July 16, 2010


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CINAMON, Frank M., 77, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, July 2. Husband of Shireley Cinamon. Father of Sheila Courchaine and Mike Cinamon. Grandfather of eight. Great-grandfather of two.

ERTEL, Mark M., 80, St. Mary-of-the-Rock, Franklin County, July 6. Father of Tonya Dickman and Stacie Murrell. Brother of Viola Grossman, Phyllis Moeller, Dan and Herschel Ertel. Grandfather of five. Great-grandfather of three.

FERGUSON, Lois Elinor, 82, Good Shepherd, Indianapolis, July 3. Mother of Kathy Essig, Elizabeth and Donald Ferguson. Sister of Donna Robinette and Carl Williams. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of 11.

GALT, James Joseph, 72, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, July 5. Husband of Patricia Galt. Father of Denise, Elizabeth, Suzanne, James Jr., John and Michael Galt. Brother of Judy and Ed Galt. Grandfather of 16.

GRISLEY, Rita Florence, 86, St. Bernadette, Indianapolis, June 25. Mother of Franciscan Sister Annette Grisley, Allen, Dennis, Fred, Benedictine Brother Jacob and Kenneth Grisley. Sister of Virginia Timmons. Grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of seven.

HAHN, Nancy Ann, 62, Immaculate Heart of Mary, Indianapolis, June 28. Mother of Alex Hahn. Daughter of Miriam Clouser. Sister of Kathleen Lappas, Karyn Moore, Suzanne Morris, Elizabeth Mulry and Mimi Sednek.

HINKLE, Carol Elizabeth (Reinsel), 75, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, July 3. Wife of Harlan Hinkle. Mother of Susan Beckham, Amy Martin, Beth Roberts, Marina Younts, Kevin and Matthew Hinkle. Sister of Julia Green. Grandmother of 13. Great-grandmother of four.

HURT, Larry, 57, St. Christopher, Indianapolis, July 1. Son of George and Helen Hurt. Brother of Janet Kincaid, Gayle Pulliam and Leslie White.

KELLY, Thomas F., 68, St. Agnes, Nashville, June 14. Husband of Marilynn Kelly. Father of Patrick Kelly. Brother of Jim Kelly.

LOGAN, John J., 87, St. Michael the Archangel, Indianapolis, July 4. Father of Laura Frazier, Nancy Harrison, Amy Israel, John and Timothy Logan. Grandfather of 17. Great-grandfather of 21. Great-grandfather of two.

LYNN, Kathryn Louise, 90, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, June 30. Mother of Gregory and Mark Lynn. Grandmother of one.

McCORMICK, Michael A., 58, St. Jude, Indianapolis, July 2. Brother of Sandra Beasley and Antionette Creed.

McWHIRTER, Judy A., 55, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Indianapolis, June 6. Mother of Becky Dean and Tom Quassy. Daughter of Rosemary Dalton. Sister of Norma Aldrich, Mary Hancock, Kathryn Powers, Theresa Sauter, Joseph, Martin, Michael, Steve and Tom Dalton. Grandmother of four.

MEUNIER, Curtis J., 90, St. Isidore the Farmer, Bristow, July 6. Father of Joanie Tapley, Nancy Wendholt, David, Gordon, Joseph and Paul Meunier. Brother of Hazel Goffinet. Grandfather of 16. Great-grandfather of 16.

NITTI, Clara Mae, 79, SS. Francis and Clare, Greenwood, June 30. Wife of Richard Nitti. Mother of Tamara Morgan. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of one.

PATTERSON, Robert L., 48, SS. Francis and Clare, Greenwood, July 2. Husband of Jill (Walsh) Patterson. Father of Ashley Harpring, Lauren and Sarah Patterson. Son of William and Mary Patterson. Brother of Agnes Hawley, Patty Kaschak, Mary Jo McGowan, Susan Shanks, Bill, Chris, Dan, John, Mike and Tim Patterson.

PENDER, Norma Jeanne, 78, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Jeffersonville, June 24. Mother of Michele Brower and Connie Byers. Grandmother of three.

ROGERS, Janet M., 83, Most Holy Name of Jesus, Beech Grove, July 7. Mother of Theresa Corey, Michele Lingenfelter, Sandra Middleton, Barbara Pine, Donney and Michael Rogers II. Sister of Viola Carroll and Betty Wood. Grandmother of 13. Great-grandmother of 27. Great-great-grandmother of two.

SCHNEIDER, Charles P., 74, Mary, Queen of Peace, Danville, June 25. Husband of Judith Schneider. Father of Susie Riddle and Gary Schneider. Brother of Margaret Hittle, Karen and Carl Schneider. Grandfather of six.

THOMAS, Betty, 87, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Indianapolis, June 24. Wife of Spencer Thomas. Mother of Linda Lessaris, Deanna Watkins and Spencer Thomas. Sister of Marge Kregerbeck. Grandmother of 11. Great-grandmother of 27. Great-great-grandmother of two.

TONER, Francis E., 90, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, July 7. Husband of Virginia (Armbruster) Toner. Father of Mary Briden, Jeanne Cano and David Toner. Grandfather of eight. Step-grandfather of two. Great-grandfather of 12.

TRESLER, Thomas R., 64, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, June 29. Husband of Lisz Tresler. Stepfather of Olga and Stanislav Lazko. Son of Joseph Wetzel. Brother of Barbara Champion, Nena Parker and Shirley Ross.

VOSMEIER, Lawrence, 96, Holy Family, Richmond, July 5. Mother of Janet, James and John Vosmeier. Grandfather of three. Great-grandfather of three.

WALSH, Mary A., 71, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, June 26. Wife of Peter Walsh. Mother of Amy Lenceski, Helen Metken and Pete Walsh. Sister of Brian Brosnahan. Grandmother of seven.

Franciscan Sister Edith Soergel was a teacher and principal

Franciscan Sister Edith Soergel, formerly Sister Mary Edwin, died on June 27 at St. Clare Hall, the health care facility for the Sisters of St. Francis, in Oldenburg. She was 82.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on July 1 at the motherhouse chapel in Oldenburg. Burial followed at the sisters’ cemetery.

Sister Edith was born on July 14, 1927, in New Albany. She entered the Oldenburg Franciscan community on Sept. 9, 1944, and professed her final vows on Aug. 12, 1950.

During 44 years in Catholic education, Sister Edith ministered as a teacher and principal at parish grade schools from 1946 until 1990.

In Indianapolis, Sister Edith served at Little Flower School, St. Gabriel School, the former Holy Trinity School and the former St. Bernadette School.

She also ministered at St. Mary School in New Albany, the former St. Anthony School in Morris, the former Catholic Central School in New Albany and the former St. Mary School in Lanesville.

She also taught at Catholic schools in Cincinnati.

From 1990-98, Sister Edith served in parish ministry, ministered in family home care, served on a council for aging and was a member of a bereavement committee.

She retired to the motherhouse at Oldenburg in 1998.

Surviving are three sisters, Doris Hancock of New Albany, Mary Soergel of Indianapolis and Theresa Hulsman of Louisville, and three brothers, Edwin Soergel of Indianapolis, Joseph Soergel of Louisville and Robert Soergel of Irving, Texas.

Memorial gifts may be sent to the Sisters of St. Francis, P.O. Box 100, Oldenburg, IN 47036. †

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