March 11, 2011


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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BOBADILLO, John Cruz, 8, St. Anthony, Indianapolis, Feb. 18. Son of Francisco Javier and Enedina Bobadilla.

BRAIN, Mary Lou (Haase), 80, St. Vincent de Paul, Bedford, Feb. 20. Mother of Theresa Magnus, Angela Shank, Aaron, Jeffrey and Jerry Brain. Sister of Eugene and Pete Haase. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of one.

DOSSMAN, Mary Pauline, 78, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Feb. 20. Wife of Jim Dossman. Mother of Donna Bopp, Martha Matthews, Laura, Jeff and Jim Dossman. Grandmother of 10.

DURY, Mary K., 77, Christ the King, Indianapolis, Feb. 15. Mother of Nancy Filar, Anne Godlevske, Mary Wannemuehler, George and John Dury. Sister of Nancy Revard and Walter Sahm. Grandmother of 11.

EVERSGERD, Marilyn A., 79, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, Feb. 7. Wife of H. W. Eversgerd. Mother of Larisa Dotson, Cindy Owings and Tony Eversgerd. Sister of Millie, Rita, Don and Ralph Cerny. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of 10.

GEIS, Laura Mary, 48, St. Michael the Archangel, Indianapolis, Feb. 10. Daughter of Robert and Margaret Geis. Sister of Maureen Karaba, Latilia Mann, Ardelle Stemmer, Christopher, John, Patrick and Robert Geis.

GLOGOZA, Walter V., 82, St. Michael the Archangel, Indianapolis, Feb. 22. Husband of Patricia (Owens) Glogoza. Father of Nancy Cline, Cece Cronkhite, Tracy Gleixner, Joseph, Peter, Philip and Vincent Glogoza. Grandfather of 22. Great-grandfather of 15.

GOODMAN, Titus J., 100, St. Joseph, Corydon, Feb. 10.

GRAY, Viola (Collins), 73, St. Anthony, Indianapolis, Jan. 31. Mother of Robin Jenkins, Geordie, Royce and Wayne Collins. Sister of Susan Smith.

HUMBLES, Joan (Bowlen), 83, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Feb. 24. Mother of Donna Fuss, Gail Lester, Eugene Jr. and Wayne Humbles. Sister of Rosemary Jennings and Elizabeth Reiley. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of six.

JAYNES, Donald Ray, 72, St. Augustine, Jeffersonville, Feb. 21. Brother of Jean Henriott, Rene Richards, Cathy Robinson, Pat Stansbury, Mary and David Jaynes. Uncle of several.

JOHNSTON, Muriel (Sullivan), 82, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, Feb. 25. Wife of David Johnston. Mother of Nancy McKinney, Janet and Dan Johnston. Sister of Florence Buckhorn. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of one.

KIRK, Dona M. (Nordhoff), 48, St. Vincent de Paul, Bedford, Feb. 20. Wife of Dan Kirk. Mother of Cherie Holmes, Holly and Levi Kirk, and Brandi, Danielle and Nikki Vejar. Stepmother of Paul Kirk. Daughter of Donald and Lee Nordhoff. Sister of Kyle Baxter, Mark and Scott Nordhoff. Grandmother of three.

KNASEL, Ronald W., 46, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyd County, Feb. 26. Father of Tana Brown, Courtney Smith and Brandon Faulkenburg. Son of Rowena (Brown) Knasel. Brother of Don and John Knasel. Grandson of Virgie Troncin. Grandfather of one.

KNUE, Joseph A., 81, Christ the King, Indianapolis, Feb. 18. Husband of Ruth Knue. Father of Anne Franz, Kerry Gibbons, Joseph and Patrick Knue. Brother of Rosemary Crowder. Grandfather of five. Great-grandfather of one.

LUDWIG, Ella Margaret, 81, St. Charles Borromeo, Bloomington, Feb. 20. Mother of Tonya Dial, Donna, Andrew and Michael Ludwig. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of three.

MACK, Roberta Jean, 52, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, Feb. 20. Wife of Robert Mack. Mother of Mary Jo, Rachel, Regina and Joseph Mack. Sister of Valerie Bejarano, Alan Burkhartsmeier, Susan Koleno and Karen Lehotay.

McGILL, Kathryn, 87, St. Joan of Arc, Indianapolis, Feb. 19. Mother of Anne Marie, Andrew, Daniel, Kevin, Michael, Robert and Thomas McGill. Grandmother of 10.

