March 25, 2011


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BRYANT, Rovilla (Brenner), 93, St. Paul, Tell City, Feb. 23. Mother of Charlie and Paul Bryant. Sister of Ralph Brenner. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of 15.

COX, Marilyn R. (Belden), 74, St. Bridget, Liberty, March 3. Mother of Michael Cox. Sister of Kay Dixon, Jo Ann and Ronald Belden. Grandmother of two. Great-grandmother of one.

ENGLAND, Anna M., 79, St. Anthony, Indianapolis, March 5. Mother of Joan Burton, Barbara Dawson, Maryanna Phillips and Martin England. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of seven.

FRICKE, Jeannette E., 92, Our Lady of Lourdes, Indianapolis, March 4. Mother of Carol Tenholder, Duane and Gary Fricke. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of eight.

GIGLIOTTI, Harriette G., 86, St. Joseph, Shelbyville, March 10. Wife of Joseph Gigliotti. Mother of Janice Aichinger, Christopher, David and William Gigliotti. Grandmother of 11. Great-grandmother of three.

GOFFINET, Hazel M., 94, St. Paul, Tell City, March 8. Mother of Darla, Gary and James Goffinet. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of eight. Step-great-grandmother of two.

KLEEMAN, Norbert A., 97, St. Paul, Tell City, March 13. Father of Brenda Panett, Larry, Maurice, Robert and Roger Kleeman. Brother of Rosa Thaxton, Mary Jarboe and Fred Kleeman. Grandfather of 21. Great-grandfather of 34. Great-great-grandfather of two.

KLEEMAN, Regina Clara, 86, St. Paul, Tell City, March 1. Mother of Tina Carter, Karen Harth, Pam LeClere, Jeanne Woolums, Gary and Larry Kleeman. Sister of Alvada Laflin and Delores Niehaus. Grandmother of 12. Great-grandmother of 10.

KLIMASZEWSKI, Robert A., 59, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, March 5. Father of Rebecca, Brian and Geoffrey Klimaszewski. Son of Anna Klimaszewski. Grandfather of four.

LANNAN, Wilma R., 80, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, Feb. 28. Mother of Linda Melton. Sister of Joan Eckstein, Barbara Halbert and William Smith. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of four.

LeCLERE, Omer, 86, St. Pius, Troy, March 10. Husband of Sharon (Palmer) LeClere. Father of Dean and Jon LeClere. Brother of Ralph LeClere. Grandfather of three.

LOSSON, Phylis A., 62, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyds Knobs, March 5. Wife of Jerry Carney. Mother of Chris Wayman. Sister of Philip Losson.

LOVE, Paul J., 84, St. Jude, Indianapolis, March 11. Husband of Marilyn Love. Father of Pamela Lewis, Cynthia Love, Mary Schmalfeldt and Paula Sidebottom. Grandfather of 10.

NEAFUS, Rita E., 87, St. Anthony of Padua, Clarksville, Feb. 21. Mother of Janet Potts, Sandra and Stoy Neafus III. Sister of Ruth Dietsch, Betty Hutchinson, Mary Loftus, Dorothy Patton and Lucille Riall. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of seven.

NOBBE, Darwin, 56, St. Mary-of-the-Rock, Franklin County, March 10. Husband of Beatrice Nobbe. Father of Brandi Hinen and Dustin Nobbe. Brother of Michelle Jansing, Melanie Stahley, Camille Wahman and Duane Nobbe. Grandfather of four.

PERKINS, Norbert, 89, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, March 4. Husband of Roberta Perkins. Father of Therese Bordenkircher, Mary Russell, Tally Thrasher, David and Joel Perkins. Brother of Thelma Briscoe and Gloria Gardner. Grandfather of 11. Great-grandfather of eight.

PIKE, Patty, St. Andrew the Apostle, Indianapolis, Feb. 22.

PRIEST, Robert, 77, St. Jude, Indianapolis, March 9. Husband of Constance Priest. Father of Denise Holden, Linda Mason, Julie Young, Danny and Ronald Feeley, Darin and David Priest. Grandfather of 13. Great-grandfather of eight.

RATLIFF, Grady A., Jr., 57, St. Gabriel, Connersville, March 6. Husband of Linda Ratliff. Father of Michelle Creech, Marcia and Melissa Ratliff. Son of Joyce Ratliff. Brother of Peggy Hensley.

ROELL, Helen Bernice, 93, St. Vincent de Paul, Shelby County, March 14. Mother of Diane Paris, Kenneth and Robert Roell. Grandmother of six. Step-grandmother of two. Great-grandmother of 12.

SCHWARTZ, Janice, 60, St. Pius V, Troy, March 11. Sister of Jim and Richard Schwartz. Aunt of several.

TUELL, Harold L., 86, St. Peter, Harrison County, Feb. 25. Father of Olivia Heicken, Lisa Lee, Julia, Curtis and Vincent Tuell. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of two.

WAGNER, Urban A., 94, St. Susanna, Plainfield, Feb. 11. Husband of Cynthia Wagner. Father of Janet Hardy, Mary Anne and Urban Wagner. Grandfather of one.

Providence Sister Mary Charles Spalding taught at Catholic schools for 58 years

Providence Sister Mary Charles Spalding died on March 11 at Mother Theodore Hall at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. She was 97.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on March 16 at the Church of the Immaculate Conception at the motherhouse. Burial followed at the sisters’ cemetery.

Frances Ruth Spalding was born on Jan. 7, 1914, in Washington, Ind.

She entered the congregation of the Sisters of Providence on Dec. 24, 1940, and professed her first vows on Aug. 15, 1933, and final vows on Aug. 15, 1938.

Sister Mary Charles earned bachelor’s degrees in education and English at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College and a master’s degree in education at Ball State University in Muncie, Ind.

During 80 years as a Sister of Providence, she ministered in education for 58 years at Catholic schools in Indiana, Illinois, North Carolina, Oklahoma and Washington, D.C.

In the archdiocese, Sister Mary Charles served at St. Philip Neri School in Indianapolis from 1950-53.

After retiring from teaching, Sister Mary Charles tutored students for a number of years in Chicago.

In 1995, she moved to the motherhouse and volunteered at the Providence Center.

Sister Mary Charles began her full-time ministry of prayer with the senior sisters in 2000.

Surviving are several nieces and nephews.

Memorial gifts may be sent to the Sisters of Providence, 1 Sisters of Providence Road, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, St. Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876. †

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