January 20, 2012


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ABELL, Robert V., 85, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, Dec. 27. Brother of Helena Parsley. Uncle of several.

ALEXANDER, Clarence Richard, Sr., 85, St. Charles Borromeo, Bloomington, Dec. 25. Husband of Joan Alexander. Father of Angeila Radel and Stephen Alexander. Grandfather of eight. Great-grandfather of 12.

BALL, Francis J., 60, St. Joseph, Clark County, Jan. 5. Husband of Susan Ball. Father of Erica Schuler, Andrea and Melissa Ball. Brother of Doris Burg. Grandfather of two.

BALL, Mary Lee, 87, St. Mary, Rushville, Dec. 30. Mother of Mary Alice Berry, Betty Jo Hansen, Donald, James and Richard Ball. Sister of Ruth Walsh, David, James, John and Robert Durbin. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of six.

BEDEL, Edna T., 93, St. Louis, Batesville, Dec. 24. Mother of Patricia Weiler, Michael and Timothy Bedel. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of 15.

BEGUE, Jane Elizabeth, 80, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Jan. 1. Wife of William Begue. Mother of Jane Irwin, Catherine and William Begue. Sister of Mary Hawkinson and Thomas Curtis III. Grandmother of one.

BEYER, Maurice F., 85, St. Joseph, Shelbyville, Jan. 1. Father of Janice Bonning, Ann Lunny, Cynthia Rodinsky, Jennifer Winters and Mark Beyer. Grandfather of 11. Great-grandfather of two.

BLINZINGER, Anna, 90, St. Paul, Tell City, Jan. 7. Mother of Jane Arnold and Charlene Kessner. Stepmother of Don and Lynn Blinzinger. Grandmother of two. Step-grandmother of several. Great-grandmother of four. Step-great-grandmother of one.

BOARINI, Mary Alice, 82, St. Joseph, Indianapolis, Dec. 6. Mother of Julia Conaghan, Mary Ann Noble and Joseph Boarini. Grandmother of seven.

BOGGS, Eunice A., 80, Holy Family, Oldenburg, Jan. 4. Mother of Pat Flodder, Daryl and Thomas Boggs. Sister of Catherine Poe. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of 10.

BOUGHNER, Arleen A., 53, St. Gabriel, Connersville, Dec. 30. Sister of Cherie Warner.

BUSH, Mary H., 84, St. Mary, New Albany, Dec. 30. Mother of Lisa Bray, Stella Harrington, Linda Rothrock, Tina Thornsberry and Edmond Muth. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of nine. Great-great-grandmother of three.

CLANCY, Gertrude E., 90, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, Dec. 23. Mother of Marilyn, Sara, Jack and Tom Clancy. Grandmother of two. Great-grandmother of two.

DANIEL, Josephine, 94, St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Cambridge City, Dec. 22. Mother of Lucille Schroff and Jerry Daniel. Sister of Gene Klein. Grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of seven. Great-great-grandmother of three.

DAY, John, 70, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Dec. 20. Husband of Anna Day. Father of David, Gregory and Michael Day. Brother of Stephen Day.

DEATRICK, Charles B., 64, St. Mary, New Albany, Jan. 3. Father of Ellen Huber, Ann Smith, Edward and Paul Deatrick. Brother of Patricia Grismore, Theresa King, Juanita Krogh, Janice Lind, Elizabeth Richardson and Ronald Deatrick. Grandfather of three.

DOWNS, Joyce Marie, 59, St. Mary, Lanesville, Dec. 29. Wife of Richard Downs. Mother of Michelle O’Keefe-Daff, Angel, Chris, David and Jeff Downs. Grandmother of eight.

DUFFEY, Thomas A., 86, St. Mary, Greensburg, Dec. 31. Brother of Mary Jean Beagle.

EARL, Joann, 80, St. Mary, New Albany, Nov. 25. Sister of Jean Holtman. Aunt of several.

ELIASON, Brian, 28, St. Mary, Richmond, Dec. 29. Husband of Heather Eliason. Father of Donna, Alexander and Joshua Eliason. Son of Doug and Jeanie Eliason. Brother of Kate, Andy and Dustin Eliason.

ERICKSON, Richard, 92, St. Anne, New Castle, Dec. 29. Father of Elizabeth Towe, David and Richard Erickson. Brother of Betty Goudy. Grandfather of two. Great-grandfather of one.

GEIER, Annette C., 53, St. Mary, Greensburg, Jan. 1. Wife of Greg Geier. Mother of Lindsay Heule, Eric and Quintin Geier. Daughter of Colette Bahl. Sister of Joyce Iffert, Donna Rennier, Fred and Rick Bahl. Grandmother of two.

HAIGERTY, William C., 79, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, Dec. 27. Husband of Carolyn (Nickerson) Spears Haigerty. Father of Peggy Kedzie, Monica Spears and Keith Haigerty. Brother of Patricia Gatton, Mary, Denny and Michael Haigerty. Grandfather of two. Great-grandfather of one.

