April 28, 2017


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ARCHER, Eileen A., 86, St. Christopher, Indianapolis, April 14. Wife of William Archer. Mother of Jeffrey and Patrick Archer. Sister of Jo Marion. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of one.

BAUERLE, Stella L., 90, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Indianapolis, April 9. Mother of Darlene Brooks, Janet Golder, Joan Keen, Jeanne Maupin, Judy Miller, Janie Monday, James, Jefferey, Jerry, John and Joseph Bauerle. Sister of Mary Cook. Grandmother of 40. Great-grandmother of 60. Great-great-grandmother of five.

BEARD, Christopher B., 30, Holy Angels, Indianapolis, April 17. Son of Cheryl Shields. Brother of Camille and Camaron Beard. Grandson of Amanda Strong.

CROSSLAND, Patricia (Berry), 87, St. Joan of Arc, Indianapolis, April 3. Mother of Katy Freitag, Kristine Grosvenor, Karen Jehling, Karol Yambor, Kathleen, Karl, Keith, Kelly, Kenneth, Kerry, Kevin, Kurt, Kyle and Thomas Crossland. Grandmother of 19. Great‑grandmother of seven.

DUVELIUS, Charles I., 81, St. Joseph, Shelbyville, April 13. Father of Elaine Polston and Brian Duvelius. Brother of Millie Hutchings and Tom Duvelius. Grandfather of three. Great-grandfather of five.

FULLER, Joseph, 83, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Richmond, April 12. Father of Regina Rexrode. Brother of Paul Fuller. Grandfather of two.

GREENWOOD, Larney E., 77, St. Paul, Tell City, April 7. Husband of Joyce Greenwood. Brother of Rita Hedinger, Everett and Leo Greenwood. Uncle of several.

HARMEYER, Clarence, 97, St. Mary-of-the-Rock, Franklin County, March 14. Uncle of several.

HENSON, Rita C., 97, Holy Family, New Albany, April 10. Mother of Dolorita Bricker, Rose Mary Swartz, Bill and Carl Henson, Jr. Grandmother of 11. Great‑grandmother of 21. Great-great-grandmother of 10.

HYATT, Mary K., 75, St. Augustine, Jeffersonville, March 2. Mother of Michael Swinson. Sister of Judith Coffert, Nancy McCall and John O’Loughlin. Grandmother of one.

KLEINDORFER, Virginia L., 83, St. Charles Borromeo, Bloomington, April 9. Mother of Beth Smith, Diana Taylor, Andy and Joe Kleindorfer. Sister of Barbara Hostetler, Art, Sam, Steve and Walter Farmer. Grandmother of eight. Great‑grandmother of five.

KUSTER, Lauretta M., 84, St. Charles Borromeo, Bloomington, April 10. Mother of Debra Egemo and Cheryl Jenkins. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of 11.

LYND, Rick A., 63, St. Louis, Batesville, April 12. Brother of Connie Brunner, Dave, Randy, Rusty, Steve and Tim Smith. Uncle of several.

PEARSON, Charles W., 92, St. Vincent de Paul, Bedford, April 13. Father of Patty Fossey, Michael and Stephen Pearson. Brother of Carl and John Pearson. Grandfather of four. Step-grandfather of four. Great-grandfather of 10.

RENNIER, Alvin C., 63, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, March 31. Son of Clarissa Jansing Rennier. Brother of Susan Castner, Joan Pearson, Diane Pickett, Joyce Van Treese, Gary, Mark and Ronald Rennier. Uncle of several.

ROSENFELD, Mark, 60, St. Vincent de Paul, Shelby County, March 21. Brother of Connie Bergman, Peggy Jacobs, Carol Shaw, Patricia, Dan, Francis, Jr., and Gene Rosenfeld. Uncle of several.

SCHROEDER, Nancy T., 96, St. Vincent de Paul, Bedford, April 15. Sister of Rose Crane, Mary Hall and Jim Paledino. Aunt of several.

SIMS, Agnes (Woods), 87, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyd County, April 12. Mother of Patricia Emerson, Mary, Patrick, Raymond, Jr. and Tim Sims. Grandmother of 15. Great-grandmother of 11.

STEFANCIOSA, Milan, 71, St. Christopher, Indianapolis, April 11. Husband of Norma Stefanciosa. Father of Martina Stefanciosa Bruce and Jana Stefanciosa. Brother of Anna Dolgan. Grandfather of two.

TAYLOR, Mary L., 86, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, April 4. Mother of Beth Ann Ford,

Sam III and Tom Taylor. Sister of Carol Sue Marshall. Grandmother of four. Great‑grandmother of two.

UNDERWOOD, Sherry J., 85, St. Vincent de Paul, Bedford, April 13. Mother of Jane Root, Jo Ann, Jim and John Underwood. Sister of Sally Bullock. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of 10. Great-great-grandmother of one.

WILLOUGHBY, Diana, 65, Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Jeffersonville, March 18. Wife of Larry Willoughby. Mother of Lucretia Durbin and Paige Lorey. Sister of Karen, David, Garry, Jeff and Joe Lorey.

WOLFF, Henry J., 90, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, April 3. Father of Katherine Parker, Christine Taylor, John and Joseph Wolff. Brother of Ingebor Hoskins. Grandfather of nine. Great-grandfather of one.

Providence Sister Sheila FitzSimons ministered in Catholic schools for 56 years

Providence Sister Sheila FitzSimons died on April 1 at Mother Theodore Hall at St. Mary-of-the-Woods. She was 90.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on April 20 at the Church of the Immaculate Conception at the motherhouse in St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Burial followed at the sisters’ cemetery.

Rosemary FitzSimons was born on Dec. 2, 1926, in Indianapolis, although she later grew up in Van Nuys, Calif. She entered the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods on Feb. 2, 1943, and professed final vows on Aug. 15, 1950.

Sister Sheila earned a bachelor’s degree at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, and a master’s degree at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.

During her 74 years as a member of the Sisters of Providence, Sister Sheila ministered in education for 56 years in Catholic schools in California, Illinois, Indiana and New Hampshire. In 1998, she began ministry as an adult educator at Providence Self-Sufficiency Ministries in New Albany. She returned to the motherhouse in 2002, and served as a driver and then dedicated herself entirely to prayer in 2010.

In the archdiocese, Sister Sheila served at St. Thomas Aquinas School in Indianapolis from 1955-56 in addition to ministering in New Albany from 1998-2002.

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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