June 30, 2017


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ABELLADA, Gabriel S., 73, St. Mary, Greensburg, June 18. Husband of Lydia Abellada. Father of Geraldine Thomas, Aldwin and Bernard Abellada. Son of Gabriel Abellada, Sr. Brother of Thelma DelaCruz, Estrelita Kintanar, Nancy Lontok, Alfredo and Mario Abellada. Grandfather of five.

BAUE, Joan M., 60, Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Indianapolis, June 9. Wife of Rick Baue. Mother of Nicholas Baue. Sister of Julie Miles, Terry, Chris, Jerome and Robert Mattingly. Grandmother of two.

BRIGGS, Ella J., 90, St. Mary, Greensburg, June 12. Mother of Melanie, Lance and Thomas Briggs. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of seven.

BROCK, John E., 81, St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, Bright, June. 4. Husband of Grable Ford-Brock. Father of Carla Meyer and Kurtis Brock. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of two.

CALLAHAN, Gabriel S., 49, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, June 11. Mother of Jimmy Callahan. Daughter of Yasuto and Kiyoko Uchihori. Sister of Hikaru Uchihori.

CORRIDEN, Lucille E., 93, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, June 6. Mother of Sharon Ybarra, Sheila, John III and Kevin Corriden. Sister of Charlene Phillips. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of nine.

CROUCH, Charles L., 86, St. Jude, Indianapolis, June 11. Husband of Patricia Crouch. Father of Joyce Emrich, Mary Neffle, Daniel and Michael Crouch. Grandfather of 18. Great-grandfather of 20.

DEITSCH, Ruth M., 82, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyd County, June 18. Mother of Peggy Jenkins, Becky Lenz, Andy and Ted Deitsch, Jr. Sister of Betty Hutchinson and Mary Loftus. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of five.

DWENGER, Mary Lou, 86, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, June 9. Mother of Wendy Baldwin, Dr. Randall, Rick and Ronald Dwenger. Sister of Carmie Meyer, Judy Owens, Dan and Michael Gindling. Grandmother of 12. Great-grandmother of nine.

EVERSMAN, Dr. Philip J., 67, St. Christopher, Indianapolis, June 11. Husband of Cynthia Eversman. Father of Emily, Eric and Matthew Eversman. Son of Julia Eversman. Brother of Debbie, Paul and Greg.

GABONAY, Doris M., 94, Good Shepherd, Indianapolis, June 7. Mother of Kathy Cobb, Judy Gillespie, Jeanne and David Gabonay. Sister of Thelma Rutledge. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of 13.

GROSS, Albert E., 87, St. Pius V, Troy, June 13.

HESSION, Anna C., 90, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, June 6. Wife of Bernard Hession. Mother of Marijane Armbruster, Kathleen Broderick, Bernadette Davidson, Michael Bray, Andrew, Anthony, Matthew and Timothy Hession. Sister of Helen Disney, Regina Watson and John Wiley. Grandmother of 20. Great-grandmother of nine.

HEYSE, Dorothy L., 91, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, June 14. Wife of Marvin Heyse. Mother of John, Robert, Jr. and Thomas Reckel. Grandmother of several.

JANSON, Timothy M., 74, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyd County, June 13. Husband of Jeanne Janson. Father of Gregory and Matthew Janson. Brother of Patricia Roy, Juanita Scherer, Ben, Marianist Father Chris, Jack and Teddy Janson. Grandfather of eight.

JONES, William, 98, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Richmond, June 4. Father of Douglas and Kevin Jones. Grandfather of four.

MANUS, John B., 84, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, June 7. Husband of Mary Jane Manus. Father of Cheryl Gettelfinger, Sue Ellen Stauble and Mark Manus. Brother of Connie Fox, Susan White and Steve Manus. Grandfather of five. Great-grandfather of five.

MAPPES, Daniel L., 65, St. Roch, Indianapolis, June 6. Husband of Patricia Mappes. Stepfather of Connie McCombe and Sean Magee. Brother of Kathleen Rozens, Elaine Shaw, Jennifer Thacker, Steve

and Thomas Mappes. Step-grandfather of six.

