May 4, 2012


Please submit in writing to our office by 10 a.m. Thursday before the week of publication; be sure to state date of death. Obituaries of archdiocesan priests serving our archdiocese are listed elsewhere in The Criterion. Order priests and religious sisters and brothers are included here, unless they are natives of the archdiocese or have other connections to it; those are separate obituaries on this page.

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BERNARDI, Mark Joseph, 58, Most Holy Name of Jesus, Beech Grove, April 22. Brother of Barbara Babbitt. Uncle of one.

CRAWFORD, Lillian, 85, Holy Family, Richmond, April 9. Mother of Rosemary Atwell, Marie Hubbard, Debbie Liston and Eugene Crawford. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of 10.

DAWSON, Earl, 83, St. John the Baptist, Dover, April 11. Husband of Janet Dawson. Father of Sara Bush, Shelley Fiech, Brad and Brian Dawson. Brother of Helen Mason, Linda Murtaugh, Clyde, Paul and Roy Dawson. Grandfather of seven. Great-grandfather of one.

DOWLING, Mary Ann, 73, Christ the King, Indianapolis, April 14. Wife of James Dowling. Mother of Sharon, James and Michael Dowling. Sister of Barbara Diver and Kathleen Williams.

DUDLEY, Arthur, 90, St. Peter, Franklin County, April 16. Husband of Hortense Dudley. Father of Pam Graf, Joyce Sacksteder, Debbie Wilson, David, Gary, Ken and Neil Dudley. Grandfather of 23. Great-grandfather of 55.

DURHAM, Dorothy, 90, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, April 8. Mother of Patricia, David, James and Robert Durham.

FORSYTHE, Anna Marie (Sahm), 92, SS. Francis and Clare, Greenwood, April 24. Stepmother of Caryl Dill, Barbara Lakin, Lee, Reno and Steven Forsythe. Sister of Robert Sahm. Step-grandmother of several. Step-great-grandmother of several.

GARCES, Antonio, 88, St. Anne, New Castle, April 24. Father of Mandy, Margaret, Maria, Marta, Melba, Minnie, Antino, Arturo, Jose and Juan Garces. Brother of Maria Sisfuentes and Noel Garces. Grandfather of 20.

GENGELBACH, Rosanna E., 85, St. Paul, Tell City, April 19. Mother of Joe and Lee Gengelbach. Sister of Dorothy Saddler. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of five.

GLESING, Charles Richard, 80, Christ the King, Indianapolis, April 16. Father of Juliana Cain, Suzanne Chaffe, Sarah Jenkins and Frances Pasalich. Brother of Rose Delaney. Grandfather of 12. Great-grandfather of 11.

GREENWELL, Joseph A., 82, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, April 15. Father of Terri Greenwell-Haines.

LANG, Laverne, 87, St. Mary, New Albany, April 8. Mother of Dennis, Donald, Richard and Ronald Lang. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of 15. Great-great-grandmother of two.

LEITH, Kathryn, 62, Annunciation, Brazil, March 31. Mother of Valerie, Ivan and Scot Leith. Sister of Carol, David and Paul Welch.

LIONE, Elodia A., 88, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, April 20.

MESCALL, Joyce E., 72, St. Jude, Indianapolis, April 23. Wife of James Mescall. Mother of Beth Pretti, Brenda, Jim and Steve Mescall. Sister of Linda Berkholz, Lynn Campbell, Donna Coleman, Byron DeCoursey, Barbara Rodgers, Diane Trappen and Karen Walters. Grandmother of eight.

MILLER, Gerald, 75, St. Jude, Indianapolis, April 11. Husband of Margaret Finzen.

MURPHY, Johanne W., 82, St. Vincent de Paul, Bedford, April 24. Wife of Paul Murphy. Mother of Karen Chase, Susan Moster, Daniel, Kevin, Michael, Richard, Thomas and Tim Murphy. Sister of Audrey Thorlton. Grandmother of 19. Great-grandmother of one.

NELIS, Donald T., 84, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, April 19. Husband of Patricia Nelis. Father of Julie Burns and Steven Nelis. Grandfather of four. Great-grandfather of one.

PARADIS, Marjorie, 85, Holy Family, Richmond, April 19. Sister of Florence Crisp.

PETRISIN, John, Sr., 78, St. Joseph, Indianapolis, April 6. Husband of Elaine Mary Petrisin. Father of Cheryl, Elaine, Susan, Frank, John Jr. and Robert Petrisin. Grandfather of 11. Great-grandfather of two.

PETRUZZI, Salvatore (Sol), 87, St. Louis de Montfort, Fishers, Ind., April 25. Husband of Martha Marie (Myers) Petruzzi. Father of Mary Ann Lowe, Donna Ranney, Pamela and Joe Petruzzi. Grandfather of four.

RITZ, Vincent A., 91, St. Mary, New Albany, April 19. Brother of Ruth Kahl.

SCHEIBEL, Carol Jean, 92, St. Martin, Yorkville, April 11. Mother of Linda Browning, Barbara Rauch and Patricia Thalheimer. Sister of Dale and Donald Allen.

SCHUNEMAN, Doris A., 86, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, April 14. Mother of Judy Idle, James and Robert Schuneman. Sister of Joanne and Robert Huff. Grandmother of several.

STURGIS, Rose Ann, 87, St. Mary, Greensburg, April 25. Mother of Kathy, Jim and Joe Sturgis. Sister of Marjorie Herbert, Leo and Louis Wenning.

VAN DER VORT, Dolores, 80, St. Jude, Indianapolis, April 15.

VAVRA, David, 43, St. Jude, Indianapolis, April 18. Husband of Christy Vavra. Father of Grace and James Vavra. Son of Frank and Joyce Vavra.

YOUNG, Michael T., 52, Good Shepherd, Indianapolis, April 22. Son of Patricia (Harris) Young. Brother of Beverly, Michelle, Robert and Walter Young. †

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