December 21, 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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ABEL, Dorothy E., 95, St. Christopher, Indianapolis, Nov. 29. Mother of Barbara Stader and Patricia VanDenbark. Grandmother of four. Great‑grandmother of eight.

BAXTER, Dennis E., 71, St. Martin of Tours, Martinsville, Dec. 6. Husband of Patricia Baxter. Father of Amy Daggy, Jessica, Andy and Nate Baxter. Brother of Dianne Langan, Don, Doug and Dwight Baxter. Grandfather of nine. Great-grandfather of two.

BOGLE, Lynn T. (Williamson), 69, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Nov. 30. Mother of Michael Bogle. Sister of Katie Meadows, Anne Sweeney, Marie and Mark Williamson.

BRUMFIELD, Scotty, 87, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Richmond, Dec. 6. Husband of Betty Brumfield. Father of Janet Thomas, Kim and Scott Brumfield. Brother of several. Grandfather of six. Great‑grandfather of six.

CONNER, Jerald T., 63, Good Shepherd, Indianapolis, Dec. 5. Husband of Catherine Conner. Father of Angie Watson, Angel Wetter and Derek Conner. Brother of Dawna Conner‑Burris, Angela Padgett, James II and Joseph Conner. Grandfather of nine. Great‑grandfather of one.

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

ENGLEMAN, Dolores A. (Banet), 85, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyd County, Dec. 8. Mother of Cynthia Craig, Lisa Demas and Theresa Welch. Sister of Beatrice Fife, Kathleen Fritz, Nancy Lemons, Juanita Lilly, Janet Schmidt, Doris Stilger and Herman Banet, Jr. Grandmother of 11. Great‑grandmother of 14.

FORS, Jack F., 91, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Dec. 1. Husband of Dolores Fors. Father of Cheryl Hadley. Grandfather of two. Great-grandfather of three.

HERDRICH, Colleen, 63, Immaculate Heart of Mary, Indianapolis, Dec. 2. Wife of Christopher Herdrich. Mother of Cory and Jamison Herdrich. Sister of Doug and Mike Bussell. Grandmother of four.

HERTZ, Audrey J., 91, Prince of Peace, Madison, Dec. 9. Mother of Vickie Lohrig, Cathy Voit and Connie Welsh. Grandmother of nine. Great‑grandmother of 19.

PENDICK, Joseph J., Jr., 72, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Dec. 9. Husband of Cheryl Pendick. Father of Mary, Gary, JJ and Terri. Brother of Joanne Rugg and Gloria Yerkovich. Grandfather of six.

POWERS, Betty Jean (Mattingly), 80, St. Michael, Cannelton, Dec. 3. Mother of Shari Everly, Brett and Jon Powers. Sister of Deborah Frisch and Mary Nell Huebschman. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of three.

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

RICHMER, Violet, 94, St. Mary, New Albany, Dec. 5. Aunt of several.

SCHMIDT, Ilean, 94, St. Paul, Tell City, Dec. 3. Mother of Paula Miller, Carla Trent and Emily Schmidt. Sister of Emily Miller and John Henderson. Grandmother of eight. Great‑grandmother of 16.

SCHUMAN, Alene M., 85, St. Peter, Brookville, Dec. 5. Mother of Dolores Alexander, Wilma Brannan, Lisa Broun, Michelle Shumate, Arleen Wuestefeld, Diana Yee, Laura and Daniel Schuman. Grandmother of 19. Great‑grandmother of 29.

TUNGATE, Violet, 83, St. Mary, New Albany, Dec. 1. Mother of Kathy Ott, Jim and Mike Tungate. Sister of Marilyn Hall. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of 10.

WAGNER, Marilyn, 87, Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Indianapolis, Dec. 1. Mother of Elizabeth Grant, Diane Rader, Sharon Roembke and Michael Wagner. Grandmother of 13. Great‑grandmother of eight.

WILLHELM, Rita, 95, St. Michael, Brookville, Dec. 3. Mother of Karen Grubbs, Betty Sullivan, Emma Werner, David, Edward, Francis and Tom Wilhelm. Grandmother of 21. Great-grandmother of 39. †

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