September 29, 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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BAILEY, Harry J., 74, St. Joan of Arc, Indianapolis, Sept. 11. Husband of Karen Bailey. Father of Kristen Bhalla, Paul and Todd Bailey. Brother of Kenneth and Donald Bailey. Grandfather of three.

BROKER, Phyllis E., 89, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, Sept. 20. Mother of Jenni Aquilar, Pam Childers, Debbie Curts, Susan Morton, Robert and Scott Brocker. Sister of Helen Barr, Elizabeth Bockheim and Charlene McKinnon. Grandmother of eight. Great‑grandmother of 20.

BURTON, Robert, 78, Sacred Heart, Clinton, Aug. 27. Husband of Rosangela Burton. Mother of Michael Burton. Grandfather of four. Great‑grandfather of several.

COPLER, Doris E., 93, St. John Paul II, Clark County, Sept. 17. Mother of Janice Jackson, Judith Ann Kenrick, James and Jeff Copler. Grandmother of eight. Great‑grandmother of two.

COULTER, Earleen F., 67, St. Anthony of Padua, Clarksville, Sept. 15. Wife of Charles J. Coulter. Mother of Tammy Goodman, Charles II, Timothy and Trevor Coulter. Sister of Bernice Drake, Janice Smith, Cindy Wessels, Gary, Jeff and Kevin Zweydorff. Grandmother of 12. Great‑grandmother of nine.

GOBLE, Daniel C., Jr., 86, St. Paul, Tell City, Aug. 14. Husband of Dorothy Goble. Father of Brenda Clayton, Kathy Smith, Daniel and Patrick Goble. Grandfather of eight.

HOWELL, Joy A., 79, St. Paul, Tell City, Sept. 10. Mother of Marilyn Alvey, Libby Baur, Dennis and Randy Howell. Sister of Carol Kleaving, Patty Shelton, Bill, Denny and Richard James. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of 17. Great-great-grandmother of one.

HOWLETT, Merlin J., 51, St. John Paul II, Clark County, Aug. 11. Husband of Mary Ann Howlett. Stepfather of Laurie Bergum, Christopher and Patrick Goetsch. Brother of Calvin and Wayne Howlett. Grandfather of six.

KIRSCHNER, Edwin V., 78, Holy Family, Oldenburg, Sept. 15. Husband of Joyce Kirschner. Father of Karen Glum, Jennifer Ruwe, Jeff and Kurt Kirschner. Brother of Martha Fie and Tom Kirschner. Grandfather of nine.

MANN, Calvin E., 66. St. Mary, Greensburg, Sept. 13. Husband of Donna Mann. Father of Jonathan Mann. Brother of Camilla Oathout and Lillian Ryle. Grandfather of three.

SELLERS, Grace J., 80, St. John Paul II, Clark County, Sept. 11. Mother of Judy Fromme and Dr. Vernon Sellers. Sister of Winona Hand, Louise Roberts and Cristie Ware. Grandmother of eight. Great‑grandmother of two.

SPRAGG, Mary D., 91, Christ the King, Indianapolis, Aug. 21. Mother of Stacia Spragg Braude, Cecilia Spragg Perry and Vincent Spragg. Sister of Dorothea Ahlers. Grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of three.

STUCZYNSKI, Theresa, 71, Sacred Heart, Clinton, Sept. 7. Mother of John and Paul Meneghini. Sister of Martha Jean Johnson and Mary Jo Smith. Grandmother of four. †

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