January 18, 2019

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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ARMBRECHT, Gary, 67, Prince of Peace, Madison, Jan. 5. Husband of Maria Quentina Armbrecht. Father of Kelly Armbrecht Perry, Diane Armbrecht Wolfer and Eric Armbrecht. Brother of Dena Cartwright, Edward and Larry Armbrecht. Grandfather of nine.

BEGLEY, Silvestre Jaramillo, 21, St. Joseph, Shelbyville, Dec. 20. Son of Silbestre Jaramillo.

BERGMAN, Carol L., 62, St. Louis, Batesville, Dec. 24. Wife of Dennis Bergman. Mother of Krista Grow, David and Marc Bergman. Sister of Cheryl Siebert, Gary Meyer and Scott Moeller. Grandmother of three.

BILBREY, Dorotha J. (LaBolt), 86, St. Mary, Greensburg, Dec. 31. Wife of Claude Bilbrey. Mother of Susan Martin, Julie Mentz, Dan and Jim Bilbrey. Sister of Janice Stacy, Charles and Harold LaBolt. Grandmother of 16. Great-grandmother of 10.

BISCHOFF, Mary Grace, 76, All Saints, Dearborn County, Jan. 3. Wife of Cliff Bischoff. Mother of David, Todd and Tony Bishchoff. Sister of Dorothy Gillman, Rosie Lohman and Alean Saunders. Grandmother of 12. Great‑grandmother of two.

BUCHANAN, Charles, 68, St. Vincent de Paul, Bedford, Dec. 5. Brother of Alice and Richard Buchanan.

DANDRIDGE, Jack E., 82, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Dec. 30. Husband of Rosemary Dandridge. Father of Renee Gragnon and Jared Dandridge. Brother of Alice Dandridge. Grandfather of six. Great‑grandfather of one.

DAUBY, Jeanette A., 91, St. Paul, Tell City, Dec. 21. Mother of Janean Dauby Fella, Jane Dauby Kelly, Jolene Dauby Peterson and Jack Dauby. Grandmother of 11. Great‑grandmother of 21.

DIRKSEN, David J., 77, Prince of Peace, Madison, Dec. 23. Husband of Rosemary Dirksen. Father of Arlene Dirksen Semon, Alan, Doug and Timothy Dirksen. Brother of Kathleen Gasson, Clete, John and Michael Dirksen. Grandfather of five.

DOLEHANTY, Mary Jane, 78, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Richmond, Dec. 28. Wife of Joseph Dolehanty. Mother of Carole, Casie, Darrin and Dennis Dolehanty. Sister of Marilyn Kettler, Marguerite Stephens, Donald, Harry, Phil and Thomas Maurer. Grandmother of six.

FOSTER, Rodger, D., 70, St. Paul, Tell City, Dec. 24. Husband of Linda Foster. Father of Dexter and Nealson Foster. Grandfather of four.

FRANCESCON, Quentin Benito, 90, Christ the King, Indianapolis, Dec 28. Husband of Mary Lou Francescon. Father of Carol Bennett, Marlene Blackwell, Andrea Broderick, Mark, Quentin and Thomas Francescon. Grandfather of 10. Great-grandfather of one.

HICKS, Norma J., 91, St. Christopher, Dec. 19. Mother of Linda Hicks Crown, Brenda Hicks Wickersham and Garry Hicks. Sister of Betty Roush and Ronald Maschino. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of eight. Great-great-grandmother of three.

HIGGINS, John M., 85, St. Roch, Indianapolis, Dec. 30. Husband of Charlotte Higgins. Father of Jeanne Bergin, Anne Edwards, Carole Morris, Chuck and Mike Higgins. Grandfather of 17. Great-grandfather of one.

HOFFMAN, Lena M. (Kruse), 91, Prince of Peace, Madison, Jan. 3. Mother of Tracey Hoffman Boling, John, Matthew III, Neal and William Hoffman. Grandmother of 17. Great‑grandmother of 22. Great‑great-grandmother of five.

JUGG, Arthur S., 96, St. Christopher, Dec. 31. Father of Sheila, Dave, Doug and Steve. Grandfather of 12. Great‑grandfather and great-great-grandfather of several.

