February 8, 2019


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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ARMOUR, Dorothy E., 95, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Jan. 23. Mother of Julie Fleming, Jeanne Foster, Janice Martin, Gary, George Michael, James, Kelly and Scott Armour. Grandmother of 21. Great-grandmother of 27. Great-great-grandmother of two.

BARON, Alexander J., 24, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, Jan. 28. Son of Susan Pannell. Step-son of Garland Pannell. Brother of Amanda Goble and Eric Baron. Grandson of Stanley Baron.

CLOPPERT, Tom, 67, St. Nicholas, Ripley County, Jan. 15. Husband of Judy Cloppert. Father of Katie Hoffman, Julie Stewart, Bill Schmitt, Jud and Thom Cloppert. Brother of Bill and Fred Cloppert. Grandfather of 10. Great-grandfather of three.

DELEHANTY, Maryl V., 88, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Indianapolis, Jan. 24. Mother of Tim and Patrick Delehanty. Grandmother of eight. Great‑grandmother of one.

DROAST, Thaddeus P., 85, St. John the Apostle, Bloomington, Dec. 27. Husband of Nancy Droast. Father of Bridget Hawkins. Grandfather of two.

FANE, Richard, 68, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Dec. 7. Brother of Mary Ann Brewer, Peggy Kramer, Ed and Rob Fane.

FLYNN, Mary P,, 63, Christ the King, Indianapolis, Jan. 14. Sister of Jennifer Fulton, Noreen Tasker, Elizabeth Wilson, Daniel, Dennis, Joseph, Michael and Robert Flynn. Aunt and great-aunt of several.

HECK, John F., 95, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Aug. 29. Father of Mary Katherine, John, Jr., and Timothy Heck.

HEDEGARD, Stephanie, 57, St. Michael the Archangel, Indianapolis, Jan. 25. Wife of Kurt Hedegard. Mother of Virginia and Mason Hedegard. Sister of Theresa Crean, Katherine and Virginia Cowen.

LAUB, Mark, 63, St. Lawrence, Lawrenceburg, Jan. 20. Husband of Mary Laub. Father of Dawn Tenkotte and Lisa Laub. Grandfather of one.

NESTER, Pauline I. (Knarzer), 100, St. Christopher, Indianapolis, Jan. 25. Mother of Donald, Robert and William Nester. Grandmother of three. Step-grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of 2.

O’LESSKER, Vera (McKim)., 89, St. Charles Borromeo, Bloomington, Jan. 22. Mother of Elisabeth Jacobs, Charles and Richard O’Lessker. Sister of Jacqueline Taylor, Janet, Arthur, John and Paul McKim. Grandmother of three. Step‑grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of one.

ORCUTT, Daniel C., 82, St. Christopher, Indianapolis, Jan. 21. Husband of Nancy Orcutt. Father of Mary Baker, Kari Skarvan, Kendra and Dan Orcutt. Brother of Heath Abert. Grandfather of 13. Great‑grandfather of three.

PARRY, Helen J., 88, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Dec. 24. Mother of Andrea Borrelly, Mary Hammond, Bryan and Douglas Parry. Grandmother and great‑grandmother of several.

PHELAN, Lela F., 96, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Jan. 15. Mother of Kathleen, David, Donald, Joseph, Kevin and Thomas Phelan. Sister of Joan Dale. Grandmother of 12. Great‑grandmother of 15. Great‑great-grandmother of one.

RAJK, William F., 85, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Jan. 21. Husband of Frances Rajk. Father of Chivonne Kelly and Michael Rajk. Brother of Anna Bittner. Grandfather of five.

ROHL, Urdie L., 86, St. Martin of Tours, Martinsville, Jan. 25. Father of Francis Eastridge, Shirley, Richard and Stephen Rohl. Stepfather of Alan, Phillip and Scott Byrd and David Rawls. Brother of Pam Handlon, Wanda Lawson and James Rohl. Grandfather of 22. Great‑grandfather of 24. Great‑great-grandfather of two.

SMITH, Sara, 78, St. Mary, New Albany, Jan. 11. Mother of Eileen Britton. Grandmother of one.

WATHEN, Kevin D., 57, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Jan. 23. Husband of Michelle Wathen. Father of Katrina Wathen. †

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