April 12, 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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ALLEN, Lura, 96, St. Michael, Brookville, March 27. Mother of Debra Turner, Mary Race, Mark, Michael and Robert Allen. Sister of James Hyde. Grandmother of 13. Great‑grandmother of 13.

BUGHER, Jack D., 91, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, March 25. Husband of Nancy Thompson Bugher. Step-father of Kathleen Schabacker and William Thompson. Uncle of several.

CORNELIA, Ann P., 85, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, March 26. Mother of Joan Wallace, Joseph and Robert Cornelia III. Sister of Maureen, Gerard and Joseph Hurley. Grandmother of three. Great‑grandmother of one.

DAVIES, Charles, 81, Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Indianapolis, March 22. Husband of Rita Davies. Father of Jennifer Bailey, Kathryn and Thomas Davies. Grandfather of 10.

ENGLE, Laura Ann (Missi), 58, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyd County, March 29. Wife of Donald Engle. Mother of Tara Martin, Greg and Tony Engle. Daughter of Mary Lucille Missi. Sister of Lisa Huber, Debbie Naville, Donnie, Pat, Rick, Sr., and Tim Missi. Grandmother of seven.

KING FERRIELL, Carolyn Y., 83, St. Joseph, Corydon, March 28. Wife of Joseph Ferriell. Mother of Deborah Gentry, Dawn Lewis, Allan and Ricky King, Darin and Doug Ferriell. Grandmother of 15. Great-grandmother of nine.

HOOVER, Esther E., 80, St. Louis, Batesville, March 25. Wife of Donald Hoover. Sister of Margaret and George Ertel. Aunt of several.

KOORS, Rita P., 76, St. Mary, Greensburg, March 30. Wife of Louis Koors. Mother of Karen, Shirley, Cletus, Kevin and Ryan Koors. Sister of Betty Brown. Grandmother of nine.

NOLAN, Anna R. (Gavaghan), 94, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, March 24. Mother of Terry Hergenroether, Mary Ann Mitchell, Donald, Jr., and Michael Nolan. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of 12. Great-great-grandmother of three.

PEARSEY, Dolores A. (Dailey), 88, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, March 25. Mother of Sheri Dallas and Angie Wolf. Grandmother of three.

PRESUTTI, Vera M., 87, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, March 22. Mother of Diana DeMore, Joanne Farson, Suzanne Paris, Mary Ann Snelson, Marilyn Taylor and Carolyn Watson. Sister of Freida Monday. Grandmother of 13. Great-grandmother of eight.

RENNER, Ronald E., 85, St. Joan of Arc, Indianapolis, March 22. Husband of Marilyn Renner. Father of Chris and Eric Renner. Grandfather of three.

RINGHAM, Linda S., 63, SS. Francis and Clare of Assisi, Greenwood, March 16. Wife of David Ringham. Mother of Joseph Ringham. Daughter of Thelma Murray. Sister of Sandy Fitzgerald, Belinda Kay Greene, Carol Kelley, Mary Kern, Earl Hall, Thomas Murray and Theresa Ringham. Grandmother of two.

SMITH, Mark A., 54, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, March 29. Father of Nichole Slick and Brittani Smith. Brother of Carol Carter, Elaine, Lesley, Stephanie and A.L. Smith.

SWIEZY, Rita A. (Boyle), 88, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, March 26. Wife of Joseph Swiezy. Mother of Maria Krach, Michele Nichols and Michael Swiezy. Sister of Mary Ann Bennett. Grandmother of eight.

VICK, Dorothy R., 89, St. John Paul II, Sellersburg, March 25. Mother of Sharon Smiddy, Delbert and Donald Vick. Grandmother of eight. Great‑grandmother of 16. Great‑great-grandmother of four.

VOSMEIER, James, 75, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Richmond, March 23. Brother of Janet and John Vosmeier. Uncle and great-uncle of several.

WILHELM, Edward J., 82, St. Louis, Batesville, March 30. Brother of Helen Eckstein, Alvin, Art and Robert Wilhelm. Uncle of several.

WOLFSCHLAG, Phyllis A. (Wilson), 75, Prince of Peace, Madison, April 1. Wife of David Wolfschlag. Mother of Julie Wolfschlag Niezer and Mark Wolfschlag. Sister of Judy Monroe. Grandmother of five.

ZOBEL, Sue, 92, St. Vincent de Paul, Shelby County, March 14. Mother of Teresa Burrows. Sister of Ginnie Riddle, Eva Turner, Clyde and Harry Wilkerson. Grandmother of two. Great-grandmother of three. Great-great-grandmother of two. †

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