MEHLBAUER, Aiden K., 4, St. Louis, Batesville, Feb. 16. Son of Greg and Shavonne Mehlbauer. Brother of Rhian and Mason Mehlbauer. Grandson of Rick and Mary Sue Koch, Kenneth Mehlbauer, Rick and Candy Zins. Great-grandson of Harold and Dolores Pulskamp.

NIEBRUGGE, Clara M., 95, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Jan. 30. Mother of Dennis and Paul Niebrugge.

NOECKER, Frances M., 89, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, Feb. 19. Mother of Lee Brunetti and Anne Sering. Sister of Dorothy Hall. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of eight.

NOEL, Mildred, 89, St. Mary, Rushville, Feb. 19. Mother of Sharon Geis, Frances Marshall, Larry and Mark Noel. Sister of Roseann Adkins, Theresa Noah and Tony Hood. Grandmother of eight.

O’BRIEN, Elizabeth R., 91, St. Joan of Arc, Indianapolis, Feb. 15. Mother of Kathleen, James, Jeffrey, Michael, Patrick, Steven and William O’Brien. Grandmother of 14. Great-grandmother of three.

OLIVER, John C., 94, St. Michael the Archangel, Indianapolis, Feb. 22. Father of Patty Enders, Barbara Marquis, Susan Oslos, Bob, Jack, Joe and Tom Oliver. Grandfather of 12. Great-grandfather of 12.

PFISTER, Mary Margaret, 80, St. Joseph, Indianapolis, Feb. 5. Wife of William Pfister. Mother of Steve Pfister.

POPEJOY, Elmer L., 95, St. Mary, Greensburg, Feb. 13. Father of Susan Corbin, Cynthia Scott and Daniel Popejoy. Grandfather of eight. Great-grandfather of eight. Great-great-grandfather of one.

PRENDERGAST, Nora, 87, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Feb. 22. Mother of Eileen Robinson and Thomas Prendergast. Sister of Nancy Bond. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of six.

RICHMER, Theresa J., 86, St. Mary, Lanesville, Feb. 20. Sister of Edward and Wilbur Richmer.

SHAW, Thelma H., 41, St. Gabriel the Archangel, Indianapolis, Feb. 12. Mother of Daniel and David Brooks. Daughter of Emma Herron-Chambers. Sister of Jessie Lewis, Keisha, Edward, Frank and Sammy Herron.

SHOEMAKER, Marguerite A., 94, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Feb. 2. Mother of Carol Bull, Sandy Farley, Margaret Green, Bette Smith and Larry Shoemaker. Grandmother of 17. Great-grandmother of 29.

SPROUSE, Christine Elizabeth, 83, St. Michael the Archangel, Indianapolis, Feb. 18. Mother of Sandra Sheets, Gloria, John, Mel and Rodney Sprouse. Sister of Teny Kissner and Shirley Miller. Grandmother of 16. Great-grandmother of 12.

STIEGLITZ, Dorothy A., 88, St. Joseph, Shelbyville, Feb. 21. Mother of Joe, John and Tom Stieglitz. Sister of Andrew Hall. Grandmother of two. Great-grandmother of three.

STRANGE, Norbert S., 99, Annunciation, Brazil, Feb. 8. Father of Patty Deakins, Bernie, Jerry and Ron Strange. Grandfather of nine. Great-grandfather of seven.

THORNE, Oliver B., 86, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, Jan. 22. Husband of Stella Thorne. Father of Louise Mitchell, Marischka Radez, John, Mikel and Larry Thorne. Grandfather of nine.

THROCKMORTON, Alveda, 81, St. Augustine, Jeffersonville, Feb. 10. Wife of William Throckmorton. Mother of David Throckmorton. Sister of Lorri Mayhue and Herb Schlageter. Grandmother of two.

VEERKAMP, Clarence, Jr., 69, St. Mary, Greensburg, Feb. 23. Brother of Gladys Catron, Joyce Hahn, Betty Hudnall, Helen Robbins, Dianna Roberts, Mary Roseberry, Georgianna, Sharon, Bob, Chuck and Dale Veerkamp.

VINCI, Angela R., 88, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, Jan. 17.

VOYLES, Edwin R., Sr., 71, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Jeffersonville, Dec. 9. Husband of Kathleen Voyles. Father of Michelle Sammet and Edwin Voyles Jr. Brother of Wanda Eskridge. Grandfather of six.

WALKER, Virginia, 74, St. Andrew, Richmond, Feb. 15. Wife of Walt Walker. Sister of Paul Bloemke.

WYATT, Marcella Gayle, 91, St. Christopher, Indianapolis, Feb. 17. Aunt of several. †

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