March 1, 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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AJAMIE, Sam J., 90, Our Lady of Lourdes, Indianapolis, Feb. 12. Father of Anne Hall, Mary, Rose, Bill, Dave, Jim, John and Steve Ajamie. Brother of Rose Ajamie. Grandfather of 15. Great-grandfather of 10.

BERJER, Mary Jane, 96, St. Roch, Indianapolis, Feb. 10. Mother of Darlene Hawkins, Diane Hildebrandt, Debra McGinnis, Mary Jeanette Whittemore and Charles Berger, Jr. Grandmother of 18. Great‑grandmother of 31.

CHRISTOPHER, Eugene, 80, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Richmond, Feb. 11. Husband of Evy Christopher. Father of Randy Christopher. Brother of Rosemary Drew, David, Ronald and Wayne Christopher. Grandfather of two.

COOK, Marilyn L., 82, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Richmond, Feb. 15. Mother of Susan Hamilton and Theresa Lindsey. Grandmother of one.

CRONIN, Richard M., 67, Our Lady of Lourdes, Indianapolis, Jan. 17. Husband of Margaret Cronin. Father of Crystal, Kim, Lauren and Rikki. Brother of Kitty, Joe and Ron Cronin. Grandfather of eight.

COX, Anna M., 88, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Feb. 1. Mother of Elisa Scott and Edward Rucker. Grandmother of two. Great‑grandmother of one.

ECKSTEIN, Sharon, 58, St. Nicholas, Ripley County, Jan. 30. Wife of John Eckstein Jr. Mother of Bobby, Chris, John Jr. and Sam Eckstein. Daughter of Raymond Roell and Dorothy Batta. Sister of Marilyn Todd, David, Earl and Jim Roell.

GIBBONS, Catherine, 94, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Feb. 9. Mother of Kathy Henthorne, Susie Koelling, Mary Beth Supple, Nancy Vornehm, Jerry, Jim and Tom Gibbons. Sister of Tom Moran. Grandmother of 21. Great-grandmother of 35.

GILL, L. Thurman, 86, St. Ambrose, Seymour, Feb. 13. Husband of Donna Peed. Father of Cari Hauersperger, Glen, Mark and Steve Gill. Stepfather of Cindy Noll. Brother of Henry Gill. Grandfather of eight. Step-grandfather of two. Great‑grandfather of one.

HALLORAN, Jack, 44, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Feb. 9. Father of Colleen, Shannon and Patrick Halloran. Son of Tom Halloran. Brother of James Halloran.

HIGDON, Angela, 46, St. John Paul II, Sellersburg, Feb. 9. Wife of Christian Higdon. Mother of Courtney and Summer Higdon. Daughter of Raymond and Carol Crowe. Sister of Devita Crowe. Grandmother of one.

HILBERT, Anthony, 82, All Saints, Dearborn County, Feb. 12. Husband of Georgianna Hilbert. Father of Wanda Alig, Diane McConnell, Roseann Wirth and Wilbur Hilbert. Grandfather of 13. Great‑grandfather of two.

HIRSCH, Clarence A., 80, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Feb. 10. Husband of Linda Hirsch. Father of Sarah, Susan, Jack and Joe Hirsch. Brother of Agnes, Cecilia, Rita, Bernard, Frank and Jack. Grandfather of six.

KAMPHAUS, Clifford G., 85, St. Nicholas, Ripley County, Jan. 28. Husband of Nancy Kamphaus. Father of Amy Fox, Susan Murray, Karen, Jerry, Jim and Tom Kamphaus. Grandfather of 17. Great‑grandfather of 12.

KINDRED, Teresa J., 58, St. Ambrose, Seymour, Feb. 11. Sister of Sherry Steward and Terry Kindred.

KNUEVEN, Mary Ann, 88, All Saints, Dearborn County, Feb. 12. Mother of Bill, John and Mike Knueven. Grandmother of 12. Great‑grandmother of 19.

LANGE, Henri R., 89, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Feb. 10. Uncle of one.

MARTIN, William R., 82, St. Ambrose, Seymour, Feb. 14. Father of Jeffrey Martin.

MAYER, Frances, 97, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Richmond, Jan. 18. Sister of Clare Dent, Pat Mayer and Martha Yount. Aunt of several.

MITCHELL, Geraldine M., 77, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Feb. 5. Aunt of one.

MORAND, Michael, 68, Our Lady of Lourdes, Indianapolis, Jan. 26. Brother of Patricia Gilliland, Janet Grant, Linda Langdon and Teresa Morand. Uncle of several.

MOULDEN, Don, 93, St. Charles Borromeo, Bloomington, Feb. 12. Father of Bradley, Brian and Bruce Moulden. Brother of Dean Moulden. Grandfather of eight. Great-grandfather of three.

NIELSEN, Eric C., 67, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, Feb. 13. Husband of Brenda Nielsen. Father of Andy and Michael Nielsen. Brother of Kris Renner and John Nielsen.

NORDSIEK, Elfreda, 91, Our Lady of Lourdes, Indianapolis, Jan. 26. Mother of Patricia Miles. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of 10.

O’BRIEN-DESROCHES, Marjorie F. (Stroud), 98, St. Monica, Indianapolis, Feb. 15. Mother of Robert O’Brien. Stepmother of Carol, Dianne, Susanne and Joe. Sister of Charlene, Nancy and Suzan. Grandmother of 19. Great‑grandmother of 38. Great‑great-grandmother of five.

PHENIS, Alfred, 91, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Richmond, Feb. 14. Husband of Gen Phenis. Father of Jenelle Burris, Jean Hobbs and Paul Phenis. Grandfather of four. Great-grandfather of two.

RAY, Stephanie (Breeden), 37, Our Lady of Lourdes, Indianapolis, Feb. 4. Wife of Ryan Ray. Mother of Abigail, Avery and Nathan Ray. Daughter of Stanley and Lisa Marie Breeden. Sister of John and Jason Breeden.

SMITH, Janice L., 80, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Feb. 9. Mother of Jamie Shears. Grandmother of two.

TEBBE, Christina, 67, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, Feb. 13. Mother of Dr. Maria Bajuyo, Beth Sheppard and Rev. Matt Tebbe. Daughter of Mary Helen Eckrich. Sister of Betsy Glowinski, Catherine Walter, C. Kevin Klaiber, Matthew, Mark and Thomas Eckrich. Grandmother of nine.

WAGNER, Charles G., 85, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Feb. 7. Husband of Margaret Wagner. Father of Ann Bourque, Margaret Bower, Charles, Daniel, John and Michael Wagner. Brother of Ellen Healey. Grandfather of 15. Great-grandfather of two.

YOUNG, Gilvert F., Jr., 74, St. Louis, Batesville, Feb. 15. Husband of Rheadawn Young. Father of Milli Dunkin, Mandi Voss, Tim and Tré Young. Brother of Donna Amrhein and Diane Hill. Grandfather of five. †

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