September 8, 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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ALBERT, Frank E., 92, St. Charles Borromeo, Bloomington, Aug. 21. Husband of Lucille Albert. Father of David Albert. Grandfather of two. Great-grandfather of three.

ANDRES, Letha, 92, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, Aug. 24. Mother of Claudia Boutelle Dunkley, Donald, Douglas, Michael, Robert and Ronald Andres. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of 16.

BLANCHARD, Janice M., 70, St. Vincent de Paul, Shelby County, Aug. 7. Mother of Laura Bennett and Paul Rutan. Sister of Dianne Dixon, Mary Liz Hyer and John Nolan. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of one.

BURKHART, Robert L., 76, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, Aug. 19. Husband of Betty Burkhart. Father of Julie Risley, James, Jeff and Justin Burkhart. Brother of Rita Dickman, Margie Eldridge, Thelma Griewe, Stella Vanderpohl, Paul, Ralph, Richard and Russell Burkhart. Grandfather of four.

COMER, Elverna R., 92, St. Mary, Rushville, Aug. 27. Mother of Jane Gillespie, Jean Mauzy, Bruce, Gregg, Kevin, Scott and Steve Comer. Sister of Gloria Ferkenhoff. Grandmother of 22. Great-grandmother of 22.

CROSBY, Wilma Becker, 92, St. Luke the Evangelist, Aug. 17. Wife of William Crosby. Mother of Cheryl Keating, Gordon and Michael Becker. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of 12.

GLAUB, Julius C., 66, St. Anthony of Padua, Morris, Aug. 26. Brother of Delores Litzinger, James, John, Jr., Martin and Robert Glaub. Uncle of several.

HARTMAN, David L., 86, St. Bridget, Liberty, Aug. 18. Father of Sandy Frank, Pam Smedley, Cindy, David and Randy Hartman. Grandfather of 11. Great-grandfather of six.

LEISURE, Reginald, 71, St. Anne, New Castle, Aug. 12. Husband of Jackie Leisure. Father of Clinton, Jeremy, Jon and Reggie Leisure, Jr. Brother of Leah Brownfield and Thomas Leisure. Grandfather of 10.

LINNE, John M, 75, St. Joseph, Shelbyville, Aug. 20. Husband of Nancy Linne. Father of Greg, John and Scott Linne. Brother of Margaret Boggs, David, Robert and Stephen Linne.

MILLER, Florence A., 93, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, July 30. Mother of Katherine McNeely, Rosemary Piotrowski, Alice, Patrick, Robert, Thomas and William Miller. Sister of Claire Browning. Grandmother of 15. Great-grandmother of three.

OKHAKHU, Thaddeus, 48, St. Monica, Indianapolis, Aug. 22. Brother of Father Ben Okonkwo, Emmarex and Marcel Okhakhu.

PATE, Charles H., 76, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, Aug. 25. Husband of Deloris Pate. Father of David, John and Terry Pate. Stepfather of Angela Norvell, Billy, Jeff, Larry and Tim Burton. Brother of Dorothy Krebs and Scott Pate. Grandfather, great-grandfather and great-great-grandfather of several.

PATTERSON, Fredric, 96, St. Mary, Rushville, Aug. 17. Father of Cynthia Stella. Grandfather of four. Great-grandfather of 11.

PFEUFFER, Audrey, 86, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, Aug. 26. Mother of Deborah Hancock, Melissa Owen and Michelle Vernon. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of 14.

RIGGIN, Earl R., 80, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, Aug. 18. Husband of Patricia Riggin. Father of Annette Means, Kelly Ritter, Rebecca Wycoff, Michael and Richard Riggin. Brother of Mary Lou Thompson and Donald Riggin. Grandfather of 11. Great-grandfather of 13.

ROSENBURGER, Mary Ann (Schneider), 79, St. John the Baptist, Starlight, Aug. 19. Wife of Melvin Rosenberger. Mother of Michelle Geiger, Renee Hale, Tressa Schell, Robenette and Troy Rosenberger. Sister of Jerry Schneider. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of eight.

SCHMIDT, Donald A., 61, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, Aug. 22. Husband of Linda Schmidt. Father of Collin and Griffin Schmidt. Son of Donald and Patricia Schmidt. Brother of Kimberly Corya Schmidt.

SETTERGREN, Riley, 17, St. Anne, New Castle, July 26. Son of John and Tammy Settergren. Brother of Chase and John Settergren III. Stepbrother of Tyler Wine. Grandson of Shirley Bossung and Sharon Settergren.

SHANAHAN, Betty J., 85, St. Mary, Rushville, Aug. 23. Mother of Mary Liggett, Sharon Olson, Colleen, Bill, Brian, Dan, Pat, Steve and Tom Shanahan. Sister of Peggy Gardner. Grandmother of 22. Great-grandmother of 16.

SMITH, Suzanne P., 90, St. Monica, Indianapolis, Aug. 26. Aunt of several.

SOURDRY, Victor, 91, St. Mary, New Albany, Aug. 20.

SPIEGL, Theresa, 88, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, Aug. 25. Mother of Janet Stephens and Donald Spiegl. Grandmother of six.

SUFAN, Martha M., 88, Holy Name of Jesus, Beech Grove, Aug. 22. Wife of John Sufan. Mother of Diana Akel, Widad Farah, Amira Kehoe, Sonya Kunkel, Kamal and Jim Sufan. Sister of Tuffaha Saba. Grandmother of 16. Great-grandmother of 17.

SUMMERS, Thomas, 78, St. Anne, New Castle, July 28. Brother of Gerald Summers. Uncle of several.

TULEY, Barbara H. (Capin), 74, St. Agnes, Nashville, Aug. 24. Wife of Tom Tuley. Mother of Tracy Pappas, Brandon and Brent Tuley. Sister of Kathy Luker, Georgeanne and Steve Capin. Grandmother of five.

WALLPE, Donna J., 63, St. Louis, Batesville, Aug. 25. Wife of Dennis Wallpe. Daughter of George Hillman, Jr. Aunt of several.

WILLIAMS, Mary L., 91, Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Jeffersonville, Aug. 19. Mother of Alissa Hoke and Sharon Newman. Sister of Erma Fouts. Grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of two.

ZORE, James L., 80, St. Christopher, Indianapolis, Aug. 20. Husband of Letha Zore. Father of Johalyn Zore-Swinford, Lisa, Jamalyn and James Zore. Stepfather of four. Brother of Jeane Byfield. Grandfather of five. †

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