February 3, 2012


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BISCHOFF, Delores Jean, 79, St. Roch, Indianapolis, Jan. 15. Mother of Marianne Bischoff, Barbara Skaggs and Carol Vanover. Sister of Richard Krackenberger. Grandmother of two.

BRINKMAN, Bernadine M., 87, St. Louis, Batesville, Jan. 14. Mother of Beatrice Frey. Sister of Genarose Merkel, Helen Strasser and Loretta Wolf. Grandmother of one. Great-grandmother of three.

CLARKE, Lola, 106, Holy Family, Richmond, Jan. 20. Mother of Sandy Augustin-Dehner and Tom Clarke. Sister of Ann Bogue and Francis Chomel. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of 15.

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.

DOYLE, Jay Patrick, 78, St. Rose of Lima, Franklin, Jan. 17. Husband of Gloria Doyle. Father of Shannon Barry, Sara Palazzo, Cynthia, Christopher, Kevin and Thomas Doyle. Grandfather of 10. Great-grandfather of one.

DRYER, Rita Isabel (Fox), 84, Our Lady of the Greenwood, Greenwood, Jan. 21. Mother of Sharon Gilbert, Anita Peacock and Tina Weber. Sister of Virginia Zeigler and Paul Fox. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of one.

FISCHER, Edith G., 89, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, Jan. 16. Mother of Laverne Schuck, Sandy Tanner and Mike Fischer. Grandmother of two. Great-grandmother of five.

FOGARTY, John R., Sr., 91, St. Augustine, Jeffersonville, Jan. 12. Father of Mary Anne Cox, Mary Carmel Lile, Mary Patricia Peterson, Mary Margaret White, John, Matthew and Stephan Fogarty. Grandfather of 14. Great-grandfather of six.

FROEHLICH, Evelyn E., 90, St. Joan of Arc, Indianapolis, Jan. 11. Mother of Lynn Boone, Angie Burkhard, Annette, Susan, Jimmie, Michael, Ralph and William Froehlich. Grandmother of 12.

GAULT, Rose Mary, 92, St. Paul Hermitage, Beech Grove, Jan. 16. Mother of Mary Ruth Hess, Mary Anne Von Spreckelsen, Greg, Joseph and Steve Gault. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of three.

KOMLANC, Adolph, 91, Holy Trinity, Indianapolis, Dec. 20. Father of Monica Gerbick, Cynthia Johnson, Barbara Pearsey and Kenneth Komlanc. Brother of William Komlanc. Grandfather of nine. Great-grandfather of three.

KREITZER, Marcelenia, 90, St. Mary, Rushville, Jan. 17. Aunt of several.

LOI, Janice R. (Naville), 60, St. Mary, Navilleton, Jan. 18. Wife of John Loi. Mother of Jana Eberle, Joni Jewell and Janelle Lewis. Daughter of Robert and Irene (Hess) Naville Sr. Sister of Judy Cooper, Jill Rowe, Bill and Bob Naville Jr. Grandmother of 12.

MALARNEY, James W., 71, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Jan. 16. Husband of Judy Malarney. Father of Maribeth Cloud, Bridget Susemichel, Michael and Timothy Malarney. Grandfather of 13.

MAY, Robert George, 62, St. Roch, Indianapolis, Jan. 12. Husband of Barbara Sue May. Father of Julie Carson, Bobbie Lyons, Jennifer, Maria, Andy and Billy May. Son of George May. Brother of Larry May. Grandfather of 17. Great-grandfather of 10.

McINTOSH, Margaret, 77, St. Roch, Indianapolis, Jan. 10. Mother of Kay Austin, Theresa Bisesi, Paula Galbreath, Patsy McKeand, Joann Shock, Dennis Miller, Ed and Mark McIntosh. Grandmother of several.

MEDISCH, Phyllis M., 89, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, Jan. 16. Wife of Joseph Medisch. Mother of Karen Crisp, Jenny Fleetwood, Jolene Hill, Jackie Paullin, Susan Vania and Leo Medisch. Grandmother of 12. Great-grandmother of four.

MONTGOMERY, Robert, St. Martin, Yorkville, Dec. 29. Husband of Nancy Montgomery.

