December 4, 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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BABBITT, Clara B. (Springer), 85, St. Roch, Indianapolis, Nov. 21. Mother of Therese Mann-Simpson, Loretta and Leonard Babbitt II. Sister of Betty and Grace Springer. Grandmother of 18. Great-grandmother of 14.

BARTON, Veronica, 92, Christ the King, Indianapolis, Nov. 19. Aunt of two. Great-aunt of several. Great-great-aunt of several.

BERRY, Harriet A., 104, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Nov. 22. Mother of Joan Ledebur, Judy Sumner, Anne Woulfe and Tom Berry. Grandmother of 20. Great-grandmother of 29.

BLANDFORD, Vivian, 93, St. Paul, Tell City, Nov. 10. Mother of Lynda Reynolds, Bob and Dick Blandford. Grandmother of nine.

BRISTOW, Amelia E., 96, Most Holy Name of Jesus, Beech Grove, Nov. 3. Mother of Janet Russell and David Bristow. Grandmother of two.

BULACK, Clifford, 79, St. Joseph, St. Leon, Oct. 25. Father of Bonnie Mehl, Connie and Joseph Bulack. Brother of Ruth Gaynor, Joan Hoffmeier, Wilma Jansing, Margie Kunkel, Betty Ripperger and Ellen Bulack. Grandfather of two.

BURNETT, Barbara J., 62, Holy Angels, Indianapolis, Nov. 15. Mother of Tonya Massey, Mechelle and Christopher Burnett. Daughter of Juanita Graves. Sister of Howard Bell and Samuel Graves. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of one.

DYKE, Irene Louise, 86, St. Gabriel the Archangel, Indianapolis, Nov. 7. Mother of Michelle Rethmeyer and Suzanne Schoppenhorst. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of six.

FERNKAS, Catherine, 84, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, Nov. 11. Mother of Cathy Crawley, Peggy Luzar, Beth Sullivan and Ted Fernkas. Grandmother of three.

FRITZ, Michael P., 43, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyds Knobs, Nov. 18. Son of Lee Bowling and Robert Fritz. Brother of Shannon Kamer, Debbie Lacy, Paula Rottet and Angela Schickel.

GARTEMAN, Marie, 95, St. Pius, Ripley County, Nov. 18. Mother of Judy Cline, Carolyn Cutter and Johanne Graham. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of 12.

GRASS, John Alvin, Sr., 77, St.  Pius, Troy, Nov. 14. Father of Donna Masterson, James and John Grass. Brother of Mary Johnston and Bob Grass. Grandfather of nine.

HELMS, Robert A., 76, Holy Angels, Indianapolis, Oct. 4. Father of Michelle Brandon, Carmen, Jennifer, Michelle and Patty Helms. Son of Ruth Glagebrook. Grandfather of several.

HUGHEY, Jonathan M., 65, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Nov. 15. Husband of Barbara Hughey. Father of Jennifer Lafary, Amy Walker, Joshua Clark, Andrew, Jon, Michael and Ryan Hughey. Son of Sara (Olive) Hughey. Brother of Paul Hughey. Grandfather of seven.

JABLONSKI, Lillian Marie, 89, St. Charles Borromeo, Bloomington, Oct. 31. Mother of Daniella Ellis, Susan McNamara, James and Milo Jablonski Jr. Grandmother of 15. Great-grandmother of 11.

KNAPP, Richard M., 66, St. Agnes, Nashville, Nov. 15. Husband of Dr. Janet Knapp. Father of Chris Hilligoss, David Neilan, Douglas and Gregory Knapp. Brother of Georgia Fox, Raye Ann Van Dyke and Peggy Young. Grandfather of seven.

McCAULEY, Marilyn, 78, St. Gabriel the Archangel, Indianapolis, Nov. 12. Mother of Mark and Stephen McCauley.

McHUGH, Agnes Louise, 82, Good Shepherd, Indianapolis, Oct. 29. Mother of Maureen Barkley, Mary Binkley, Angie Hert, Kathy Threewits, Margee, James, Louie and Michael McHugh. Sister of Josephine Braun, Julia Wright and Michael Budenz. Grandmother of 17. Great-grandmother of one.

MEYER, Frances (Schuff), 67, St. Paul, Sellersburg, Nov. 6. Wife of Jack Meyer. Mother of Carla Bowling, Kimberly Marshall and John Broady. Sister of Frank Schuff. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of two.

MILLER, James E., 80, St. Roch, Indianapolis, Nov. 14. Father of Bernie, Chris, Dan and Tom Miller. Brother of Jane Foris, Marilyn Meiners and Albert Miller. Grandfather of 10.

MUNDEN, Catherine L., 83, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, Nov. 15. Mother of Cynthia Brockman, Donna Griffin, Cheryl Maulden and J. Michael Gabbei. Sister of Patricia Robertson. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of three.

PADGETT, Joseph Murray, 78, St. Bernadette, Indianapolis, Nov. 11. Husband of Helen Padgett. Father of Becky Fox, Patti Morgan, Lori Wallin, Joe Jr. and Tom Padgett. Brother of Irene Cissell. Grandfather of 12. Great-grandfather of nine.

