November 30, 2012


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ANDERSON, Augusta J., 80, St. Joan of Arc, Indianapolis, Nov. 8. Mother of Michelle and Lucian Anderson Jr. Grandmother of seven.

AVERY, Georgie Lee, 86, St. Augustine, Jeffersonville, Nov. 7. Mother of Mary Fergerson, Mary Mesterharm, James and John Avery. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of eight.

BOOK, Susan M., 45, St. Joseph, Corydon, Nov. 8. Wife of David Book. Mother of Emma and Evan Book. Daughter of Eddie and Rowena (Gunther) Hoehn. Sister of Diane Owen, Matt, Mike and Russ Hoehn. Granddaughter of Verna Gunther.

BRIGHT, Venice, 86, St. Paul, Sellersburg, Nov. 7. Wife of James Bright. Mother of Lisa Kelaher, Linda Offutt and John Servidio. Sister of Steve Smith. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of five.

BURKE, Florence, 98, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Nov. 7. Mother of Maureen Piontek, Billie Stubbs, Patricia, James and Thomas Burke. Sister of Mary Scarpone. Grandmother of 11. Great-grandmother of 20.

CALLAHAN, Thomas, 56, St. Paul the Apostle, Greencastle, Nov. 8. Son of Richard and Francis Callahan. Brother of Kathleen Cooper, Patricia Pittman, James and Mike Callahan.

CALVIN, Linda, 65, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, Nov. 4. Wife of Kenneth Calvin. Mother of Shawn Anderson, Elizabeth Lupear, Pamela Sterrett and Donna Storey. Sister of Ellen Ross. Grandmother of eight.

CATE, Col. William F., Jr., 84, St. Matthew the Apostle, Indianapolis, Nov. 5. Husband of Sharon Cate. Father of Irene Selby, Andrew, Steven and Tom Cate. Stepfather of Wendy Creech, Kelly Durbin, Bethany, Jeremy and Stephen Heidrich. Brother of Elizabeth Cate. Grandfather of 10. Great-grandfather of two.

CLEMENTS, Loretta, 90, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Indianapolis, Nov. 8. Mother of Dan and Jim Clements. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of two.

DALTON, Rosemary, 93, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Indianapolis, Nov. 5. Mother of Norma Aldrich, Mary Hancock, Kay Powers, Teresa Sauter, Joseph, Martin, Michael, Stephen and Thomas Dalton Jr. Grandmother of several. Great-grandmother of several. Great-great-grandmother of several.

DeLUCA, Mary Joan, 86, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Oct. 13. Wife of Joseph DeLuca. Mother of Thomas DeLuca. Grandmother of three.

DENISON, Larry R., 73, Holy Family, New Albany, Nov. 14. Husband of Nancy Denison. Father of Larry Denison. Brother of Lynn, Richard and Russell Denison. Grandfather of four.

FRAZIER, Robert Frederick, 63, St. Vincent de Paul, Bedford, Nov. 11. Husband of Katherine Frazier. Father of Wendy Cass, Allison Heinlen, Tina Nitsos and Chad Frazier. Brother of Dianna Buron, Patricia Dow, Marie Gagnon and Aletha Sabin. Grandfather of eight.

HOFFMAN, Rosamond Marie, 89, St. Rose of Lima, Franklin, Nov. 6. Mother of Lisa Koenigstein and Robert Hoffman. Grandmother of two.

JOHNSON, Golda Mae, 92, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Nov. 15. Mother of Jeanne Chill, Carol McIlveen, Genevieve, Chuck and Dr. Stan Johnson. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of 11.

KAPERAK, Leona Margaret (Barron), 97, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Nov. 9. Mother of Paula Slinger and Patty Talen. Grandmother of four.

KIEFFER, Joseph M., 60, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Nov. 10. Son of Joseph and Grace Kieffer. Brother of Liz Appleby, Christine Hamilton, Patricia Parker, Mary Kay Segasser, Ed and Kevin Kieffer.

LEE, James T., 87, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Nov. 4. Husband of Dorothy Lee. Father of Trish English, Eileen Meyer, Linda and Martin Lee. Brother of Jack and Thomas Lee. Grandfather of seven.

LOSCHKY, Louise C., 94, Most Holy Name of Jesus, Beech Grove, Nov. 18. Wife of Joseph Loschky. Mother of Joan Wolfe, Allan, Craig and Jerry Loschky. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of four.

MACKE, Richard, 82, St. Mary, Rushville, Nov. 19. Husband of Sharon Macke. Father of Jo Temple, Cecilia and Jon Macke. Grandfather of five. Great-grandfather of two.

OLSSON, Mark T., 65, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, Nov. 8. Husband of Y.S. Theresa (Kim) Olsson. Father of Natasha, Joshua, Nathan and Travis Olsson. Brother of Rhonda Harris.

RENFORTH, Darlene A., 67, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Nov. 10. Sister of Theresa Callahan, Carolyn Evans, Dorothy Myers and Joseph Renforth.

Benedictine Father Simeon Daly was a librarian, author and monk of Saint Meinrad Archabbey

Benedictine Father Simeon Daly, a monk and priest of Saint Meinrad Archabbey in St. Meinrad, died on Nov. 10 at the monastery infirmary. He was 90.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Nov. 14 at the Archabbey Church of Our Lady of Einsiedeln in St. Meinrad. Burial followed at the Archabbey Cemetery.

Father Simeon was a jubilarian of profession and priesthood, and a participant in the Rush Religious Study on Aging and Alzheimer’s disease.

Philip John Daly was born on May 9, 1922, in Detroit.

After completing his elementary education, he enrolled at Saint Meinrad’s former minor seminary.

Invested as a Benedictine novice in 1943, he professed his simple vows on Aug. 10, 1944, and was ordained to the priesthood on May 18, 1948.

Father Simeon was appointed assistant librarian of the Archabbey Library in 1949.

Also that year, he earned a licentiate in sacred theology at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.

Two years later, he earned a master’s degree in library science.

On Aug. 16, 1951, he was named head librarian of the Archabbey Library, a ministry position that he held for 49 years.

Father Simeon was a member of various library associations, including the American Theological Library Association, which he served as president from 1979 to 1981.

He was instrumental in the planning of Saint Meinrad’s new library, which was dedicated in 1982.

Father Simeon also served as the monastery’s master of liturgical ceremonies for 10 years preceding, during and following the Second Vatican Council in the 1960s.

He was the chairman or a member of the monastery’s liturgical committee for many years.

Father Simeon also served as subprior, or third in leadership, of the monastery from 1975 to 1978.

Most recently, he assisted at Saint Meinrad’s Development Office.

Father Simeon was the author of Finding Grace in the Moment: Stories and Other Musings of an Aged Monk, which was published in 2005.

He also wrote several articles on aging for the various Notes series of the Abbey Press.

Surviving are several nieces and nephews.

Memorial gifts may be sent to Saint Meinrad Archabbey, 200 Hill Drive, St. Meinrad, IN 47577. †

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