NOBBE, Sharon Lee, 63, St. Anne, Hamburg, Jan. 19. Daughter of Helen Nobbe.

O’LEARY, Kevin M., 46, Our Lady of the Greenwood, Dec. 21. Brother of Katy Brown, Susan Patton and Daniel O’Leary. Uncle of several.

PAPPAS, Phyllis, 81, Immaculate Heart of Mary, Indianapolis, Dec. 18. Mother of Mary Lee and Johnny Pappas Jr.

PARK, Peter Allen, 60, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Jan. 20. Husband of Sonnie Park. Father of Emily Boner. Son of Rita (DeRegnaucourt) Park Weisenbach Jolley. Brother of Lois Godboldte, Patricia Poynter, Chuck, Gregory, John, Mark, Matthew, Michael and Thomas Weisenbach. Grandfather of one.

PRICKEL, Alanus D., 90. St. Louis, Batesville, Jan. 22. Brother of Alma Obermeyer and Albert Prickel. Uncle of several.

READ, Charles Gregory, 63, St. Augustine, Jeffersonville, Jan. 18. Son of Margaret Read. Brother of Edward Read.

SAPHARA, Thelma (Bauer), 91, St. Augustine, Jeffersonville, Jan. 7. Mother of Carl Key. Stepmother of Leon Saphara Jr. Sister of Margaret Baird, Hazel Schadt, Charles and George Bauer. Grandmother of four.

SCHNORR, Eloise (Hamant), 94, Immaculate Heart of Mary, Indianapolis, Dec. 25. Mother of Mary Ann Evans, Janet Tosick, Matthew, Raymond Jr. and William Schnorr. Grandmother of 12. Great-grandmother of 13.

SCHOENFELD, Paul Joseph, 77, St. Gabriel, Connersville, Jan. 18. Husband of Rita (Gabbard) Schoenfeld. Father of Dawn Bulmer, Teresa Jesse, Cindy Smith, Kimberly, Lucy, Brennen and Brian Schoenfeld. Brother of Rita Ashby and Leah Manning. Grandfather of 14. Great-grandfather of six.

SCHOETTMER, Kenneth F., 78, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, Jan. 18. Husband of Joan (Wilson) Schoettmer. Father of Brian, John, Larry, Mark and Steve Schoettmer. Brother of Rosemary Reasner. Grandfather of 12. Great-grandfather of 11.

STEPHENSON, Frank, 60, St. Lawrence, Lawrenceburg, Jan. 11. Husband of Carol Stephenson. Father of Krista Wells, Benjamin, Charles and William Stephenson. Son of Dorothy Stephenson. Brother of Susan Bower, Ruth Kish and Robert Stephenson. Grandfather of one.

THOMAS, Dr. Stan S., 92, St. Charles Borromeo, Bloomington, Jan. 18. Husband of Rose Thomas. Father of Rosemary Hart, Marianne Sibal, Stephen, Thomas and Valerian Thomas. Brother of Andrew, Bron, Frank, John, Louis and Walter Thomas. Grandfather of 10.

TODD, Jeffrey D., 54, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Jan. 18. Father of Ryan and Scott Todd. Brother of Bea Todd.

VOEGELE, Rosemary C. (Firsich), 80, St. Louis, Batesville, Jan. 12. Mother of Tina Deskins, Rose Ann

Ellinghausen, Debbie Ertel, Christy Thompson, Dean, George, John, Keith, Phillip, Randy, Steve and Warren Voegele. Sister of Betty Burkhel, James and John Firsich. Grandmother of 18. Great-grandmother of 10.

WERNER, Mary E., 86, St. Paul, Tell City, Jan. 19. Mother of Terri Gill, Marsha Grundhoefer, DeLane Ramsey and Robert Werner. Sister of Ellie Barker, Anna Owen and George Rudolph. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of three.

WILLS, Freda O., 86, St. Roch, Indianapolis, Jan. 18. Mother of Janet Parsley and Tom Wills. Sister of Louise Bowling. Grandmother of one. Great-grandmother of two.

YEAGER, William J., 88, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Jan. 18. Husband of Jane (Pfarr) Yeager. Father of Jane Simmons, James and Jeffrey Yeager. Grandfather of eight. Great-grandfather of 10. †

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