March 9, 2012


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ABEL, Frederick Charles, Sr., 76, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Indianapolis, Feb. 28. Husband of Margaret Abel. Father of Dawn DeDomenico and Frederick Abel Jr. Son of Theodore and Margaret Abel. Brother of Sherry and Gerald Abel. Grandfather of seven.

BARKER, Margaret Ann (Fellinger), 77, St. Gabriel, Connersville, Feb. 17. Mother of June Compton, Sara Howard and Donna Newcomer. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of four.

BOSS, Earllene Mae (Akridge), 79, St. Joseph, Corydon, Feb. 15. Mother of David, Keith, Pat and Paul Akridge. Stepmother of Casey Boss. Grandmother of 18. Great-grandmother of 27.

BROWNING, Bernard F., 87, St. Michael the Archangel, Indianapolis, Feb. 28. Husband of Claire Browning. Father of Donald Browning. Stepfather of Dave, Mark and Steve Beninger, and Eve, David and John Minton. Brother of Ruby Harris, Sally Hilton and Carl Browning. Grandfather of 11. Great-grandfather of 13.

BRUNS, Ambrose, 95, St. Michael, Brookville, Feb. 25. Father of Jane Selm, Alice Stang, Linda Worm, Cecil, Ivan, Lester and Ronald Bruns. Brother of Leona Kalb and Ruth Mergenthal. Grandfather of 22. Step-grandfather of three. Great-grandfather of 39. Step-great-grandfather of 11. Great-great-grandfather of four. Step-great-great-grandfather of seven.

DAVIS, Edna M., 97, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, Feb. 20. Mother of Dan, Gary Jr. and Thomas Davis. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of seven.

DUGAN, Susan Marie (Roth), 54, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Feb. 19. Wife of Howard Dugan. Mother of Ashley, Ben and Ian Dugan. Sister of Lou Ann McKeand, Sharon McQueen, Patty Merriman, David, Glenn and Mike Roth. Grandmother of one.

ELIASON, Dolores, 89, Holy Family, Richmond, Feb. 20. Wife of Donald Eliason. Mother of Kathy Huntington, Beth King, Donna Pav, Rebecca and Doug Eliason. Sister of Maxine McClain. Grandmother of 14. Great-grandmother of 17.

GAFFNEY, George Baker, 81, Christ the King, Indianapolis, Feb. 18. Husband of Barbara Gaffney. Father of Kelly Rowe and Michael Gaffney. Brother of Jean Burton.

GOUGH, Albert E., Sr., 79, SS. Francis and Clare, Greenwood, Feb. 7. Husband of Marilyn Gough. Father of Kathleen Cox, Corlene Sicking, Rhonda Teague, Albert Jr., David, Larry and Tim Gough. Brother of Alice Keyler, Rozie Short, Robert and Thomas Gough. Grandfather of 14. Great-grandfather of two.

GUTZWILLER, Eleanor W., 95, St. Peter, Franklin County, Feb. 16. Mother of Diane Gramman, Sharon Simmermeyer, Nita and Edward Gutzwiller. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of 16. Great-great-grandmother of one.

HAGAN, Berneda Agnes, 92, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, Jan. 26. Wife of George Hagan.

HESSLER, Marjorie F., 85, Immaculate Conception, Millhousen, March 2. Sister of Bertha Dilkes.

HOFFMAN, Michelle, 40, SS. Francis and Clare, Greenwood, Jan. 26. Wife of Jeff Hoffman. Mother of Mya and Parker Hoffman. Daughter of Ralph and Jane Kenter. Sister of Amy Shidler.

JONES, Joseph Lewis, 77, St. Roch, Indianapolis, Feb. 26. Husband of Rosemary Jones. Father of Gregory Jones, Adam and Peter White. Brother of Margie Jones, Nina Lucas and Judith Shield. Grandfather of two. Great-grandfather of one.

KELLEY, Charles Norman, 64, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, Feb. 18. Husband of P. Jill (Jones) Kelley. Son of Emily (Settles) Kelley Mabe. Brother of James Kelley.