KOCHERT, James, 91, St. Mary, Lanesville, Dec. 23. Husband of Suzanne Kochert. Father of Julie McCartin. Grandfather of two. Great‑grandfather of two.

KRACKENBERGER, Beatrice, 88, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Dec. 15. Mother of Rhonda Gill, Marilyn Howell, Darlene McIquhan and Kathy Noerr. Sister of Mildred Milby, Patricia Ramsey, Frank, James and William Broughton. Grandmother of nine. Great‑grandmother of 12.

LATHAM, Dennis, 72, All Saints, Dearborn County, Jan. 3. Husband of Dorothy Latham. Father of Lori Bishop, Diana Olazabal, Lindsey and Michelle Latham and Danny Shell. Brother of Ruth Assalone. Grandfather of five.

LONNEMAN, Michael, 70, St. Mary, Greensburg, Jan. 2. Husband of Connie Lonneman. Father of Mychelle Baechle, Amy Stier, Candi Wesseler, Chad and Ryan Walterman and Tony Lonneman. Brother of Janet Johnson, Gail Morrissey, Pat and Rich Lonneman. Grandfather of 17. Great‑grandfather of two.

LOZON, John R., 60, St. John Paul II, Sellersburg, Jan. 6. Husband of Sheila Lozon. Father of Emily Lozon-Forster, Katherine Lozon-McDermott and Jonathan Lozon. Brother of Diana Abbott-Huber. Grandfather of three.

MCKINLEY, Norma L. (Kessinger), 87, St. Michael, Bradford, Dec. 31. Mother of Dan, David, Doug, Pat and Conventual Franciscan Father Stephen McKinley. Sister of Jerry and Mike Kessinger. Grandmother of nine. Great‑grandmother of eight.

MILTO, Nathan P., 24, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, Dec. 28. Son of Philip and Tricia Milto. Brother of Joey, Nicholas and P.J. Milto. Grandson of Wilma McDermott and Dick Wood.

MOOS, Phillip R., 94, Christ the King, Indianapolis, Dec. 23. Husband of Dorothy Moos. Father of Cathy, Ginny, Julie, Lory, Marilyn and Larry Moos. Grandfather of 12. Great‑grandfather of 17.

MUNN, Peter, 95, St. Christopher, Indianapolis, Dec. 19. Father of Debbie Kelly, Laura Miller, Sheila Stevens, Lance and Steven Munn. Grandfather of 10. Great‑grandfather of four.

MULLIS, Marion A., 82, St. Paul, Tell City, Dec. 23. Husband of Doretta Mullis. Father of Karen Griepenstroh. Brother of Carolyn Dauby, Monica Sicard, Anna Wheatley, Benny, Bill, Gary, Merle and Rupert Mullis. Grandfather of one. Great-grandfather of one.

NIEDENTHAL, Thomas, 74, St. Michael, Brookville, Dec. 23. Husband of Karen Niedenthal. Father of Mandi Bennett. Brother of Diane and Robert Niedenthal. Grandfather of three.

OBERGFELL, Gerald E., 81, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Dec. 23. Husband of Patricia Obergfell.

OKEY, Donald J., 83, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Dec. 28. Father of Sherrie Dilk and Tammy Mattingly. Grandfather of five.

REED, David L., 78, St. Joseph, Corydon, Dec. 23. Husband of Diane Reed. Father of Theresa Wise. Brother of Pamela Hunchman and Judy Kemp. Grandfather of four.

REUTER, Francis L., 91, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Indianapolis, Dec. 28. Father of Judith Bussell, Joyce Taylor Evans, Donna Graham, Linda Rowland and Francis Reuter, Jr. Brother of Eileen Blatz, Angela Miner, Roseann Schonfeld and Alfred Reuter. Grandfather of seven. Great-grandfather of six.

SCHWEGMAN, Dolores M., 60, St. Mary-of-the-Rock, Franklin County, Dec. 29. Sister of Marilyn Schwegman. Aunt and great-aunt of several.

