June 23, 2017


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BEATTY-TAYLOR, Carmen T., 52, St. Rita, Indianapolis, June 4. Mother of Markeshia Rayford, Mariah Wills, Dr. Cameron Beatty and Cheresa Taylor. Daughter of Rita Beatty. Sister of Carla Gerton and Stephen Beatty. Grandmother of six.

BRIDGE, Ralph, 92, St. Jude, Indianapolis, June 6. Husband of Betty Bridge. Father of Nancy Benson, Sandra Blake, Karen Emlet, Barbara Griffin and Nancy Young. Brother of Ruth Cosgray and Paul Bridge. Grandfather of nine. Great‑grandfather of 14.

CALLAHAN, Charles, Jr., 96, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, June 1. Husband of Mildred Callahan. Father of Janice Griffith, Rita Wampler, Charles, Jr., James and Robert Callahan. Grandfather of 12. Great‑grandfather of five.

CLEARY, Joan T., 86, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, June 1. Sister of Carol Armstrong, Janet Dodd, Gerry Zeunik, Cathy, Mary, Mike, Pat and Tom Cleary. Aunt of several.

COFFEY, Carol A., 76, St. Jude, Indianapolis, June 2. Wife of Billy Coffey. Mother of Patty Lucas, Vickie Raney, Sherry Sorlie, George, Jr. and Mike Moore. Step-mother of Tim Coffey. Sister of Linda Hargrave, Jeanette Millard, Bernadine Moss, Elaine Parvis, Larry, Mike and Rick Zoellner. Grandmother of 12. Great‑grandmother of eight.

DEAN, Alicia M., 75, St. Mary, North Vernon, May 29. Mother of Rachelle Fergison, Warren Alexander and Matthew Dean. Sister of Mary Wilder and William Pearl. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of nine.

DOLL, Floyd N., 86, St. Anthony of Padua, Morris, June 4. Father of Mary Huntington, Kathy Schuman, Millie Shane, Janet Ward, Mary Wurtz, Greg, Jim, Nick, Tony and Tom Doll. Brother of Anna Mae Erhart, Shirley and Alois Doll. Grandfather of 39. Great‑grandfather of 31.

FELDMAN, Margaret R., 100, St. Mary, Greensburg, June 8. Mother of Dottie Klammer, Anne McEvoy, Theresa Siefker, Mary and Stephen Feldman. Grandmother of several.

FORESTAL, Lillian, K. (White), 82, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), May 28. Mother of Marianne Dunn, Julie Lynch, Kerry and Michael Forestal. Grandmother of 15. Great-grandmother of 15.

GOLDSMITH, Rita A., 87, St. Louis, Batesville, June 1. Wife of Arthur Goldsmith. Mother of Cathy Laugle, Carla Oesterling, Carin Walsman, Connie, Joe, John and Jim Goldsmith. Sister of Barbara Heidlage, Rosemary Holtel and Betty Waters. Grandmother of 21. Great-grandmother of 17.

HAYES, Marion P., 71, American Martyrs, Scottsburg, May 31. Father of Judy Cowell, Karen, Ruth, Earl, Kyle and Tony Hayes. Brother of Lois Bridges, Angela and Lucy Cullins, Theresa Ketzner, Helen Reynolds, Lucille Warren and Franciscan Father Maurice Hayes. Grandfather of 14. Great-grandfather of two.

HERBERT, Maudie, 76, Immaculate Conception, Millhousen, June 6. Wife of Robert Herbert. Mother of Linda Wise, Allen, Charles, Mike and Roger Herbert. Sister of Kenny and Herman Lee. Grandmother of 21. Great‑grandmother of 21.

HITTLE, John F., 79, St. Monica, Indianapolis, June 6. Husband of Margaret Hittle. Father of Andrew and John Hittle. Brother of Mary Thomas and Patricia Hittle. Grandfather of four.

HUNTER, Virginia L., 90, Our Lady of Lourdes, Indianapolis, May 30. Mother of David and John Hunter. Sister of Hazeal, Lorraine, Martha, Mary Jo, Ruth Ann and Joseph. Grandmother of three. Great‑grandmother of one.

