July 29, 2016


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BACHMAN, Jr., Herman J., 86, St. Mary, Lanesville, July 16. Husband of Dolores Bachman. Father of Becky Kepley and Tim Bachman. Grandfather of three.

BIEVER, Marguerite H., 90, St. Paul, Tell City, July 11. Mother of Gina Braunecker, Diane White and Kevin Biever. Sister of Jeanette Gill, Blanch Lavin and Doris Werne. Grandmother of 11. Great-grandmother of 15.

BOATWRIGHT, Nera V., 96, St. Lawrence, Lawrenceburg, July 3. Mother of June Cheek, Dianna Donk, Judy Hastings, Jan Perdue, Victoria Wildridge and John Boatwright. Grandmother of 29. Great-grandmother of 43. Great-great-grandmother of 21.

EAST, Frank F., 91, St. Vincent de Paul, Bedford, July 13. Father of Linda Lee, Karen Shafer, Mary Anne Wargo, Alan, Ed, F. Darrell, Pat, Steve and Tim East. Brother of Opal Beltran, Carolyn, Rudy, Carl, Cecil and Terry East. Grandfather of 22. Great-grandfather of 25. Great-great-grandfather of five.

ECK, Edward, 79, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, July 20. Husband of Mary Eck. Father of Laure Eck and Karen Powell. Brother of Clare Biggers, Dorothy St. Martin and Richard Eck. Grandfather of four.

FOX, Gertrude H., 98, St. Jude, Indianapolis, July 13. Sister of Anthony Laker. Aunt of several.

FREEMAN, William D., 87, Christ the King, Indianapolis, July 17. Father of Paul, Vince and William Freeman. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of two.

GERLACH, Amy, 90, St. Paul, Tell City, Jun 27. Mother of Vickie Deom, Dennis, Mike and Paul Gerlach. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of 10.

HUBER, Gregory R., 65, St. Lawrence, Lawrenceburg, July 6. Son of Rosemary Huber. Brother of Monica Murray and Anna Seymour. Uncle of several.

KAMER, Patrick G., 31, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, June 28. Father of Daylee Kamer. Son of David and Reba Kamer. Brother of Liz Schroder, Chris and Tim Kamer.

LENAHAN, Thomas E., 90, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, July 7. Father of Mary Armour, Catherine Barnes, Jean Pazos, Patricia, Brian, Daniel, Edward, John, Michael, Stephen and Thomas Lenahan. Brother of Mary McCarty, Eileen White, Bernard, James and Paul Lenahan. Grandfather of 34. Great-grandfather of 15.

LOOS, Elizabeth T., 91, SS. Francis and Clare of Assisi, Greenwood, July 14. Mother of Deborah Fraser, Cheryl Sietz, Charles and Michael Loos. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of six.

LUEKE, Rita M. (Hardt), 84, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyd County, July 18. Mother of Barbara King, Teresa Varenhorst, Rose Marie, Gregory and Steven Lueke. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of four.

MAPPES, James M., 55, St. Roch, Indianapolis, July 20. Father of Carly and Markie Mappes. Son of Lois Mappes. Brother of Sharon Swhear, Debbie Watkins, Dianne Williams, Mark, Michael and Nick Mappes. Uncle of several.

MCCLURE, Marian P., 79, St. Jude, Indianapolis, July 18. Mother of Marianne Welch and George McClure. Sister of Catherine Fritz and Veronica Lee. Grandmother of two.

MURPHY, Mary R. (Gerlach), 78, St. Michael the Archangel, Indianapolis, July 10. Wife of Bill Murphy. Mother of Mary Price, Karen Purichia, Katie Waggoner, Bill, Brian, Devin and Tim Murphy. Sister of Tom Gerlach. Grandmother of 18.

NIMZ, Annette, L., 96, Good Shepherd, Indianapolis, July 10. Mother of Mary Barkow, Janet Bentley, Ann Wilber, Janet, Patricia, David, Michael and John Nimz II. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of 10.

O’NEIL, Patrick D., 62, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, June 30. Husband of Terri O’Neil. Stepfather of Zachary Jessup, Adam McGill and Joe Wichman. Brother of Providence Sister Mary Joanne O’Neil and Robert O’Neil.

OVERLEY, Anthony J., 33, St. Roch, Indianapolis, July 2. Husband of Amber Overley. Father of Dani Anthony Overley. Son of Danny and Christine Overley. Brother of Andrea Overley-Thompson.

PESCI, Edith M., 94, July 5. Mother of Marie Christakos, Sandra Martin and Michael Pesci. Sister of Henry Michelini. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of five.

SIMON, Laurel J. (Poland), 71, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, June 27. Wife of Richard Simon. Mother of Jennifer Kerr and Richard Simon II. Sister of Nadine Melind, Andy, David, Jack, Mike, Pat and Tim Poland. Grandmother of five.

STRAYER, Mary Agnes (Klee) McNamara, 82, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, July 8. Mother of Jenny Bilyeu, Michelle Hayden, Mary Venderley, Chris, Greg, John and Tim McNamara. Sister of Joe and Mike Klee. Grandmother of 21. Great-grandmother of one.

WALLACE, Shirley A., 80, Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Jeffersonville, July 9. Wife of Richard Wallace. Mother of Shirley Conder, Diana Hambaugh, Rosemary Masterson, Becky Snyder, George and Larry Wallace. Grandmother of 20. Great-grandmother of 25.

WARD, Kathleen, 68, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, July 13. Wife of Bobby Ward. Mother of Missy Fleetwood and Rob Ward. Sister of Cecilia Gross, Mary Sturgill, Marcus and Tom Camacho. Grandmother of eight.

WENZLICK, Jim, 82, St. Ann, Indianapolis, July 6. Husband of Leonora Wenzlick. Father of Susan Croft, Linda Gibson, Daniel and David Wenzlick. Grandfather of four. Great-grandfather of four.

WILLIAMS, Janice, 80, St. Roch, Indianapolis, July 15. Wife of Roger Williams. Mother of Cheryl Gray, Jeanine Ziedonis, Julie, David, Michael and Richard Williams. Sister of Anita Kelly, Kathy Stevens and Sally Trefz. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of one.

WORDEN, Rita L., 92, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Indianapolis, July 11. Mother of Jean Thompson, Danny, Jim, Joe, Steve and Tom Worden. Sister of Dorothy Frame and Therese Muschalik. Grandmother and great-grandmother of several.

WROBLEWSKI, Elizabeth M., 84, St. Roch, Indianapolis, July 1. Wife of Alfred Wroblewski. Mother of Theresa Goggins and Thomas Wroblewski. Grandmother of one.

ZURSCHMEIDE, Eustasia L. (Oeffinger), 96, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, July 14. Mother of Nancy Gardner and Susan ZurSchmeide. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of six. †

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