May 31, 2019


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BRINKER, Anna, 91, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Richmond, May 17. Mother of Mike and Ronald Brinker. Grandmother of five. Great‑grandmother of two.

DALL, Anthony R., Sr., 88, St. Anthony, Morris, May 13. Husband of Joanna Dall. Father of Barb Hoots, Cecelia Taulbee, Fred, Gregory, John, Mark, Paul, Pete, Phil, Richard and Tony Dall. Brother of Martha and Mary Schuman. Grandfather of 25. Great‑grandfather of 24. Great-great-grandfather of four.

DWYER, John R., 91, Prince of Peace, Madison, May 16. Husband of Barbara Dwyer. Father of Barbie Baker, Anne Higgins, Patti Howard, Marta Johnson, Mary and David Dwyer. Grandfather of 16. Step-grandfather of five. Great‑grandfather of seven. Step-great-grandfather of three.

ESTES, Lois, 86, Holy Name of Jesus, Beech Grove, May 21. Mother of Patty Sharp, Donna and Les Estes. Sister of Joan Starbuck and Tom Pearson. Grandmother of five. Great‑grandmother of two.

GALLOTTA, Rita, 87, St. Mary, Lanesville, May 16. Aunt of several.

HODGES, Della R., 87, Holy Family, Oldenburg, May 9. Mother of Kathleen Meer, Karen Nance, Father Jonathan Stewart and Michael Hodges. Sister of Audrey Lipps. Grandmother of nine. Great‑grandmother of 15. Great‑great-grandmother of one.

KRUER, Elizabeth, 70, St. Patrick, Salem, April 23. Wife of Thomas Kruer. Mother of Kathe, Andrew and Matthew Kruer. Grandmother of eight.

MASTERSON, Irene M. (Hubbs), 84, St. Vincent de Paul, Bedford, May 20. Mother of Lynn Brinegar, Terry Rogan, Kelly, Kevin and Kyle Masterson. Sister of Linda Anderson, Meg Boswell, Kitty Farquhar, Ann Fowler, Jane Meek, Vicky Smith, Beann Spahn, Emily Weddle, Bill and Mark Hubbs. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of seven.

MAUNE, Carol A., 80, St. Michael, Brookville, May 7. Aunt of two.

MILLER, Charles L., 95, St. Roch, Indianapolis, May 4. Husband of Yvette Miller. Father of Joyce McGrew, Marcia Reed, Wanda Jarvis, Don and Tim Miller. Grandfather of 12. Great‑grandfather of 17.

NELSON, Myrna J., 83, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, May 12. Wife of Don Nelson. Mother of Maureen Nelson Faul, Cinthia, Adam, Daniel and Matthew Nelson. Grandmother of 11.

PARAS, Gloria L., 81, St. Louis, Batesville, May 10. Mother of Felecia Paras Krakowka, Teresita Romweber, Maria Corazon and Pepe Paras. Sister of Steven Dowler. Grandmother of three.

PARKER, Randall L., 77, St. Jude, Indianapolis, May 12. Husband of Maggie Parker. Father of Autumn Currens, Candice Parker Lyon and Brett Parker. Brother of Sandra Bunnell, Charlotte Hickle, Kathleen Styck and Deborah White. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of two.

RAIMONDI, Cosmas A., 71, Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary, Indianapolis, May 19. Husband of Dianna Raimondi. Father of Lisa Anne Brown, Anna Marie Mundy and Doran Santacroce. Grandfather of seven.

RILEY, Theresa, 94, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, May 7. Aunt of two.

RISCH, Joanne (McDonald), 94, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, April 30. Mother of Kathryn, James, Martin and Thomas. Grandmother of five. Great‑grandmother of one.

ROSEBROCK, Helen G. (Searcy), 101, St. Roch, Indianapolis, May 11. Aunt and great-aunt of several.

WEINTRAUT, Mark, 88, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, April 13. Father of Julie. Grandfather of one.

Providence Sister Michaela Galvin served as an educator for 55 years

Providence Sister Michaela Galvin died on May 15 at Mother Theodore Hall at the motherhouse of the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods in St. Mary-of-the-Woods. She was 94.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on May 24 at the Church of the Immaculate Conception at the motherhouse. Burial followed at the sisters’ cemetery.

Arline Clare Galvin was born on April 19, 1925, in Melrose, Mass. She entered the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods on July 16, 1943, and professed final vows on Jan. 23, 1951.

Sister Michaela earned a bachelor’s degree at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College and a master’s degree at the University of Notre Dame in northern Indiana.

During her 75 years as a member of the Sisters of Providence, Sister Michaela ministered as an educator for 55 years in schools in Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Texas and Washington, D.C. She also served as a provincial councilor for four years in Massachusetts.

She retired from education to the motherhouse in 2000, continuing to serve her community in a variety of ways. In 2011, Sister Michaela 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. †

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