December 20, 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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ADAMS, Beatrice M., 86, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Dec. 4. Mother of Kim Farris, Lisa Nelson, Kristy Tutts and Larry Adams. Sister of Mary Alexander and Kay Hurley. Grandmother of nine.

BABB, Helen H., 95, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Dec. 3. Wife of Emerson Babb. Sister of Joseph Hawley. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of three.

BARR, Bernice I. (Schueler), 89, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyd County, Dec. 6. Mother of Susan Warner, Patty, James, Orville III and Paul Barr. Sister of Francis Schueler. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of 10.

BISHOP, Nancysue, 78, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, Dec. 7. Mother of Jennifer Bruess, Joanne Shaw, Jerilyn Sinclair and Juliana Bishop. Grandmother of seven.

BURKETT, Anne (Walsh), 87, St. Joseph University, Terre Haute, Dec. 7. Mother of Mary Creamer, Becky Kaylor, Martha Lorenzano, John and Robert Burkett. Grandmother of 14. Great-grandmother of 18. Great-great-grandmother of one.

CARR, Ruth B., 76, St. Mary, Rushville, Dec. 10. Mother of Sandy Amenta, Diane Stewart, Kathy Stephens, Rick and Scot Carr. Sister of Angie Godar, Jeannie Hawley, Louise Hayes, Mary Hoeing, Patsy McVey, Carolyn Risk, Becky Stewart, Jerry, Lloyd, Virgil and Walt Herbert. Grandmother of 11. Great-grandmother of 13.

CROUCH, Patricia A., 79, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Dec. 2. Mother of Joyce Emrich, Mary Neffle, Daniel and Michael Crouch. Sister of David and John Seal. Grandmother of 17. Great-grandmother of 25.

ESCALANTE, Maria A., 85, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, Dec. 5. Mother of Elsa Miller and Joel Escalante. Sister of Rosa Maria Zambrano-Teran and Victor Manuel Zambrano. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of five.

KORB, Shirley M., 88, St. Charles Borromeo, Milan, Dec. 7. Wife of Paul Korb. Mother of Nancy Griffiths, Steven and Tom Korb. Sister of Vivian Bloemker, Bernice Lobitz, Vera Wehmann, Audrey, Joe and Leonard Engel. Grandmother of 11. Great-grandmother of two.

MATOOLE, Joan V., 86, SS. Francis and Clare of Assisi, Greenwood, Nov. 26. Mother of Patrick Matoole.

MUCKRIDGE, Irene, 78, St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Cambridge City, Dec. 8. Wife of Don Muckridge. Mother of Brent and Patrick Muckridge. Sister of Robert and Socorro Martinez. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of two.

STEARNS, Carolyn, 81, St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Cambridge City, Dec. 4. Wife of Garris Stearns. Mother of Rhonda Bruns and J.D. Stearns. Sister of Diane Buhl, Joan Bundy and Dave Gethers. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of seven.

STREICHER, Betty J., 95, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Nov. 21. Mother of Jack Streicher. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of nine.

WILLIAMS, Kenneth E., 74, SS. Francis and Clare of Assisi, Greenwood, Nov. 11. Husband of Hannah Williams. Father of Bridget Golden, Mary Jean Whitney and Katie Ann Williams. Brother of Thomas Williams. Grandfather of three.

YOUNG, Betty A., 88, St. Mary, Greensburg, Dec. 7. Mother of Esther Lamport, Ruth Rudolf, Mary Jane Scheidler, Anthony, Edward, Francis, Lawrence and Mark Young. Sister of Dodie and Ellie Amberger, Marty Doll, Regina Lowe, Mary Merkel, Rita Meyer, Theresa Nobbe, Carol Schwegman, Franciscan Sister Cleopha Werner, Charles, Kenny, Uriel and Virgil Werner. Grandmother of 16. Great-grandmother of 30. †

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