SEUFERT, Mary Ann, 81, Christ the King, Indianapolis, Jan. 3. Wife of Clifford Seufert. Mother of Kathleen Grimes, Theresa Sispera, Dan, David, Jim, Joe, John, Mike and Steve Seufert. Sister of Theresa MacHolland, Cecilia Turner, Martha and Joseph Thie. Grandmother of 19.

SMITH, Catherine A., 95, St. Charles Borromeo, Bloomington, Jan. 2. Sister of Marie Mitchell. Aunt of several.

STRONG, Ann E., 85, St. Charles Borromeo, Bloomington, Dec. 26. Mother of Kathleen Walsh, Mary Willman, Kenneth and Steve Strong. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of two.

TORMOEHLEN, Doris, 80, St. Ambrose, Seymour, Dec. 31. Wife of Kevin Tormoehlen. Sister of Helen Elkins, Christine Fordice, LaVerne Taskey, Alan, Alvin and Ernie Maschino. Grandmother of four. Great‑grandmother of seven.

TRINKLE, James H., 40, St. Vincent de Paul, Bedford, Dec. 31. Son of James Trinkle and Dinah Goodin. Brother of Olivia Zajac. Uncle of two.

WATTS, Joseph P., 60, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Dec. 16. Son of Geraldine Watts. Brother of Lori Johnson, Julie Spangler, Kevin and Nick Watts. Uncle and great-uncle of several.

WHALEN, Sophia, 85, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Dec. 10. Mother of Carole Belmonte, Mitzi Callaway, Shannon Estrada, Mary Rector, Mike, Nick and Tony Whalen. Grandmother of 17. Great‑grandmother of seven.


Providence Sister Ann Marie Boyce ministered in Catholic education for 40 years

Providence Sister Ann Marie Boyce died on Jan. 1 at Union Hospital in Terre Haute. She was 88.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Jan. 11 at the Church of the Immaculate Conception at the motherhouse in St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Burial followed at the sisters’ cemetery.

Sister Ann Marie was born on May 1, 1930, in Richmond where she grew up as a member of the former St. Mary Parish. She entered the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods on Jan. 7, 1948, and professed final vows on Aug. 15, 1955.

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

During her 70 years as a member of the Sisters of Providence, Sister Ann Marie ministered for 40 years as a teacher in Catholic schools in California, Indiana and North Carolina. She returned to the motherhouse in 1999, where she served for 20 years as a driver.

In the archdiocese, Sister Ann Marie served in Catholic education in Indianapolis at St. Jude School from 1977-78 and at the former St. Ann School from 1950-53. She also served at St. Susanna School in Plainfield from 1959-64, the former St. Anne School in New Castle from 1967-77, at St. Paul School in Sellersburg (now St. John Paul II School) from 1978-85 and at the former Sacred Heart School in Terre Haute from 1996-99.

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.


Franciscan Sister Mary Gloria Gallagher ministered in music for 63 years in Indiana, Ohio

Franciscan Sister Mary Gloria Gallagher died on Jan. 7 at the motherhouse of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis in Oldenburg. She was 94.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Jan. 10 at the Motherhouse Chapel in Oldenburg. Burial followed at the sisters’ cemetery.

Mary Ann Gallagher was born on Nov. 12, 1924, in Cincinnati.

She entered the Sisters of St. Francis on Sept. 8, 1950, and professed final vows on Aug. 12, 1956.

Sister Mary Gloria earned a bachelor’s degree in music and chemistry at Marian University in Indianapolis, a bachelor’s degree in music at the College of Music in Cincinnati and a master’s degree in Music at the Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati.

During 68 years as a Sister of St. Francis, Sister Mary Gloria ministered in music for 63 years, teaching at schools in Indiana and Ohio. In the archdiocese, she served at the Oldenburg Academy of the Immaculate Conception in Oldenburg from 1950-54 and 1960-80, and on the faculty of Marian University from 1980-2013. She was also a longtime member of the choir of SS. Peter and Paul Cathedral in Indianapolis. Sister Mary Gloria was also known for composing music for her community and for Marian University.

Memorial gifts may be sent to the Sisters of St. Francis, P.O. Box 100, Oldenburg, IN 47036-0100. †

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