HUNTER, Thomas G., III, 69, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Dec. 17.

JACKSON, Dennis Wayne, 75, St. Gabriel, Connersville, Dec. 21. Husband of Norma (Edwards) Jackson. Father of Joanne Hackleman, Jennifer Harris, Julie Lindsey, Jeanne Peebles, Jane Stine and Jeffrey Jackson. Half-brother of Camilla Negley and Martha Stefanchik. Grandfather of 14.

KILLILA, Richard, 74, St. Michael, Greenfield, Jan. 2. Husband of Marilyn (Roach) Killila. Father of Thomas Killila. Grandfather of one.

KOEHLER, Charles, 74, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Dec. 28. Husband of Pauline Koehler. Father of Rebecca Elsener, Sarah Kale, Beth Richert and Justin Koehler. Grandfather of 13.

KREBS-LANEY, Margie A., 89, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, Dec. 15.

MATHEWS, Jane Patricia (Scheible), 64, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Dec. 4. Mother of David and James Abeshaus. Daughter of John Scheible. Grandmother of four.

McINERNEY, David J., 71, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, Dec. 12. Husband of Margaret McInerney. Father of Margaret and David McInerney.

MILLER, Mark L., 50, St. Mary, Lanesville, Dec. 26. Husband of Trina (Clinard) Miller. Father of Justin and Travis Miller. Son of Marion Miller. Brother of Annette Combs, Rhonda Dyer, Kelly Hughes, David, Monty and Nathan Miller.

NOBBE, Gladys A., 102, St. Gabriel, Connersville, Dec. 22. Mother of Wilma Fryar, Eugene, Paul, Robert and Werner Nobbe. Sister of Bernard Locke. Grandmother of 18. Great-grandmother of 39. Great-great-grandmother of 16.

O’FARRELL, Robert, 84, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Indianapolis, Dec. 19. Husband of Julia (Jennings) O’Farrell. Father of Kathy Cook, Brigid Taylor, Mary, Brian, Kevin, Patrick and Thomas O’Farrell. Grandfather of 12. Great-grandfather of two.

OVERDORF, Allen G., 86, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, Dec. 13. Husband of Elizabeth Overdorf. Father of Judy Brower and Pam Clearwater. Grandfather of four. Great-grandfather of nine.

OWENS, Martha, 87, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Indianapolis, Dec. 10. Aunt of one.

PHELPS, John H., Jr., 75, St. Rita, Indianapolis, Dec. 25. Husband of Shirley Phelps. Father of Arianna Hoskins, Tiongco and John Phelps III. Grandfather of 14. Great-grandfather of two.

PRITCHETT, Maxine O., 87, St. Paul, Sellersburg, Dec. 16. Mother of Mary Ann Netherton. Sister of Jim Palmer. Grandmother of four.

REDELMAN, Jonathan R., 18, St. Mary, Greensburg, Jan. 7. Son of Richard and Jean Redelman. Brother of Emilie and Benjamin Redelman. Grandson of Owen and Florence Stoneking.

ROARK, Mildred, 86, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, Dec. 14. Mother of Libby Johnston, Kay Keown, Marty and Dan Roark. Sister of Kay Laird. Grandmother of 12. Great-grandmother of eight.

ROBERTS, Robert P., 92, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Dec. 28. Father of Maureen Morris, Mary Nelson, Judy Vasey, G. Michael, Patrick and Robert Roberts. Grandfather of 16. Great-grandfather of 14.

ROBERTSON, Sarah, 78, St. Augustine, Jeffersonville, Dec. 25. Wife of Merle Robertson. Mother of Dee Bennett and Bob Robertson. Grandmother of five.

SCHELLENBERGER, Mildred, 73, St. Mary, Lanesville, Jan. 3. Wife of James Schellenberger. Mother of Barbara, Karen, Bill and David Schellenberger. Sister of Teresa Glasgow, Martha Russ, Dorothy Tidmore, Bob, Donald and Jim Hamilton. Grandmother of four.

SCHUELER, Robert, 86, St. Mary, New Albany, Jan. 4. Husband of Joan Schueler. Father of Becky Banet, Kathy Becht and Robin Coulter. Grandfather of five. Step-grandfather of one. Great-grandfather of two. Step-great-grandfather of three.

SHARP, Maxine, 93, SS. Peter and Paul Cathedral, Indianapolis, Dec. 17. Mother of Arlo Porter. Aunt of one.

SHUMAKER, Mary C. (Moldthan), 64, St. Joan of Arc, Indianapolis, Dec. 29. Mother of Jennifer Coffey. Sister of Kathleen Findlay, Eileen and Margaret Green, and John Moldthan. Grandmother of one.

SOOTS, David L., 62, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Indianapolis, Dec. 19. Brother of Darryl Soots.

STAFFORD, Donald E., 88, Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Indianapolis, Jan. 3. Father of Linda Huxley, Tina Lockhart and Robert Stafford. Grandfather of four. Great-grandfather of two. †

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