March 30, 2012


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BRINKMAN, Marilyn, 81, St. Louis, Batesville, March 14. Wife of Jerry Brinkman. Mother of Karla Binder, Kathy Riley and Tom Brinkman. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of five.

BRUEGGE, Vincent G., 82, St. Lawrence, Lawrenceburg, March 9. Father of Rhonda Kinman, Vicki Swarnkar, David and Gary Bruegge. Grandfather of nine. Great-grandfather of one.

CAMPBELL, Walter R., 89, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, Feb. 21. Husband of Wintress Campbell. Father of Barb Cullen, Jeff and Steve Campbell. Grandfather of three. Great-grandfather of one.

COGHILL, Margaret Helen, 81, St. Lawrence, Lawrenceburg, March 10. Mother of Jane Ahaus, Jill Moody, Janice Slaughter, Mary Jo Smith and Steven Coghill. Grandmother of three.

GRITT, William Edward, 82, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, March 19. Husband of Barbara (McNulty) Gritt. Father of Mary Rankin, Peggy, Bill Jr. and Mike Gritt. Brother of Mary Kay Lashbrook, Jeannie O’Hara, Joan, David, George and Tom Gritt. Grandfather of 10. Great-grandfather of four.

HAWKINS, Mary Katheryn, 79, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, Jan. 21. Wife of Price Hawkins. Mother of Barry and Rick Hawkins.

JOLIVETTE, Ross C., 91, St. Charles Borromeo, Bloomington, March 15. Father of Janet Spore, Julie Wetzel, Jeff, Jon and Jordan Jolivette. Grandfather of five. Great-grandfather of six.

KIRCHGESSNER, Clifford Anthony, 76, St. John the Baptist, Starlight, March 20. Father of Diane Amburn, Larry and Ronnie Kirchgessner. Brother of Mildred Fessel, Marcella Graf, Martha Rhodes, Albert, Edward and Emil Kirchgessner Jr. Grandfather of five. Great-grandfather of one.

LITTLE, Vivian F., 96, Holy Family, Oldenburg, March 14. Mother of Kay Blackwood, Carol Crays, Denise Daro, Betty Gabbard, Monica Steidinger, Linda Wenning, Julia, Dan, Joe, Paul and Tim Little. Sister of Catherine Entienne. Grandmother of 19. Great-grandmother of 17. Great-great-grandmother of nine.

LITZELMAN, Agnes M., 98, Most Holy Name of Jesus, Beech Grove, March 11. Aunt of several.

LOMBARDO, August Joseph, Jr., 92, Our Lady of the Greenwood, Greenwood, March 13. Husband of Theresa (McGinnis) Lombardo. Father of Kathleen Rusler and Michael Lombardo. Brother of Josephine Stickford and Paul Lombardo. Grandfather of several. Step-grandfather of several. Great-grandfather of several. Step-great-grandfather of several. Great-great-grandfather of several.

LOWS, Gregory Brent, 63, St. Lawrence, Lawrenceburg, March 19. Son of Robert and Mary Lows.

MASCARI, Frank A., 89, St. Roch, Indianapolis, March 20. Father of Andy Hart, Liz Schoettle, Rita, Trese, Chris, Joe and Nick Mascari. Grandfather of 13. Great-grandfather of four.

MINTA, Peter J., 76, St. Anthony of Padua, Clarksville, March 2. Brother of Anne Noller and Thomas Minta.

MORALES, Richard D., Sr., 54, St. Vincent de Paul, Bedford, March 5. Husband of Irma Villa. Father of Vanessa Childers, Joseph, Michael, Richard and Steven Morales. Son of Margie Morales. Brother of Dolores Magana and Manuel Morales. Grandfather of 16.

PARSON, Robert, Jr., 56, St. Roch, Indianapolis, March 17. Husband of Nina (Gentry) Parson. Father of Theresa, Brian and Jason Parson. Brother of Linda Stone, Pam Thompson, Heather Wood, Jay and Fritz Parson. Grandfather of three.

PEARSON, Paul Edward, 81, Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Indianapolis, March 15. Father of Donna Custer, Julia Monday, Daniel and Edward Pearson. Grandfather of eight. Great-grandfather of five.

PIRTLE, Frances Marie (Lori), 92, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, March 12. Mother of Paula Smith and Donna Pirtle. Sister of Roseann Bowman, Freida Jahn, Jesse Skelton and Francis Lori. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of 10.

RECEVEUR, Viola E., 83, Good Shepherd, Indianapolis, March 14. Mother of Cindy Beasley, Jeanette Cline, Judith Davis, M. Suzanne Graves, Barbara Lawson, John Jr., Robert and Roger Receveur. Sister of Bobby Wood. Grandmother of 15.

REISERT, Judith, 55, St. Andrew, Richmond, March 12. Daughter of James Reisert and Betty Brown. Half-sister of Rhonda and Jimmy Reisert. Stepsister of Laurie Brown, Karen Martin, Bryan and Michael Brown.

RIEDEMAN, Clyde R., 82, St. Mary, Greensburg, March 13. Husband of Barbara Riedeman.

SAHM, Suzanne Marie, 58, Most Holy Name of Jesus, Beech Grove, March 10. Wife of Michael Sahm. Mother of Sara Klindt, Stephanie Stapert, Michelle Stanley, Mary, Mark and Matthew Sahm. Daughter of Marianne (Lowe) Hermann. Sister of Beth Finney, Dolores Thie, Donna Williams and Robert Hermann. Grandmother of six.

SCHOENTRUP, Aloysius, 82, St. Joseph, Shelbyville, March 17. Father of Debbie Schoentrup-Cook and Beth Schoentrup. Brother of Catherine Wertz and John Schoentrup.

SCHOETTMER, Albert W., 80, Immaculate Conception, Millhousen, March 15. Husband of Pauline Schoettmer. Brother of Kathleen Berkemeier, Lucille Case, Margaret Greiwe, Ruth Steinkamp, Mary Ann Sullivan, Virginia Wamsley, Agnes Wagner, Ralph, Richard and Ronald Schoettmer.

SPENCER, Thomas Richard, II, 60, St. Roch, Indianapolis, March 12. Father of Susan Anderson. Son of Norma (Kelley) Spencer. Brother of Suzanne Snoddy and Patrick Spencer. Grandfather of one. †

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