November 8, 2019


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AUSTROM, Mary (Guerriero), 61, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Oct. 23. Wife of Douglas Austrom. Mother of Katrina, Sofia, Douglas, Jon Anthony and Philip Austrom. Sister of Josie, Frank and John Austrom.

AWANA, Benjamin A., Jr., 53, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, June 15. Husband of Jill Awana. Father of Faith Branch, Melia Smith and Benjamin Awana. Son of Benjamin Sr. and Maessie Awana, Brother of Alan, Kiilani and Travis Awana. Grandfather of three.

BAAR, Madeline E., 97, St. Susanna, Plainfield, Sept. 28. Mother of Sandy Kramp, Barbara and Mary Sharp, Joe and Tony Baar. Sister of Delores Gray. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of 23. Great-great-grandmother of five.

BANET, LaMerle C., 79, Holy Family, New Albany, Oct. 23. Husband of Faye Banet. Father of Kelly Condra, Kim Nunley, Doug and Rick Banet. Brother of Norma Andres, Aileen and Larry Banet. Grandfather of 10. Great-grandfather of four.

BECHT, Stephen G., 62, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyd County, Oct. 24. Brother of Evelyn Heilig, Juanita McCauley and Nina Schmidt. Uncle, great-uncle and great-great-uncle of several.

BRAUER, Mary T., 88, St. Lawrence, Lawrenceburg, Oct. 20. Wife of Frank Brauer. Mother of Laurie Maxfield, Christine and Karen Mueller, Frank and John Brauer. Grandmother of 16. Great-grandmother of 16.

BRODERICK, Michael P., 66, St. Mary, Navilleton, Oct. 28. Husband of Toni Broderick. Father of Kevin and Patrick Broderick. Brother of Bridget Frank. Grandfather of two.

CARTER, Dolores A., 83, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Richmond, Oct. 26. Wife of Ted Carter. Mother of Linda Farlow, Laura Parker, Nancy Vanover, Jeffrey and Timothy Carter. Sister of Alice Demange, Rosemary Monnin, Carl, Fred, James and Tom McEldowney. Grandmother of 14. Great-grandmother of two.

CLADE, Elizabeth L., 91, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Oct. 16. Mother of Alan and Fredrick Clade. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of seven.

DAVIS, Richard W., 81, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, Oct. 20. Father of Kathryn, Mary, Sheryl, David, John, Raymond and Richard. Grandfather of 16. Great-grandfather of 15. Great-great-grandfather of two.

DeRYCKERE, Ryan M., infant, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, Sept. 9. Son of Matthew and Colleen DeRyckere. Grandson of Glen and Nancy Larsen and Andy and Debbie DeRyckere. Great-grandson of Maryann Prusinski.

DUFFY, Shirley M., 84, St. Christopher, Indianapolis, Oct. 23. Wife of James Duffy. Mother of Cheryl Niemeier, Joe, Mark, Terry and Thomas Duffy. Sister of Joan Pell. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of three.

DWENGER, Joan, 82, St. Mary, Greensburg, Oct. 22. Mother of Diane Roncone and Charlie Dwenger. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of three.

EDELEN, Dorothy L., 89, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, Oct. 28. Mother of Gary Edelen. Grandmother of two. Great-grandmother of three.

EVANS, Robert W., 87, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, Oct. 26. Husband of Dorothy Evans. Father of Terese Frausto and Tim Evans. Grandfather of seven.

HOWLAND, Joseph O., 80, St. Paul, Tell City, Oct. 24. Husband of Betty Howland. Father of Connie Haehnel, Debbie Howland Moskos, Ed and Gary Howland. Brother of Walter Howland. Grandfather of nine. Great-grandfather of three.

MCNULTY, Judith A., 77, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, Oct. 25. Mother of Carolyn Berry and Thomas McNulty, Jr. Sister of Mary Kathleen Perrone, Daniel and Thomas Kinney. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of four.

MEYER, Gregory F., 61, St. Mary, Greensburg, Oct. 28. Son of Leon and Marie Meyer. Brother of Christy Bokelman and Suzie Ritter. Uncle and great-uncle of several.

REED, Ronald L., 75, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyd County, Oct. 28. Husband of Mary Jane Reed. Father of Rhonda and Brian Reed. Brother of Allen and Glenn Reed. Grandfather of two.

RODGERS, Nellie M., 96, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Oct. 17. Mother of Lisa Weatherford, Dane and Gregg Rodgers. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of four.

SCHMEISSER, Richard J., 83, St. Anne, New Castle, Oct. 16. Father of Barbara Budek-Schmeisser, Glen and Gregory Schmeisser. Brother of Suellen Selb, Ina Sheridan and JoAnn Smith. Grandfather of five. Great-grandfather of one. †

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