January 27, 2012


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BATH, Charles Joseph, 56, St. Michael, Brookville, Nov. 27. Father of Jessica McQueen, Jennifer and Joseph Bath. Brother of Cathy Evans, Mary Hughes and Kenny Bath. Grandfather of four.

BRINKER, Francis, 83, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, Dec. 21. Husband of LaVerne Brinker. Father of Joyce Campbell, Vivian Murphy and Francis Brinker Jr. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of four.

DAY, James R., 71, St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Aurora, Dec. 12. Husband of Liz Day. Father of Rachael and Craig Day. Grandfather of one.

GEHLBACH, Eleanor, 93, St. Mary, New Albany, Jan. 14. Aunt of several.

GIBSON, Nathan R., 7, St. Joseph, Shelbyville, Jan. 8. Son of Kevin and Amy (Stieneker) Gibson. Brother of Shelby Gibson. Grandson of Lorena Gibson, Shelby Rhoades, Joe and Ann Stieneker. Great-grandson of Jeannene Martin.

HAAKE, Mary Jane, 91, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Jan. 15. Mother of Jeanne Beuoy, Judy Curran, Anne Huntzinger, Mary McPherson, Jane Peters, Betty Smith, Martha Teegarden, Donald and George Haake. Grandmother of 15. Great-grandmother of 11.

INGELLIS, John J., 84, St. Bartholomew, Indianapolis, Jan. 8. Husband of Dorothy Ingellis. Father of Denise Goodin, Liz, Mary, Peggy and Victor Ingellis. Brother of Sandy Morse-Druhan and Marian Ingellis. Grandfather of four.

JEFFRIES, Teresa, 53, St. Bernadette, Indianapolis, Dec. 31. Wife of Eugene McQueen. Daughter of Jesse Jeffries. Sister of Anne Basey, Vicki Campos, Gina Hoosier, Cindy Johnson, Tonya Oliver, Mark and Wayne Jeffries.

KAISER, Robert E., 72, St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Aurora, Jan. 9. Husband of Martha Kaiser. Father of Jennifer Fiedeldey, David and Mark Kaiser. Grandfather of five. Great-grandfather of one.

MATTINGLY, Rose Marie, 84, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Dec. 23. Mother of Richard Mattingly. Sister of Theresa Loyal.

McAULIFFE, Helen, 100, St. Mary, North Vernon, Dec. 21. Mother of Michelle Hempel, Kathleen Miller, Margaret Reinhart, Patricia Rice, Joseph and Richard McAuliffe. Grandmother of 19. Great-grandmother of 16.

MEWBORN, James M., 78, St. Joseph, Shelbyville, Jan. 14. Husband of Judy Mewborn. Father of Karen Provins, Dan, Mike and Steve Mewborn. Grandfather of seven.

O’MARA, Cynthia J., 74, St. Mary, North Vernon, Jan. 5. Mother of Susan Brown, Barbara Lockhart, Mary Stuckwisch and Mark O’Mara. Grandmother of 14. Great-grandmother of 10.

REA, Sara Jo, 85, Our Lady of Lourdes, Indianapolis, Jan. 14. Wife of Leo Rea. Mother of Julia Hedlund, Mary Anne Kelley, Helen Secor, Pauline Turner, Cathy Wagner, James, John, Joseph and Thomas Rea. Sister of Katie Francis and Helen Kramer. Grandmother of 35. Great-grandmother of one.

STARK, Ruby, 87, St. Mary, Rushville, Dec. 24. Mother of Jane Bradley, Edward and Joseph Stark. Grandmother of 11. Great-grandmother of 29. Great-great-grandmother of one.

STEVENSON, Sherri Lynne (Pearce), 50, Annunciation, Brazil, Dec. 31. Wife of John Stevenson Jr. Mother of Drake and Madason Stevenson. Daughter of Edward and Janet Pearce. Sister of Lorie Shoemaker.

THOMA, Delores A., (Quellhorst), 86, St. Christopher, Indianapolis, Dec. 23. Sister of Madonna Campbell, Jeanette Padgett, Mary Wiley, Jim and Ray Quellhorst.

TYLER, Ann, 94, Christ the King, Indianapolis, Jan. 14. Mother of Anthony, James Jr. and Thomas Tyler. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of two.

ULLRICH, Dr. Thomas W., 82, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Jan. 3. Husband of Jane (Bollinger) Ullrich. Father of Tina Aiken, Marie Foresman, Karen Martinez, Jean, Jack and Steve Ullrich. Brother of Irene Wright, Daniel, James and Richard Ullrich. Grandfather of eight. Great-grandfather of two.

WAIZ, Robert L., Sr., 80, St. Augustine, Jeffersonville, Dec. 27. Husband of Barbara Waiz. Father of Catherine Heaton and Robert Waiz. Brother of Joseph and William Waiz. Grandfather of five.

WALDROP, Tim, 45, Sacred Heart, Clinton, Dec. 30. Husband of Karen Waldrop. Father of Royce and Tanner Waldrop. Son of Betty Waldrop. Brother of Bart, Daniel and Harold Waldrop.

WEWE, Herbert H., 89, St. Michael, Brookville, Jan. 1. Father of John, Martin, Paul and Steve Wewe. Brother of Joe and Tom Wewe. Grandfather of 15. Great-grandfather of 14.

YEATER, Joseph A., 83, St. Joseph, Clark County, Dec. 24. Father of Monica Renn and Yvonne Smith. Brother of Rosemary Lunemann. Grandfather of five. Great-grandfather of five.

YOCOM, Elizabeth Ann (Stewart), 67, Annunciation, Brazil, Dec. 20. Wife of Bud Yocom. Mother of Heather Swalley, Julie, Anthony, Jon and Lance Yocom. Sister of Judy McDaniel, Dick and Larry Stewart. Grandmother of eight. Step-grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of three. Step-great-grandmother of three.

ZIMMER, George A., 82, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Dec. 29. Husband of Laetitia (Jansen) Zimmer. Father of Betty Eash, Cathy McNulty, Ginny Stout and Tish Zimmerman. Grandfather of eight. Great-grandfather of one.

Margaret Mary Taylor, the mother of Father Kenneth Taylor, died on Jan. 17

Margaret Mary (Elliott) Taylor, a member of Holy Angels Parish in Indianapolis and the mother of Father Kenneth Taylor, died on Jan. 17. She was 87.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Jan. 24 at St. Rita Church in Indianapolis. Burial followed at Calvary Cemetery in Indianapolis.

She had worked as a medical technologist for Eli Lilly and Company at the General Hospital Clinic, now known as Eskenazi Health, and retired in 1977.

She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Knights of St. Peter Claver Court #97 and Indiana Parliamentarian Association.

Surviving are a daughter, Angela Taylor, and son, Father Taylor, pastor of Holy Angels Parish.

Memorial gifts may be sent to the Holy Angels Building Fund, 740 W. 28th St., Indianapolis, IN 46208. †

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