October 13, 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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ALLISON, Margaret A., 90, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, Oct. 3. Mother of Kim Allison. Stepmother of Denny and Larry Allison. Grandmother of four.

BARNETTE, Daniel J., 28, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Aug. 23. Son of Paula Barnette. Brother of Emily Baker and Sam Barnette.

BENGE, Claudia A., 70, Christ the King, Indianapolis, Sept. 4. Wife of Jim Benge. Mother of Elizabeth Fisher and David Benge. Sister of Elaina Boetto, Julie Fogle, Marilyn Hannon, John and Steve Riddle. Grandmother of three.

BUCKNER, Adolph, Sr., 89, Holy Angels, Indianapolis, Sept. 26. Husband of Virginia Buckner. Father of Adriann Jackson, Michele Mitchell, Leslie Mundy, Kimeron Stewart, Adolph, Jr. and Kevin Buckner. Brother of Mary Rolinda Barr and JoAnn Buckner. Grandfather of 19. Great-grandfather of 49.

CLARK, Rodney D., 64, St. Bridget of Ireland, Liberty, Sept. 26. Husband of Maxine Clark. Father of April Gabbard, Michelle Peed, Brian and Greg DeFossett. Brother of Melissa Anderson, Monica Brown, Linda Collinge, Jackie Johnson, Sharon McDowell, Judy Stutler, Melinda and Vincent Clark. Grandfather of 14. Great-grandfather of four.

DRAKE, Dr. Phillip, 87, St. Charles Borromeo, Bloomington, Sept. 19. Husband of Barbara Drake. Brother of Roselyn Young and Henry Drake. Uncle of several.

FOUTS, William T., 96, St. Michael, Charlestown, Sept. 25. Husband of Erma Fouts. Father of Patty Jackson and Steve Fouts. Grandfather of seven. Great-grandfather of 12.

GOEBEL, Vincent, 87, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Sept. 11. Father of Elizabeth Borem, Mary Keaton, Gerald, John, Karl and Steve Goebel. Brother of Richard Goebel. Grandfather of 11. Great-grandfather of five.

GONZALEZ-RUIZ, Jose C., 76, St. Roch, Indianapolis, Sept. 7. Husband of Elba Gonzalez-Parodi. Father of Cecile Gonzalez-Cerimele and Jose Gonzalez. Grandfather of five.

GRAF, Ralph J., 86, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyd County, Sept. 27. Husband of Alma Graf. Father of Janice Preuss and Lisa Winter. Brother of Alice, Benedictine Sister Dorothy, Alvin, Cletus, Elmer and Larry Graf. Grandfather of two.

GRIGGS, James R., 84, St. Monica, Indianapolis, Sept. 19. Husband of Mary Ann Griggs. Father of Aaron, Andy, Joel, Matt and Rick Griggs. Brother of Joan Morehead, Lynda Peters and Dan Griggs. Grandfather of seven. Great-grandfather of one.

HAMMETT, Faye M. (Wismann), 85, St. John Paul II, Sellersburg, Oct. 1. Mother of Teresa Bizub, Mary Santo, Diane Strelka, Jude and Marquis Hammett, Jr. Sister of Fern Loi and Bette Ann Wismann. Grandmother of 18. Great-grandmother of five.

HOLDCRAFT, Ruth R., 98, St. Charles Borromeo, Bloomington, Sept. 22. Mother of Therese, David and Michael Holdcraft. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of two.

JOHNSON, Andrew V., 53, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Sept. 21. Father of Halie and Hannah Johnson. Brother of Cathy Honeycutt, Jim Burrows, Daniel, Eric, Jamie, Phil and Sean Johnson.

KANE, Sheila, 81, St. Mary, North Vernon, Aug. 31. Mother of Carmel Campfield, Angie James, Felicia Vogel, James, Michael, Patrick and Tim Kane. Grandmother of 17. Great-grandmother of six.

KOORS, Christina M. (Koteff), 30, St. Roch, Indianapolis, Oct. 1. Wife of E.J. Koors. Daughter of Walter and Darby Koteff. Sister of Kimberly and Robert Koteff. Granddaughter of Joanne Johns and Lowell Elliott.

LABOR, Dolores K. (Pryor), 93, Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Jeffersonville, Sept. 28. Mother of Kathy Stark Haley, Bill, Frank, Jack, James and Michael Labor. Sister of Rose Marie Carver. Grandmother of 17. Great-grandmother of 15.

LEWIS, John F., 80, St. Vincent de Paul, Shelby County, Sept. 9. Husband of Herta Lewis. Father of Sylvia Favors, Mark and Stephen Lewis. Grandfather of four. Great-grandfather of two.

LORENZ, Mary K., 98, St. Bridget, Liberty, Sept. 26. Mother of Debbie Dilatush and Judith Webb. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of 12.

MILLER, Judith K. (Bauerle), 58, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Indianapolis, Sept. 16. Wife of Richard Miller. Mother of Cassandra Kokoski, Chelsea and Krista Miller. Sister of Darlene, Janet, Janie, Jeannie, Joanie, Jeff, Jerry, Jimmy, Joe and Johnny.

MOBLEY, Jerome F., 78, Our Lady of Lourdes, Indianapolis, Sept. 22. Husband of Darla Mobley. Father of Elizabeth Andrews, Amanda Koch, Barbara Patchett, Matthew Morales, Patrick and Robert Mobley. Brother of Kathleen Hofmeister, Mary Ann Roseman, Margaret and Clarence Mobley. Grandfather of 20. Great-grandfather of five.

PERKINS, John E., 73, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Sept. 11. Husband of Deborah Perkins. Father of Lynne Lewis and John Perkins, Jr. Brother of Susan Glaze, Mary Kellermeier and Jerry Perkins. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of five.

ROBBINS, Patrick W., 67, St. Vincent de Paul, Bedford, Sept. 23. Husband of Sharon Robbins. Father of Holly Woodward, Kristy Robbins Woodward and Joshua Robbins. Brother of Michael Robbins. Grandfather of six.

SNIPE, William, 79, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Richmond, Sept. 26. Father of Alicia Blalock, Charles and William Snipe. Stepfather of Michelle and Greg Dafler. Brother of Cecelia Ramsey and Anitra Sullivan. Grandfather of three. Great-grandfather of one.

SUDHOFF, Mary L. (Heitkamp), 86, Prince of Peace, Madison, Oct. 1. Wife of Paul Sudhoff. Mother of Douglas, Scot and Steven Sudhoff. Sister of Rose Lehman, Verlanda Wenning, Arnold, Eugene and Gilbert Heitkamp. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of five.

WAGNER, Mary L., 89, Sacred Heart, Clinton, Sept. 26. Mother of Veronica Cook and Heidi Liebold Gobreski. Grandmother of three.

WEIGEL, Christina M., 52, All Saints, Dearborn County, Oct. 1. Wife of Stephen Weigel. Mother of Elizabeth, Kelly, Brian and Nick Weigel. Daughter of Gerhard Deddens. Sister of Rose Linton, Lynn and David Deddens.

WICKERSHAM, Mary B. (McDowell), 73, Prince of Peace, Madison, Oct. 2. Wife of Larry Wickersham. Mother of Amy Ray, Laura Strouse, Lucy, Andy, Charles, Jud and Scott Wickersham. Sister of Paul McDowell. Grandmother of 12.

WILLIAMS, Constance L., 85, St. Roch, Indianapolis, Oct. 1. Sister of Don Williams. Aunt of several. †

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