PATRICK, Gary, 67, St. Paul, Tell City, Nov. 10. Husband of Avis Patrick. Father of Meredith Curtis, Jessica Moore, Elizabeth Small, Gary, Tom and William Patrick. Son of Mary Patrick. Brother of Larry and Paul Patrick. Grandfather of 13.

PERRELLE, Nicholas Rocco, Sr., 78, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Terre Haute, Nov. 16. Father of Kathy Callahan, Mary Ann McCarthy, Teresa, Vickie, Frank and Nick Perrelle. Brother of Annena Shaffer. Grandfather of 12. Great-grandfather of 17.

REED, Alvin, 93, St. Joseph, Rockville, Nov. 13. Father of Mike Reed. Grandfather of two. Great-grandfather of one.

REED, Russell Thomas, 87, Most Holy Name of Jesus, Beech Grove, Nov. 10. Father of Janice Hougland, David, Donald and John Reed. Grandfather of 10. Great-grandfather of 13.

RILEY, Patricia Ann, 65, St. Paul the Apostle, Greencastle, Nov. 22. Sister of Betty Stitzle. Aunt of several.

RUDDELL, Dr. Keith R., 92, Immaculate Heart of Mary, Indianapolis, Nov. 15. Uncle of several.

RUEHL, Patricia M., 81, St. Peter, Franklin County, Oct. 30. Mother of Bruce, John and Michael Ruehl. Sister of Laura Schoettmer. Grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of two.

SAALMAN, Antoinette, 92, St. Paul, Tell City, Nov. 13. Mother of Carol Moman, Sandra Karney, June Pund, Rae Anne Toothman, Marian Jr. and Paul Saalman. Sister of Rosanna Gengelback and Dorothy Saddler. Grandmother of 14.

SCHROEDER, John W., 70, St. Mary, North Vernon, Nov. 12. Husband of Ruth (Stille) Schroeder. Brother of Patricia Hill and Donald Schroeder. Father of Jenny Broome, Brian, Doug, Greg, Jeff and John Schroeder. Grandfather of 21. Great-grandfather of three.

SHAW, Joe H., 85, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Nov. 17. Husband of Anna Mae (Yetter) Shaw. Father of Brian, Christopher and Dwight Shaw. Brother of Arthur and David Shaw. Grandfather of seven.

SILER, Marie A., 78, St. Christopher, Indianapolis, Nov. 15. Mother of Anne Everhart, Terry James, Monica Sutton, Mary, Jim, John, Michael and Patrick Siler. Sister of Patty Lawrence and Theresa Moore. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of two.

SPALDING, Bernice A., 82, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Nov. 10. Mother of Jerry, Jim and Joseph Spalding. Sister of Herb Darrah.

SPENCER, Angie Lee, 82, St. Roch, Indianapolis, Nov. 16. Mother of Willa and John Spencer. Sister of Ina McConnel. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of two.

SPENCER, Lorraine, 77, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Nov. 14. Mother of Karen LeStourgeon, Debra Levi, Susan and Paul Spencer. Grandmother of six.

SPICKLEMIRE, Emit Monroe, 82, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Nov. 13. Husband of Patricia Ann Spicklemire. Father of Gerald, Kenneth and Stephen Spicklemire. Brother of Aline Booth. Grandfather of eight.

THOMPSON, Veronica C., 65, Holy Angels, Indianapolis, Oct. 19. Mother of Alan Williams. Grandmother of two.

TUPPER, Phillip, 62, Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Indianapolis, Oct. 30. Husband of Catherine (Brunson) Tupper. Father of Erica, Adam, Ben and Jon Tupper. Son of Charles Tupper. Brother of Madeline Tupper. Grandfather of five.

WEST, Warner, 68, St. John the Baptist, Osgood, Oct. 22. Husband of Janice West. Father of Dawn Fugate, Julie Harrington, Cory and Matt West.

WHEATLEY, Dorothy (Suesz), 87, Our Lady of Lourdes, Indianapolis, Nov. 15. Mother of Sandra Koers, Nancy Mulder, Susan Wootan, Victoria, Christopher, Jack, Thomas and Wayne Wheatley. Sister of Joanne Huffaker. Grandmother of 15. Great-grandmother of nine.

WINDHORST, Gertrude, 93, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Indianapolis, Nov. 10. Mother of Marie Huser and Alice Martin. Grandmother of 15. Great-grandmother of 22. Great-great-grand-grandmother of seven.

WISMAN, Lawrence P., 76, St. Mary, Lanesville, Oct. 15. Husband of Phyllis (Hatton) Wisman.

YAGER, Raymond, 87, St. Mary, Rushville, Nov. 12. Father of Carol Tully and Marilyn Yager. Brother of Esther Nieman, Alberta Neuman, Alice Nobbe, Aaron, Alfred, Francis and Henry Yager. Grandfather of four.

ZAKRAJSEK, Frank A., 73, Holy Family, Oldenburg, Nov. 9. Husband of Jane Zakrajsek. Father of Lynn Kennedy, Joe and Scott Zakrajsek. Brother of Frederick and Jerome Zakrajsek. Grandfather of four. †

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