November 15, 2019


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BIERLY, Patricia A. Day (Ang), 89, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, Nov. 2. Mother of Terri Metzger, Sherry Murphy, Beth Nolan, Debbie Yarbrough, Barbie, Jeff and Mike Day. Stepmother of Paula Gaddis, Angela Holder and Mark Beirly. Grandmother of 17. Great-grandmother of 16. Step-grandmother of four. Step-great-grandmother of one.

BERSCH, Dorothy E., 94, Prince of Peace, Madison, Nov. 2. Aunt and great-aunt of several.

BRITTON, Lena, 98, Prince of Peace, Madison, Oct. 30. Mother of Sharon Cox and Susan Leach. Sister of Gennie Redwine. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of seven.

BROWN-STEVENSON, Lillian, 96, St. Rita, Indianapolis, Oct. 30. Aunt of several.

BUNCH, Gloria, 85, St. Mary, Rushville, Oct. 30. Mother of Julie Haley, Barbara McMahan, Amy Thurston, Jenny, J.P. and Joe Bunch. Grandmother of 12. Great-grandmother of three.

CARTER, Otis A., Jr., 71, St. Joseph, Shelbyville, Oct. 27. Husband of Luedith Carter. Father of Heather and Kaitlyn Carter. Brother of Ann Swaney.

CONDRA, William M., 80, Holy Name of Jesus, Beech Grove, Nov. 4. Husband of Mary Jo Condra. Father of Gregg and Jeff Schulze. Brother of Robert Condra. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of 11.

DECKER, Helen D., 88, St. Louis, Batesville, Oct. 31. Mother of Teresa Huy, Susan, Paul and Pete Decker. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of one.

DUFFY, Richard J., 84, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyd County, Oct. 29. Husband of Mary Ann Duffy. Father of Anita and Michael Duffy. Brother of Phyllis Delaney and Marilyn Duffy. Grandfather of two. Great-grandfather of four.

ENWRIGHT, Mary M., 79, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Oct. 25. Wife of John Enwright. Mother of Andrea Doria, Monique Myers, Joanne Pauta, Moira Shaw and John Enwright. Grandmother of eight.

FLORY, Georgann M., 88, St. Mary, Greensburg, Oct. 28. Mother of Raynel Wilson and Michael Flory. Sister of Alma Miller. Grandmother of four.

HAWKINS, Dale, 88, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Nov. 1. Father of Kristi Koers, Toni Page, Dennis, Gary and Jerry Hawkins. Brother of Daniel Hawkins. Grandfather of 21. Great-grandfather of several.

HIBBITT, Edward, III, 78, SS. Francis and Clare of Assisi, Greenwood, Oct. 9. Husband of Shirley Hibbitt. Father of Karen Brandon and Paul Hibbitt. Grandfather of five.

MALHAM, Sue (Beatty), 84, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, Nov. 3. Mother of Julie Malham North and Mark Malham. Sister of JoEllen Furnish and John Beatty. Grandmother of one.

MEDDLES, Thelma, 96, St. Mary, New Albany, Oct. 27. Sister of Mary Catherine Busse and Lilian Brown. Aunt and great-aunt of several.

POPE, Patrick N., 52, St. Joseph, Shelbyville, Oct. 27. Son of Margaret Pope. Brother of Laurie Pope-Welty and Brad Pope. Uncle of several.

REED, Steven E., 52, St. Vincent de Paul, Bedford, Oct. 27. Husband of Yvonne Reed. Father of Amanda Curren, Holly East, Stephanie Saunders and Rodney Smith. Son of Mary Beasley. Brother of Tracy Brown, Amy Kennedy and Adam Reed. Grandfather of 11. Great-grandfather of one.

SEITZ, Charles E., 86, St. Mary, Mitchell, Oct. 21. Husband of Linda Seitz. Father of Loretta Polaski, Melissa Seitz-Medford, Stephanie and Charles Seitz, Jr. Grandfather of three.

SWAIN, Linda, 72, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Oct. 27. Mother of Kristen Deiwert and William Swain. Sister of Lisa, Jeffrey, Steve and Tom Lee. Grandmother of two.

ULRICH, Thomas L., 84, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyd County, Nov. 3. Father of Cynthia Price, Cheryl Ulrich-Barnett, Daniel, Mickel and Paul Ulrich. Grandfather of 13. Great-grandfather of five.

WEISS, Charles L., 76, St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Cambridge City, Oct. 28. Father of Leisl Flanagan and Charlotte Harris. Grandfather of six.

WIGGINTON, Martha, 89, St. Mary, New Albany, Oct. 14. Wife of Robert Wigginton. Mother of Ceil Brummett, Roberta Huffman, Marsha Lawless, Ann Williams and Monica Wigginton. Grandmother of 11. Great-grandmother of 31. Great-great-grandmother of 12.

Providence Sister Adrian Marie Conrad served in Catholic education for 33 years

Providence Sister Adrian Marie Conrad died on Oct. 23 at Mother Theodore Hall at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. She was 99.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Nov. 7 at the Church of the Immaculate Conception at the motherhouse in St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Burial followed at the sisters’ cemetery.

Mary Elizabeth Conrad was born on Feb. 6, 1920, in Bicknel, Ind. She entered the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods on July 22, 1943, and professed final vows on Jan. 23, 1951.

Sister Adrian Marie earned a bachelor’s degree in education at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College in St. Mary-of-the-Woods and a master’s degree in education at Indiana State University in Terre Haute.

During her 76 years as a member of the Sisters of Providence, Sister Adrian Marie ministered for 33 years as an educator in Catholic schools in California and Illinois. In 1979, she left the ministry of education and began service in administration in California and Nevada. When she retired in 1992, she served in parishes and hospitals, only returning to the motherhouse to dedicate herself entirely to prayer in August.

In the archdiocese, Sister Adrian Marie served at St. Mary School (now St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School) in Richmond from 1946-50 and the former Sacred Heart School in Terre Haute from 1972-76. In Indianapolis, she ministered at St. Jude School from 1965-68, Chartrand High School (now Roncalli High School) from 1968-70, the former Ladywood-St. Agnes School from 1971-72 and Cathedral High School from 1976-78.

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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