December 7, 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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BARR, Orville E., Jr., 91, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyd County, Nov. 21. Husband of Bernice Barr. Father of Patricia Beilly, Susan Warner, James, Orville III and Paul Barr. Grandfather of 10. Great‑grandfather of 10. Great‑great-grandfather of two.

CAITO, Thomas A., 86. Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary, Indianapolis, Nov. 21. Father of Mary Ann Caito. Stepfather of Shelly and Robert Breeden. Brother of Frances Navarra and Gus Caito. Step‑grandfather of five.

HARPRING, Rollin H., 82, St. Mary, Greensburg, Nov. 23. Husband of Marcie Harpring. Father of Chris Harpring. Brother of Marlene Harsin and Melvin Harpring. Grandfather of three.

HEUSER, Shirley S., 93, Holy Family, New Albany, Nov. 14. Mother of Sharie Buchanan, Carol Dearing, Pam Hayes, Debbie Jinks, Jan Quick, Patricia Wright, Linda and George Heuser. Grandmother of 22. Great-grandmother of 34.

HORNING, Gloria S., 83, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Nov. 17. Wife of James Horning. Mother of Michele Horning Dippel and Matthew Horning. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of three.

JAMES, Clarice M., 105, St. Augustine, Leopold, Nov. 15. Mother of Janet Schepers, Charles, Joseph, Linus and Tiger James. Grandmother of 20. Great‑grandmother and great‑great-grandmother of several.

KUEHR, Irene H., 88, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Nov. 18. Mother of Julie Armstrong and Karen Dewar. Grandmother of four.

LUTHER, Anna, 82, St. Vincent de Paul, Shelby County, Nov. 17. Mother of Teresa Dunagan, Christina Hauk, Mary Neal, Katherine Romie, Michael Metz, Edward and Thomas Luther. Sister of Chester and Jerry Woodridge. Grandmother and great‑grandmother of several.

MCKENNA, James J., Jr., 78, Prince of Peace, Madison, Nov. 18. Husband of Sally McKenna. Father of Jennifer McKenna Weinbaum and Brian McKenna. Brother of Tom McKenna. Grandfather of 10. Great-grandfather of 11.

MERIWETHER, Bradley, 34, St. Vincent de Paul, Shelby County, Nov. 15. Husband of Vanessa Meriwether. Son of Nicky and Rhonda Meriwether. Brother of Kasey Meriwether. Grandson of Emily Meriwether. Uncle of one.

NIESE, Clifford O., 73, St. Louis, Batesville, Nov. 21. Husband of Elizabeth Niese. Father of Deborah Garbarini, Keith and Kevin Niese. Brother of Viola Billman, Lucille Honnert, Pat Schrank, Dale, Jim and Virgil Niese. Grandfather of seven.

RAY, Mary Ann, 75, Christ the King, Indianapolis, Nov. 14. Sister of M. Sue Dawson. Aunt and great-aunt of several.

STAMM, Bob, 83, St. Gabriel, Connersville, Nov. 18. Father of Christopher, Matthew, Michael and Timothy Stamm. Grandfather of eight.

SWIFT, Terry L., 68, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, Nov. 21. Husband of Marilyn Swift. Father of Catherine Blakely, Michelle Revaldelo, Mary Walden, Monica, Terry II and Wilfred Swift. Son of Francis Swift. Brother of Cherri Harker, Shirley Walker, Brenda, Gerri, Francis, Marvin, Rick and Ronald Swift. Grandfather of 14.

VANDE WATER, Thomas J., 65, Prince of Peace, Madison, Nov. 13. Husband of Sharon Vande Water. Father of Kristen Vande Water Hamilton, Meghan Vande Water Teske and Ryan Vande Water. Brother of Barb Manaugh, Sue White, Jane, John, Marty, Pat, Richard and Steve Vande Water. Grandfather of 10.

VAUGHN, Donald J., 84, Prince of Peace, Madison, Nov. 20. Husband of Martha Vaughn. Father of Jo Vaughn Nolasco, Julia and Donald Vaughn. Brother of Michael, Raymond and Richard Vaughn. Grandfather of four. Great‑grandfather of three.

VECERA, Rocco E., 85, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Richmond, Nov. 23. Husband of Mary Rose Vecera. Father of Linda Cason, Rita Clapp, June Peer, Joseph, Rocky and Vincent Vecera. Grandfather of 12. Great-grandfather of six.

WATSON, Stella L., 100, St. Christopher, Indianapolis, Nov. 19. Mother of Howard and Jerry Watson. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of 11.

WOLFE, Leo W., 90, Holy Family, New Albany, Nov. 11. Father of Daniel, David and Stephen Wolfe. Brother of Esther Book, Ruth Missi and Mary Rosenberger. Grandfather of eight. Great-grandfather of seven. †

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