September 7, 2012


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BRAHM, Mildred, 79, St. Meinrad, St. Meinrad, Aug. 25. Mother of Jane Hayes, Sandy Wibbeler, Gary, Jim and Randy Brahm. Sister of Rosella Buschman, Leona Kleiser, Lucille Meier and Melvin Schilling. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of three.

CANTRELL, Norma Natalie, 83, St. Lawrence, Lawrenceburg, Aug. 16. Mother of Brenda Bartley and Linda Schultz. Sister of Eleanor Monolo and Dorothy Stroud. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of six.

CHAMBERLIN, Elvan, 74, Our Lady of the Greenwood, Greenwood, July 14. Husband of Janice (Garringer) Chamberlin. Father of Dr. Erin Chamberlin-Snyder, Renee Dougherty, Mary Howe, Brian and Eric Chamberlin. Brother of Floyd and Benedictine Father Gregory Chamberlin. Grandfather of 12. Great-grandfather of six.

CLIFFORD, Mary E., 88, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, Aug. 9. Mother of Mary Weddle, Francis, Jerry, Michael and Patrick Clifford. Grandmother of 11. Great-grandmother of 17.

DeBRUICKER, Terence J., 53, Immaculate Heart of Mary, Indianapolis, Aug. 13. Husband of Lou DeBruicker. Father of James DeBruicker. Brother of Sara, Dan, Greg, Stewart and Tim DeBruicker.

ECKERT, Matthew O., 78, St. Joseph, Clark County, Aug. 24. Brother of Mary Evelyn Hankins and Jack Eckert.

FORST, Tom H., 74, St. Martin of Tours, Martinsville, Aug. 7. Husband of Becky Forst. Father of Lorie Batchelor, Laura Hesslau, Mary Johnson, Terri Piekarski, JoAnn Stutz, Robin Wallace, Christi York, Jean Forst, David and Rocky Parker. Brother of Loretta Burke and Jack Forst. Grandfather of 17. Great-grandfather of seven.

FREEMAN, William R., Sr., 76, St. Rita, Indianapolis, Aug. 14. Husband of Norma Freeman. Father of Kim, Billy and Richard Freeman. Brother of Henrietta Saunders. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of seven.

GARCIA, Albert, 82, St. Mary-of-the-Rock, Franklin County, July 9. Husband of Pat Garcia.

GIBBENS, Regina Lynn, 54, Annunciation, Brazil, Aug. 19. Wife of Steve Gibbens. Mother of Veronica Stone, Justin and Kevin Gibbens. Sister of Nancy Anderson. Grandmother of four.

GRAHAM, Joann, 66, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Indianapolis, Aug. 5. Sister of Patrick Graham.

HARRIS, Mary C. (Bagley), 48, Mary, Queen of Peace, Danville, July 30. Mother of Kelsey and Jacob Harris. Daughter of John Bagley. Grandmother of one.

HELD, Robert C., 75, Christ the King, Indianapolis, Aug. 21. Husband of Rosalie Held. Stepfather of Kimberlie Ebey.

HUSSEY, Christopher John, 50, St. Simon the Apostle, Indianapolis, Aug. 19. Husband of Sheila Hussey. Father of Andrew Hussey. Son of Peter and Kathryn Hussey. Brother of Letitia Beauregard, Sarah Ryan and Thomas Hussey.

KERR, Joseph, 75, St. Paul the Apostle, Greencastle, May 11. Husband of Linda Kerr. Father of Teresa Cline, Lisa Kincer and Lori Lortscher. Brother of Martha Lawless, Charles, John, Michael, Paul and William Kerr. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of one.

KNARTZER, James F., 69, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, Aug. 6. Husband of Janice (Toler) Knartzer. Father of Kimberly Dinkel and Kurt Knartzer. Grandfather of two.

KUNTZ, Eugene, 96, St. Mary-of-the-Rock, Franklin County, July 27.

MARKET, Carole Ann, 80, St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Cambridge City, Aug. 18. Wife of Stanley Market. Mother of Christine Brown, Mary Lou Griffey, Marilyn Heltzel, Ginny Payne, Debbie Turner, Linda Ulerich and Donald Market. Sister of Mary Ellen Grossman and James Sweet Sr. Grandmother of 20. Great-grandmother of 27.

MORRIS, Willard Martin, 85, St. Anthony of Padua, Clarksville, Aug. 17. Father of Sharon Otto and Mike Morris. Brother of Ann Bartle. Grandfather of eight. Great-grandfather of 13. Great-great-grandfather of one.

OWENS, Rosemary, 87, Good Shepherd, Indianapolis, Aug. 18. Mother of Michael Owens. Sister of Eileen Kiefer. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of three.

PEELMAN, Raymond F., 77, Good Shepherd, Indianapolis, Aug. 18. Husband of Glenda Peelman. Father of Paula Dixon, Karla Roe, Gloria Smalling, Edward, Paul and Raymond Peelman Jr. Stepfather of Sharon Conlin, Diane Donato, David, Mark and Richard Niehaus. Brother of Carole Duke, Tom Fish and Bob Roe. Grandfather of several. Great-grandfather of several.

PERKINS, Roberta, 93, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Aug. 15. Mother of Therese Bordenkircher, Mary Russell, Talytha Thrasher, Brenda, David and Joel Perkins. Sister of Mary Polk and Bill Bond. Grandmother of 14. Great-grandmother of 13.

PETERS, William J., 67, Holy Family, Oldenburg, Aug. 25. Husband of Tammy (Walsman) Peters. Father of Cory and Shawn Peters. Brother of Sharon Cozart, Gerald and Tyrone Peters. Grandfather of four. †

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