October 26, 2012


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AMBERGER, Jacob Charles, 17, St. Joseph, St. Leon, Oct. 6. Son of Charlie Amberger and Keri (Osterman) Amberger. Brother of Megan and Jason Amberger. Grandson of Dick and Jo Ann Amberger and Jerry and Sheri Osterman.

BOSTOCK, Robert G., 82, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, Oct. 2. Husband of Evelyn Bostock. Father of Linda Haas, Brenda Halak, Nikki King, Doug, Rick and Scott Bostock. Brother of Dale, Larry, Marvin and Nobby Bostock. Grandfather of 11. Great-grandfather of six.

CARNEY, Jerry A., 74, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Oct. 13. Father of Lisa Roell, Daniel, Joseph and Michael Carney. Brother of Dorothy, Mary Ann, Ruth, David, Dennis and Donald Carney. Grandfather of four.

CARRICO, Rita Ruth, 61, St. Mary, Lanesville, Oct. 8. Wife of Joe Carrico. Mother of David, Michael and Steven Carrico. Sister of Sharon Brown, Judy Martin, Opal Wells, Donna, Jerry, Larry, Lester and Richard Hendricks. Grandmother of two.

CHAPMAN, Robert Lee, III, 22, St. Charles Borromeo, Bloomington, Oct. 7. Son of Robert and Barbara Chapman Jr. Brother of Cole Chapman. Grandson of Constance Luttinene, Donald Briggs and Robert Chapman Sr.

GODBY, Evelyn, 93, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, Aug. 30. Mother of Billie Simion-Sager and Iva Smith. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of 16. Great-great-grandmother of 20.

HAGEDORN, Krista E., 27, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, Oct. 4. Daughter of Eugene Hagedorn. Granddaughter of Raymond and Mary Hagedorn.

HOLMES, Joseph E., 90, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, Oct. 1. Father of Kathleen Holmes.

JEATRAN, Thomas L., 77, St. Joan of Arc, Indianapolis, Oct. 9. Husband of Elizabeth Jeatran. Father of Sarah Fenton, Stephanie Jones, Richard Crock, David, Paul and Peter Jeatran. Brother of Anne Rankin. Grandfather of 13.

KOETTER, Mary Frances, 72, St. John the Baptist, Starlight, Oct. 10. Wife of Thomas Koetter Sr. Mother of Brian, Jerry, Randy, Rick and T.J. Koetter. Sister of Rita Becht, Joan Dohoney, Helene Hart, Kate Lasley, Carol Smith, Jane Wiseman and Michael Newton. Grandmother of 16. Great-grandmother of eight.

LEASON-Douglas, Frances M., 86, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, Oct. 4. Mother of Kathleen, Kerry, Kim, Kenneth and Kevin Leason. Grandmother of five.

LENTZ, Robert A., 84, St. Anthony of Padua, Clarksville, Oct. 4. Husband of Kathleen Lentz. Father of Anne Marie Griffin and Stephen Lentz. Brother of Mary Shean. Grandfather of two.

MASTERSON, Riley Joe, 22, Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Jeffersonville, Sept. 26. Son of Joseph and Julie Masterson. Brother of Claire, Neal and Reid Masterson. Grandson of Robert Jenkins and Barbara Jenkins. Step-grandson of Beverly Jenkins.

MOENTER, Herbert G., 96, St. Louis, Batesville, Oct. 14. Father of Brenda Moorman, Eric, Keith, Kurt and Ron Moenter. Grandfather of nine. Great-grandfather of 10.

MOHR, Raymond H., 81, St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, Bright, Oct. 6. Husband of Barbara (Clark) Mohr. Father of Pamela Zoller, Clark, James and Richard Mohr. Grandfather of 11. Great-grandfather of two.

MOORE, Barbara Ann (Mottolo), 73, Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Jeffersonville, Sept. 27. Mother of Michelle Nance, Yvonne Wilson and Kevin Goodwin. Sister of Gerald and Robert Mottolo. Grandmother of four.

NADERMAN, Marie J., 103, Immaculate Conception, Millhousen, Oct. 11. Mother of Joseph Naderman.

OHLHAUT, Mary R., 88, St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, Bright, Sept. 29. Mother of Janie Cook, Mary Rooks, Chrissy Schneider, Andrew, Dan and Dave Ohlhaut. Sister of Virginia Fries, Joseph, Robert and Ronald Merten. Grandmother of 44. Great-grandmother of 72. Great-great-grandmother of one.

SAUER, Marian R. (Langer), 88, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Indianapolis, Oct. 7. Mother of Donna Heintze, Rosemary Tolle and Bill Sauer. Sister of Anna Cross and Lillian Langer. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of eight.

SCHWERING, Rose Ann, 79, St. Denis, Jennings County, Oct. 8. Mother of Marilyn Adams, Linda Disher, Karen Harmeyer, Debbie Keele, Sharon, Bernard, Kevin, Melvin and Paul Schwering. Sister of Esther Hill, Helen Kramer, Alfred, Art, Bernard, Lawrence and Maurice Diekhoff. Grandmother of 15. Great-grandmother of four.

SPRINKLE, Goldie M., 87, St. Isidore the Farmer, Bristow, Oct. 3. Mother of Rosetta Roberts, Annette Underhill and Wayne Sprinkle. Sister of Ivan Flamion. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of 15.

THOMAS, Elizabeth Ann, 64, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Oct. 9. Wife of Larry Thomas. Mother of Julie Randle, Jeff and Jeremy Thomas. Sister of Barbara Coyle, Lorey Gordon and Rosie Saylor. Grandmother of six.

THOMAS, Roger Lewis, 57, St. Rose of Lima, Franklin, Oct. 9. Father of James Thomas. Son of Darleen Fryatt. Brother of Tammy Evans and Penny Schlie.

TRUMPEY, Genevieve (Rady), 92, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Oct. 6. Mother of Michele Fox, Denise McAtee, Angela Rhodes, Jean Shumaker, Mary Yates, Beverly Zurface, Dennis, Edward Jr., James, Jerry, Larry, Mark and Michael Trumpey. Grandmother of 32. Great-grandmother of 30.

WANSTRATH, Lois J., 84, St. Louis, Batesville, Oct. 10. Mother of Nancy Flannery, Rita Jerden, Cynthia Wanstrath-Whittaker, Dan, Mark, Steve, Theodore and William Wanstrath. Sister of Elaine Voorhees. Grandmother of 17. Great-grandmother of three.

Franciscan Sister Julitta Steckler was a teacher and principal for 50 years

Franciscan Sister Julitta Steckler died on Sept. 21 at St. Clare Hall, the health care facility for the Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis, in Oldenburg. She was 97.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Sept. 24 at the motherhouse chapel in Oldenburg. Burial followed at the sisters’ cemetery.

Elvira Rose Steckler was born on July 28, 1915, in Haubstadt, Ind., in the Diocese of Evansville.

She entered the Oldenburg Franciscan community on June 15, 1933, and professed her final vows on Jan. 6, 1941.

Sister Julitta was a teacher or principal for 50 years from 1933 until 1983 at Catholic schools in Indiana, Ohio, Illinois and Missouri.

From 1984 to 1996, she served at parishes, nursing homes and the Ozanam Shelter for homeless families in Evansville, Ind.

In 1990, Sister Julitta retired to St. Clare Hall at the motherhouse.

Surviving are a sister, Franciscan Sister Dorothy Steckler of Oldenburg, and many nieces and nephews.

Memorial gifts may be sent to the Sisters of St. Francis, P.O. Box 100, Oldenburg, IN 47036. †

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