June 12, 2015


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BIGGS, Carolyn K. (Smith), 66, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyd County, May 31. Wife of Jim Biggs. Mother of Jennifer Netter and Derek Biggs. Daughter of Robert Smith. Sister of Ruth Ann Deuser and Cheryl Goodin. Grandmother of three.

BISCHOFF, Francis A., 90, St. Michael, Brookville, May 26. Husband of Doris Bischoff. Father of Beverly Fohl, Julia Johnson, Diana Thomas, Becky Trammel, Gary, Gerald, Glen and Joe Bischoff. Brother of Wilfred Bischoff. Grandfather of 15. Great-grandfather of seven.

BOYLE, Betty (Bagnuolo), 88, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, May 28. Wife of Donald Boyle. Mother of Amy, Cari, Judy, Kate, Liz, Bill, Don, John, Pat and Steve Boyle.

CARTER, Tressa, 88, St. Vincent de Paul, Bedford, May 27. Mother of Greg Carter. Grandmother of one.

DARNELL, Alan D., 68, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, May 30. Husband of Patricia Darnell. Father of Elle, Elizabeth, Emily and Scott Darnell. Brother of James Darnell. Grandfather of three.

EWING, James Robert, 92, St. Mary, Rushville, June 1.

GARVER, Teresa A., 68, Sacred Heart, Clinton, May 22. Wife of Don Garver. Mother of Toni Austin, Vickie Mackey, Sharon Smith, Rita Studdard, Butch and Joe Garver. Grandmother of 17. Great-grandmother of nine.

GRANATO, Judith Ann, 76, St. Vincent de Paul, Bedford, May 18. Sister of Dana Dippel and Richard Hodges.

GUNTER, Alice P., 94, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, May 17. Mother of Kathleen, James and John Gunter. Grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of six.

HOLLAND, Rose E. (Hutson), 70, Sacred Heart, Clinton, May 21. Wife of Gary Holland. Mother of Peggy Bridwell, Debi Mack, Carl Jr. and Clay Firestone and Mark Hutson. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of seven.

KAMMER, Patricia, 80, All Saints, Dearborn County, May 26. Wife of Fred Kammer. Mother of Mary Beth Tasco, Teresa, Gary and Ken Kammer. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of one.

KLOECK, James Hilary, 69, St. Meinrad, St. Meinrad, May 19. Brother of Betty Knust, Edwina and Theresa Wahl, Benedictine Sister Vera Kloeck and Tom Kloeck.

LAKER, Larry, 68, St. Mary, Rushville, May 28. Brother of Donald and Wilbur Laker.

MOORE, Dr. Donald C., 78, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, May 14. Husband of Marjie Moore. Father of Anne O’Neill, Bryan, David, Donnie, Todd and Vint Moore. Grandfather of eight.

MULLER, Dr. Paul F., 100, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, May 23. Father of Maryanne Krugman, Joanne Kuebler, Susan, James, John, Robert and Paul Muller. Grandfather of 16. Great-grandfather of seven.

MYERS, Janet M., 90, Immaculate Heart of Mary, Indianapolis, May 30. Sister of Daniel Myers. Aunt of several.

OBERMEYER, Jerome J., 78, Holy Family, Oldenburg, May 28. Husband of Barbara Obermeyer. Father of Kimberly Dodson, Joan Powell and Lisa Willer. Brother of Edward, Gilbert, Richard, Robert and Ronald Obermeyer. Grandfather of seven. Great-grandfather of five.

RICHARDSON, Ruth Marie (Pfleger), 93, St. Roch, Indianapolis, June 1. Mother of Patty Eck, Mary Jo Fox, Sue Steeb, Bill, Hank and Jim Richardson. Sister of Joann Walker. Grandmother of 13. Great-grandmother of 12.

ROELL, Anthony, 66, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Indianapolis, May 25. Brother of Andrea and Alan Roell.

RUCKELSHAUS, John C., 85, Immaculate Heart of Mary, Indianapolis, May 22. Husband of Patricia (Carter) Ruckelshaus. Father of Lucinda Conley, Jacqueline Sergi and John Ruckelshaus III. Brother of Marion Bitzer and William Ruckelshaus. Grandfather of seven. Great-grandfather of two.

STANFIELD, Sylvia M., 92, St. Michael the Archangel, Indianapolis, May 19. Mother of Frank and Randolph Stanfield.

WOODWARD, Thomas George, 69, St. Vincent de Paul, Bedford, May 22. Husband of Susan Woodward. Father of Michelle West and Jason Woodward. Son of Burl and Lena Woodward. Brother of Teresa Cate, Beverly Davis, David and John Woodward. Grandfather of three.

Providence Sister Dorothy Hucksoll served in education, ministered to death-row inmates

Providence Sister Dorothy Hucksoll died on May 25 at Mother Theodore Hall at St. Mary-of-the-Woods. She was 89.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on June 1 at the Church of the Immaculate Conception at the motherhouse. Burial followed at the sisters’ cemetery.

Dorothy May Hucksoll was born on Sept. 16, 1925, in Chicago.

She entered the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods on July 22, 1944, and professed final vows on Jan. 23, 1952.

Sister Dorothy earned a bachelor’s degree at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College and a master’s degree at Indiana University.

During her 70 years as a member of the Sisters of Providence, Sister Dorothy ministered in education for 40 years in schools in Illinois, Indiana and North Carolina. After retiring from teaching in 1988, she assisted in Providence Health Care at the motherhouse and ministered for seven years to a sister who had suffered brain damage in an accident.

Sister Dorothy also ministered to inmates convicted on death row at the United States Penitentiary in Terre Haute and the Indiana State Prison in Michigan City, Ind. In 2013, she dedicated herself entirely to prayer.

In the archdiocese, Sister Dorothy served at the former St. Catherine of Siena School in Indianapolis from 1950-56, Holy Family School in New Albany from 1956-58, and St. Charles Borromeo School in Bloomington from 1969-70 and 1971-72. She also served as a health care assistant at the motherhouse from 1988-2001.

Sister Dorothy is survived by a sister, Joan Doyle of Hillside, Ill., and several nieces and nephews.

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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