January 31, 2020


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ATELSKI, John E., 92, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, Jan. 8. Father of Connie Summitt and John Atelski. Grandfather of three. Great-grandfather of four.

BILLERMAN, William P., 73, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Jan. 14. Husband of LuJuana Billerman. Father of Amy Blumer, Jared and Todd Billerman. Brother of Jennie Barger, Frances Dotson, Bernadette Mooney, James and Mike Billerman. Grandfather of nine. Great-grandfather of four.

BORDENKECHER, Edith A., 81, St. Joseph, Shelbyville, Dec. 2. Mother of Diana Beagle, Linda Carter, Dennis, Greg, Larry, Steve and Tony Bordenkecher. Sister of Vickie Beard and Kathy Berger. Grandmother of 14. Great-grandmother of six.

BRODERICK, Steven, 59, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Jan. 8. Husband of Krista Broderick. Father of Aidan, Colin and Matt Broderick. Son of Richard Broderick and Roberta Broderick. Stepson of Cathryn Broderick. Brother of Karen Green, Adam, Kevin, Mike and Tom Broderick.

BROWN, James M., 37, St. Andrew the Apostle, Indianapolis, Jan. 7. Son of Julie Brown. Brother of Stacy Murphy and Steven Brown. Uncle of two.

CORD, Marian, 98, St. Joseph, Shelbyville, Dec. 10. Mother of Susan Birmingham, Jane Crady, Lisa Taylor, Deacon John and Thomas Cord. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of 20.

COURTNEY, William, 93, St. Mary, Lanesville, Jan. 13. Husband of Audra Courtney. Father of Jackie McCulloch, Jamie Rogers, Jeff and William Courtney III. Grandfather of 10. Great-grandfather of nine. Great-great-grandfather of three.

CRAIG, James A., 90, Prince of Peace, Madison, Jan. 13. Father of Andy, Joe, John and Tony Craig. Brother of Norma Jean Richie. Grandfather of 12. Great-grandfather of seven.

DAVIES, Angela L., 59, St. Joseph, Shelbyville, Jan. 7. Wife of Curtis Davies. Mother of Christopher and Erich Davies. Daughter of Ida Bollheimer.

DAY, Dolores M., 90, St. Mary, Lanesville, Jan. 15. Mother of Maureen Cantrell, Anne Harbeson, Brigid Ott, Joan Robinson, Maria, Kevin, Nic and Vince Day. Sister of Providence Sister Joana and Benedictine Father Denis Quinkert. Grandmother of 13. Great-grandmother of 24.

EAST, Cecil R., 80, St. Vincent de Paul, Bedford, Jan. 18. Husband of Nancy East. Father of Susan East-Moore, Becky Lewis, Cheryl Taylor and Michael East. Brother of Opal Lee Beltran, Ruby, Carl and Terry East. Grandfather of eight. Great-grandfather of two.

EISERT, Stephen B., 66, St. Louis, Batesville, Jan. 20. Father of Amy Hawkins and Josh Eisert. Brother of Carol Tebbe, Debi Williams, Don and Jim Eisert. Grandfather of six.

ELLIOTT, Dorothy, 99, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Jan. 6. Mother of Jenni Delp, Ruth Keating, Lisa McDufford, Dorothy O’Neil, Megan Rumble, Susan Weakley, Mary, Anthony, James and Kevin Elliott. Grandmother of 21. Great-grandmother of 36. Great-great-grandmother of five.

ENSOR, Ruth A. Pendleton, 85, St. Joseph, Shelbyville, Dec. 30. Mother of Ann Erdely, Carol Scanlon, Bill, Ken, Mark and Michael Pendleton, Chris and Mark Ensor. Grandmother of 21. Great-grandmother of several.

ETIENNE, Yvonne, 82, St. Augustine, Leopold, Jan. 8. Mother of Debbie Bevins, Judy Spradlin and Steve Etienne. Sister of Elaine Sandleben. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of 11.

FALLIS, Elizabeth A. (Wisker), 75, St. Joseph, Shelbyville, Jan. 11. Mother of James and Thomas Fallis. Grandmother of one.

GORMAN, Robert M., 80, St. Anne, New Castle, Jan. 5. Father of Michelle Melton, Michael, Patrick and Tony Gorman. Brother of Vera Campbell, Kathleen Wallace and Mark Gorman. Grandfather of nine. Great-grandfather of two.

GREENE, Sharon E., 74, St. Martin of Tours, Martinsville, Jan. 14. Mother of Kimmie Leonard and Kevin Greene. Grandmother of 12. Great-grandmother of nine.

HOUGH, Harry P., Jr., 80, Christ the King, Indianapolis, Jan. 9. Husband of Alice Hough. Father of Kathleen Isaacson, Joanne Pace and David Hough. Grandfather of six.

HUEBNER, Thomas W., 81, St. Roch, Indianapolis, Jan. 15. Husband of Patricia Huebner. Father of Mary Crocker, Janet Duffett, Nancy Fykes, Jennifer King and Kenneth Huebner. Brother of Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet Rita Louise Huebner. Grandfather of 10. Great-grandfather of five.

JOHANNIGMAN, Cheryl K., 51, Immaculate Conception, Millhousen, Jan. 16. Wife of Charles Johannigman. Mother of Christen and Matthew Johannigman. Sister of Teresa Vanasdol.

