July 23, 2010


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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ALHORN, John H., 79, St. Vincent de Paul, Bedford, July 13. Father of Katherine Crane. Brother of Mary Ellen Williams. Grandfather of three.

BASCH, Douglas K., 55, St. Joseph, Indianapolis, June 8. Son of Rita Basch. Brother of Cindy Joseph, Denise Mattox and Mike Basch.

BREBBERMAN, Bernice V. (Wallpe), 72, St. Louis, Batesville, July 14. Wife of Don Brebberman. Mother of Lana Crow, Karla Dilk, Lisa Ralston, Mark and Timothy Brebberman. Sister of Rita Baumer, Elaine Bentfield, Marceda Metz, Nancy Sander, Lucille Sheldon, David, Joseph and Willard Wallpe. Grandmother of nine. Step-grandmother of two.

CERNE, Stephana J. (Turk), 90, St. Christopher, Indianapolis, July 9. Mother of Frances Leone and Nancy Yovanovich. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of seven.

CLARK, James E., 69, St. Simon the Apostle, Indianapolis, July 4. Father of Cathy, Sharon, Theresa and Bob Clark. Brother of Helen Klingerman and Norman Clark. Grandfather of 15. Great-grandfather of two.

DOUGHERTY, Florence M., 88, St. Joseph, Shelbyville, July 15. Mother of Catherine Bragg and Patricia Hasecuster. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of 13.

FITCH, Corrine, 86, St. Joseph, Indianapolis, July 6. Mother of Cecilia Hartpence, Mary Newby, Nancy Plummer, Janet Tempke and Michael Fitch. Grandmother of 12. Great-grandmother of 13.

FRITSCH, Elizabeth Margaret (Hoffman), 85, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, July 13. Wife of Edward Fritsch. Mother of Judy Cleland, Margie Gillespie, Betty McKinley, Barbara Turk and Ted Fritsch. Sister of Andrew Hoffman. Grandmother of 15. Great-grandmother of six.

GRATZER, Florence, 87, St. Vincent de Paul, Bedford, June 17. Aunt of several. Great-aunt of several. Great-great-aunt of several.

HAAG, Christina R., 54, St. Joseph, Shelbyville, July 7. Daughter of Margaret (Schoentrup) Ryon. Sister of Susan Buckley and JoAnn Stagge.

HAGERTY, Francis E., 89, St. Mary, Greensburg, July 9. Husband of Agnes Hagerty. Father of Alice Back, Teresa Diedrich, Nancy Schroeder, Dorothy Scudder, Bernie, Dale, Dennis, Jim, John and Larry Hagerty. Brother of Connie McAtee, Wilma McAtee, Dorothy Spalding and Rick Hagerty. Grandfather of 32. Great-grandfather of 32.

HALL, Richard, 72, St. Paul, Sellersburg, July 9. Husband of Mary Alice Hall. Father of Maureen Blair, Doris Baker, Joan Curtis and John Hall. Brother of Charity Sister Jane Hall, James and Phil Hall. Grandfather of seven.

JONAS, Michael, 60, St. Joseph, St. Leon, July 6. Husband of Mary Lou Jonas. Father of Jamie, Shanna and Stacy Jonas. Son of Betty Jonas. Brother of Becky Bartling, Missy Leffingwell, Paula Meyer, Gerry and C. Thomas Jonas.

KUMBURIS, Ruth Marie, 88, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, July 7. Wife of Ted Kumburis. Mother of Debbie Barnard. Grandmother of two.

MAY, James A., 87, St. Charles Borromeo, Bloomington, July 9. Husband of Dianne (Taylor) May. Father of Lee Marie Keller, Ellen Wheeler, John May and Timothy Rubottom. Brother of Jeanne Jones and Richard May. Grandfather of 11.

MORGENSTERN, Kathleen M., 89, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, July 1. Wife of Grant Morgenstern. Mother of Jeanne Aguirre, Jo Ann Borovicka, Judith Dietrich, Joyce Kelleher and Grant Morgenstern. Grandmother of 13. Great-grandmother of 18.

MORRIS, Robert, 87, St. Paul, Tell City, June 20. Father of Mary James, Patricia Hundley, Debbie Vowles, Robert and Van Morris. Grandfather of 12. Great-grandfather of 20. Great-great-grandfather of one.

RHODES, Mary Margaret, 88, St. Paul, Tell City, June 18. Mother of Kim Huck, Christine Humes, Joanne Lehr, Mary Margaret Wissman, Donald, James and Robert Rhodes. Grandmother of nine. Step-grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of 10. Step-great-grandmother of three.

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

SHADBOLT, Robert L., 74, Good Shepherd, Indianapolis, July 13. Husband of Jane (Zimmerman) Shadbolt. Father of Joanie and Jerry Shadbolt. Brother of Rosie Cash, Edward and Norman Shadbolt. Grandfather of two. Step-grandfather of three.

SKIPO, Madelyne, 86, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Terre Haute, June 26. Mother of Jan Skipo. Grandmother of two.

SKUFCA, Frank J., 95, St. Joseph, Indianapolis, July 7. Father of Patricia Masterson, Frank and Michael Skufca. Grandfather of four. Great-grandfather of one.

SPECKMAN, George R. Sr., 79, Our Lady of the Greenwood, Greenwood, June 22. Husband of Julia Speckman. Father of Gretchen Krug, George Jr., Mark and Mike Speckman. Grandfather of seven.

STRIBY, Mary, 94, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, July 1. Sister of Barbara Carr, Julia Jones, Loretta Schafer, Frank and Joseph Striby.

SULLIVAN, Jeffrey Michael, 48, Holy Name of Jesus, Beech Grove, June 25. Son of John and Anita Sullivan. Brother of Julie Beard, John, Paul and Scott Sullivan.

TRIPLET, Gary, 47, St. Christopher, Indianapolis, July 9. Husband of Carmen Triplet. Father of Catherine Triplet. Son of Jean Triplet. Brother of Gina Hupprich.

WAGNER, Cletus, 79, St. Maurice, Napoleon, July 1. Husband of Eileen Wagner. Father of Marlene Prickel, Janice Simm, Jeffrey, Kenneth, Robert and Thomas Wagner. Brother of Burdella Brancamp, Richard and William Wagner. Grandfather of 17.

WATERS, Dora L., 96, Immaculate Conception, Millhousen, July 17. Mother of Joan Meyer and Arnold Waters. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of seven. †

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