JANITZ, Patricia D. (Harris), 74, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), May 28. Mother of Dennis, Michael and Patrick Janitz. Sister of Anna Bowman, Charelene Edgeman, Susie Managine, Michael and Thomas Harris. Grandmother of 10. Great‑grandmother of several. Great-great‑grandmother of one.

KENDALL, Warren M., 82, St. Vincent de Paul, Bedford, June 5. Husband of Connie Kendall. Father of Tanya Glenn, Beth Hanning, Jennifer Markum, Tirey Voorhies, Bryan and Michael Kendall. Brother of Lucy Carey. Grandfather of several. Great-grandfather of one.

KNYCH, Joan (Dean), 80, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, May 24. Wife of Ed Knych. Mother of Kathy Dapper, Carol Stephens and Christina Ugo. Grandmother of nine. (correction)

KOORS, Dale G., 78, St. Mary, Greensburg, May 28. Father of Susan Crow, Cynthia Laker, Lisa Lockert, Cheryl Wulf, Robert Huber, Chris, Mark and Michael Koors. Brother of Arthur, Harold, Kenneth and Stephen Koors. Grandfather of 21.

KRAUS, Louis E., 87, St. Paul, Tell City, June 1. Father of Gretchen Durbin, Dr. Sarah Roberts, Stephanie Whitaker and Greg Kraus. Brother of Catherine Bartholomew and Frank Kraus. Grandfather of six.

LUCKETT, Sandra M., 74, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), May 29. Mother of Francie Hayes. Sister of Debbie Schultz. Grandmother of two. Great-grandmother of one.

MASBAUM, Robert J., 91, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), June 4. Father of Robert Masbaum, Jr. Brother of Delores Horseman, Mary Lou Kleinrichert and Rose Ann Kraft. Grandfather of five. Great-grandfather of two.

MCADAMS, Kenneth P., 77, St. Lawrence, Lawrenceburg, May 30. Husband of Joyce McAdams. Father of Tracy Jansen, Jodi Lovell and Scott McAdams. Brother of Rose Frank, Jackie and Gene McAdams. Grandfather of seven.

MIKSZAN, Francis C., 81, St. Martin of Tours, June 6. Husband of Bernice Mikszan. Father of Karen Everts, Helen Runyon, Daniel and Gregory Mikszan. Grandfather of seven. Great-grandfather of one.

MOLLAUN, Kristofer R., 26, St. Lawrence, Lawrenceburg, May 29. Son of Kevin Mollaun. Step-son of Christy Mollaun. Brother of Kajia, Kindra, Kirsten and Karson Mollaun.

NEVIT, Robert C., 92, St. Jude, Indianapolis, May 28. Father of Lynne Ashcraft, Bobbi Habel, Debbie Jenkins, Cindy Swider, Pam, Phil and Rick Nevit. Grandfather of 14. Great‑grandfather of nine.

OHLHAUT, Josephine R., 5, St. Lawrence, Lawrenceburg, June 3. Daughter of Phil and Katie Ohlhaut. Sister of Ava, Cecelia, Genevieve, Margaret Mary, Molly, Harry, John Paul, Noah and Vincent Ohlhaut. Granddaughter of Lisa Daughtery and Dave and Teree Ohlhaut.

PENNINGTON MOORE, Helen, 82, St. John Paul II, Clark County, June 1. Mother of Mary Jo Trester and David Pennington. Sister of Marie Schafer. Grandmother of one.

PERKINS, Jay E., 68, St. Joseph, Rockville, May 27. Father of Zachary Perkins. Brother of Kathy McMahan, Sharon Orndorff, Gary and Harry Perkins.

RESS, Marieta C. (Paulin), 97, St. Paul, Tell City, June 4. Mother of Mary Farley, Marjo Howe, Jane Kline and Tom Ress. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of four. Great-great-grandmother of one.

RICKETTS, George C., 80, Prince of Peace, Madison, June 10. Husband of Helen Ricketts. Father of Lisa Reverman, Lori Whitaker and Edward Ricketts. Brother of Charles Ricketts. Grandfather of seven. Great-grandfather of two.

