August 31, 2012


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BRYANT, Violet, 95, St. Mary, New Albany, Aug. 13. Mother of Patsy Hall, Brenda Huff, Larry and Mike Bryant. Grandmother of 15. Great-grandmother of 39. Great-great-grandmother of 18. Great-great-great-grandmother of three.

CASSIDY, Mary Ava (Early), 79, St. Michael the Archangel, Indianapolis, Aug. 11. Mother of Ann Bernard and Catherine Lynn. Grandmother of eight.

DOTTERY, Eugene, 77, St. Monica, Indianapolis, Aug. 7. Husband of Nona (Hunter) Dottery. Father of Joan Thaxton, Jacqueline, Michael and Patrick Dottery. Grandfather of seven.

FRANCO, Mary Ann, 71, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, July 26. Wife of Gerald Franco. Mother of Maureen Daehler, Lisa Robinson, Brian and Mark Franco. Daughter of Robert and Mildred (Marien) Pickett. Grandmother of 14.

GLOTZBACH, Pauline (Sauer), 90, Holy Family, New Albany, Aug. 15. Mother of D. Joan and Tom Sauer. Stepmother of Rosalee Flanigan, Judy Grant, Cathy Kruer, Carolyn Olds, Mary Wright, Janet Zoeller, B.J., David, Joseph, Larry, Steve and Tom Glotzbach. Sister of Dorothy Patten. Grandmother of three. Step-grandmother of several. Great-grandmother of one. Step-great-grandmother of several.

HUFFERD, Carolyn J., 67, St. Mary, Greensburg, Aug. 16. Wife of Max Hufferd. Mother of Becky Hamilton and Ginny Marhanka. Grandmother of four.

KALLEMBACH, Ralph E., Sr., 87, St. Augustine, Jeffersonville, Aug. 13. Father of Patricia Clark, Carol Heidbreder, JoAnn Reas and Ralph Kallembach Jr. Brother of Florence Hebner and Floyd Kallembach.

MEUSER, Mary Jo, 69, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis,

Aug. 8. Mother of Clare Siders, Elodie and Jacob Meuser. Sister of Don and Jim Knust. Grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of one.

MITCHEL, Stephen Eugene, 76, Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary, Indianapolis, Aug. 17. Husband of Rosalind (Abel) Mitchel. Father of Lori Edmundson, Jennifer Kane, Lucinda Ledbetter, Jill Shively, Kathleen, Andrew, Michael and Samuel Mitchel. Brother of David and Thomas Mitchel. Grandfather of 18. Great-grandfather of 11.

PFENNINGER, John Gerald, Jr., 64, St. Charles Borromeo, Bloomington, Aug. 13. Father of Jacob Pfenninger. Son of Marcelle Pfenninger. Brother of Jeanne Childs, Anne and Margaret Pfenninger.

RENDEL, Jeffry, 64, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Aug. 11. Husband of Alicia (Anderson) Rendel. Father of Jennifer Buechler, Jonathan, Matthew and Michael Rendel. Brother of David and Michael Rendel. Grandfather of nine.

SHIRLEY, Mary Hedwig (Bray), 60, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Aug. 8. Mother of Alice and Emma Shirley. Sister of Rebecca Bray and Patricia Gould. Grandmother of one.

SMITH, Mary Imelda, 73, St. Anthony of Padua, Clarksville, Aug. 10. Mother of George Smith Jr. Sister of Mary Gatton, Barbara Owen, Frances Scott, James and John Sturgeon. Grandmother of one.

TEX, Vincent J., 65, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, Aug. 12. Father of Melissa Mathias and Carrie Tex. Son of Marion and Bernice (Wiley) Tex. Brother of Mary Hammock, Kenny, Mike, Raymond, Richard, Ronnie and Tom Tex. Grandfather of five.

THOMPSON, Richard Allen, 79, St. Roch, Indianapolis, Aug. 22. Husband of Sandra Thompson. Father of Jill, Nancy, Jude and Ted Thompson. Grandfather of one. Step-grandfather of one.

WENNING, Mary Ann, 90, Immaculate Conception, Millhousen, Aug. 16. Mother of Martha Johnson, Mary Jo, Andrew and John Wenning. Sister of Rosemary Maschino, Barbara Sandhage and Franciscan Sister Bernetta Stuhrenberg. Grandmother of seven. Step-grandmother of two.

WILSON, Marilyn Rose, 73, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Aug. 11. Mother of Diana Spalding, Anthony, Matthew, Michael and William Wilson. Sister of Victoria Cleary, Margie Glick, Christine Genowa, Kathy Huffman, Barbara Schmutte and Roberta Stier. Grandmother of 14. Great-grandmother of two.

WOODARD, Shirley A., 70, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, Aug. 7. Wife of Joseph Woodard. Mother of Matthew Woodard. Stepdaughter of Margaret Sheard. Stepsister of Mary Napier, Carol Vogel and Ted Burton. †

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