June 8, 2012


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BOSWELL, Rosemary T., 85, St. Gabriel the Archangel, Indianapolis, May 24. Mother of Patricia Crawford, Maureen Morefield, Beverly Price, Mary, Charles, James, Michael and Richard Boswell Jr. Sister of Maureen Flanagan. Grandmother of 14. Great-grandmother of 12.

DOHERTY, Elizabeth, 86, St. Mary, Richmond, May 18. Mother of Therese Miller, Mary Ellen Perez, Hank, Mike and Patrick Doherty. Sister of three. Grandmother of several.

HOOTEN, Margaret Ann, 89, St. Louis, Batesville, May 21. Mother of Peggy Engelke, Carolyn Griffin, Debbie Kramer, Patti Wuestefeld, John, Larry and Ronald Hooten. Sister of Elverna Comer and Gloria Ferkenhoff. Grandmother of 15. Great-grandmother of 16. Great-great-grandmother of two.

JAMES, Bernard, 81, St. Roch, Indianapolis, May 7. Father of Rebecca Jaffe, Teresa King, Carol McKinney and Michael James. Grandfather of five. Great-grandfather of three.

KONECHNIK, Dolores, 82, Holy Trinity, Indianapolis, May 5. Mother of Linda Dalton, Nancy Kronoshek and Frank Konechnik. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of 14.

KRININGER, Kevin A., 54, Holy Family, New Albany, May 23. Father of Jessica Stenger, Dawn and Dalton Krininger. Son of Jack and Janet (Dallmann) Krininger. Brother of Kelly Diedrich, Keith, Kerry and Kirk Krininger. Grandfather of five.

LEISNER, Shawn M., 59, St. Isidore the Farmer, Bristow, May 22. Husband of Betty Jean Leisner. Father of Heather Leisner-Herr and Courtney Leisner. Son of Olivia Leisner. Brother of Jan Douglass, Carmen Kreider, Pam Marshall and Marty Leisner. Grandfather of three.

NAVILLE, Mary Grace (Puckett), 80, St. Mary, Navilleton, May 28. Wife of Eugene Naville. Mother of Donna Campbell, Connie Crites, Jackie Lattis, Cathy Koetter, Theresa Lehring, Debbie Roberts, Joyce, Raymond, Ron and Ted Naville. Grandmother of 26. Great-grandmother of 18.

OLIVER, Helen M. (Marketich), 86, Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Indianapolis, May 14. Wife of Herbert Oliver. Mother of Kristina Wilcher and Norman Oliver. Sister of Patty Boyd, Charlotte Pitzer, Edwin, Eugene, Rudy and Stanley Marketich. Grandmother of four.

QUINLIVAN, Stephen, 57, St. Mary, Richmond, May 17. Husband of Karen Quinlivan. Son of Kathleen and James Quinlivan Jr. Brother of John and Timothy Quinlivan.

SCHAFER, Agnes A., 84, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Indianapolis, May 19. Mother of Jean Ezell, Barbara Young, Charles, James, John and Thomas Schafer. Sister of Ann Gibson. Grandmother of 16. Great-grandmother of 15.

SCHICK, William Louis, 83, St. Charles Borromeo, Bloomington, May 15. Father of Anne Rogers, Ray and Tony Schick.

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.

STEPHENS, Nina B., 72, St. Rita, Indianapolis, May 4. Mother of Stephanie Woodruff, Cortland and Darren Stephens.

STOUT, Gertrude, 98, St. Andrew, Richmond, May 18. Mother of William MacAdams.

WEISENBACH, Megan Ann, 12, St. Jude, Indianapolis, May 25. Daughter of Tom and Theresa (Redmond) Weisenbach. Sister of Abbey and Kayla Weisenbach. Granddaughter of Jack and Rita Jolley and Paul and Carol Redmond.

WEISS, Leo, 85, St. Andrew, Richmond, May 14. Father of Lea Crabtree, Christopher, Eric and Frederick Weiss. Brother of Janet Carnes. Grandfather of three. Step-grandfather of three. Step-great-grandfather of four.

WILKERSON, Tangalia S., 53, SS. Peter and Paul Cathedral, Indianapolis, May 19. Aunt of several.

Providence Sister Frances Alma McManus ministered as a teacher and principal

Providence Sister Frances Alma McManus died on May 16 at Mother Theodore Hall at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. She was 101.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on May 19 at the Church of the Immaculate Conception at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. Burial followed at the sisters’ cemetery.

Mary Agnes McManus was born on Feb. 23, 1911, in Quincy, Ill.

She entered the congregation of the Sisters of Providence on June 7, 1928, and professed her first vows on Feb. 24, 1931, and final vows on Jan. 23, 1936.

Sister Frances Alma earned a bachelor’s degree in English at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, a master’s degree in Latin at Indiana University in Bloomington, and a master’s degree in education and secondary administration at Indiana State University in Terre Haute.

During 83 years as a Sister of Providence, she ministered in education for 47 years at Catholic schools in Indiana, Illinois, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Washington, D.C.

For 18 of those years, Sister Frances Alma served as a Catholic school principal.

Under her leadership, Mother Theodore Guérin High School in River Grove, Ill., opened in 1962.

In the archdiocese, Sister Frances Alma ministered at the former Holy Trinity School in New Albany from 1932-35, the former St. Agnes Academy in Indianapolis from 1945-48 and the former Ladywood Academy in Indianapolis from 1961-62.

After retiring from education, Sister Frances Alma served as director of the Guérin High School Alumnae from 1978-88.

Sister Frances Alma ministered at the Guérin Convent in Chicago until 1993 when she returned to the motherhouse.

In 1996, she dedicated herself to the ministry of prayer full-time with the senior sisters.

Surviving are several nieces and nephews.

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

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