August 25, 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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AYERS, Gene, 70, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, Aug. 7. Husband of Joy Ayers. Father of Jarrod, Josh and Justin Ayers. Grandfather of six.

BRELAGE, Beverly, 74, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, Aug. 13. Mother of Brad, Chris and Gregory Brelage. Grandmother of five.

BURNS, Dorothy D., 84, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, July 28. Mother of Colleen Gore Molly Wehner and Joseph Burns. Grandmother of eight.

CASPER, Suzanne (Breen), 83, St. Christopher, Indianapolis, Aug. 6. Mother of Christina Cozzolino, Debbie and Kim Horn, Sharon Wilson, Becky Wiltsee, Cindy Vondersaar and Mike Casper. Sister of Daniel Breen. Grandmother of 22. Great-grandmother of five.

CLARK, Elizabeth M., 94, St. Roch, Indianapolis, Aug. 7. Mother of Karen Shine and Craig Clark. Sister of Nora May Cunningham and Mary Ellen O’Donnell. Grandmother of two. Great-grandmother of two.

COMLEY, Steven W., 66, St. Anthony, Indianapolis, Aug 1. Husband of Deborah Comley. Father of Rosemund Ramirez, Rev. Andrew and Steven Comley, Jr. Brother of Joyce Adcock, Linda Glenn and David Comley. Grandfather of four.

DEPUTY, James, 69, SS. Francis and Clare of Assisi, Greenwood, Aug. 6. Husband of Dianna Deputy. Father of Elizabeth Mann, April Windisch and Carol Deputy. Brother of Joan Barnett and Joseph Deputy. Grandfather of four.

DUMAUAL, Armold U., 54, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Aug. 7. Father of Sara Dumaual-Webster, Evin and Seth Dumaual. Son of Augusto and Natividad Dumual. Brother of Almira Lyst and Alfred Dumaual. Grandfather of two.

ERNSTES, Veronica C., 67, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Aug. 7. Mother of Valerie Decker, Charles and John Murdock. Sister of Ceil Boxell, Clar Watt, Becky and Charlie Ernstes. Grandmother of two.

FRITSCH, Mary, 96, All Saint, Dearborn County, Aug. 7. Mother of Diane Berdeguez, Marcy Erhart, Gracie Ritzi, Luci Schenk, Linda Waechter and Nick Fritsch. Grandmother of 22. Great-grandmother of 22.

GALLIGAN, Michael J., 79, St. Michael, Charlestown, July 29. Father of Denise Allgeier. Brother of Mary Sue Ellenbrand, Carolyn Kirchdorfer, Nancy Voelker, Dorothy Zipp and Thomas Galligan. Grandfather of three.

HENDEL, Emilio, 73, SS. Francis and Clare of Assisi, Greenwood, Aug. 10. Father of Amanda Morrison, Bethany, Joseph and Matthew Hendel. Brother of Arturo Hendel. Grandfather of four.

HOBBS, Kathy J., 57, St. John Paul II, Clark County, Aug. 11. Wife of Ronnie Hobbs. Mother of Brittany and Bradley Hobbs. Daughter of James and Venita Lunch. Sister of Leigh Ann Jacoby and David Lynch. Half-sister of Lisa Arnoldy and Chris Carter. Grandmother of one.

KLEEMAN, Regis, 75, St. Paul, Tell City, Aug. 5. Husband of Kaye Kleeman. Father of Wes Kleeman. Brother of Pat Fella and Chris Kleeman. Grandfather of two.

LALLY, Richard W., 91, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Aug. 9. Father of Karen, James, Joseph, Paul and Richard Lally, Jr. Brother of Mary Jane Lenahan. Grandfather of three. Great‑grandfather of one.

LEE, Martin P., 55, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Aug. 7. Son of Dorothy Lee. Brother of Trish English and Eileen Meyer. Uncle of several.

MAAG, Michael J., 63, Christ the King, Indianapolis, Aug. 10. Brother of Patricia Kurfirst, John, Joseph and Paul Maag. Uncle of several.

MAHON, Kenneth A., 85, St. Mary, New Albany, Aug. 4. Husband of Mary Magdalene Mahon. Father of Pam Miller, Carla, Mark, Randall and Stan Farrell and Kenny Mahon, Jr. Grandfather of 19. Great‑grandfather of 21.

MILLS, Eugene A., 86, Mary, Queen of Peace, Danville, Aug. 3. Husband of Donna Mills. Father of Terese Carter, Ann Felgen, Lisa Galligan, Jean McCorkhill, Michelle Waters and Kevin Mills. Brother of Norman Mills, Grandfather of 12. Great-grandfather of 10.

RAINS, Jenell (Lynch), 71, St. Vincent de Paul, Bedford, Aug. 9. Mother of Jeanne New. Sister of Leah and Chuck Lynch. Grandmother of three.

RILEY, Dorothy, 90, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Aug. 8. Mother of Kathleen Brown, Maureen O’Mara, Dan, David, Gary and Robert Riley. Grandmother of 15. Great‑grandmother of 13.

SCHULTHEIS, Alberta, 93, St. Mary, New Albany, Aug. 7. Mother of Brenda, Glenda and Ralph Schultheis. Sister of Anna Lee Grooms, Mary Lou Lasher, Loretta, Allen and Dennis Hoffman. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of four.

STARR, Hollis L., 89, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, July 26. Father of Lisa Marsh, Ronda Mitchell and Brenda Wilson. Grandfather of five. Great-grandfather of five.

WATKINS, James N., 88, St. Mary, New Albany, July 29. Husband of Patricia Watkins. Father of Jeanne Day, Patty Kost and James Watkins, Jr. Grandfather of nine. Great‑grandfather of eight.

WEBB, Michael A., 58, St. Joan of Arc, Indianapolis, July 27. Husband of Karen Webb. Brother of Mary Ellen Bibeau, Maureen Cox, Kellee Johonson, Nancy Schaefer, Chris, Patrick and Tim Webb. Uncle of several.

WOOD, William J., 89, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Aug. 8. Husband of Joann Wood. Father of Julie, Kathleen, David, James, Joseph, Matthew, Michael and Steven Wood. Grandfather of 12. Great‑grandfather of 4.

ZABEL, Bertha M., 81, St. Mary, Lanesville, Aug. 7. Wife of Darrell Zabel. Mother of Angela Barr, Mary Lowe, Sheila Price, Becky Suddeth, Donald, Norman and Richard Higdon and Todd Zabel. Sister of Mary Didat, Bernadette Fife, Ruth Houghton, Rita Schueler, Kathleen Stewart, Alberta Wagner, Anthony, Arthur, Charles and Joseph Marking. Grandmother of 22. Great‑grandmother of 25. Great‑great-grandmother of two. †

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