September 15, 2017


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BRAUN, Lawrence C., Sr., 69, Most Sorrowful Mother of God, Vevay, Sept. 1. Husband of Christine Braun. Father of Roxanne McEntire, Jacqueline, Laura and Lawrence Braun, Jr. Brother of Gary Braun. Grandfather of four.

CANCILLA, Thomas W., 67, St. Joan of Arc, Indianapolis, July 26. Husband of Robin Cancilla. Uncle of one.

FEY, Gilbert W., 84, St. Vincent de Paul, Bedford, Aug. 30. Husband of Ruth Fey. Father of Marcy Johnson, Mindy Kinser, Michelle Pullano and Mike Fey. Grandfather of 12. Great‑grandfather of one.

GIGLIOTTI, Joseph, 91, St. Joseph, Shelbyville, Aug. 28. Father of Janis Aichingr, Christopher, David and William Gigliotti. Brother of William Gigliotti. Grandfather of 11. Great-grandfather of five.

HARRISON, Richard H., 81, St. Charles Borromeo, Bloomington, Aug. 30. Husband of Marian Harrison. Father of Christina James. Brother of Sue Squires and Paul Harrison. Grandfather of four.

HEACOX, Mary E. (King), 80, SS. Francis and Clare of Assisi, Greenwood, Aug. 25. Mother of Cindy Crafton and Donna Lebow. Sister of Steve Thomas. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of four.

HUNGERFORD, Mary E., 85, SS. Francis and Clare of Assisi, Greenwood, Aug. 28. Mother of Beth White, Janet and Mike Hungerford. Sister of Ellen Stewart. Grandmother of four.

JOHNSON, Sandra, 81, St. Lawrence, Lawrenceburg, Sept. 5. Aunt and great-aunt of several.

JORDAN, Marilyn M., 84, St. Michael the Archangel, Indianapolis, Sept. 2. Mother of Rebecca Barrett, Joan Hauk, Amy Jordan-Barton, Susan Lay, Laura and Tom Jordan. Sister of Dorothy Sipes, Jenny Wheatley and Ivy Logsdon, Jr.

Grandmother of nine. Great‑grandmother of eight.

LYNCH, Janette, 64, St. Michael the Archangel, Indianapolis, Sept. 2. Mother of Sarah Fishburn, Ali Smith, Ashley and Samantha Lynch. Sister of Joyce and Tim Ellinger, Beth Luster, Chris O’Donnell and Kathy Sparks. Grandmother of three.

MARTIN, Peggy, 82, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, Aug. 29. Wife of Wilbert Martin. Mother of Kay Bland and Wilbert Martin. Grandmother of five. Great‑grandmother of one.

MCGUIRE, Timothy C., 83, Good Shepherd, Indianapolis, Aug. 27. Husband of Myrtle McGuire. Father of Laura Bryan, Marcy Calvin, Moneta Curry, Cathy Fitzgerald, Matt and Shawn McGuire. Grandfather of 23. Great‑grandfather of 35. Great‑great‑grandfather of two.

PORTER, Michelle A., 58, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Aug. 28. Daughter of Rosalyn Doyle. Sister of Stacie Porter‑Bilger, Gayle Porter‑Key and Kelly Porter. Aunt of several.

ROSICH, John, Sr., 77, St. Paul the Apostle, Greencastle, Aug. 7. Father of John Rosich, Jr. Brother of Anna, Katherine and Michelle Rosich.

RUTLEDGE, John W., 92, St. Michael the Archangel, Indianapolis, Aug. 31. Husband of Mary Rutledge. Father of Kathleen Crecelius and Stephen Rutledge. Grandfather of two.

SZWED, Dr. James, J., 78, St. Michael the Archangel, Indianapolis, Sept. 4. Husband of Mary Szwed. Father of Dr. Ellen Szwed, Dr. Kathryn Szwed Thompson, Dr. Joseph and Dr. Thomas Szwed. Brother of Beverly Palermino. Grandfather of five.

WALSER, Margaret, 89, St. Lawrence, Lawrenceburg, Sept. 1. Sister of Helen Brede, Julia Klinchok and Irene Minger. Aunt of several.

WUENSCH, William J., 76, St. Agnes, Nashville, Sept. 3. Father of Michele Dagenais, Melissa Wood, Eric and Karl Wuensch. Brother of Lita Jones, Barb Pierle, Mike, Phil and Tom Wuensch. Grandfather of 27. Great-grandfather of 13.

Franciscan Sister Margaretta Black served at Marian University for 46 years

Franciscan Sister Margaretta Black died on Sept. 1 at the motherhouse of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis in Oldenburg. She was 83.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Sept. 15 at the Motherhouse Chapel in Oldenburg. Burial followed at the sisters’ cemetery.

Sister Margaretta was born on Oct. 26, 1933, in Chicago. Her family later moved to Indianapolis, where she grew up as a member of St. Joan of Arc Parish and attended the former St. Mary Academy, then operated by the Oldenburg Franciscans.

She entered the Sisters of St. Francis on Sept. 8, 1951, and professed final vows on Aug. 12, 1957.

Sister Margaretta was a graduate of Marian University in Indianapolis, the University of Cincinnati, Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland and the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wis.

During 66 years as a Sister of St. Francis, Sister Margaretta ministered as an educator for 53 years in Catholic schools in Indiana and Ohio, serving in various capacities at Marian University from 1966 until her retirement in 2012. After retiring, she continued to minister at the motherhouse.

Elsewhere in the archdiocese, she served at St. Mary School in Greensburg from 1955-57, at St. Mary School in North Vernon from 1957-58, at St. Lawrence School in Indianapolis from 1958-62 and the Oldenburg Academy of the Immaculate Conception in Oldenburg from 1962-65.

At Marian, Sister Margaretta served as a French professor, academic dean, chair of the language department and director of its study abroad program. She also served on Marian’s Board of Trustees.

Memorial gifts may be sent to the Sisters of St. Francis, P.O. Box 100, Oldenburg, IN 47036-0100. †

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