November 1, 2013


Please submit in writing to our office by 10 a.m. Thursday before the week of publication; be sure to state date of death. Obituaries of archdiocesan priests serving our archdiocese are listed elsewhere in The Criterion. Order priests and religious sisters and brothers are included here, unless they are natives of the archdiocese or have other connections to it; those are separate obituaries on this page.

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CORDERO, Velma Jean (Zinser), 87, St. Paul, New Alsace, Oct. 9. Wife of Augustine Cordero. Mother of Doris Boyd, Larry and Martin Zinser. Sister of Marcella Capurro and Wanda Helton. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of 16. Great-great-grandmother of three.

FOWLER, Michael, 71, St. Patrick, Terre Haute, Oct. 13. Father of Heather Howard, Dawn Kackley and Eric Fowler.

FURR, Laura L., 56, SS. Francis and Clare, Greenwood, Oct. 20. Wife of Mack Furr. Mother of Joshua and Nathan Furr. Daughter of Lela Mae Bieda. Sister of Michael Bieda.

GILLAND, Donald, 84, St. Maurice, Napoleon, Oct. 11. Husband of Mary Gilland. Father of Cindi Ahlrich, Joni Lunsford, Debbie Potts, Mark, Rick and Steve Gilland. Grandfather of 20. Great-grandfather of 17.

JONES, James, 91, St. Bridget, Liberty, Sept. 25. Husband of Bev Jones. Father of Jenni Gibbs, Sarah Gifford, Michelle Lowden and Brian Morgan. Brother of Dorothy and Joe Jones. Grandfather of 15. Great-grandfather of 10.

LEONARD, Herman A., 81, St. Matthew, Indianapolis, July 25. Husband of Sue (Kirby) Leonard. Father of Carol Blankman, Sue Glaze, Jeanne Hutcherson, Bob, Dan, Dave, Ken, Pat, Steve and Ted Leonard. Brother of Ann Huser and Mike Leonard. Grandfather of 27.

MACIAS, Maria Luisa, 84, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, Oct. 14. Mother of Andres, Elsa, Gracia, Raquel and Rosa Martinez. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of seven.

MAHALEK, Alice Louise, 88, St. Patrick, Terre Haute, Oct. 10. Mother of Teresa Cullen, Kate Fitzgerald, Mary Nardulli and Meg Mahalek.

MALONEY, John, 91, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, Oct. 12. Father of Teresa Brown, Kay Youngblood, Jack, Joe and Vince Maloney. Stepfather of Maria Zigmunt. Grandfather of 12. Great-grandfather of three.

MONGENROTH, Goldie Marie, 89, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, Oct. 15. Mother of Rosemarie Ayers, Teresa Crask and Marlene Ottersbach. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of 15.

NATALIE, Linda, 51, Sacred Heart, Clinton, Oct. 1. Wife of Jim Natalie. Mother of Michelle Natalie. Daughter of Rosalinde Parks. Sister of Tina Shortridge, Klaus Adams and Bob Parks.

NATALIE, Roseline, 91, Sacred Heart, Clinton, Oct. 1. Mother of Sharon Miller and Larry Natalie. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of 13.

NAVARRA, John Charles, 82, St. Roch, Indianapolis, Oct. 14. Husband of Twila Navarra. Father of Deanna Foster and David Navarra. Stepfather of Nina Sanders and Robert Fattig. Brother of Michael Navarra. Grandfather of six.

SKORICH, Angeline, 90, Sacred Heart, Clinton, Oct. 10. Wife of Eli Skorich. Mother of Elaine Somerville, Mary Helen Weisheit and Paul Skorich. Sister of Dolores Spitz. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of four.

SULLIVAN, Stephen T., 77, Our Lady of Lourdes, Indianapolis, Oct. 12. Husband of Beverly Sullivan. Father of Cynthia Weidner, Anthony and Kenneth Sullivan. Stepfather of Kim Wolford, Greg Henry, Chris and Ron Ebbing. Brother of Mike Sullivan. Grandfather of 14. Great-grandfather of eight.

WETTERING, Marjorie Gail, 79, St. Mary, Greensburg, Oct. 18. Mother of Ann Marie Lucas, Stephen Carlson and William Wettering. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of seven.

WOLFE, Emma Jean, 82, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, Oct. 13. Mother of Paula Dearing, Pamela Sever and Randal Wolfe. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of seven.

WILDBERGER, Richard T., 50, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Oct. 15. Son of Richard and Patricia Wildberger.

Providence Sister Catherine Livers ministered in education for 29 years, including in Indiana

Providence Sister Catherine Livers, formerly Sister Agatha Livers, died on Oct. 20 at Mother Theodore Hall at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. She was 92.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Oct. 25 at the Church of the Immaculate Conception at the motherhouse. Burial followed at the sisters’ cemetery.

Sister Catherine was born on May 23, 1921, in Loogootee, Ind.

She entered the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods on June 29, 1937, and professed final vows on Jan. 23, 1946.

During 76 years as a Sister of Providence, Sister Catherine ministered as an educator for 29 years in Catholic schools in Illinois, Indiana, Maryland and North Carolina. She later ministered for 22 years in various areas of pastoral ministry. She also served for 10 years in leadership in her religious community.

In the archdiocese, she served as principal of the former St. Patrick School in Indianapolis from 1966-69, as a staff member of Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House from 1988-89 and later at St. Ann Clinic in Terre Haute.

Memorial gifts may be sent to the Sisters of Providence, 1 Sisters of Providence Road, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, St. Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876. †

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