January 25, 2019


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ATKINS, Dorothy, 87, St. Bernard, Frenchtown, Jan. 1. Mother of Jerry and Mark Atkins. Sister of John Collin. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of seven.

BARY, Helen G., 83, St. Bernard, Frenchtown, Sept. 16. Wife of Paul Bary. Mother of Paula Chenault, Donna, David, Delbert and Don Bary. Sister of Patrick Winn. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of seven.

BARY, Robert K., 90, St. Bernard, Frenchtown, Jan. 6. Husband of Anna Bary. Step-father of Dineshia Nicholson, Althea and Veronica Pennington. Brother of Naomi Jacobi, Wanda McMonigle, Mary Taylor and Paul Bary.

CAREY, Joseph N., 90, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, Jan. 11. Father of Andrew and Stephen Carey. Brother of Anne Higgins. Grandfather of one.

CASEY, Robert E., 88, Our Lady of Lourdes, Indianapolis, Dec. 28. Father of Catherine Root, Diane Sare, Robert, Jr. and Stephen Casey. Grandfather of nine. Great-grandfather of two.

CROWLEY, Laura R., 59, St. Martin of Tours, Martinsville, Jan. 1. Mother of Andrew and Christopher Crowley. Sister of Janet Chati.

CURRAN, Mary C., 87, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Dec. 22. Mother of Karen Brandon, Kathleen and Kevin Curran. Grandmother of two.

ERNSTES, Edith R., 68, St. Mary, Greensburg, Jan. 8. Wife of John Ernstes. Mother of Jenni Hanna, Deanna Swango, Erik and Matthew Ernstes. Sister of Millie Blanken, Rosemary Gander, Ann Gutzwiller, Dee Linkel, Mags Thielking, Albert, Bill, Dave, John and Steve Amberger. Grandmother of six.

ERTEL, Daniel A., 94, St. Anthony of Padua, Morris, Jan. 13. Husband of Edwina Ertel. Father of Nancy Baird, Patti Hoff, Deborah Lowe, Carol Trepkus, Gary and Thomas Ertel. Brother of Viola Grossman and Phyllis Moeller. Grandfather of nine. Great-grandfather of 15.

FERRIS, David O., 65, St. Simon the Apostle, Indianapolis, Dec. 23. Husband of Beth Ferris. Father of Emily Farley, Leslie Montes, Danielle Thomas, Aaron, Adam, David and Matthew Ferris. Son of Joan Ferris. Brother of Laura Such and Paul Ferris. Grandfather of 19.

GRAVES, Laura A., 64, St. Vincent de Paul, Bedford, Jan. 6. Daughter of Sue Graves. Sister of Lisa Burton, Susan Johnson, Gina Graves and Emily Rubley. Aunt and great-aunt of several.

HAENDIGES, George M., Jr., 78, St. Joseph, Crawford County, Dec. 29. Father of Shannon Bradley, Katie Haendiges, Erin Huth and Amy Johnson. Brother of Deborah Hicks and Ronald Haendiges. Grandfather of seven. Great-grandfather of six.

HAHN, Lucille, 92, St. Mary, Rushville, Dec. 26. Mother of Michael and Stephen Hahn. Sister of Edward and James Meyer. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of five.

HARDING, Doris M., 85, St. Mark, Cannelton, Jan. 3. Mother of Suzanne Buchanan, Nancy Etienne, Allen, David and Robert Harding. Sister of Florence Verkamp and Dennis Durcholz. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of one.

HESSION, Daniel B., 93, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, Jan. 1. Father of Marijane Armbruster, Kathleen Broderick, Bernadette Davidson, Michael Bray, Andrew, Anthony, Matthew and Timothy Hession. Grandfather of 20. Great-grandfather of 10.

HEYGI, John S., 82, Our Lady of Lourdes, Indianapolis, Jan. 1. Husband of Danuta Heygi. Father of Jennifer Babbitt, Christina and John Heygi. Grandfather of two.

HOUSER, Geraldine E., 93, St. Mary, Lanesville, Jan. 12. Mother of Linda Houser Smith. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of 16. Great-great-grandmother of six.

JENKINS, Robert E., 90, St. Mary, Rushville, Dec. 30.

JENT, Hilda R., 97, St. Meinrad, St. Meinrad, Dec. 27. Mother of Brenda Ubelhor, Pam Uebelhor and Sam Jent. Grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of two.

KELLY, Brian P., 36, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Dec. 24. Son of John and Terry Kelly. Brother of Shawn Kelly.

KING, Ruth (Leidolf), 84, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyd County, Jan. 11. Mother of Jenny and Michael King. Sister of Alvin Leidolf. Grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of five.

