April 20, 2018


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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BOWMAN, James E., 75, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, April 5. Husband of Marcia Bowman. Father of Christine Edmondson and Jim Bowman. Brother of Karen Graves, Robert and Ronald Bowman. Grandfather of four.

COOK, Robert J., 87, St. Jude, Indianapolis, April 6. Father of Joan Dreicer, Kathleen George, Victoria Lobeck, James, Richard, Robert and Timothy Cook. Grandfather of 20. Great‑grandfather of six.

DAY, Edgar W., Jr., 81, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, March 20. Father of David, Jeffrey, Michael and Stephen Day. Brother of Joanne Gastineau and Raymond Day. Grandfather of 14. Great‑grandfather of eight.

DIZNEY, Janet J., 64, St. Christopher, Indianapolis, April 6. Wife of John Dizney. Mother of Sarah Foulke, Sadie Pflum and Jacklyn Dizney. Sister of Carol Burke, Glynda Kelso, Nancy Lawrence and Venica Dizney. Grandmother of three.

DUDLEY, Joan R. (Reisert), 86, St. Gabriel, Connersville, April 8. Mother of Denise, Michele and Bruce Dudley. Sister of Rita Clark and Pat Jacobs. Grandmother of two. Great-grandmother of four. Great-great-grandmother of one.

GEIS, Joella J. (Ayers), 93, St. Gabriel, Connersville, April 3. Mother of Luanne Williams and Thomas Geis. Sister of Betty Ford. Grandmother of eight. Great‑grandmother of 13. Great‑great-grandmother of one.

HAGAN, James H., 82, Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Jeffersonville, March 19. Father of Mary Jane Crowder, Deborah and John Hagan. Grandfather of six. Great‑grandfather of four.

HARMEYER, Ronald H., 80, St. Louis, Batesville, April 5. Husband of Margie Harmeyer. Father of Nancy and Steve Harmeyer. Brother of Ruth Kunkel and Ralph Harmeyer. Grandfather of two.

HAYES, Carolton L., 77, Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Jeffersonville, March 31. Husband of Joan Hayes. Father of Shannon Stevens, Michael and Steven Hayes. Brother of Harold and Thomas Hayes. Grandfather of seven. Great‑grandfather of 15.

HIATT, Merrill L., 86, Prince of Peace, Madison, April 4. Husband of Martha Hiatt. Father of Karen Narramore and Timothy Hiatt. Stepfather of Cindy Gardner, Aimee Walters and Bradford Smith. Grandfather and great‑grandfather of several.

HOWLEY, Thomas J., 79, St. Joseph, Shelbyville, April 5. Husband of Sandra Howley. Father of Lynn and Jerry Howley. Grandfather of three.

LAYTON, Peg, 97, St. John the Evangelist, Indianapolis, April 4. Sister of Patricia Himes, Theresa and Edward Gallagher. Aunt, great-aunt and great-great aunt of several.

LUGO, Richard, 72, St. Augustine, Jeffersonville, April 8. Father of Michelle Fentress, Amy Martinez, Tanya O’Kelley and Michael Lugo. Brother of Sally Aguillar, Lydia Perkins, Esther Sandovall, Ernest and Manny Lugo. Grandfather of three. Great‑grandfather of three.

MCPHEETERS, Canita M., 78, St. Charles Borromeo, Bloomington, April 4. Wife of James McPheeters. Mother of Domenica Riley. Sister of Michael Natalie. Grandmother of three.

MILLER, Alma O., 98, All Saints, Dearborn County, March 30. Sister of Angela Probst. Aunt of several.

OCHS, James G., 85, St. Christopher, Indianapolis, March 21. Father of Jennifer Tooker, Tracey Ochs Stanton, Margaret Ochs Zore, Mark and Matthew Ochs. Grandfather of 16. Great‑grandfather of three.

PAPPIN, Phillip, 93, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Richmond, April 2. Father of Michelle Herig, Richard Pappano and Michael Pappin. Brother of Lucille Roettker. Grandfather of five. Great‑grandfather of six.

PHAN, Wai Yin, 43, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, March 28. Daughter of Kah Fung Phan. Sister of Jackie Phan.

PORTER, Sarah K., 94, St. Vincent de Paul, Bedford, March 31. Mother of Linda Rollman and Kasie Templeton. Grandmother of five. Great‑grandmother of six.

READ, Margaret, 97, St. Augustine, Jeffersonville, March 20. Grandmother of one. Great-grandmother of five. Great-great-grandmother of four.

ROWE, Delbert E., 80, Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Jeffersonville, March 17. Husband of Judy Rowe. Father of Mary and Patricia Rowe. Brother of Nina Hunt and Melvin Rowe.

SCHALLER, Ruth A., 59, St. Joseph, Shelbyville, April 5. Wife of Michael Schaller. Mother of Amanda Mang and Adam Schaller. Sister of Charles Black. Grandmother of three.

STAHL, Robert A., 95, Holy Name of Jesus, Beech Grove, March 21. Father of Paula Stahl Patterson and Dennis Stahl. Brother of Henry Stahl. Grandfather of eight. Great-grandfather of 21. Great‑great-grandfather of 13.

STEWART, Elizabeth G., 95, Good Shepherd, Indianapolis, April 1. Mother of Geri McKay and Joe Stewart. Grandmother of seven.

STILES, Mary R., 87, St. Vincent de Paul, Bedford, March 15. Mother of Ed, Paul and Steven Stiles. Sister of Lucille Pearson. Step-sister of Joe Conley. Grandmother of one. Great-grandmother of three. Step-grandmother of four.

TALLARIGO, Henry M., 79, St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, Bright, March 16. Brother of Mary Badinghaus. Uncle and great-uncle of several.

VISSING, Frances M., 95, St. Augustine, Jeffersonville, March 21. Mother of Barbara Donahue. Grandmother of two. Great-grandmother of two. †

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