June 15, 2012


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ACKMANN, Marianne (Masters), 64, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, May 29. Mother of Elizabeth Elias, Allison Gibbs and John Ackmann. Grandmother of two.

AUSTGEN, Michael George, 57, SS. Francis and Clare, Greenwood, May 25. Husband of Donna Austgen. Father of Allison Wilkins, Stephanie and Brian Best. Son of Robert and Rosemary Austgen. Brother of Mary Campagma, Margaret Coffey, Nancy Ellis, Barbara Hannigan, Jane Swibel, Christopher, David and Joseph Austgen. Grandfather of five.

BAXTER, Aletha M., 58, Holy Angels, Indianapolis, May 22. Mother of Kiley Baxter. Daughter of Benjamin Scott and Shirley Mallory. Sister of Daphne Barbee, Veachel Dillworth, Melissa, Michael, Terrow and Zachary Mallory, Anthony, Benjamin Jr., Erick, Phillip and Steven Scott. Grandmother of three.

BRYANT, Omer E., 91, St. Paul, Tell City, May 24. Husband of Betty Bryant. Father of Judy Brothers, David, Omer Jr., Randy and Rodney Bryant. Brother of Garnet Hammack. Grandfather of seven. Great-grandfather of two.

DURBIN, Agnes Elizabeth, 86, St. Anne, New Castle, May 25. Mother of Elizabeth, Mary, Blaise, Christopher, James, Mark and Paul Durbin. Sister of Mary Ann Trulley, James and Peter Schetgen. Grandmother of 23.

EBERLE, Patricia Ann, 64, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, May 26. Sister of Donna Hoying, Marie Kaufman, Diana Owens, Marilyn Shumate, Benedictine Sister Anita Eberle, Jim, Larry, Paul and Tom Eberle.

HANNON, Terrence P., 68, Most Holy Name of Jesus, Beech Grove, May 24. Husband of Roberta (Cheesman) Hannon. Father of Cheri Bush and Emily Radisich. Brother of Thomas Hannon. Grandfather of four.

HAYES, James F., Sr., 74, St. Philip Neri, Indianapolis, June 3. Husband of Yelba Hayes. Father of Jacqueline Backus, Martha O’Connor, Sarah Stevenson and James Hayes Jr. Grandfather of 10. Great-grandfather of one.

JERGER, Robert M., 84, St. Lawrence, Lawrenceburg, May 30. Husband of Eileen Jerger. Father of Dan and Kenn Jerger. Brother of Maryanne Standriff. Grandfather of one.

KOEHL, Alicia D., 45,

St. Pius X., Indianapolis, May 30. Wife of Paul Koehl. Mother of Victoria and Thomas Koehl. Daughter of Patricia Lunte. Sister of Nichole Masters.

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

LUCKETT, Bernard L., 75, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, May 2. Husband of Sandra Luckett. Father of Constance Bryan, Deborah Miller and Frances Hayes. Brother of Maryellen McKinney and Donald Luckett. Grandfather of three.

MAY, Judith A., 59, St. Bernadette, Indianapolis, April 11. Mother of Rachel Neubauer. Daughter of Marilyn May. Sister of Karyn DePari, Teresa Reckley, Mary Lynn, Donald and Stephen May. Grandmother of three. (correction)

McFARLING, Adeline, 90, St. Paul, Tell City, May 25. Mother of Vicki Brewer. Grandmother of three. Great-grand mother of five.

NEWLAND, James George, 93, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, May 19. Father of Jane Coraz, Christine Darling, Suzanne Graham, Margaret Paul, David, James, Mark and Robert Newland. Grandfather of 14.

PHILLIPS, Mary A., 84, St. Christopher, Indianapolis, May 28. Mother of Chris Hill, Patty Sickmeier and Daniel Phillips. Sister of six. Grandmother of several. Great-grandmother of several.

Daughter of Charity Delphine Fleming taught nursing and promoted nursing education

Daughter of Charity Delphine Fleming died on May 4 at the Seton Residence in Evansville, Ind., in the Evansville Diocese. She was 97.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on May 7 at the Seton Residence Chapel in Evansville. Burial followed at St. Joseph Cemetery in Evansville.

Eliska Marie Fleming was born on Jan. 24, 1915, in New Orleans.

After graduating from St. Joseph High School in New Orleans in 1932, she entered the Daughters of Charity in December of that year.

After completing her initial formation in St. Louis, Sister Delphine taught at a Catholic high school for one year then began her ministry in health care in 1934.

In the archdiocese, she served as an operating room supervisor at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.

After completing a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in nursing education at DePaul University in Chicago, Sister Delphine taught student nurses at St. Vincent Hospital and other Daughter of Charity hospitals for 23 years.

During this time, she was active in working with the National League for Nursing to obtain better standards for nurses.

President Lyndon B. Johnson appointed her to a four-year term on the Advisory Council to the Nurses Training Act of 1964, and called her to give testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee in support of the Civil Rights Act of 1967.

Sister Delphine was one of five U.S. delegates who participated in the International Council of Nurses meeting in Frankfort, Germany.

After retiring to the Seton Residence in 2003, Sister Delphine served in the ministry of prayer.

Surviving are a brother, David Fleming; a sister, Toby Bassett; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial gifts may be sent to the Daughters of Charity, Seton Residence, 9200 New Harmony Road, Evansville, IN 47720. †

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