JONES, Wayne A., 85, St. Matthew the Apostle, Indianapolis, Jan. 8. Husband of Rita Jones. Father of Lori Petrucciani, John Paul Olinger, Benjamin, Bryant, Tony and Weston Jones. Grandfather of 10.

LEACH, Mark S., 57, St. Mary, North Vernon, Jan. 9. Husband of Cara Leach. Father of Autumn Yeager, Cassie and Brock Leach. Brother of Mary Barlow, Lisa Butler and David Leach. Grandfather of three.

LEONARD, Deborah, 59, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Richmond, Jan. 15. Wife of Ken Leonard. Mother of Melissa and Jason Leonard. Daughter of Kathleen Sheehy. Sister of Barb Clayton, Christine Price and Jeff Fox. Grandmother of two.

LEPPERT, Ralph, 86, St. Joseph, Shelbyville, Dec. 7. Father of Denise Watler and Scott Leppert. Grandfather of five. Great-grandfather of one.

MILLER, Alma L., 86, St. Louis, Batesville, Jan. 10. Mother of Ann Edwards and Jim Miller. Grandmother of two. Great-grandmother of one.

MILLER, Dolores, 90, St. Roch, Indianapolis, Jan. 6. Mother of Judi Delk, Anna Everroad, Mary Moyer, Ruth White and John Miller. Grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother of several.

MEYER, George C., 83, Holy Family, Oldenburg, Jan. 9. Father of Carla Kramer, Shelly Prickel, Dan and Mike Meyer. Brother of Dennis, Jim and Tom Meyer. Grandfather of 11.

RAMSEY, Virginia C. (Brinksneader), 87, St. Michael, Cannelton, Jan. 13. Wife of Charles Ramsey. Mother of Lesa Pfeifer, Cheryl Sanders, Allen, Barry and Dennis Ramsey. Sister of Shirley Garrett and Marilyn Lawson. Grandmother of 12. Great-grandmother of nine.

RECEVEUR, Diana K., 81, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyd County, Jan. 5. Mother of Kerry Jones and Kelly Stepro. Sister of Irvin Stumler. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of five.

REDELMAN, Charlotte L., 88, St. Mary, Greensburg, Jan. 8. Wife of Donald Redelman. Mother of Barb Emery, Kathy Kerkler, Neice, Ruth, Dan and Rick Redelman. Sister of Bill Saler. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of several.

RICHARDS, Helen, 96, St. Joseph, Shelbyville, Jan. 9. Mother of Eileen Davis, Carolyn Scott, Therese, Louis and Robert Richards. Sister of Agnes Meltzer and Edward Kieffer. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of six.

SMITH, James M., 83, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, Dec. 29. Husband of Diane Smith. Father of Peggy Hicks, Karen and Marty Smith. Sister of Maureen Jewell. Grandfather of seven. Great-grandfather of eight.

SNYDER, Marilyn, 87, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Dec. 26. Mother of Maureen Allen, Catherine, Daniel and Mark Snyder. Grandmother of eight.

SPALDING, Martha J., 95, St. Vincent de Paul, Shelby County, Jan. 13. Mother of Marcia St. John, Sherry White, Nancy Spalding-Ness, Amy, Daniel, David, Ronald and Steven Spalding. Sister of Elizabeth Boilek and Philip Meltzer. Grandmother of 11. Step-grandmother of two. Great-grandmother of nine.

TEVIS, Jean, 69, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyd County, Jan. 4. Wife of Daniel Tevis. Mother of Kathleen and Danny Tevis. Sister of Joan Foster, Mary Paul, Maureen Pierce, Sheila Schmidt, Rita, Bill, John and Mike Wimsatt. Grandmother of two.

THROCKMORTON, Diane F., 82, Our Lady of the Greenwood, Greenwood, Dec. 15. Wife of Robert Throckmorton. Mother of Karen Dulaney and Bob Throckmorton. Sister of Ronald Arvin. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of two.

TUTTS, Joseph, 97, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, Jan. 6. Father of Janet Messersmith and Michael Tutts. Grandfather of three. Great-grandfather of one.

VALDEZ-GOMEZ, Margarita, 71, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Dec. 30. Wife of Juan Ramirez-Mora. Mother of Margarita Fajardo and Marisa Montelongo. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of one.

WALPOLE, Elizabeth A., 65, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Jan. 9.

WERNER, Anna M., 93, All Saints, Dearborn County, Jan. 14. Wife of Alvin Werner. Mother of Anita Smith, Anthony, Art, Jerry and Rick Werner. Grandmother of 20. Great-grandmother of 26.

WESTERMAN, Marian, 87, St. Joseph, Shelbyville, Dec. 29. Mother of Linda Merkel, Joanne Miller and Andrew Westerman. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of eight.

WICKETT, Ronald, 82, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Richmond, Jan. 20. Father of Vicki Holhouse, Valerie Windle and Douglas Wickett. Brother of Virginia Kelley. Grandfather of eight. Great-grandfather of 13.

WISCHMEIER, Douglas B., 55, St. John Paul II, Sellersburg, Jan. 7. Husband of Anne Wischmeier. Father of Shana Wischmeier. †

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