March 17, 2017


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BEARDSLEY, Lydia M. (Padilla), 86, Prince of Peace, Madison, Feb. 28. Mother of Geralann Straub, Charles and Samuel Melton. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of 15.

BEAUPRE, Patricia E., 77, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, Oct. 25, 2016. Mother of Michelle Hutson, Sheila Kearney, Lisa Varnau and James Beaupre. Grandmother of 10.

BRICKLER, Jean E., 88, St. Christopher, Indianapolis, March 3. Mother of Emily Kempski, Carol Miller, Mary Osburn, Martha Parker, Sarah Schneider, Jeanette, Daniel and Joseph Brickler, Jr.

Sister of M. Catherine Young. Grandmother of 14. Great‑grandmother of 12.

BYRNE, Margaret (Michl), 95, St. Matthew the Apostle, Indianapolis, Jan. 25. Mother of Colette Grandbouche and Dennis Byrne. Grandmother of three.

CHRISTIAN, Edward L., 88, Holy Family, New Albany, Feb. 23. Father of Carol Kestler, Barbara Landis and Lisa Miller. Brother of Marie Naville and Patricia Randolph. Grandfather of seven. Great‑grandfather of six.

CRITES, Edward W., 83, St. Martin of Tours, Martinsville, Feb. 25. Husband of Charleen Crites. Father of Vicki Katterhenry, Theresa O’Neal, Brenda Scotten and Edward Crites. Grandfather of 10. Great-grandfather of 23.

DAMM, Betty J., 82, St. John the Baptist, Osgood, Feb. 21. Mother of Kathryn Harrington and David Damm. Grandmother of five. Great‑grandmother of two.

DIEHL, Theresa L. (Middleton), 75, Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary, Indianapolis, March 2. Sister of William Middleton.

FREELAND, Dorothy E., 93, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Richmond, Feb. 26. Mother of Jane Cruz, Betsy Renyer, Sue Vaughn, Leah, Marie, Mary, Kent and Phil Freeland. Grandmother, great‑grandmother and great-great-grandmother of several.

GOEBEL, W. Jean, 84, St. Jude, Indianapolis, March 1. Wife of Vincent Goebel. Mother of Elizabeth Borem, Mary Keaton, Gerald, John, Karl and Steve Goebel. Sister of Jo Tremain and Thomas Buell. Grandmother of 11. Great-grandmother of five.

GRANNAN, Elbert B., 90, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, March 1. Father of Regina Peterson, David, Michael and Stephen Grannan. Brother of Jim and Paul Grannan. Grandfather of seven. Great‑grandfather of 13.

GRIGSBY, Jacqueline, 78, Holy Angels, Indianapolis, March 4. Mother of Angela and Jose Espada, Shirley and Keith Grisby, Sr. Sister of James and Ralph Gray. Grandmother of five. Great‑grandmother of 10.

HIRT, Dr. Paul J., 87, St. Mary, Greensburg, March 6. Father of Susan Lecher, Mary Jo Lee, Cindy McCamment, Lisa Sigmon, David and Mark Hirt. Brother of Barbara Hirt, Barbara, Charles and Richard Metzler. Grandfather of 11. Great-grandfather of six.

HOSBEIN, Cletus P., 89, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, Feb. 27. Husband of Mary Hosbein. Father of Jayne Grusak, Julie Johns, Karen Mersereau, Mark, Paul and Tom Hosbein. Grandfather and great-grandfather of several.

KELLY, Albert, 65, St. Michael the Archangel, Indianapolis, Jan. 31. Husband of Minda Kelly. Father of Erica Davis and Monica Raines. Grandfather of two.

KLINKOSE, Frank A., Jr., 86, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Feb. 20. Husband of Kathleen Klinkose. Father of Anne Whitson, Laura, Fritz and Philip Klinkose. Brother of David Klinkose. Grandfather of three.

MARTIN, Barbara C. (Cavanaugh), 82, SS. Francis and Clare of Assisi, Greenwood, March 4. Mother of Tracy Martin. Grandmother of one.

MCLAUGHLIN, Mary Helen, 91, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Feb. 17. Sister of Marilyn Fulner.

MCNEIL, Betty, 94, St. Michael, Indianapolis, Jan. 28. Sister of Nancy Mansi.

MULZER, Marita E., 88, St. Pius V, Troy, March 1. Mother of Doris Schaefer, David and Larry Mulzer. Sister of Hubert Harpenau. Grandmother of three. Great‑grandmother of four. Step-great-grandmother of three.

NOEL, Rita, 90, St. Michael the Archangel, Indianapolis, Jan. 31. Mother of Joan Kinnaman, Gregory, Jeffrey, John, Michael and Peter Noel. Sister of Theresa Crewe. Grandmother of 19. Great‑grandmother of five.

PICKETT, John R., 79, St. Mary, Greensburg, March 2. Husband of Madeline Pickett. Father of Kathy Linville and Dale Pickett. Brother of Rosemary Roberts. Grandfather of two. Great-grandfather of one.

PINDELL, Joseph Q., 85, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Feb. 25. Husband of Carolyn Pindell. Father of Mara Davis, Brenda Eber, Laura Fry, Lisa Krasowski and Joseph Pindell II. Brother of Jane Growcock. Grandfather of 10.

QUILL, Joseph, 95, St. Matthew the Apostle, Indianapolis, Jan. 13. Father of Adrienne Anderson and Annette Burnham. Brother of Mary Ellen Judd. Grandfather of five.

RIDER, Therese R., 54, All Saints, Dearborn County, Feb. 27. Wife of James Rider. Mother of Alexander and Shane Griffith. Daughter of Clifford and Mary Grace Bischoff. Sister of Anthony, David and Todd Bischoff. Grandmother of one.

ROBERTS, Edward J., 92, Christ the King, Indianapolis, Feb. 28. Father of Gavin and Matthew Roberts. Grandfather of four.

TEBBE, Orville J., 93, St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Cambridge City, Feb. 27. Father of Judy Lykins, Debbie McCullum, Brent VanWinkle, David, Eric and James Tebbe. Brother of Marge Bedel and Loren Tebbe. Grandfather of 14. Great-grandfather of 17.

THALHEIMER, Frieda R., 97, St. Louis, Batesville, March 3. Mother of Marcia Eckstein, Linda Harlow, Sue Kelly and Lou Thalheimer. Sister of Dennis and Myron Gehring. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of seven.

TODD, Marilyn, 66, St. Nicholas, Ripley County, Feb. 22. Wife of Steve Todd. Mother of Brian, Eric and Jason Todd. Sister of Sharon Eckstein, David, Earl and Jim Roell.

TUDOR, Kathryn, 96, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Richmond, Feb. 27. Mother of Karen Skinner and David Edberg. Grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of five. Great-great-grandmother of five. †

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