April 19, 2019


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CLANCY, James F., 89, Christ the King, Indianapolis, March 30. Father of Bridget and Marjorie Brown, Ann Lee, Mary Ellen Poe, Kathryn, James and Joseph Clancy. Grandfather of 21. Great-grandfather of nine.

EAST, Carolyn, 76, St. Vincent de Paul, Bedford, March 31. Sister of Opal Lee Beltran, Ruby, Carl, Cecil and Terry East. Aunt of several.

EAST, Judy, 80, St. Jude, Indianapolis, April 12. Wife of Bernie East. Mother of Tammy Hanley, Tim and Tom East. Grandmother of six. Great grandmother of one.

FETTE, Marvin, 82, All Saints, Dearborn County, April 2. Father of Jan Hartman and Nancy Weber. Brother of Rosemary Galle, Mildred Meyer, Irvin and Russell Fette. Grandfather of six. Great‑grandfather of three.

GEHRING, Cheryl, 66, Holy Family, New Albany, April 4. Wife of Thomas Gehring. Mother of Christina Merritt and David Gehring. Sister of Barbara Burns, Pat Koral and Carol Gehring. Grandmother of four.

HALL, Judith, 79, St. Mark, Perry County, March 29. Wife of Louie Hall. Mother of Edward Hall. Sister of Michael Hardin.

HOLLKAMP, Eugene G., 85, St. John Paul II, Sellersburg, April 1. Husband of Suzann Hollkamp. Father of Dennis, Jeffrey and Timothy Hollkamp. Brother of Phyllis Burkholder, Wilma Smith, Elizabeth Williams and Norma Hollkamp. Grandfather of four.

ISKANDER, Atef L., 72, St. Simon the Apostle, Indianapolis, April 4. Father of Chris, Peter, Steve and Tony Iskander. Brother of Nivine Guirguis and Nagwa Iskander. Grandfather of four.

KILANDER, Gerald L., 84, St. Matthew the Apostle, Indianapolis, April 2. Husband of Jamie Kilander. Father of Kim Brennan, Chris, Mike and Steve Kilander. Grandfather of nine.

KLEIN, Marilyn, 85, St. Mary, New Albany, April 5. Mother of Julie Hammond, Joni Meyer and Geri Klein. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of one.

KLINCHOK, Julia, 94, St. Lawrence, Lawrenceburg, April 7. Sister of Helen Brede and Irene Minger. Aunt of several.

KRUER, Edmund H., 87, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyd County, April 5. Husband of Martha Kruer. Father of Kathy Eberle, Marge Robison, Dan and Leroy Kruer. Brother of Birdie Hoehn. Grandfather of three. Great-grandfather of two.

KRUER, Victoria A., 61, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyd County, April 5. Sister of Rhonda Powell, Sherry Ott and Andrew Kruer, Jr. Aunt and great-aunt of several.

KUNZ, Harriet, 81, St. Maurice, Napoleon, March 18. Mother of Mary Ann Palus. Sister of Rosemary Mistler. Grandmother of four.

LITCH, Bo J., 74, St. Mary, Lanesville, April 4. Husband of Pamela Litch. Father of Sarah Barr, Maggie Happel and Trevor Litch. Brother of Marlene Schneider and Rhonda Truman. Grandfather of nine. Great-grandfather of one.

LYNCH, Robert L., 88, St. Michael, Brookville, April 8. Husband of Shirley Lynch. Father of Roberta Haas, Sandy Kocher, Brenda Souders and Terry Lynch. Brother of Elaine Hodges, Elsie Wiggins, Ray, Royce and Russell Lynch. Grandfather of 12. Great‑grandfather of 12.

MAGERS, Rose R. (Longberger), 96, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, March 28. Mother of nine. Sister of Carolyn Davey. Grandmother and great‑grandmother of several.

VAN NOY, Richard J., 82, SS. Francis and Clare of Assisi, Greenwood, April 4. Husband of Elizabeth Van Noy. Father of Stephanine Tatarek, Andrew Schoettle Van Noy and R.J. Van Noy. Brother of Charlotte, Madonna, Francis, Greg and Robert. Grandfather of six.

WENNING, Ralph, 88, St. Louis, Batesville, April 8. Husband of Rosemary Wenning. Father of Jackie Fitzgerald, Connie Grider, Mary Kay Mollaun, Brenda Moorman and Kim Wenning. Brother of Marlene Camarota, Don, Eugene and Jim Wenning. Grandfather of seven. Great-grandfather of four.

WHITMIRE, Bernice E., 93, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, April 2. Mother of Ann Gailar, Mary Jordan, Barbara Pittsford, Jean Shanks and Susan Valentino. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of 10.

Providence Sister Cecilia Carter served as a music educator for 41 years

Providence Sister Cecilia Carter died on March 31 at Mother Theodore Hall at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. She was 92.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on April 9 at the Church of the Immaculate Conception at the motherhouse in St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Burial followed at the sisters’ cemetery.

June Carter was born on Aug. 7, 1926, in Santa Ana, Calif. She entered the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods on July 22, 1952, and professed final vows on Aug. 15, 1960.

Sister Cecilia earned a bachelor’s degree at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, and a master’s degree at Mount Saint Mary’s University in Los Angeles.

During her 67 years as a member of the Sisters of Providence, Sister Cecilia ministered as a music educator for 41 years in schools in California, Illinois, Indiana and Maryland. In the archdiocese, Sister Cecilia served at the former St. John the Evangelist Academy in Indianapolis from 1958‑59. After retirement, she assisted in various ways at the motherhouse from 2002‑09. Starting in 2009, she dedicated herself entirely to prayer.

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 Donna DeMange served as an educator and hospital chaplain

Franciscan Sister Donna DeMange died on March 29 at the motherhouse of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis in Oldenburg. She was 81.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on April 5 at the Motherhouse Chapel in Oldenburg. Burial followed at the sisters’ cemetery.

Madonna Louise DeMange was born on May 21, 1937, in Dayton, Ohio.

She entered the Sisters of St. Francis on Feb. 10, 1955, and professed final vows on Aug. 12, 1960.

Sister Donna earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education at Marian University in Indianapolis, a master’s degree in elementary mathematics at Clarke University in Dubuque, Iowa, and master’s degrees in pastoral counseling and religious studies at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary of the West in Cincinnati.

During 64 years as a Sister of St. Francis, Sister Donna ministered as an educator for 25 years in Catholic schools in Illinois, Indiana and Ohio. In the archdiocese, she served at Our Lady of Perpetual Help School in New Albany from 1956-59, Our Lady of Lourdes School in Indianapolis from 1959-62 and the former Sacred Heart School in Clinton from 1964-65.

Sister Donna began ministry as a hospital chaplain in 1981, serving in hospitals in Ohio for 32 years until her retirement in 2014.

She is survived by a sister, Judy Bon of Dayton, Ohio, and a brother, Thomas DeMange of Bellbrook, Ohio.

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

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