April 7, 2017


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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BILLMAN, Patricia, K., 73, Holy Trinity, Edinburgh, Feb. 28. Mother of Jennifer Gonzalez, Christopher and David Billman. Sister of Sara Bradley, Faye Dailey, Jerisue Right, Kathie and Rick Flohr , Debbie, Dana, John and Thomas Shasteen. Grandmother of two. Great‑grandmother of one.

BEDEL, Diane M., 59, Holy Family, Oldenburg, March 24. Sister of Lois Bohman, Jane Fussner, Joan Nobbe, Lawrence and Raymond Bedel. Aunt of several.

CORNELIUS, Robert L., 62, All Saints, Dearborn County, March 19. Husband of Betty Cornelius. Father of Bryan and Major Robert Cornelius Jr., Brother of Mary Christine Eckstein, Betty, Allan, Harry Jr., Rick and Timothy Cornelius. Grandfather of five.

GERTH, Dr. Robert E., 92, Our Lady of the Greenwood, Greenwood, March 22. Father of Catherine Hill, Margaret Lionberger, Joan Napier, Teresa Skiba, Elizabeth Wilhelm, Christopher, James and Robert Gerth. Grandfather of 15. Great‑grandfather of nine.

GREIWE, David, 67, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, March 20. Husband of Judith Greiwe. Father of Angela Ginder and Susan Walker. Brother of Janet Einhaus, Betty Sample and Michael Greiwe. Grandfather of 11.

HAESSIG, Nelson M., Jr., 72, St. Nicholas, Ripley County, March 16. Husband of Patricia Haessig. Father of Tonya Alford, Douglas, Nelson Jr., and Robert Haessig. Brother of Donald Haessig. Grandfather of 11.

HAGGARD, Helen M., 87, St. Joseph, Corydon, March 18. Mother of Stephen Haggard. Sister of Carole Mattingly. Grandmother of five. Great‑grandmother of 12.

HEITZ, Martha A. (O’Neal), 87, Prince of Peace, Madison, March 25. Mother of Donna Langel, Mary Lynn Millan and Mark Heitz. Sister of Janet Brawner, Joy McDole, Carroll, Gary and James O’Neal. Grandmother of 13. Great‑grandmother of eight.

HUFF, Albert, 78, St. Paul, Tell City, March 24. Father of Rosie Boling, Vicki Senn and Tammy Strobel. Brother of Billy Huff. Grandfather of two. Great-grandfather of one.

JACOBI, Elsie C., 103, St. Michael, Bradford, March 7. Mother of Jean Hess, Carol Ness, Elaine and Phil Jacobi. Sister of Rosalie Colson. Grandmother, great‑grandmother and great‑great-grandmother of several.

JOYCE, Betty J., 91, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, March 22. Mother of Niki Simpson and Kevin Joyce. Sister of Bill Neeb. Grandmother of five.

LABHART, Anna F., 93, St. Paul, Tell City, March 20. Mother of Carol Northenor, Lana Poole, Henry and Kenneth Labhart. Sister of Rose Brumfield, Clara Litherland and Lloyd Sabelhaus. Grandmother of 15. Great-grandmother of 32. Great-great-grandmother of four.

LENAHAN, James. R., 93, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, March 19. Father of Jean Adams, Kathleen Brackman, Marie Gunter, Judith Schiewer, Colleen Simon, Therese Warren, Aletha and Timothy Lenahan. Brother of May McCarty, Eileen White, Bernard and Paul Lenahan. Grandfather of 18. Great‑grandfather of 14. Great-great-grandfather of one.

MEUNIER, Eleanor (Bajt), 86, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, March 18. Wife of Raymond Meunier. Mother of Theresa Crowe, Bryon, Devin, Mark, Mike, Paul, Tom and Vince Meunier. Grandmother of 13. Great-grandmother of four.

MUIR, Patricia, 82, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, March 20. Mother of Sheryl Nickerson, Kelli, Ed and Stephen Muir. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of three.

RAGSDALE, Madalyn M., 91, Christ the King, Indianapolis, March 18. Mother of Kathryn Andrews and Jack Ragsdale. Grandmother of three. Great‑grandmother of seven.

REIN, Ann, 86, St. Luke the Evangelist, March 26. Mother of Mary Hagy and Rick Rein. Sister of Sheila Seibel and Kenneth Montgomery. Grandmother of one.

ROBERTSON, James E., 71, St. Bernard, Frenchtown, March 1. Husband of Jo Ann Robertson. Father of Janet Cox, Cheryl Heldman, Dina Pease, Christine Sartini and Sam Chinn. Brother of Rita Cason, Mary McCarty, Patricia Timberlake, Charles, Larry, Paul and Philip Robertson. Grandfather of nine.

SCHONHOFF, Henry R., 93, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, March 25. Father of Kathryn Shearon, Mary Smith, Jerome, Mark, Christian Brother Steven and Thomas Schonhoff. Grandfather of 22. Great-grandfather of 31.

SCHUTZIUS, Letty L., 83, St. Pius V, Troy, March 24. Mother of Victoria Flamion, Mary Haag, Sarah Heck, Kerry Kleeman, Charles, Kevin, Nicholas and Peter Schutzius. Grandmother of 15. Great-grandmother of 15.

SHOTTS, Timothy B., 64, St. Roch, Indianapolis, March 19. Father of Amanda Grimes and Bryan Shotts. Son of Meredith and Jean Shotts. Brother of Carol Farnsworth, Mary, Jim and Mike Shotts. Grandfather of three.

SNIDER, Rosalie (Diehl), 87, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, March 15. Mother of Jane Trennepohl-Neal. Grandmother of three.

TYLER, Jessie L., 69, Holy Angels, Indianapolis, March 21. Wife of Ralph Tyler. Mother of Michelle Selmon and Daniel Tyler. Sister of LaTonya Brown, Donanie Hordiman, Evelyn Turner, Paulette Woodall and Jesse Leggs, Jr. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of one.

WRIGHT, William W., 97, Holy Trinity, Edinburgh, Sept. 1, 2016. Stepfather of Charlene Cassidy, Jeanette Freeman, Imogene Rogers, Larry Higdon and Marion Kirby. Brother of Mariana Lee. Step-grandfather of 22.

YOST, Juanita L. (Dohoney), 83, St. John Paul II, Clark County, March 20. Wife of Al Yost. Mother of Dave, Kevin, Paul, Steve and Tom Yost. Sister of Catherine Brown, Judy Paul, Sue Roberts, Douglas, Jack, John, Robert and William Dohoney. Grandmother of seven. Great‑grandmother of three.

YOUNG, Arlene E., 85, St. Lawrence, Lawrenceburg, March 21. Mother of Elizabeth Bange, Pamela Bushman, Kelly and Timothy Young. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of three. †

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