of Father Stephen Giannini, died on Oct. 14 at the Glen Oaks Health Campus in New Castle. She was 81.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Oct. 19 at St. Rose Church in Knightstown. Burial followed on Oct. 20 at St. Andrew Cemetery in Richmond.

She was born on Sept. 22, 1928, in Richmond.

She was a former member of Holy Family Parish in Richmond and a catechist there for 22 years, and a former member of St. Andrew Parish in Richmond for 27 years.

During 32 years at St. Anne Parish in New Castle, she volunteered as a catechist and bookkeeper.

She was a graduate of Richmond High School, and had worked as a bookkeeper in Richmond.

Surviving are her husband, John Giannini; four children, Janet Magee, Joan Michael, Anthony and Father Stephen Giannini; two brothers, John Schneider and George Toschlog; two sisters, Paula Kish and Janet Quinter; and two grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Anne Catholic Church Building Fund, 102 N. 19th St., New Castle, IN 47362. †

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