August 30, 2019


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BARNARD, Irma M. (Deatrick), 97, St. Michael, Bradford, July 22. Mother of Nancy Baker, Sandra Bowling, Claudia Coffey, Debbie, Alex and Jeff Barnard. Grandmother of 14. Great-grandmother of 34. Great-great-grandmother of several.

CERVANTES, Mary A., 71, St. Michael, Bradford, Aug. 5. Wife of M.R. Cervantes. Mother of Jason and Jeremy Cervantes. Sister of Ann Bostock, Irene Joyce, Betty Schmidt and Hugh Bir, Jr. Grandmother of three.

DAUGHERTY, Dorothy M., 92, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, Aug. 18. Mother of Jane Buttrum, Theresa Wolfe, Susan and John Daugherty. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of three.

DUGAN, Joan M., 88, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, Aug. 8. Mother of Kathleen, David and Kevin Dugan. Sister of Maureen Pignatelli. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of two.

ELSNER, Jesse P., 25, St. Mary, Greensburg, Aug. 9. Son of John and Vonda Elsner. Brother of Danielle Bell. Uncle of three.

FESSEL, Bonnie J., 87, St. Michael, Bradford, Aug. 10. Mother of Brian Fessel. Sister of Keith Nolot. Grandmother of two.

GATES, Gladys R., 89, St. Bartholomew, Columbus. Aunt of several.

GILL, Anne M., 90, St. Christopher, Indianapolis, Aug. 15. Wife of Thomas Gill. Mother of Cynthia Arteburn, Teri, George, Jeffrey, Thomas and Timothy Gill. Grandmother of nine.

GILLISON, Pearl L., 92, SS. Francis and Clare of Assisi, Greenwood, Aug. 14. Mother of Marsha Osborne, Daniel and David Gillison. Sister of Joyce Alvey, Marjorie Bartek and Clifford Melchior. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of four.

HAMANN, Carolyn J. (Beaver), 76, SS. Francis and Clare of Assisi, Greenwood, Aug. 15. Mother of Diana Ruschhaupt and P.J. Hamann. Sister of Marilyn Thompson and Walter Beaver. Grandmother of three.

HORRIGAN, M. Patti (Donnelly), 91, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Aug. 14. Mother of Erin Dando, Kathleen, Kevin and Michael Horrigan. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of six.

JARBOE, Donald R., 80, St. Mary, Rushville, Aug. 10. Uncle of several.

KANE, Christopher, 57, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Aug. 1. Father of Danielle Espenocilla and Jordan Kane. Son of Joan Kane. Brother of Jean, Joan and James Kane. Grandfather of five.

KERN, Marshall, 76, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Aug. 5. Husband of Jeanette Kern.

KOCHERT, Joanne, 71, St. Michael, Bradford, May 22. Wife of Marvin Kochert. Mother of Laura Britton, Cindy Craft and Lisa Oldham. Sister of Helen Ott, Dorothy Rose, David, Steve and Tom Kruer. Grandmother of three.

KRAMER, Dane E., 49, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Aug. 15. Husband of Jayme Kramer. Father of Clover, Kenzie and Crayton Kramer. Son of Richard and Margaret Kramer. Brother of Casady Williamson.

KRAUS, Raymond, 63, All Saints, Dearborn County, Aug. 12. Husband of Beth Kraus. Father of Aimee Wesley. Brother of Clara Ann Zinser, Joe and Robert Kraus. Grandfather of one.

NIGRO, George E., 74, SS. Francis and Clare of Assisi, Greenwood, Aug. 7. Brother of Daniel Nigro.

PETTRIE, Valeria A., 84, Good Shepherd, Indianapolis, Aug. 13. Mother of Anita Bailey and Amy Williams Morgan. Sister of James Robinson. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of eight.

POWELL, Barbara J., 88, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Aug. 4. Mother of Jeffrey and Joseph Powell. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of 14. Great-great-grandmother of two.

RAMSEY, LaVerne T. (Roos), 88, St. Paul, Tell City, Aug. 18. Wife of Guy Ramsey. Mother of Lisa Acciardo, Mary Grace, Chris, Dennis, Mark and Neil Ramsey. Sister of Beatty Eckert, Dottie Walters and Jim Roos. Grandmother of 12. Great-grandmother or nine.

SCHAEFER, Catherine R., 91, St. Paul, Tell City, Aug. 14. Mother of Ruth, David and Paul Schaefer. Grandmother of one. Great-grandmother of one.

SIMS, William A., 69, St. Peter, Harrison County, Aug. 12. Husband of Kathy Sims. Father of Tiffany Nolot and Amanda Sims. Brother of Therese Bibb, Charlotte Trobaugh, Jay and Patrick Zwahlen. Grandfather of three.

STOOKEY, Rickey R., 31, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, July 19. Son of Jane Stookey. Brother of Lindsey Decooman. Uncle of two.

VANDERGRIFF, Katie, 62, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, Aug. 13. Wife of Louie Vandergriff. Mother of Marcie Johnson, Melodie Steffler, Morgan, Gavin, and Jeramie Vandergriff. Sister of Patty Dorris, Janice Nash, Connie Wampler and Tony Kaiser.

WEST, Walter, 76, St. Mary, Lanesville, Aug. 6. Husband of Linda West. Father of Marie Robertson, Karen Salisbury, Mark, Matthew, Michael and Myron Bevers and Mark West. Brother of Paula Dirck, Evelyn Hollrah, Rosetta Parker, Christina Stroud and James West. Grandfather of 22. Great-grandfather of 15.

YOUNGSTAFEL, Richard C., 66, St. Roch, Indianapolis, Aug. 14. Brother of Rose Lumpkin, Anne Thompson, Mary, Carl, Larry and Mark Youngstafel. Uncle and great-uncle of several.

Providence Sister Camille Neubauer served in Catholic education, music ministry

Providence Sister Camille Neubauer died on Aug. 14 in 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 79.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Aug. 20 at the Church of the Immaculate Conception at the motherhouse in St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Burial followed at the sisters’ cemetery.

Camille Ruth Neubauer was born on Sept. 30, 1939, in Washington, D.C. She entered the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods on Sept. 18, 1961, and professed final vows on Aug. 15, 1969.

Sister Camille earned a bachelor’s degree in music education at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College in St. Mary-of-the-Woods and a master’s degree in organ at Washington University in St. Louis.

During her 58 years as a member of the Sisters of Providence, Sister Camille ministered for 14 years in Catholic education in schools in Illinois, Maryland and Missouri.

In 1980, she began ministry in parishes, serving as music director in faith communities in Maryland and Virginia. Sister Camille returned to the motherhouse in 2002 to serve as director of liturgy and music. Retiring from this ministry in 2009, she then ministered as a volunteer receptionist at the former Woods Day Care and at the Providence Conference and Spirituality Center. Her ministry there continued until just a few weeks before her death.

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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