November 23, 2012


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BELL, Lesa Karen (Beedie), 53, St. Vincent de Paul, Bedford, Nov. 7. Wife of Mike Bell. Mother of Lindsey Terrell. Stepmother of Logan Bell. Sister of Janna Abell, Debbie Gratzer and Mike Beedie. Grandmother of two.

BERRY, Raymonde Juliette, 86, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Nov. 5. Mother of Christina Martzall and Elsie Mae Green. Sister of Georgette Petit, Dedee Varielle, Claudette and Yvonne Gervais. Grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of two.

BOOK, Karen M., 53, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyd County, Nov. 8. Mother of Mandy Shireman, Jason, Kevin and Richard Book. Sister of Rhonda Herley, Sherry Ott, Victoria and Andrew Kruer Jr. Grandmother of seven.

BRAND, Albertha D., 90, St. Agnes, Nashville, Nov. 4. Mother of Phyllis and Sharon Kirts, Jennifer, John, Michael and Terrance Brand. Grandmother of 11. Great-grandmother of 15. Great-great-grandmother of two.

BURGET, Frances (Tennis), 73, St. Benedict, Terre Haute, Nov. 3. Mother of Anne Burget-Clement and Polly Knight. Grandmother of five. Step-grandmother of one. Great-grandmother of two.

COONS, Cecelia Rose, 90, Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary, Indianapolis, Sept. 28. Mother of Josephine Hill, Jacqueline Coons-Nicely, James and John Coons. Sister of Lena Barrett. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of eight.

FELDMAN, Michael, 72, St. Gabriel the Archangel, Indianapolis, Nov. 3. Husband of Patricia Feldman. Father of Kristine Doty, Kathy Newkirk and Michele Nitishin. Brother of Linda Cooper and Marsha Ferer. Grandfather of five.

GLENN, Fairy F., 86, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, Nov. 1. Mother of Mary O’Dell, Judith Rieman and Michael Glenn. Sister of Alberta LaFever. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of 17. Great-great-grandmother of one.

GUTZWILLER, Dolores M., 87, Holy Family, Oldenburg, Nov. 10. Mother of Cindy Leising, Donna Nickerson, David, John, Mark, Ronald and Tony Gutzwiller. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of five.

HOFF, Romilda B., 84, St. Louis, Batesville, Nov. 12. Mother of Nancy Fischmer, Carol Niese, George and Herbert Hoff. Sister of Carl Haas. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of 11.

JACKSON, Mary (Gooderson), 97, St. Lawrence, Lawrenceburg, Nov. 6. Aunt of several.

KAZMIERZAK, Ida, 87, St. Thomas More, Mooresville, Nov. 1. Wife of Benedict Kazmierzak. Mother of Denise and Paul Kazmierzak. Grandmother of three.

KELLY, Howell M., Sr., 66, Sacred Heart of Jesus,

Jeffersonville, Oct. 23. Husband of Dorothy Kelly. Father of Mary Kelly-Herman, Veronica Prechtel, Adam, Bryan, Howell Jr. and Richard Kelly. Brother of Georgellen, Jane, Benjamin and Richard Kelly. Grandfather of 12.

KIMBLEY, Leona C., 84, Sacred Heart of Jesus,

Indianapolis, Oct. 31. Mother of Linda Coy, Brenda Reinking, Bruce, Dean, George and Gus Kimbley. Grandmother of 17. Great-grandmother of 23.

KLOTZBIER, Ralph, 92, St. Gabriel the Archangel,

Indianapolis, Nov. 4. Husband of Beatrice Klotzbier. Father of Martha Freije, Kathleen Tucker and Richard Klotzbier. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of 14. Great-great-grandfather of one.

KNABLE, Edmund, 78, St. Mary, New Albany, Nov. 4. Husband of Ann Knable. Father of Tammy Gibson, Denise Konkle, Diane Lilly and Donna Resch. Brother of Henrietta Huber, Winnona Lynch and Mary Ann Woods. Grandfather of eight.

MARLEY, Glenda A., 73, Our Lady of the Greenwood, Greenwood, Nov. 1. Wife of Jack Marley. Mother of Michelle Malina, Kent and Kirk Marley. Daughter of Donald and Crystol Spaulding. Sister of Janice O’Neill. Grandmother of seven.

McVEY, Michael F., 69, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, Oct. 31. Husband of Joan McVey. Father of Shawn McVey. Brother of Mary Patricia Barnes and Charles McVey.

O’NEIL, Jean A. (Sohm), 72, St. Anthony of Padua, Clarksville, Oct. 31. Mother of Michael, Stanley and Thomas O’Neil. Sister of Joyce Thompson, Bob, Kenny and Steve Sohm. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of four.

OSELLA, Louie A., 98, St. Benedict, Terre Haute, Nov. 10. Husband of Martha (Johnson) Osella. Uncle of several.

PAPPAS, Thomas Elmer, Sr., 81, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Sept. 26. Husband of Helen Pappas. Father of Thomas Jr. and Anthony Pappas. Grandfather of four. Great-grandfather of two. (correction)

PARISH, Richard A., 92, St. Mary, Rushville, Nov. 9. Husband of Ameilia Parish. Father of Cindy Hall, Pete Steele and David Parish. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of one.

RAKE, Patricia A. (Sammons), 72, St. John the Baptist, Starlight, Nov. 4. Stepmother of Paula Andres, Diane Martin, Marilyn Rowan, Terri Sprigler and Mark Rake. Sister of Betty Dooley, Nancy Doutaz, Lona Parr, Tammie Vitt and Dan Sammons. Step-grandmother of 17. Step-great-grandmother of 13.

ROBBINS, Russell, Jr., 71, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, Nov. 1. Father of Shawnna Thomas, Janalyn, Shannon and Jason Robbins. Brother of Ann Jones and Donald Robbins. Grandfather of two.

Benedictine Sister Ann Janette Gettelfinger was a founding member of monastery in Beech Grove

Benedictine Sister Ann Janette Gettelfinger, formerly Sister Cordula, died on Nov. 4 at St. Paul Hermitage in Beech Grove. She was 76.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Nov. 8 at Our Lady of Grace Monastery Chapel in Beech Grove. Burial followed at the sisters’ cemetery.

She was born on April 2, 1936, in Plymyra, Ind.

Sister Anne Janette entered Monastery Immaculate Conception in Ferdinand, Ind., in 1951, and made her perpetual monastic profession in 1956.

She became a founding member of Our Lady of Grace Monastery in 1960.

Sister Ann Janette ministered as a teacher at Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis and Diocese of Evansville.

She also served as a pastoral associate at St. Martin Parish in Yorkville and St. Paul Parish in New Alsace.

Sister Ann Janette also ministered as a receptionist at the Archbishop O’Meara Catholic Center in Indianapolis as well as at the monastery and Benedict Inn Retreat and Conference Center in Beech Grove.

She also helped with social services at St. Paul Hermitage.

Surviving are a brother, Frank Gettelfinger of Taylor Mill, Ky.; and four sisters, Carol Chappel of Franklin; Jeane Krejci of Lincoln, Neb.; Thelma Lewis of Saline, Mich.; and Benedictine Sister Norma Gettelfinger of Beech Grove; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Memorial gifts may be sent to the Retired Sisters’ Fund, Sisters of St. Benedict, Our Lady of Grace Monastery, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove, IN 46107. †

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