April 13, 2012


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BATES, Jane, 69, Good Shepherd, Indianapolis, March 31. Sister of Franciscan Sister Linda Bates, John, Michael and Stephen Bates.

BROWNE, Lupe M., 68, Immaculate Heart of Mary, Indianapolis, March 17. Mother of Sofia, Gabriel and Jim Browne Jr. Grandmother of six.

CASPER, Frank, 79, St. Gabriel the Archangel, Indianapolis, March 24. Husband of Suzanne Casper. Father of Christina Cozzolino, Debbie and Kim Horn, Cindy Vondersaar, Sharon Wilson, Becky Wiltsee and Mike Casper. Grandfather of 22. Great-grandfather of two.

DINNIN, Irene Frances (Kramer), 74, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, March 21. Wife of Michael Dinnin. Mother of Elizabeth Farrall, Catherine Robinson and Rosemary Dinnin. Sister of Emma Matthews. Grandmother of five.

EGLE, John E., 84, Holy Family, New Albany, March 1. Husband of Mary (Hitner) Egle. Father of Barbara Eisenmenger, Christi Stewart and Greg Egle. Brother of Maria Ashan and Vivian Egle. Grandfather of seven. Great-grandfather of four.

ELLIS, Laura D., 89, St. Michael, Brookville, March 24. Mother of Kathy O’Bryan and Susan Ellis. Sister of Joanna Whitcomb and Jerry Douglas. Grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of six.

GOOTEE, James, 67, St. Mary, North Vernon, March 23. Husband of Mary Lou (DeGlandon) Gootee. Father of Shannon Arvin, Lisa Kendall and Rebecca Miller. Brother of Jane Carter, Elizabeth Colvin, John and Michael Gootee. Grandfather of 10.

GOWAN, Brenda, 55, St. Pius V., Troy, March 23. Mother of Brad Gowan. Daughter of Pearl (Mullis) Whalen. Sister of Norma Deel, Beth Nix, Arlene Rauscher, David, Frank, John, Michael and Stephen Whalen.

GRANTZ, Mary J., 98, Holy Family, New Albany, March 24. Mother of Joe, John and Tony Grantz. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of 19. Great-great-grandmother of one.

GRITT, William E., 82, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, March 19. Husband of Barbara Gritt. Father of Mary Rankin, Peggy, Bill Jr. and Mike Gritt. Grandfather of 10.

HAGAN, Iva Mildred, 72, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Jeffersonville, March 19. Wife of James Hagan. Mother of Mary Jane Crowder, Deborah and John Hagan. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of four.

KINGHAM, John W., 97, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, March 30. Father of Ann Cecil, Mary Ott and Josie Shaw. Brother of Peggy Kennedy and Larry Kingham. Grandfather of eight. Great-grandfather of 19. Great-great-grandfather of five.

KNABLE, Elmer F., 84, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyds Knobs, March 25. Husband of Gilberte Knable. Father of Terese Winner, Elmer, Karl and Robert Knable. Grandfather of 13. Great-grandfather of four.

LOHR, Harold E., 90, Holy Family, New Albany, March 20. Father of Diane Lohr-Dohogne. Grandfather of two.

McKEEMAN, Carolyn (Seifert), 68, St. Michael, Greenfield, Jan. 15. Wife of Rex McKeeman. Mother of Cathy Boso, Mary Hauck, Kelly Wilson, Matt and Robert McKeeman. Sister of Anna Breuing, Kay Ellis, Mary Willman, Bernard, John and Michael Seifert. Grandmother of 11.

MIDDENDORF, Raymond F., 93, St. Mary, Greensburg, March 27. Father of James and Jerry Middendorf. Brother of Robert Middendorf. Grandfather of two. Great-grandfather of three.

MILLER, Viola Jean (Hearne), 83, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, March 22. Wife of Morris Miller. Mother of Frank and Leslie Miller. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of six.

PELSOR, Martha H., 90, St. Michael, Brookville, March 25. Mother of Linda Ballman, Mary Grimes, Brenda Metcalf, Cathy, Connie, Dave and James Pelsor. Grandmother of 15. Great-grandmother of 20.

SCHELLENBERGER, Anna Marie, 96, Holy Family, New Albany, March 5. Mother of Mary Baker, Jo Ann Lockhart, Dennis, John and Paul Schellenberger. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of two.

SINGER, Carol C., 83, St. Michael, Brookville, March 22. Wife of Ambrose Singer. Mother of Becky, Mark and Michael Singer. Sister of Evelyn Sauerland and Raymond Dorrel. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of 10. Step-great-grandmother of two.

STAGGS, Fred D., 77, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, March 23. Husband of Bridget Staggs. Father of Niki Garrison, Tina Maxey and Scott Staggs. Brother of Rosemary Allen and Gene Staggs. Grandfather of nine.

STENGEL, Norma Jane, 90, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Jeffersonville, Jan. 29. Wife of John Stengel. Mother of Bruce Stengel. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of two.

WICKENS, Marjorie, 85, St. Mary, North Vernon, March 21. Sister of Theresa Bruns, Mable Byers, Kate Daeger, Virginia, Hugh and John Wickens. †

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