MCDERMOTT, William F., 92, St. Monica, Indianapolis, June 15. Father of Carrie Bezek, Kathleen Gilbert, Eileen Kamp, Maureen Mancina, Julie Rudolf, Brian, Daniel, David, Mark and Patrick McDermott. Brother of Jack McDermott. Grandfather of 29.

Great-grandfather of 26.

MCILVAINE, Richard W., 76, St. Vincent de Paul, Bedford, June 15. Husband of Lyla McIlvaine. Father of Stormy Li, Robert and Richard McIlvaine. Brother of James and Ralph McIlvaine. Grandfather of seven.

MILLER, John A., 87, St. Roch, Indianapolis, June 15. Husband of Delores Miller. Father of Judi Delk, Anna Everroad, Mary Moyer, Ruth White and John Miller. Brother of Helen Chalupa, Rosie Clark, Della Downing, Mary Lula Wheeler and Theresa Whitby. Grandfather of several.

NOVOTNY, Pauline A. (Pflumm), 92, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, June 8. Mother of Anne Messer and Claire Paddack. Sister of Paul Pflumm. Grandmother of five.

OBERMEYER, Ronald J., 70, Holy Family, Oldenburg, June 12. Husband of Darlene Obermeyer. Father of Lori Bauer, Lisa Fitzpatrick, Sara, Mark, Ryan and Todd Obermeyer. Brother of Geraldine Slone, Charlie and Donald Obermeyer. Grandfather of eight. Great-grandfather of one.

O’MALLEY, Steve, 70, Holy Trinity, Edinburgh, May 27. Husband of Linda O’Malley. Father of Holly Howard, Wendy Neville and James Turner, Jr. Brother of Laura Day, Joyce Hernandez and Steve Conley. Grandfather of eight.

POWELL, Conrad A., 82, Holy Trinity, Edinburgh, June 8. Husband of Marguerite Powell. Father of Angelia Watts, James and Robert Powell. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of one.

REIFENBERG, Thomas P., 87, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, June 10. Father of Julie Halvorsen, James and Robert Reifenberg. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of four.

ROWE, Dixie R., 71, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, June 17. Wife of Michael Rowe. Mother of David Hall and Michael Rowe. Sister of Julie Browning, Judith Gibbons, Kristyne Grayson, Bonnie Kirkbride, Karen Pieper, Andrew, Douglas and Frederick Horsley. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of one.

SCHENCK, Mary A. (Frakes), 55, St. Joseph, Corydon, June 19. Wife of Bernie Schenck, Jr. Mother of Amanda Uhl. Daughter of Cora Frakes. Sister of Becky Welsh. Grandmother of two.

SPRINGMAN, Donna (Conner), 89, St. Jude, Indianapolis, June 8. Mother of Kathryn Moll, Karen Ross and Keith Springman. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of three.

STAGGS, Harold L., 88, St. Patrick, Terre Haute, June 16. Father of Janet Campbell, Linda Johnson and Michael Staggs. Grandfather of 11. Great-grandfather of 14. Great-great-grandfather of two.

SWAIN, Ronald W., 68, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, June 1. Husband of Linda Swain. Father of Kristen Deiwert and William Swain. Son of Anna Swain. Brother of Chris, Rick, Terry and Tim Swain. Grandfather of two.

VENNE, Mary R., 88, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyd County, June 17. Mother of Eva Andres, Sara Edwards, Jane, Ernie and Mark Venne. Sister of Helen Bube and Hilda Loftus. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of eight.

VOGEL, Desmia E., 84, St. John Paul II, Clark County, June 7. Mother of Lisa Clark, Danette Kellner, Laura Lantrip, Kevin and Michael Vogel. Grandmother of 15. Great-grandmother of 12.

WEBB, Christine, 49, St. Jude, Indianapolis, June 3. Wife of Randall Webb. Mother of Josh Webb. Daughter of Steve and Nancy Trego. Sister of Mary Paporcki, Darlene Sharp, Elizabeth Thorpe, Gary, Mark and Steven Trego, Jr. †

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