September 6, 2013


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ANGELES, Mary (Corsaro), 73, St. Gabriel, Connersville, Aug. 18. Wife of Dr. Armando Angeles. Mother of David, Eric and Armand Angeles. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of one.

BARNES, Helen, 87, Sacred Heart, Clinton, Aug. 7. Mother of David, George and John Barnes. Sister of Marjorie Berta. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of seven.

BECHER, Mary Katherine, 92, Holy Family, New Albany, Aug. 18. Mother of Jean Geswein. Grandmother of two. Great-grandmother of three.

FEDERSPIEL, Kenneth T., 84, St. Mary, Lanesville, Aug. 23. Husband of Brenda Federspiel. Father of Janna Schickel. Stepfather of Darren and Stephen Rappa.

FINNEY, 66, St. Paul the Apostle, Greencastle, Aug. 14. Husband of Melanie Finney. Father of Daniel, John, Michael and Stephen Finney. Grandfather of two.

FISCHER, Clarence F., 85, St. Gabriel, Connersville, Aug. 26. Father of Nancy Rentfrow, Kenneth and Robert Fischer. Brother of Clara Bedel and Della Lawrence. Grandfather of nine. Great-grandfather of 12.

HARDEN, Max Albert, 77, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, Aug. 4.

HARMON, Lois Marie, 73, SS. Francis and Clare, Greenwood, Aug. 12. Mother of Bryan and Darrell Harmon Jr. Sister of Maureen Golden and Jack Sullivan. Grandmother of two.

HENTRUP, Jerome F., 84, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyd County, Aug. 24. Father of Rita Burns, Peggy Grangier, Janet Horn, Lisa and Jerome Hentrup. Grandfather of 13. Great-grandfather of 14.

MILLER, Carl, 45, Christ the King, Indianapolis, Aug. 18. Husband of Caroline Miller. Father of Sylvia, Addison and Jack Miller. Son of Maria Worth. Brother of Sheena, Jake, Kirk, Shane, Shannon, Shawn and Shiloh Miller.

MOORE, Marylynn B., 90, St. Gabriel, Connersville, Aug. 20. Wife of Hollis Moore. Mother of Dennis Moore.

MUNCIE, Donald M., 92, Most Holy Name of Jesus, Beech Grove, Aug. 9. Father of Jane Burgess, Ann Decker, Barbara Helt, Therese Koers, Rita Muncie and John Teagardin. Brother of Paul Muncie. Grandfather of 13. Great-grandfather of 12.

OBERTING, Nicholas Anthony, infant, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Aug. 15. Son of Michelle Oberting. Grandson of Ken and B. Kyle Oberting. Great-grandson of Ken Oberting.

PEETZ, Thomas, 65, St. Maurice, Napoleon, Aug. 10. Husband of Patricia Peetz. Father of Claire, Richard and Steve Peetz. Brother of Charlotte Vanover, Susan White, James and John Peetz. Grandfather of two.

ROSS, Steven, 61, SS. Francis and Clare, Greenwood, Aug. 5. Husband of Deb Ross. Father of Jill Pierle. Stepfather of Anne Simulia and Matthew Simmons. Brother of Michael Ross. Grandfather of six.

SHANK, Loretta Ann, 78, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, Aug. 15. Mother of Catherine Brack, Cheryl Gingry, David and Doug Benefiel. Stepmother of Edward and William Shank. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of seven.

STRITTMATTER, Neal, 76, Holy Family, Richmond, Aug. 21. Husband of Patricia Strittmatter. Father of Vicki Elstro and Matt Strittmatter. Stepfather of Robin Barker. Brother of Marjorie Creason and Ann Sanford. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of four.

TRACKWELL, Dennis Ray, 70, Most Holy Name of Jesus, Beech Grove, Aug. 1. Husband of Dorothy (Caudill) Trackwell. Father of Dawn Matheson, Dione Taylor, Devon Scott and Derek Trackwell. Brother of Peggy Kidwell. Grandfather of nine.

WEAVER, Mary A., 60, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, Aug. 20. Wife of Robert Weaver. Mother of Brian Weaver. Sister of Margie Baldwin and Irene Marcotte.

WILES, Rhonda Ardel, 63, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Aug. 20. Wife of Joseph Wiles. Mother of Andrea Sandlin. Stepmother of Julie Markowitz. Sister of Garnet Fisher, DeVona Rothrock and John Burley. Grandmother of four.

WRIGHT, Carolyn J., 78, St. Gabriel, Connersville, Aug. 21. Wife of John Wright. Mother of Lisa Brown and Kevin Wright. Sister of Sonya Gruell and Sue Walker. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of three.

YORN, Marjorie Frances, 76, St. Louis, Batesville, Aug. 25. Mother of Kathy Fullenkamp, Kendall, Kerry and Kirk Yorn. Sister of Rita Giesting and Irene Schutte. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of two.

Wanda M. Richardt was the mother of Father Lawrence Richardt

Wanda M. Richardt, the mother of retired Father Lawrence Richardt, died on Aug. 14 at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper, Ind. She was 95.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Aug. 17 at St. Mary Church in Huntingburg, Ind., in the Evansville Diocese. Burial followed at Calvary Cemetery in Troy.

A native of Cherokee, Iowa, she was the wife of John J. Richardt and the mother of five children.

Before her marriage, she worked as a nanny and housekeeper in Chicago. Afterward, she worked as a homemaker and at General Electric in Tell City, DMI Furniture in Huntingburg and at Jasper Desk in Jasper. Her interests included knitting, crocheting, embroidering, reading, gardening and baking.

In addition to Father Richardt, she is survived by two other sons, Joe and Steve Richardt; two daughters, Marilyn Evans and Susan LeMond; three grandchildren, three step grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and four step great-grandchildren.

Memorial gifts may be sent to St. Mary Parish, 313 N. Washington St., Huntingburg, IN 47542 or the Evansville Association for the Blind, 500 North 2nd Ave., Evansville, IN 47710. †

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