December 14, 2018


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BARNES, John A., 60, St. John the Evangelist, Nov. 16. Son of Tom and Mary Ellen Barnes. Brother of Kathleen Barnes Tekulve, Andrew, Christopher, Matthew, Thomas and Vincent Barnes. Uncle of several.

BRAUN, Marilyn, 72, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Nov. 24. Wife of Mark Braun. Mother of Christine Nation, Benjamin Gault, David and James Braun. Sister of Karen Placek and Dennis Wallace. Grandmother of seven.

CHANDLER, Velma R., 96, St. Christopher, Indianapolis, Nov. 25. Mother of Martha Hurley, Marsha Lehman, Braden, Charles, Fred and Harry Chandler. Sister of Ralph Coplen. Grandmother of 17. Great-grandmother of 27.

CONWAY, Jeanne G., 86, St. Mary, Greensburg, Nov. 27. Mother of Sandy Wenning. Grandmother of one. Great‑grandmother of four.

CORBETT, John K., 76, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Nov. 23. Husband of Judy Corbett. Father of Kristy and Kasey Corbett. Brother of Martha Barber, Pat Moore and Wayne Corbett. Grandfather of two.

COURTNEY, Joan (Loughery), 95, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Oct. 31. Mother of Nancy Carlsen, Judy McNulty, Carolyn Rydberg, Susan and John Courtney. Sister of Jim Loughery. Grandmother of 15. Great-grandmother of 13.

DAILEY, James E., 80, St. John the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Nov. 26. Husband of Diane Schludecker. Father of Jennifer Prifogle. Brother of Naomi Trapp and Carly Dailey. Grandfather of three.

DILGER, Norbert J., 85, St. John Paul II, Sellersburg, Nov. 27. Father of Myra Coomes and Sandy Juliot. Brother of Arlene Renn and Lois Stephany. Grandfather of three.

ELSNER, Oscar A., 89, St. Joseph, Jennings County, Nov. 26. Father of Rose, Andy, Jim, Mark and Steve Elsner. Grandfather of 10. Great‑grandfather of several.

HUEHLS, Sharon K., 72, Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary, Indianapolis, Nov. 30. Wife of Mark Huehls. Mother of Melissa Hyland, Rebecca King, Andrew and Keith Huehls. Sister of Debbie Boswell and Jackie Swartz. Grandmother of four.

KAUFMAN, Dorothy A., 97, Immaculate Heart of Mary, Indianapolis, Nov. 25. Mother of Gloria Bond, Dorothy Riley, James, Lawrence and Mark Kaufman. Sister of Mary Bowman. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of several.

KEESLING, Louise, 92, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Richmond, Nov. 28. Grandmother of four. Great‑grandmother of two.

KENDALL, Shirley A. (Glenn), 86, St. Michael, Cannelton, Nov. 17. Mother of Kris Bland and Matt Kendall. Grandmother of seven. Great‑grandmother of three.

KRUER, Mary J., 91, St. John Paul II, Sellersburg, Nov. 25. Sister of Betty, Jerry and Roy Kruer. Aunt of several.

LAKERS, Peter J., 55, Holy Family, New Albany, Nov. 21. Husband of Corina Lakers. Father of Cody Erlei, Paul and Raymond Lakers. Son of Joseph and Ruth Lakers. Brother of Anna Kieliszewski, Paul and Raymond Lakers.

LAUB, Shirlene, 83, St. Charles Borromeo, Milan, Nov. 20. Mother of Dawn Skaggs, Tori and Jeff Laub. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of 17. Great‑great‑grandmother of three.

LAUCK, Mary Ann, 90. St. Matthew the Apostle, Indianapolis, Nov. 27. Mother of Mary Barr, Anne Mills, Carole Clark, James, John, Joseph and Paul Lauck. Sister of Don Bush. Grandmother of nine. Great‑grandmother of nine.

MINATEL, Winnie, 90, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Nov. 25. Wife of Roy Minatel. Mother of Anthony and Victor Minatel. Grandmother of four.

MOORMAN, Ronald J., 45, Holy Family, Oldenburg, Dec. 1. Son of Herbert and Mary Moorman. Father of Caroline, Lydia and Bryan Moorman. Brother of Angie Rauch and Lynn Schwallie.

MYERS, Mary Jane, 87, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Nov. 26. Mother of Jayne McGuiness, Kelly Peters, Lynda Weaver and Jay Myers. Sister of Carole Blankenship and Harry Shimer. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of two.

NOËL, H. Jerome, Jr., 68, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Nov. 20. Husband of Michele Noël. Father of Christopher, H. Jerome III, Patrick and William Noël. Brother of Louise Malachowski, Carol, Irma, Nancy and William Noël.

OLIVER, Shirley (Baldock), 77, St. Charles Borromeo, Milan, Nov. 23. Wife of Philip Oliver. Mother of Janice Frank and Michell Frey. Sister of Betty Westermeyer. Grandmother of two.

PFIFFNER, Lora M., 53, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, Nov. 21. Wife of Ted Pfiffner. Mother of Kiley and Jonathan Pfiffner. Sister of Wende Westhoff and Chad Welke.

PITSTICK, Leona C., 83, St. Gabriel, Connersville, Nov. 25. Mother of Milissa Miller, Beth Ann White, Bart and Michael Pitstick. Grandmother of 12. Great‑grandmother of 11.

RICHEY, Alene (Bloom), 100, St. Mary, Greensburg, Dec. 3. Mother of Randy and Robin Richey. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of nine.

ROELL, Joseph, 76, St. Vincent de Paul, Shelby County, Nov. 25. Husband of Sherry Roell. Father of Melissa Coulter, Dusty, Shane and Slade Roell. Brother of Linda Hudson, Donna Yarling and David Roell. Grandfather of eight.

SHUFF, Jane T., 81, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, Nov. 14. Wife of Robert Shuff. Mother of Dan, Dave and Mike Shuff. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of nine.

STEWART, Blanche, 89, SS. Peter and Paul Cathedral, Indianapolis, Nov. 22. Mother of Dena, Dana and William Barnett. Grandmother of six. Great‑grandmother of 10. Great‑great-grandmother of three.

VOEGELE, Rose M., 88, St. Louis, Batesville, Dec. 3. Mother of Susie Burkhart, Terri Litmer, Marilyn Manlove, Dan, Jr. and Pat Voegele. Sister of Carolyn Robinson, Fran and Jim Telles. Grandmother of 11. Great‑grandmother of nine.

WARD, Mary Ellen (Glotzbach), 72, St. John Paul II, Sellersburg, Nov. 19. Wife of Doug Ward. Mother of Greg, Kevin and Scott Ward. Sister of Barb Glotzbach Mathew and Ron Glotzbach. Grandmother of five. Great‑grandmother of seven.

WILKINS, Mary M., 88, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, Dec. 1. Mother of Margo Hoaglin, Denise Renick, Christine Ross, Laura Smith, Theresa Wagnor, Carol, Irene, Jeanette, Jeffrey, Phillip and William Wilkins. Sister of Dorothy Jawoski, Francis McGough, Barbara Wilkins and Steven Keefer. Grandmother of 23. Great-grandmother of 34. Great-great-grandmother of one. †

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