October 20, 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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BRINKMOELLER, Robert, 74, All Saints, Dearborn County, Sept. 28. Uncle of one.

BURKHART, Ralph J., 84, St. Mary, Greensburg, Oct. 3. Father of Karen and David Menkedick and Steve Burkhart. Brother of Rita Dickman, Margie Eldridge, Thelma Greiwe, Stella Vanderpohl, Paul, Richard and Russell Burkhart. Grandfather of three. Great-grandfather of two.

FALLON, Thomas J., 81, Christ the King, Indianapolis, Oct. 6. Husband of Anne Fallon. Father of Catherine Schernekau, Anne Marie Stoner and James Fallon. Grandfather of eight. Great-grandfather of two.

GIOSCIO, John W., 81, St. Michael the Archangel, Indianapolis, Oct. 3. Father of Vicki Schwab, Fred, Jeffrey and John Gioscio. Grandfather of six.

GROVE, Marilyn M., 78, St. Agnes, Nashville, Oct. 7. Sister of Franklin and James Grove. Aunt of several.

HEIMANN, Andrew R., 38, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, Aug. 15. Son of Stephen and Ann Heimann. Brother of Emily VanOsdol. Grandson of Cletus and Dorothy Heimann. Uncle of one.

HELD, Elbert J., 73, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, Oct. 6. Father of Kathryn Schuman and Karen Sorrels. Stepfather of Jeff Adams. Grandfather of five. Step-grandfather of two.

HERBERT, Paul F., 92, St. Mary, Greensburg, Oct. 7. Husband of Marjorie Herbert. Father of Ann Kunz, Gary and Rick Herbert. Brother of Dennis, Lotus and Robert Herbert. Grandfather of eight.

JUNE, Phyllis M. (White), 92, St. Christopher, Indianapolis, Oct. 5. Mother of Michael June. Grandmother of two.

KIEFFER, Gary L., 78, Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Indianapolis, Oct. 4. Husband of Sue Kieffer. Father of Kelly and Kevin Kieffer. Brother of Carol Jackson.

KLARICH, Beatrice, 82, St. Christopher, Indianapolis, Oct. 5. Mother of Theresa Russello, Diana, Dan and John Klarich. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of five.

LONGEST, Owen D., 78, St. John Paul II, Sellersburg, Oct. 6. Husband of Mae Longest. Father of Pamela Maples. Brother of Dolores Hamm, Opal Thomas and Norman Longest. Grandfather of three. Great-grandfather of four.

PAGE, Anna (Freiberger), 90. St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyd County, Oct. 10. Mother of Michael Page. Grandmother of one.

RAINBOLT, Paul N., Sr., 93, St. Anthony of Padua, Clarksville, Sept. 23. Husband of Elizabeth Rainbolt. Father of Mike and Paul Rainbolt, Jr. Brother of Dorothy Pickard. Grandfather of seven. Great-grandfather of 11. Great-great-grandfather of four.

RAYL, Stephen J., 19, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, Oct. 26. Son of Roger and Nancy Rayl. Brother of Emily Elrod, Cathy Williams, Benjamin and Christopher Rayl. Uncle of two.

RITTER, Mary Jane, 93, St. Matthew the Apostle, Indianapolis, Oct. 5. Mother of Lucy Cahill, Julie Wylonis and Linda Ritter. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of seven.

THORNE, Richard C., 68, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Sept. 30. Husband of Carol Gossett Thorne. Father of Trish Thorne Nuzzo, Tera Thorne Schuetta and Richard Thorne. Stepfather of Jennifer Truex Powell, Andy and Chris Truex. Grandfather of five. Step-grandfather of one.

TORELLA, Hilda P., 103, St. Christopher, Indianapolis, Oct. 4. Mother of Dr. Roxann Tanner, Regina and Carlos Torrella. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of 13.

WERNER, Elizabeth L., 78, St. Gabriel, Connersville, Oct. 10. Mother of Patricia Morgan, Daniel and Douglas Werner. Sister of Jenny Amrhein, Millie Isaacs, Mary Ann Harlan, Patty Howard, Donald and Fred Hilbert. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of one. †

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