July 20, 2018

Obituaries

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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BEATTY, Matthew T., 37, St. Matthew the Apostle, Indianapolis, June 29. Son of Joseph and Deborah Beatty. Brother of Michelle, Jason and Joe Beatty. Uncle of one.

BERGH, Roger G., Sr., 89, St. John Paul II, Sellersburg, June 7. Husband of Patsy Bergh. Father of Nancy Hopkins, Virginia Houldsworth, Patricia Hrovat, Christine Schaefer, Maryane Williams, Douglas and Roger Bergh.

CARDENAS, Gerardo E., 36, St. Jude, Indianapolis, June 23. Husband of Loree Cardenas. Father of Alexis, Jahna, Savannah, Christian and Jason Cardenas.

CARMER, Mason M., infant, Immaculate Conception, Millhousen, July 8. Son of Christopher Carmer and Cassandra Hellmich. Brother of Maya Hellmich. Grandson of Phillip Hellmich, Karen Hellmich, Marshall and Patti Palmer and Crystal Pennington.

COLEMAN, Jay E., 49, Holy Angels, Indianapolis, June 11. Father of Vance Coleman. Brother of Ashley Hunt, Delise and DeLyn Coleman.

COMBS, Rosalie A. (Moran), 84, St. Christopher, Indianapolis, July 6. Mother of Rebecca Newby and Maria Combs. Sister of Julia Eppen and Richard Moran. Half-sister of James Moran.

CORNELL, Ron, 73. St. John the Apostle, Bloomington, June 28. Father of Ronda Generaux, Jerri Riggle, Robert Allen, Catherine and Jason Cornell. Brother of Nancy Kusmaul. Grandfather of several.

DYSON, Cary, 69, St. John Paul II, Sellersburg, July 4. Brother of Dwight Dyson.

GROTE, Catherine D., 89. St. Malachy, Brownsburg, July 2. Mother of Lisa Gading, Angela Norrick and Bryan Grote. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of seven.

HARBESON, Carol R., 86, St. Mary, Lanesville, June 30. Mother of Lynn Harbeson. Sister of Glenn and Nicholas Keinsley. Grandmother of two.

HILLEN, Madonna, 88, St. Mary, North Vernon, June 28. Sister of Ann Matern. Aunt and great-aunt of several.

JOHNSON, E’ Austin B. II, 82, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, July 3. Husband of Amada Reyes Johnson. Father of Maria Johnson-Agtuca, Maria Johnson-Galang, Caroline and Eric Johnson. Brother of Corazon Tan, Maria Trinidad, Maria, E’ Austin III, E’ Austin IV, E’ Austin V and Samuel Johnson. Grandfather of six.

JONES, Susan M., 50, Our Lady of Lourdes, Indianapolis, June 30. Wife of Todd Jones. Mother of Alaria Jordan, Alexis and Michael Jones. Sister of LeeAnn Williams. Grandmother of one.

LANDERS, Mary L., 96, Holy Angels, Indianapolis, June 27. Aunt of several.

MEIR, Angela, infant,

St. Bartholomew, Columbus, June 30. Daughter of Chris Meir and Ana Gomez Moncada. Sister of Edward Meir.

MEISBERGER, Richard G., 85, St. Roch, Indianapolis, June 30. Husband of Carolyn Meisberger. Father of Linda Arthur, Lisa Griesemer, Martin and Thomas Meisberger. Brother of Margaret Gregory, Doris Tuccio and Carl Meisberger. Grandfather of seven.

MEYER, George J., 91, St. Christopher, Indianapolis, July 4. Father of Georgette Langholz. Brother of Margaret Loudenbeck, Alice Rhodes and Rita Stumborg.

PRICKEL, Terry J., 62. St. Louis, Batesville, July 5. Father of Carmen Davis and Aaron Prickel. Brother of Pat Hill, Janet Schumacher and Ron Prickel. Grandfather of four.

RICHARDSON, Charles, 91, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, June 30. Husband of Judy Richardson. Brother of Barbara Parker, Jay, Mark and Ross Richardson. Stepfather of Theresa Cox. Grandfather of 12. Great-grandfather of five.

RYNARD, Patricia A., 85, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, May 19. Mother of Nancy Ohler, Mary, John, Joseph and R. Michael Rynard. Grandmother of 12. Great-grandmother of 17.

