November 24, 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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EDER, Betty J., 89, St. Mary, Rushville, Nov. 11. Mother of Karen Harpring, Lisa Ruttenberg and Steve Eder. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of eight.

GEHL, Ruth A., 83, St. Maurice, Napoleon, Oct. 27. Wife of Phil Gehl. Mother of Mary Franke, Jim, Ron and Tony Gehl. Sister of Marlene Griewe, Jo Ann Holzer, Ben and Carl Federle. Grandmother of 11. Step-grandmother of four.

GERVELIS, Mary K., 97, St. Martin of Tours, Martinsville, Nov. 8. Mother of Ann Ramey, Donna Whitford, Maureen and Eric Gervelis. Grandmother of eight.

GOOTEE, Eric M., 33, St. Vincent de Paul, Bedford, Nov. 6. Husband of Bethany Godsey-Gootee. Father of River and Wilder Gootee. Son of Carl and Judy Gootee. Brother of Emily Eagan and Scott Gootee.

MCMULLEN, Paul, 58, St. Vincent de Paul, Bedford, Oct. 24. Brother of Kathleen Hirons and Greg McMullen. Uncle of several.

PLUCKEBAUM, Roger, 85, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Nov. 10. Husband of Maryann Pluckebaum. Father of AnneMarie Cottrell, Dave, Mike, Paul and Steve Pluckebaum. Brother of Jack Pluckebaum. Grandfather of 11. Great-grandfather of three.

SCHEIDLER, Anthony L., 95, Immaculate Conception, Millhousen, Nov. 15. Husband of Rosemary Scheidler. Father of Julie Beck, Martha Craig, Ann Hermesch, Karen Hewitt, Dale, Daniel, James, Michael and Patrick Scheidler. Brother of Franciscan Sister Janice Scheidler. Grandfather of 20. Great-grandfather of three.

SCHIPP, Louis, 73, St. Boniface, Fulda, Nov. 8. Husband of Carol Schipp. Father of Dean and Philip Schipp. Brother of Norma Jerger, Alma Kreilein, Vernita Williams, Frank and Harold Schipp. Grandfather of five.

THIBAULT, Michael A., 45, St. Monica, Indianapolis, Nov. 5. Husband of Lisa Thibault. Father of Genevieve, Lucille and Sophia Thibault. Son of Tom and Ann Thibault. Brother of Catherine Thacher, Janet and Stephen Thibault.

VANDERPOHL, Gilbert D., 89, St. Mary, Greensburg, Nov. 12. Father of Julie Deer and Gerald Vanderpohl. Brother of Dorothy Land, Marilyn Preston, Elizabeth Schroeder and Vernon Vanderpohl. Grandfather of nine. Great-grandfather of six.

WEBB, Josephine M., 86, St. Vincent de Paul, Bedford, Nov. 2. Mother of Judy Ypsilantis, Jim Chorley and Dino Moler. Sister of Angie Gempka. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of six.

WILLIAMS, Ann M., 55, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, Nov. 8. Sister of Sharon Cocuzza. Aunt of two.

YOUNG, Arthur, 91, St. Maurice, Napoleon. Husband of Carol Young. Uncle of several. †

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