August 23, 2013


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ANDREWS, Helen C., 85, Christ the King, Indianapolis, Aug. 6. Mother of Sheila Blackwell, Marianne Cavanaugh, Cathy Leibel, Helen and William Andrews. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of one.

BIERMAN, Irma Rose (Kruer), 91, St. John the Baptist, Starlight, Aug. 10. Mother of Paula Carter, LaVonna Christmas, Georgina Dupaquier, Bridget Kessinger, Donna Strohmeier, Benedictine Sister Sharon Bierman, Douglas Sr., Marcellus Jr. and Mark Bierman. Sister of Norma Johns, Bonnie Naville and George Kruer Jr. Grandmother of 13. Great-grandmother of 15.

BLACK, Larry, 55, St. Andrew, Richmond, July 29. Father of Christopher Black. Son of Charlotte (Black) Miller. Brother of Sandra Gilbert.

ERTEL, Martha, 87, St. Maurice, Napoleon, Aug. 1. Mother of Linda, James, Keith and Lee Ertel. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of four.

FORTNER, Dale, 75, St. Vincent de Paul, Bedford, Aug. 8. Husband of Ethel Fortner. Father of Sarah Lee and Ben Fortner. Grandfather of four.

HUMMELL, Michael A., 61, Holy Family, Oldenburg, Aug. 11. Father of Michelle Nathalagsy, Virginia, Michael and Mitchell Hummell. Son of Virginia Hummell. Brother of Gloria Gowin, Donna Miller and Mark Hummell. Grandfather of seven.

HUNTINGTON, David, 50, St. Matthew the Apostle, Indianapolis, Aug. 8. Son of Robert and Mary Ann Huntington. Brother of Lynn Dimond and Jim Huntington.

KELLY, Timothy B., 51, St. Joan of Arc, Indianapolis, Aug. 4. Husband of Margaret Kelly. Father of Grace and Samantha Kelly. Brother of Patricia McKinstry.

LUDWIG, Barbara S., 77, St. Anthony, Morris, Aug. 8. Mother of Larry and Lou Ludwig. Sister of Gerald Ludwig. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of six.

LUECKE, Brian Jeffrey, 26, St. Mary, Lanesville, Aug. 10. Son of Earl and Ruth (Peters) Luecke. Brother of Rhett Luecke. Grandson of Goldie Luecke.

MONTONEY, William, 80, Holy Family, Richmond, Aug. 5. Husband of Roberta Montoney. Father of Tammy Alyea, Marcus and Michael Montoney. Grandfather of four.

PALIGRAF, Philip M., 55, St. Simon the Apostle, Indianapolis, July 27.

PAUL, Carleen, 71, St. Matthew the Apostle, Indianapolis, July 20. Wife of Larry Paul. Mother of Michael Paul. Sister of Terri Tuttle, Jim and Pete Schmutte. Grandmother of two.

ROURKE, Bernard, 89, Holy Family, Richmond, Aug. 4. Husband of Louise Rourke. Father of Kathleen Herath, Annette Hurst, Nancy and Paula Smith, David and Patrick Rourke. Stepfather of Deborah Hughes, Sharon Euton and Gary Lett. Grandfather of 28. Great-grandfather of 36. Great-great-grandfather of one.

SCHARF, Norma J., 85, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, July 29. Mother of Nancy, David and Michael Scharf. Grandmother of six.

SEEVERS, Robert O., 84, St. Louis, Batesville, Aug. 11. Husband of Ethel (Hoff) Seevers. Father of Terri Dickey, Shari Simmermeyer, Sandra, David and Steven Seevers. Brother of Kathleen Kurtz. Grandfather of five. Great-grandfather of four.

SHERIDAN, Kathleen, 85, St. Mary, Richmond, Aug. 5. Mother of Loretta Sheridan and Kathleen Smith. Sister of Mary Cooke. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of six.

SPEARS, Dorothy, 93, Holy Family, Richmond, Aug. 2. Mother of Janette Hauser, Carol James, Bryan and Dennis Spears. Sister of Mary Keller, Ruth Strange, Charles, Harry, James, Raymond and William Ellis. Grandmother of 13. Great-grandmother of 19.

WUENSCH, John J., 82, St. Roch, Indianapolis, Aug. 8. Husband of Joyce Wuensch. Father of Laura Bridgewater, Cindy Buchmeier, Beth Downing, Sandy Gilson, Kathy Lakey and Debbie Pike. Brother of Dorothy Logsden, Kathryn Michaelis, Helen Welch and Charles Wuensch. Grandfather of 20. Great-grandfather of four. †

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