November 3, 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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BATTIES, Mark D., III, 73, St. Joan of Arc, Indianapolis, Sept. 28. Husband of Lilaberdia Batties. Father of Robin McCann, Robin Pritchett, Tawana Ruffin, Dawn, Shannon, Darryl and Michael Blanchard, William Pate, Anthony Robinson, Shawn and Mark Batties IV. Brother of Thomas Batties, Sr. Grandfather of nine.

BENSON, Kenneth, 74, Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Indianapolis, Oct. 7. Husband of Mary Benson. Father of Jonathan and Stephen Benson. Brother of Katherine Van Dyke. Grandfather of four. Great-grandfather of one.

CISLAK, Margaret F. (Noble), 84, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Oct. 19. Wife of Peter Cislak. Mother of Carol DeSmul, Susan Sokolsky and Gregory Cislak. Sister of Barbara Miller. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of five.

COOKE, Charles W., 67, Prince of Peace, Madison, Oct. 24. Husband of Marina Cooke. Father of Jody Gray and John Cooke. Brother of Priscilla Branham, Carolyn Thieman and J. Robert Cooke. Grandfather of nine.

EBERT, Kathleen, 71, St. Meinrad, St. Meinrad, Oct. 5. Wife of Jim Ebert. Mother of Julie Becher, Jill Ebert-Lasher, Kim and Jeff Ebert. Sister of Jane Benda, Ramona Pfaff, Marilyn, Benedictine Sr. Paulette, Michael and Richard Seng. Grandmother of 11.

FLEDDERMAN, Ronald H., 78, St. Louis, Batesville, Oct. 17. Husband of Jacqueline Fledderman. Father of Ronda Green, Rachelle Matthews, Jay, Jody and Joel Fledderman. Brother of Susan Bonelli and Pat Ertel. Grandfather of 12. Great-grandfather of six.

FORESMAN, Gloria, 87, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Oct. 4. Mother of Teresa Brugma, Kathy Faulkner, John, Rob and Will Foresman. Grandmother of five.

HAWKINS, James E., 84, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Oct. 9. Husband of Laura Hawkins. Father of Sandy Clegg, Michele Lyall, Dan and Patrick Hawkins. Brother of Dan and Dale Hawkins. Grandfather of nine.

HAYS, Patricia, 72, St. Agnes, Nashville, Oct. 11. Wife of Jim Hays. Mother of Theresa Mixon and Sherry Timmerman. Daughter of Margaret Rush Very. Sister of Helen Scott, Jeannie Stewart and Val Tingley. Grandmother of one.

HENRY, Alma, 92, Holy Family, New Albany, Oct. 15. Mother of Karen Johnson, James, Mark and Phillip Henry. Sister of Rosalie Swadish and Robert Lenfert. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of 19.

KAHL, Ruth A. (Ritz), 97, St. Mary, New Albany, Oct. 19. Mother of Sandy Kahl Frost. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of seven.

LAKER, Helen L., 66, St. Louis, Batesville, Oct. 21. Wife of Eugene Laker. Mother of Rae Crain, Jan Hogan, Lynn Norwold, Amy Ronnebaum and Jill Tekulve. Daughter of Erma Amberger. Sister of Mary Best, Marsha Luers and Eleanor Miller. Grandmother of 11.

LAUZON, Kim, 61, Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Indianapolis, Oct. 15. Husband of Mary Jane Lauzon. Father of Michelle Stephens and Matthew Lauzon. Brother of Maryann McArthur, Arthur, Bryan and Father Kris Lauzon. Grandfather of seven.

MARTIN, Zoe N., 7, SS. Francis and Clare of Assisi, Greenwood, Oct. 20. Daughter of Laura Martin. Granddaughter of Bud and Linda Martin. Great-granddaughter of Ruth Ann VanNote.

MATYI, Stephen R., 82, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, Oct. 11. Husband of Frances Matyi, Father of Andrea Feeney, Laura and Stephen Matyi. Grandfather of six.

MCCARTHY, William G., 91, St. Patrick, Terre Haute, Aug. 26. Husband of Susan McCarthy. Father of Susan Reynolds, Isabel, Mary Catherine, Daniel and Joe McCarthy. Brother of Ellen Rossi. Grandfather of 10. Great-grandfather of three.

MEYROSE, Donna K., 72, St. Mary, Greensburg, Oct. 16. Wife of Michael Meyrose. Mother of Michelle Hensley, Jeffrey and Kevin Meyrose. Sister of Linda Klene. Grandmother of two.

PFISTER, Dorothy, 84, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, Oct. 19. Wife of Gordon Pfister. Mother of Kathleen, Marcella and Daniel Higdon. Stepmother of Binky Gadd, Tina Streul and Randy Pfister. Sister of Martha Johnston, Sue Pfeiffer, Dora Zweydoff, John and Ronald Durbin. Grandmother of 12. Great-grandmother of 23.

RICHARDS, Alice M. (Weingardt), 91, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, Oct. 22. Mother of Janine Axsom, Gayle Disbro, Gloria Kermeen, Gwen and Janice White and Daniel Richards. Sister of Harry Weingardt. Grandmother of 22. Great-grandmother of 20.

SCHMIDT, Stephen M., 26, St. Patrick, Terre Haute, Oct. 20. Son of Martin and Veronica Schmidt. Brother of Lisa Whitaker, Jessica, Rebecca, Christopher, Eric, John, Martin and Michael Schmidt. Uncle of several.

SIEGLE, Eileen M. (Hanlon), 94, St. Vincent de Paul, Bedford, Oct. 19. Mother of Katherine Sleva, David, Jr., John, Richard and Stephen Siegle. Sister of John Hanlon. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of seven.

SUFAN, John H., 88, Holy Name of Jesus, Beech Grove, Oct. 24. Father of Diana Akel, Widad Farah, Amira Kehoe, Sonya Kunkel, Kamal and Jim Sufan. Brother of Nasser Sufan. Grandfather of 16. Great-grandfather of 17.

THOMSON, Richard C., 70, St. Christopher, Indianapolis, Oct. 20. Husband of Kathleen Thomson. Father of Jill Newnum, Lisa Work and Scott Thomson. Stepfather of Amanda Petrovato and Anna Waggoner. Brother of Mary Ellen Kutcher, Sheryl Leary, Jane Maryre, Joan Relf, John and Mark Thomson. Grandfather of four. Step-grandfather of one.

ZUTTARELLI, A. Ralph, 82, St. Vincent de Paul, Bedford, Oct. 22. Husband of Judith Zuttarelli. Father of Anna Matthews and Anthony Zuttarelli. Brother of Sarah Bryant, Mary Morgan and James Zuttarelli. †

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