KRUCKEBERG, Barbara Claire (Kaiser), 66, Our Lady of the Greenwood, Greenwood, March 3. Wife of Denny Kruckeberg. Mother of Kathryn Wood and Kevin Kruckeberg. Sister of Pat Farrell, Ann Obermeyer, Margie Wenz, Bob Powderly and Lloyd Kaiser Jr. Grandmother of one.

LACKNER, Carolyn Bigler, 82, Holy Trinity, Indianapolis, Feb. 26. Wife of Bob Lackner. Mother of Pam Brunnit, Andy, Joe, Larry, Matt and Rob Lackner. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of three.

LESCH, Joseph R., 51, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Feb. 18. Son of William and Joan Lesch. Brother of Tammy Moran, Anne, Kathryn, James, John, Timothy, Tom and William Lesch.

MACCARONE, Joseph L., 63, Annunciation, Brazil, Feb. 20. Husband of Sally Maccarone. Father of Joseph, Lou and Michael Maccarone. Brother of Margaret Digilio, Marie Nagy and Tony Maccarone. Grandfather of five.

MATTINGLY, Mary F., 90, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, Feb. 13. Mother of Cynthia Flohr, Nancy Sciscoe, Jayne and Garland Mattingly II. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of five.

McCOOL, Larry B., 71, St. Peter, Franklin County, Feb. 18. Husband of Clare McCool. Father of Laura Anderson, Angie Schuman, Connie Selm and Larry McCool. Brother of Deborah Hornberger, Allen and Ron McCool. Grandfather of 10.

OBERHAUSEN, Charles A., 87, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Jeffersonville, Jan. 22. Husband of Constance (Brown) Oberhausen. Father of Joan Brooks, Maria, Teresa, David, James, Joseph and Paul Oberhausen. Brother of Marie Clemens. Grandfather of 18. Great-grandfather of one.

PEREZ, Maria, 62, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, Feb. 21. Wife of Salvador Perez Rubio. Mother of Andres and Edgar Perez. Sister of Berta, Magdalena, Martha, Petra and Francisco-Juan Manuel Quinones. Grandmother of three.

POLSTON, Sharon, 66, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Jeffersonville, Jan. 24. Wife of Earnest Polston. Mother of Air Force Maj. Kim Polston, Missy and Shawn Polston. Sister of Bob Schonard. Grandmother of three.

QUILL, Catherine M., 91, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Feb. 20. Mother of Shelia Ludwig, Patricia Poteet, Catherine White and John Quill Jr. Sister of Rosemary Maginn and Clarie Wise. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of 21.

RICHARDSON, Maureen (Quigley), 63, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Feb. 13. Wife of Spencer Richardson. Stepmother of John and Scott Richardson. Sister of Eileen Crochiere, Kevin, Peter and Thomas Quigley. Step-grandmother of one.

ROBERTS, Clare Louise, 53, Good Shepherd, Indianapolis, Feb. 20. Wife of Ricky Roberts. Mother of Shannon and Ricky Roberts Jr. Sister of Tina Settles. Grandmother of one.

SAUSER, Helen, 95, Holy Family, Richmond, Feb. 26. Mother of Maryanne Lopresti and John Sauser. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of five.

SAVERINO, Roxanne, 51, St. Roch, Indianapolis, Feb. 29. Wife of Jack Saverino. Mother of Kristen Appleby. Daughter of Jeannette (Burnett) Cassiero. Sister of Mary Kay Schafer, Jennifer Swanson and Tony Cassiero. Grandmother of one.

SLUSHER, Irvin R., 89, SS. Francis and Clare, Greenwood, Feb. 5. Father of Irvin Slusher Jr. Grandfather of two. Great-grandfather of five.

STUART, Dorothy M., 94, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Feb. 24. Mother of Linda Bergsman, Mary Beth Kenny and Chuck Stuart. Grandmother of nine.

THURMAN, Ida Mae, 80, Holy Trinity, Indianapolis, Feb. 16. Mother of Patricia Murrell, Dequan, Henry, Isaiah, John and Terry Thurman. Sister of Rosetta Baymon, David and Robert Wilburn. Grandmother of 30. Great-grandmother of 25. Great-great-grandmother of four. †

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