May 25, 2012


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ADAMS, William E., 86, St. John the Apostle, Bloomington, May 9. Husband of Agatha Adams. Father of Fran Hull, Wanda Lehnhardt, Suzanne Young, Michael and Stephen Hammock, Evelyn, Mark, Stan and William Adams. Grandfather of 14.

BURKHARDT, Elaine A., 87, St. Augustine, Jeffersonville, March 16. Wife of Charles Burkhardt. Mother of Bob, James, Michael and Steve Burkhardt. Sister of Shirley Newhart. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of five.

CRIDLIN, Donna (Tidrow), 77, St. Agnes, Nashville, April 30. Wife of Fred Cridlin. Mother of Sheila Blake and David Cridlin. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of one.

DELANEY, Bernard William, 87, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, May 12. Father of Kathy Benson, Carol Burkhart, Mary Ann McGuire, Dennis, Jim, Marty, Michael and Patrick Delaney. Grandfather of 15. Great-grandfather of 18.

DUFFY, Jeffrey A., 51, Mary, Queen of Peace, Danville, May 5. Husband of Andrea (Hill) Duffy. Son of Judy Yowell. Brother of Kenny Duffy and Dan  Yowell.

ELLIOTT, Charles A., 77, St. Susanna, Plainfield, May 15. Father of Lydia Homeier and Michael Elliott. Brother of Joann, Mary Lou, James and John Elliott. Grandfather of six.

ERFMAN, Julianne, 66, St. Lawrence, Lawrenceburg, May 11. Mother of Krista Ricketts, Susan Wartenberg, Eric and Stephen Erfman. Grandmother of 15.

FREEMAN, James W., 90, St. John the Baptist, Dover, May 12. Husband of Bernice (Knue) Freeman. Father of Mary Rose Kubczak, Kenneth and Thomas Freeman. Stepfather of Pat Harper, Karen Ripperger, Gerry, John, Kris and Nick Knue. Grandfather of 23. Great-grandfather of 22.

MORRISON, Christine S., 65, St. Michael the Archangel, Indianapolis, May 9. Wife of John Morrison. Mother of Caroline Martin and Cathleen Morrison. Grandmother of two.

MURPHY, E. Regis, 93, St. Joseph, Shelbyville, May 15. Mother of Sharon Wickens. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of eight.

MURPHY, Michael Donald, 64, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, May 14. Husband of Carolyn (Virgili) Murphy. Father of Bridget Murphy. Son of Mary (Patnoude) Murphy. Brother of Mercy Sister Phyllis Murphy.

RAUCK, Brian, R., 42, St. Joseph, Clark County, May 13. Son of Jim Rauck and Judy (Leon) Stiller. Brother of Chrissy Cook. Stepbrother of Chris Stiller. Grandson of Virginia Armes and Luella Rauck.

ROSNER, Judith E. (Baker), 83, St. Michael the Archangel, Indianapolis, May 13. Mother of Mary Ann Flanary-Schenk, Jennifer Gerard, Judith Krebs, Jeanne Saferight, Sandra Smith, James, John, Michael and Robert Rosner. Grandmother of 20. Great-grandmother of 21.

SHOWALTER, Barbara (Drook), 64, Holy Family, Richmond, May 7. Wife of Ronald Showalter. Mother of Amy Aughe and Lori Curts. Sister of Dana Bradshaw, Carol Newberry, Phyllis Sneed, Jim and Mike Drook. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of one.

SNYDER, John W., 63, St. Gabriel the Archangel, Indianapolis, May 15. Brother of Myrna and Rodney Snyder.

SPACKE, Herman F., 88, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, May 10. Husband of Ethel Spacke. Father of Sheila Mathes, Jay and Tom Spacke. Grandfather of eight. Great-grandfather of eight.

WEGMAN, Cyriac J., 80, St. Martin, Yorkville, May 13. Husband of Alice (Moser) Wegman. Father of Andrea Chipman, Vicki Cianciolo, Eileen Guilfoyle, Laura Patton, Nicole, Cy and Matthew Wegman. Grandfather of 18. Great-grandfather of 12.

ZOELLNER, Loretta S., 106, St. Augustine Home for the Aged, Indianapolis, April 11. Mother of Barb McEvoy and Cecilia Shepley. Sister of Margaret Feldman. Grandmother of two. Great-grandmother of two.

Providence Sister Regina Wallace taught at Providence University in Taichung, Taiwan

Providence Sister Regina Wallace died on April 27 at Taiwan University Hospital in Taiwan. She was 77.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on May 5 at the St. Joseph Chapel at Owens Hall at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.

A second Mass was celebrated on May 5 at the convent chapel at Providence University in Taichung, Taiwan.

Burial followed that funeral liturgy at the Da-zhi Catholic Cemetery in the Archdiocese of Taipei in Taiwan.

Rita Ring Wallace was born on July 21, 1934, in Addison, N.Y.

She entered the congregation of the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods on July 22, 1953, and professed her first vows on Jan. 23, 1956, and final vows on Aug. 15, 1961.

Sister Regina earned a bachelor’s degree in education at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College and master’s degree in elementary education at the University of Maryland.

During 58 years as a Sister of Providence, she ministered as a teacher at Catholic elementary schools in Indiana, Maryland and Massachusetts for 22 years.

In the archdiocese, she taught at the former St. Patrick School in Indianapolis from 1957-62.

In 1978, Sister Regina began her many years of service at Providence College, later Providence University, in Taichung, Taiwan.

The school was founded by the Sisters of Providence in 1956. In 1988, the college built a new campus in Shalu.

Sister Regina first served as an English teacher then was named director of the evening school. She left that post in 1991, but continued to minister as an English teacher until 2010, when she retired.

During her retirement, she served as the English secretary for the bishop of Taichung.

Surviving are a brother, Christian Brother James Wallace, of Bronx, N.Y.

Memorial gifts may be sent to the Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, 1 Sisters of Providence Road, St. Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876. †

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