June 7, 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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ATKINSON, Lou, 95, St. Martin of Tours, Martinsville, May 20. Father of Mary Speth, Joe and John Atkinson. Grandfather of 11. Great-grandfather of five.

BARBEAU, Dennis R., 70, Prince of Peace, Madison, May 21. Husband of Linda Barbeau. Father of Dawn Gormely, Ginny Hardwick and Jacqueline Shelton. Brother of Karen Moore, Bobby, David, Ronnie, Terry and Tim Barbeau. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of three.

BOWMAN, Robert J., 74, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, May 4. Husband of Therese Bowman. Father of Deborah Robinson and Brenda Bowman. Brother of Karen Graves and Ronald Bowman. Grandfather of three.

DAMIN, Leo E., 89, St. Paul, Tell City, May 23. Husband of Wilma Damin. Father of Cindy Light, Bernadine, Bill, Mike and Shawn Sweat. Brother of Mary Goffinet. Grandfather, great-grandfather and step-grandfather of several.

EALES, Donald, 90, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Richmond, May 26. Husband of Addie Eales. Father of Nancy Gillham, Marti Kilby, Trish Mackey, Kathy Salcido and Don Eales, Jr. Grandfather of 10. Great-grandfather of 16.

ELLIOTT, Charles, Jr., 63, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, May 12. Son of Charles Elliott, Sr. Brother of Michael Elliott. Uncle of several.

HAMMOND, Dennis, 57, St. Michael the Archangel, Indianapolis, May 18. Father of Dylan Hammond. Brother of Mary Beth Fehribach, Bob and Murray Hammond.

HESSIG, Bernard C., 82, Holy Cross, St. Croix, May 19. Husband of Sue Hessig. Father of Donna Whitcomb and Steven Hessig. Brother of Rose Mullis, Hilary and Hilbert Hessig. Grandfather of two.

JAMES, Gary G., 75, St. Augustine, Leopold, May 24. Father of Angie Barns, Billy and Bobby James. Brother of Roberta Williams. Grandfather of four. Great-grandfather of four.

JONES, Robert E., 76, St. Roch, Indianapolis, May 21. Husband of Ann Jones. Father of Robbin Houston and Robert Jones, Jr. Brother of Janet Hagadorn, Ruth Ann and Jerry Jones. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of four.

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

NAGEL, Craig W., 55, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, April 29. Father of Abby and Erin Nagel. Son of Carol Nagel. Brother of Carla Mertz and Cheryl Sheeks.

PEREZ, Janie S., 65, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, May 10. Wife of Juan Jose Soto Perez. Mother of Janie Dubbs, Berna Roberts, Annette Perez Whitten and Janette Perez. Sister of Janice Chesser. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of two.

RECASNER, Toshiko, 88, SS. Francis and Clare of Assisi, Greenwood, May 26. Wife of Joseph Recasner, Jr. Mother of Dorothy Brown and James Recasner. Sister of Misako Kanemoto, Tomohiro Kunishi and Takahide Yamada. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of seven.

RUIZ, Ernesto, 76, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, May 13. Husband of Aida Nilsa. Father of Grisel Ruiz. Grandfather of four.

SCHELER, Betty L., 83, St. Augustine, Leopold, May 23. Mother of Beth Flamion, Jema Watts and Shelley Wheatley. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of nine.

STEWARD, David L., 98, St. Gabriel, Connersville, May 28. Father of Debbie Wilhelm. Brother of Leo and Willard Steward. Grandfather of two. Great-grandfather of three.

TEBBE, Louis E., 95, St. Louis, Batesville, May 23. Father of Luann Anderson and Mary Hornbach. Grandfather of three.

TURNER, Joy L., 42, Prince of Peace, Madison, May 20. Mother of Ashley, Samantha and Sarah Beth Willhite. Daughter of Douglas and Donna Turner. Sister of Chris Turner. †

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