SIZEMORE, Elizabeth, 93, All Saints, Dearborn County, June 28. Mother of Barb Pope, Debbie Shell, Greg and Mike Sizemore. Grandmother of 15. Great-grandmother of 22.

STRAYHORN-DAVIS, B. Beatrice, 78, Holy Angels, Indianapolis, June 27. Wife of Theodore Davis. Mother of Shalonda Davis-Fernandez and Stacia Davis-Hill. Sister of Dorothy Murrell, Claude Jr. and Neale Strayhorn. Grandmother of three.

SUBLETTE, Theresa M., 54, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, May 13. Wife of Mark Sublette. Mother of Jacqueline, Jennifer, Matthew and Michael Sublette. Daughter of William and Sharon Johnson. Sister of Pam Ernsting, Kenneth, Kevin and William Johnson.

TAMLIN, Margaret E., 91. St. Malachy, Brownsburg, June 30. Mother of Susan, David and Robin Tamlin. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of 17. Great-great-grandmother of five.

VAN DER SCHANS, Kathleen (Williams), 52, St. Charles Borromeo, Bloomington, June 28. Wife of Raymond Van der Schans. Mother of Mackenzie and William Van der Schans. Daughter of Donald and Joanne Williams. Sister of Judy, Ken, Larry, Michael and Rick Williams.

WATERS, Bernard R., 92, St. Charles Borromeo, Bloomington, July 3. Husband of Dorothy Waters. Father of Debbie Fulcher and Jeff Waters. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of eight.


Providence Sister Maureen Ann McCarthy served in Catholic education for 42 years

Providence Sister Maureen Ann McCarthy died on July 6 at Providence Hall at Union Hospital in Terre Haute. She was 89.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on July 12 at the Church of the Immaculate Conception at the motherhouse in St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Burial followed at the sisters’ cemetery.

Sister Maureen Ann was born on Aug. 23, 1928, in Chicago. She entered the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods on Feb. 2, 1947, and professed final vows on Aug. 15, 1952.

Sister Maureen Ann earned a bachelor’s degree from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College in St. Mary-of-the-Woods and a master’s degree from Indiana State University in Terre Haute.

During her 71 years as a member of the Sisters of Providence, Sister Maureen Ann ministered for 42 years as a teacher in Catholic schools in Indiana, Illinois, Maryland, North Carolina and Texas.

In the archdiocese, she served in Catholic education at St. Paul School in Sellersburg from 1950-51, and in Indianapolis at St. Anthony School from 1951-54 and St. Philip Neri School from 1957-58. Sister Maureen also served at the motherhouse as a driver from 1972-73, 1982-85 and 1997-2018. She also served in the business office at the motherhouse from 1975-76.

Memorial gifts may be sent to the Sisters of Providence, 1 Sisters of Providence Road, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, St. Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876.


Patricia Ann Beidelman, 78, mother of Father Patrick Beidelman, died on July 5

Patricia Ann (Casey) Beidelman, the mother of Father Patrick Beidelman, executive director of the archdiocesan Secretariat for Worship and Evangelization and rector of SS. Peter and Paul Cathedral in Indianapolis, died on July 5 at Franciscan Hospice House in Indianapolis.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on July 9 at Holy Spirit Church in Indianapolis. Burial followed at Holy Cross Cemetery in Indianapolis.

Beidelman was born on Aug. 12, 1939, in Indianapolis. She grew up as a member of St. John the Evangelist Parish in Indianapolis. She was a student at Our Lady of Lourdes School and was a member of the first graduating class of Father Thomas Scecina Memorial High School in Indianapolis in 1957.

In 1959, she married her husband, Robert, who died in 2006. She is survived by her sons, Kerry Beidelman, Michael Beidelman, Father Patrick Beidelman and Stephen Beidelman, all of Indianapolis, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

In addition to living as a faithful wife and helping to raise her children, Beidelman enjoyed welcoming her large extended family as well as strangers who needed encouragement into her home on Indianapolis’ east side. She also worked as a teacher’s aide at Sunny Heights Elementary School and at Warren Early Childhood Center, both in Indianapolis.

At the time of her death, she was a member of Holy Spirit Parish in Indianapolis, where she had been a parishioner for more than 50 years.

Memorial gifts may be sent to Holy Spirit Parish, 7243 E. 10th St., Indianapolis 46219. †

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