August 11, 2017


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BEEN, Frank E., 87, St. Mary, Navilleton, July 29. Husband of Evelyn Been. Father of Kathy Byrn and Bruce Been. Brother of Norma Jean Willis, Roy and William Been. Grandfather of one. Great-grandfather of two.

BRONNERT, M. Kay, 78, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, July 23. Wife of Joseph Bronnert. Mother of Karen Shepherd, Craig Calmer and Kelly Bronnert. Sister of Marjorie Clark. Grandmother of one. Great-grandmother of one.

COLLINS, Mary D., St. Mary, Navilleton, July 9. Mother of Madonna Gammel, Michelle Spooner, Connie, Ira and Ted Collins. Grandmother of 15. Great-grandmother of 17.

CUAUTLE-AHUATI, Dominga, 58, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, July 6. Wife of Jose Apolinar Ramirez Cortez. Mother of Antonia and Mario Ramirez.

HAPAK, Charlotte (Haydon), 90, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, July 17. Mother of Holly Betz, Tracy Schick, Madeline, Susan, F. Haydon and Mark Hapak. Grandmother of 13.

HEPPNER, Gerald F., 79, St. Louis, Batesville, July 28. Father of Debbie Hughes and Dena Heppner. Brother of Jim Heppner. Grandfather of five.

KASHMAN, Carolyn, 88, Mary, Queen of Peace, Danville, June 29. Wife of William Kashman. Mother of Peggy, Chris, Dennis, Steve and Tom Kashman. Sister of Larry Smith. Grandmother of 13. Great‑grandmother of 15.

LANE, Clara A., 88, St. Gabriel, Connersville, July 23. Mother of Emily McKinney, Patricia Raham, Kenneth and Walter Lane. Step-mother of Kristina Raham. Grandmother of six. Great‑grandmother of 13. Great‑great-grandmother of one. Step-grandmother of one.

MARTIN, Marlene R., 79, St. Gabriel, Connersville, July 25. Sister of John, Mark, Robert and William Pflum.

MILLER, Dale, 88, Annunciation, Brazil, July 17. Husband of Rosemary Miller. Father of Pattie Johnson and Terri Sophocleus. Grandfather of three. Great-grandfather of four.

NARVA, Audrey, 69, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, July 29. Wife of Jeff Narva. Mother of Niome Baumeister. Sister of Laura Ptak, Marci Severson, Kevin and Randy Patterson. Grandmother of two.

NEFF, James L., 78, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, July 8. Husband of Clona Neff. Father of Wendi Eyster and Nicholas Neff. Brother of Steven Neff. Grandfather of two.

PACCIANO, Vincent W., Sr., 88, St. Anthony of Padua, Clarksville, July 13. Father of Ann Chevalier, Lisa Morris, Joe, Stephen and Vincent Pacciano. Brother of Tony Pacciano. Grandfather of six. Great‑grandfather of seven.

ROSS, Theresa A., 85, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, July 19. Wife of Charles Ross. Mother of Betsy Galvin, Judy Linn, Jean Ozols and Andy Ross. Sister of Virginia Smith. Grandmother of seven. Great‑grandmother of two.

SHREVE, Richard R., 70, Christ the King, Indianapolis, July 1. Husband of Pam Shreve. Father of Eric Shreve. Brother of Charlene Wilkins. Grandfather of two.

SHUMAKER, Lee E., 70, St. Mary, Navilleton, July 22. Husband of Ruth Shumaker. Father of Stacy Mayfield and Crystal Schindler. Brother of Connie Becht. Grandfather of four.

SIMON, Jane (Schilling), 56, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, July 23. Mother of Jean Simon. Sister of Sandra and Steve Schilling.

SINKHORN, Lloyd, 85. Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, July 23. Husband of Mary Therese Sinkhorn. Father of Ellen Linker, Ann Ryan, Paul and Robert Sinkhorn. Grandfather of four.

WELCH, Francis T., 89, St. Anthony of Padua, July 14. Father of Kathy Kruetzer. Grandfather of one. Great‑grandfather of five.

WILLHAM, Lorann E., 69, SS. Francis and Clare of Assisi, Greenwood, July 27. Wife of Mike Willham. Mother of Polly Reynolds, Doug and John Willham. Daughter of Doris Schultz. Sister of Mary Schaeffer, Kevin and Pete Schultz. Grandmother of 11.

Providence Sister Eileen Clare Goetzen served in Catholic schools for 40 years

Providence Sister Eileen Clare Goetzen died on July 26 at Mother Theodore Hall at St. Mary-of-the-Woods. She was 94.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Aug. 1 at the Church of the Immaculate Conception at the motherhouse in St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Burial followed in the sisters’ cemetery.

Mary Jane Goetzen was born on March 8, 1923, in Chicago. She entered the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods on July 22, 1941, and professed final vows on Jan. 23, 1949.

Sister Eileen Clare earned a bachelor’s degree at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College and a master’s degree at Indiana University.

During her 76 years as a member of the Sisters of Providence, Sister Eileen Clare ministered in education for 40 years in schools in Illinois, Indiana, Texas and Washington, D.C. After retiring from teaching, she served for more than 22 years on the clerical staff at Guerin Preparatory High School in River Grove, Ill., returning to the motherhouse in 2008 and dedicating herself to prayer a year later.

In the archdiocese, Sister Eileen Clare served in the Sister of Providence’s aspirancy program from 1961-62 and at the former St. Agnes Academy in Indianapolis from 1961-66.

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.

Benedictine Father Barnabas Gillespie served parishes in the Tell City Deanery

Benedictine Father Barnabas Gillespie, a monk of Saint Meinrad Archabbey in St. Meinrad, died on July 28 in the monastery infirmary. He was 70.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Aug. 3 in the Archabbey Church of Our Lady of Einsiedeln at the monastery. Burial followed at the Archabbey Cemetery.

Father Barnabas was a jubilarian of monastic profession, having celebrated 43 years of monastic profession. He was also a jubilarian of ordination, having celebrated 37 years of priestly life and ministry.

Michael David Gillespie was born on April 3, 1947, in Cincinnati. He attended St. Francis High School Seminary in Cincinnati and Duns Scotus College before transferring to the University of Cincinnati.

Father Barnabas was invested as a novice at Saint Meinrad in 1972, professed simple vows on Aug. 24, 1973, and solemn vows on Aug. 24, 1977.

For two years after ordination, Father Barnabas served as the monastery’s guest master before serving for four years at St. Benedict Parish in Evansville, Ind., in the Evansville Diocese. Over the next decade, he served in various roles in the monastery, including master of ceremonies, house prefect, director of the vestry and directing retreats.

In archdiocesan parishes, Father Barnabas served in the Tell City Deanery for a year starting in 1996 as administrator of St. Augustine Parish in Leopold and St. Mark Parish in Perry County. In 1998, he began a 14-year service as pastor of St. Michael Parish in Cannelton and St. Pius V Parish in Troy.

Returning to the monastery in 2012, Father Barnabas served as a spiritual director in its seminary, in its liturgical practicum program and as chaplain for the Knights of Columbus in Tell City.

He is survived by his brothers, Kevin Gillespie of Amelia, Ohio, Patrick Gillespie of Crestwood, Ky., and Timothy Gillespie of Cincinnati.

Memorial gifts may be sent to Saint Meinrad Archabbey, 200 Hill Drive, St. Meinrad, IN 47577. †

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