June 21, 2019


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BAECHLE, Donald J., Sr., 88, St. Louis, Batesville, June 6. Husband of Darlene Baechle. Father of Deborah Zielinski, Donald, Jr., Jeffrey and Timothy Baechle. Grandfather of 11. Great-grandfather of 12.

BECHER, Rosemary, 92, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, June 6. Mother of Anne Barton, Rena Becher Scott, Maureen Sage, Ed, Jerry and Joseph Becher. Sister of Franciscan Sister Dominica and Thomas Doyle. Grandmother of 17. Great-grandmother of 18.

BURGER, Robert J., 90, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, June 10. Father of Susan Curry, Ann Sterling, Laura and Wayne Burger. Brother of Mary Ann Turnispeed. Grandfather of five. Great-grandfather of three.

CURRY, C. Joseph, 72, St. Roch, Indianapolis, June 10. Husband of Caroline Curry. Father of Anne Coleman, Christina Mathis and Donald Curry. Brother of Judy Hufford. Grandfather of five. Great-grandfather of two.

GRIFFEY, Helen M., 95, St. Joseph, Shelbyville, May 12. Mother of Cindy Gruesser, Jan Itce and Greg Griffey. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of 19.

HARTMAN, Pamela S., 66, St. Mary, Greensburg, June 11. Wife of David Hartman. Mother of Barbara Ashley and David Hartman. Sister of Kathy Hess, Vella Reiman, Ken and Mark Westrich. Grandmother of four.

HOBBS, Ralph, 89, St. Christopher, Indianapolis, May 9. Grandfather of one.

KNECHT, Jeffrey P., 58, St. Mary, Rushville, June 7. Son of Anthony, Jr., and Velma Knecht. Brother of Darlene and Julie Spaeth, Brenda, Jerry and Jim Knecht. Uncle and great-uncle of several.

LAUGLE, Billie, 88, St. Louis, Batesville, June 5. Mother of Jenny Brebberman, Janice Cleary, Julie Donahue, Jill Konradi, Jane Narwold, Bob, Jack, Paul and Tom Laugle. Sister of Betty Ricci and Ace Moorman. Grandmother of 18. Great-grandmother of 18.

MARTINEZ, Consuelo, 61, Christ the King, Indianapolis, May 30. Daughter of Norma Martinez. Sister of Maria Howbert, Federico Gempesaw, Dulce and Theresa Martinez. Aunt of several.

MCNULTY, Thomas P., Sr., 79, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, June 7. Husband of Judith McNulty. Father of Carolyn Berry and Thomas McNulty, Jr. Brother of Joy Patterson, Margaret Shero and Richard McNulty. Grandfather of five. Great-grandfather of four.

MCSHERRY, Patrick M., 81, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, June 6. Husband of Ellen McSherry. Father of Pamela Sandler, Jeffrey and Michael McSherry. Grandfather of 10.

O’NEILL, Terry L., 72, St. Christopher, Indianapolis, May 18. Husband of Wilma Jean Mullis. Father of Teresa Duke, Rhonda Jones, Debra Riggs, Jerry Mullis, Sr., David and Joey O’Neill. Grandfather of 17. Great-grandfather of 17.

RANCOURT, Ralph C., 96, St. Christopher, Indianapolis, June 5. Father of Theresa Frey, Mary Hunter, James and Robert Rancourt. Brother of Shirley Dexter. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of three.

RUST, Alice, 78, St. Mary, Greensburg, June 12. Wife of Richard Rust. Mother of Lee Gonzalez, Christopher and Thomas Rust. Sister of Ruth Johnson and Helen Quinn. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of two.

STENGER, Eileen, 91, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Richmond, June 11. Mother of Vickie David, Kathy Hunt III and Linda Stenger. Grandmother of two. Great-grandmother of one.

THRASH, Helen, 95, St. Christopher, Indianapolis, May 15. Mother of Debbie Poole and Judy Yost. Sister of Ruth Brown. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of one. †

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