MAUCK, Brian D., 54, St. Bernard, Frenchtown, Aug. 12. Son of Jolene Mauck. Brother of Leisa Roll, Charles, Dale, David and Gregory Mauck. Uncle of several.

MCDONALD, Catherine (Curtis), 87, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Dec. 28. Mother of Libby, Bill, Chuck, Kevin and Michael. Sister of James Curtis. Grandmother of six.

METALLIC, John C., 93, St. Michael the Archangel, Indianapolis, Dec. 25. Husband of Evelyn Metallic. Father of Maria Beach, Joan Cahill, Ann DiSalvo, Brian, Gregory, John, Joseph and Patrick Metallic. Brother of Shirley Bates and Ronnie Metallic. Grandfather and great-grandfather of several.

NOLOT, Mary C., 98, St. Bernard, Frenchtown, Jan. 5. Mother of Linda Gaines, Joan Miller, Carol Naegele, Charles, Larry and Robert Nolot. Sister of Ruth Linton. Grandmother of 14. Great-grandmother of 23. Great-great-grandmother of one.

OBERMEYER, Alma C., 94, Holy Family, Oldenburg, Jan. 7. Mother of Mel Obermeyer. Grandmother of two. Great-grandmother of five. Step-grandmother of three. Step-great-grandmother of four.

RICHMER, Agnes B., 89, St. Mary, Lanesville, Jan. 7. Mother of Linda Poliskie, Jean Wills, Carol, Alan, Dale, Dennis and Larry Richmer. Sister of Evelyn Graf, Doris Klein and Cletus Receveur. Grandmother of 21. Great-grandmother of 21.

RIGNEY, John F., 70, St. Mary, Rushville, Jan. 3. Husband of Jamie Rigney. Father of Jacob Rigney. Brother of Pat Cloyd, Mary DiGirolamo, Joan McCane, Kass Wall and Tom Rigney. Grandfather of one.

ST. MARTIN, Marvin L., 86, St. Roch, Indianapolis, Dec. 22. Husband of Dorothy St. Martin. Father of Mark St. Martin. Stepfather of Anthony and Gregory Lyon and Darrell Wright. Brother of Phyllis Millard. Grandfather of 17. Great-grandfather of 12.

SCHWERING, Gary J., 59, St. Mary, Greensburg, Jan. 15. Son of Phyllis Schwering. Brother of Michael and Stephen Schwering. Uncle and great-uncle of several.

SEGO, Robert L., 89, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Dec. 22. Father of Sandy Plumlee, Bill, Bobby, Dave, Mike, Steve and Tom Sego. Brother of Dan Sego. Grandfather of 13. Great-grandfather of 24.

STAHL, Henry J., 102, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Indianapolis, Jan. 11. Father of Clare Rich, Mark and Michael Stahl. Grandfather of two. Great-grandfather of one.

TANKSLEY, Joan M., 82, St. Gabriel, Connersville, Dec. 25. Mother of Connie Lykins and Gregory Tanksley. Sister of Christine Hyatt. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of 14.

WAGNER, James M., 66, Our Lady of Lourdes, Indianapolis, Dec. 26. Brother of Tina DeBoer, Jane Rea, Gary, Larry, Mark and Robert Wagner. Uncle of several.

WEBB, Steven R., 55, St. Joseph, Crawford County, Dec. 14. Husband of Theresa Webb. Father of Alexandra Griffith, Isaac Jones, Star, Bryan, Richard and Steven Webb. Brother of Deborah Gill, Steven Cox, Daniel Osten and Joseph Webb. Grandfather of three.

WESTHAFER, Eva R., 83, St. Mary, Greensburg, Jan. 13. Mother of Carole Burr and Julie Hanmer. Sister of Necia Lyles and Gary Dixon. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of two. Step-grandmother of six.

WHITSETT, Mary E., 84, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Indianapolis, Jan. 15. Sister of Angela Frost, Martha Kremer, Christine Stewart, Providence Sister Therese, David, Timothy and Thomas Whitsett. Aunt and great-aunt of several.

WILLIAMS, Marie E., 101, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Nov. 20. Mother of Elizabeth Duffy, Dorothy Reinstrom, James, Jerome and L. Joseph Williams. Grandmother of 12. Great-grandmother of 15.

WUESTEFELD, Alice, 85, All Saints, Dearborn County, Jan. 8. Mother of Gerilyn Chaffee, Carol Geier, Marilyn Mathioudakis, Dale and Don Wuestefeld. Sister of Verena Fette, Matilda Nordmeyer, Edmund, Father Francis and Walter Eckstein. Grandmother of seven. †

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