May 24, 2019


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ABPLANALP, Al, 90, All Saints, Dearborn County, May 8. Father of Anne Granat, Bill and Tony Abplanalp. Brother of Betty Griswold. Grandfather of eight.

BRAITLING, Richard, 90, Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Jeffersonville, March 1. Husband of Betty Braitling. Father of Cindy and Todd Braitling. Brother of Betty Jean Applegate and James Braitling. Grandfather of three.

BYBEE, Jane L., 72, St. Michael the Archangel, Indianapolis, May 12. Mother of Amy Cmehil, Sarah Hicks, Katie, Jeff and John Bybee. Sister of Patty Stafford, Andy and Byron Enslin. Grandmother of 17. Great‑grandmother of one.

CLEMENTS, Rosemary, 90, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, May 13. Sister of Barbara Scheib.

DAMMANN, Marguerite D. (Cade), 102, St. Joseph University, Terre Haute, March 26. Mother of Dorothy Austin, Mary Hollinden, Christopher, Daniel, Edward and James Dammann. Grandmother of 16. Great‑grandmother of 24. Great-great-grandmother of seven.

DIXON, Marlene, 80, St. Gabriel, Connersville, May 11. Mother of Kim Barr. Sister of Jo Ann Belden. Grandmother of one.

FELLER, Anna M., 92, Holy Family, Oldenburg, May 9. Wife of Harold Feller. Mother of Linda Suding and Allen Pulskamp. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of 20.

HOSKINS, Delbert, 88, Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Jeffersonville, March 2. Husband of Ruth Hoskins. Father of Joy Murphy and Darrell Hoskins. Grandfather of three. Great-grandfather of four.

KENNY, Dorothy E., 77, Christ the King, Indianapolis, May 12. Mother of Brian, Michael, Richard and Scott Kenny. Sister of Lillian Grausnick. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of two.

MILLER, Joseph I., 71, All Saints, Dearborn County, May 6. Husband of Linda Miller. Father of Eric and John Roush. Brother of Mona Clark, Bill and Fred Miller. Grandfather of 11.

MOORMAN, Sally (Fitzgerald), 88, St. Martin of Tours, Martinsville, May 8. Mother of Terri Barrett, Kaye Battles, Beth Park, Barb Schroeder, Linda Vater, Meg, Dave, Martin and Tom Moorman. Grandmother of 20. Great‑grandmother of six.

PRIEST, Robert D., 78, Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Jeffersonville, April 24. Husband of Lois Priest. Father of Janice Priest‑Vandoski, Vicki and Robert Priest. Brother of Gerald and Michael Priest. Grandfather of seven. Great‑grandfather of five.

SCHUTZ, Stuart, 57, St. Jude, Indianapolis, May 5. Husband of Theresa Schutz. Son of Mary Schutz. Brother of Sandy Garrett, Sarah Koors, Scott, Stan and Steve Schutz. Uncle and great-uncle of several.

STEELE, Christopher M., 42, St. Augustine, Jeffersonville, April 1. Son of Robert and Betty Steele. Brother of Andrew Steele. Uncle of two.

WHEATLEY, Lucille, 94, Holy Name of Jesus, Beech Grove, May 7. Mother of Joyce Brandenburg, Mary Shearer, Susan Weisgerber, Joan, Greg and Steve Wheatley. Sister of Janet Bartram. Grandmother of 20. Great-grandmother of 28.

WILKINSON, Sally A., 81, St. Augustine, Jeffersonville, March 13. Sister of Gerald and John Wilkinson. Aunt of several.

ZACHMAN, Richard A., 66, St. Gabriel, Connersville, May 9. Husband of Angela Zachman. Father of Kelly Wildfeuer, Kristin, Adam and Matthew Zachman. Brother of Margie Christopher, Mary Ann Healy, Bob, Joe, John, Neil, Jr. and Tom Zachman. Grandfather of six. †

Franciscan Sister Sandra Schweitzer ministered in art education, liturgical design

Franciscan Sister Sandra Schweitzer (formerly Sister Mary de Paul), a member of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis in Oldenburg, died on May 8 at St. Francis Hospital in Indianapolis She was 76.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on May 14 at the Motherhouse Chapel in Oldenburg. Burial followed at the sisters’ cemetery.

Sister Sandra was born on May 19, 1942, in Cincinnati. She entered the Sisters of St. Francis on Aug. 8, 1960, and professed final vows on Aug. 12, 1966.

Sister Sandra earned a bachelor’s degree in art at Marian University in Indianapolis, a master’s degree in art at Temple University in Philadelphia and a certificate as a liturgical design consultant from the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. She later completed coursework in studio art at the University of Notre Dame in northern Indiana and in liturgy and liturgical art at St. John’s University.

During her 58 years as a Sister of St. Francis, Sister Sandra ministered in the archdiocese in 1965 at St. Louis School in Batesville, and in Indianapolis at the former St. Mary Academy from 1965-73, as chairperson of the art department at Marian University from 1974-86, as director of art and environment at SS. Peter and Paul Cathedral and director of liturgical art for the Archdiocese of Indianapolis from 1986-93. From 1993 until her death, she ministered as a freelance artist and liturgical design consultant.

She is survived by siblings Mary and Michael Schweitzer.

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

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