RIEDEMAN, Barbara J., 82, St. Mary, Greensburg, June 7. Sister of William Shofner. Aunt of several.

ROCHNER, Robert L., 83, St. Mary, Lanesville, May 29. Husband of Nancy Rochner. Father of Jeff, Mark and Tom Rochner. Brother of Helen Byrnes and Joyce Mehling. Grandfather of six. Great‑grandfather of two.

SANDS, Mary Frances, 80, American Martyrs, Scottsburg, June 4. Mother of Paul, Roger and Steve Sands. Grandmother of one. Great-grandmother of four.

SCHOFNER, Mary Dell, 83, St. Joseph, Shelbyville, May 27. Wife of Russell Schofner. Mother of Kristina Platt, Karen Ann Wolter, Keith and Kevin Schofner. Sister of Bertha Fisher and Harold Mullen. Grandmother of eight. Great‑grandmother of two.

SCHREINER CULVER, Jacqueline, C., 57, St. Mary, Greensburg, May 30. Wife of Jerald Culver. Mother of Brooke Hoke and Ian Bulver. Daughter of Jean Porter. Sister of Susannah Bush, Shawn and John Schreiner. Grandmother of three.

SCHROEDER, Paul M., 80, St. Paul, Tell City, June 2. Husband of Rita Schroeder. Father of Duane and Steve Schroeder. Brother of Glen Schroeder. Grandfather of three. Great-grandfather of four.

SEDLACKO, Faye E., 79, St. Anne, New Castle, May 30. Wife of Stephen Sedlacko. Mother of Linda Hutton. Sister of Patricia Werking. Grandmother of two.

SMITH, Harold L., 90, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyd County, June 3. Father of Toni Warman. Grandfather of one. Great-grandfather of two.

STIER, Marie B., 99, Immaculate Heart, Millhousen, June 11. Mother of Janet Beldsoe, Kathy Kohrman, Eileen Vinson, Carl, Gary, Marvin and Stephen Stier. Grandmother of 35. Great‑grandmother of 77.

WACHTL, Jeanne P. (Prifogle), 92, St. Gabriel, Connersville, June 9. Sister of Alice Hogan and Thelma Humphrey. Aunt of several.

WHITE, Anna M., 83, St. Mary, Lanesville, June 9. Sister of Mary Jane Murphy. Aunt of several.

ZENDER, James H., 88, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, June 2. Husband of Grace Zender. Father of Lisa and Tracey, Marc, Michael and Timothy Zender. Grandfather of 12. Great-grandfather of three.

Conventual Franciscan Father Juniper Cummings served as seminary professor, in leadership

Conventual Franciscan Father Juniper Cummings, a member of the Our Lady of Consolation Province based in Mount St. Francis, died on May 26 in Shakopee, Minn. He was 92.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on June 2 at the chapel of the Conventual Franciscans at Mount St. Francis. Internment followed in the columbarium of the friars’ cemetery.

Francis Leonard Commings was born on Sept. 4, 1924, in Louisville, Ky.

After having attended the minor seminary of the Conventual Franciscans’ Our Lady of Consolation Province at Mount St. Francis, he entered the order in 1944, taking on the religious name Juniper. Father Juniper professed simple vows on July 15, 1945, and solemn vows on Oct. 4, 1948. He was ordained a priest on Oct. 15, 1950, in Fribourg, Switzerland.

Father Juniper earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy at the former Our Lady of Consolation Seminary in Carey, Ohio, and a bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees at the University of Fribourg in Fribourg, Switzerland.

He taught at the former Assumption Seminary in Chaska, Minn., and other colleges and seminaries in the U.S. and Rome, and gave retreats, lectures and workshops in Africa, Australia, England and across the U.S.

From 1966-69, Father Juniper served in Rome as first assistant general for the Conventual Franciscans. In 1982, he was elected minister provincial of the Our Lady of Consolation Province and served in this position for six years. From 1990-96, he served as custos, or superior, of the Conventual Franciscans in Zambia, Africa.

Memorial gifts may be sent to the Conventual Franciscan Friars at The Province of Our Lady of Consolation, Development Office, 103 St. Anthony Drive, Mount St. Francis, IN, 47146. †

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