July 29, 2011


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CHRISTOPHER, William, 82, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, July 6. Husband of Mary Ann Christopher. Father of Kathleen Brown, Beverly Garvin, Mary Ann and William Christopher Jr. Grandfather of six.

DICUS, Elizabeth, 72, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, July 5. Wife of Paul Dicus. Mother of Michele Beard, Ann Gough, Stephanie Treadwell and Paul Dicus. Grandmother of five.

DOOLEY, Alice Marie, 86, St. Paul Hermitage, Beech Grove, July 4.

EVERROAD, Victoria V., 100, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, July 4. Mother of Jane Louden, Joyce Mead, James, Patrick and William Everroad. Grandmother of 12. Great-grandmother of 23. Great-great-grandmother of five.

GREENE, Kathryn A., 56, St. Gabriel, Connersville, June 27. Wife of Michael Greene. Mother of Jessica Greene. Sister of Rosemary Back, Diane Edgell, Brenda Morris, Bill, David, John and Michael Savoy. Grandmother of two.

HALIK, Marian L. (Sprik), 90, St. Rose of Lima, Franklin, July 13. Mother of Janice Buchanan, James, Dr. Richard and William Halik. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of nine.

HOLLIS, Linda M., 52, St. Nicholas, Sunman, June 20. Wife of Jim Hollis. Mother of Catie and Justin Hollis. Daughter of Evelyn Johannigman. Sister of Julie Bower, Karen Brown, Susan Koors, Mary Moorman, Mark and Tom Johannigman.

HUESMAN, Thomas D., 59, St. Joseph, Shelbyville, July 10. Father of Duane and Scott Hollman, Mistina Elliot, Alina, Derrick, John, Jordan and Joshua Huesman. Foster father of Abigail Blackburn. Brother of Mary Ann, Charles, Michael, Peter, Robert, Victor and Walter Huesman. Half-brother of Ray Keane. Grandfather of eight. Great-grandfather of one.

KREILEIN, Thomas H., 76, Holy Family, New Albany, June 27. Husband of Donna (Vaughn) Kreilein. Father of Kathy Whaley and Jeff Kreilein. Brother of Alfred and Edward Kreilein. Grandfather of three.

KRUER, Mary Lou, 80, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyds Knobs, July 17. Mother of Janet Brison, Barbara Cooper, Mary Alice Moss, Cheryl Sprigler, Alban Jr., David, Joseph and Ronald Kruer. Sister of Dolores Karter, James and Paul Missi. Grandmother of 19. Great-grandmother of 16.

LUCAS, Nancy M., 79, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, July 2. Mother of Marsha Allamanno, Marilyn Morris, Marvin and Michael Lucas. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of six.

NOBLITT, Donna Jane, 71, St. Joseph, North Vernon, July 11. Wife of Neal Noblitt. Mother of Nita Hicks, Natalie Maschino, Neala and Nora Noblitt. Grandmother of five.

OLMSTEAD, Elfreda, 95, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, July 2. Mother of John Olmstead.

REINDL, Wanda, 94, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, July 16. Mother of Rita Davis, Dorothy Huss, Mary McGuire, Frank Jr and Richard Reindl. Grandmother of 15.

STRAIGHT, Marie, 80, St. Andrew, Richmond, July 8. Mother of Daniel and Jeffrey Straight. Sister of Loraine Posenke. Grandmother of seven.

TRIBBLE, Anne Elizabeth, 96, Annunciation, Brazil, July 12. Mother of Mary Ann Froderman, Jeanne Zhorne, Jim and John Tribble. Sister of Dorothy Jones, Helen Meunier and George Butwin. Grandmother of 15. Great-grandmother of 22. Great-great-grandmother of four.

WAWRZYNIAK, Richard L., 84, St. Agnes, Nashville, July 11. Husband of Jean Wawrzyniak. Father of Julie Gabriel, Terri Schulty, Nancy Winslow, Carol and Richard Wawrzyniak. Brother of Robert Lawrence. Grandfather of 12. Great-grandfather of nine.

WORKMAN, Donald Brian, Sr., 56, St. Mary, New Albany, July 14. Husband of Donna Workman. Father of Jessica, Donald Jr. and John Workman. Brother of Richard and Wilson Workman. Grandfather of four.

Franciscan Sister Susan Eifert ministered in education

Franciscan Sister Susan Eifert, formerly Bernice Patricia Eifert, died on July 13 at St. Clare Hall, the health care facility for the Congregation of the Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis in Oldenburg. She was 77.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on July 18 at the motherhouse chapel in Oldenburg. Burial followed at the sisters’ cemetery.

Sister Susan was born on March 11, 1934, in Dayton, Ohio.

She entered the Oldenburg Franciscan community on Sept. 8, 1954, and professed her final vows on Aug. 11, 1960.

Sister Susan taught at grade schools and high schools in Indiana and Ohio.

She also spent 20 years as chaplain for Children’s Hospital in Chicago, Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton and Hospice of Dayton.

In the archdiocese, Sister Susan taught at the former Holy Trinity School, St. Christopher School, St. Lawrence School, St. Michael the Archangel School and Marian University, all in Indianapolis.

She retired in 1997, and returned to the motherhouse in Oldenburg, where she resided at St. Clare Hall.

Surviving are four sisters, Dorothy Eifert, Norma Salmon, Dolores Weber and Thelma Westbeld; and three brothers, Dr. Earl, Melvin and Paul Eifert.

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

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