February 28, 2020


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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CARTWRIGHT, Glenn R., 88, Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary, Indianapolis, Feb. 16. Husband of Theresa Cartwright. Father of Dr. Martina and Tim Cartwright. Grandfather of one. Great-grandfather of two.

DAEGER, Mary Louise (Miller), 98, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Feb. 13. Mother of Barbara Tillman, Greg, Stephen and Thomas Daeger. Sister of Betty Kocher. Grandmother of 15. Great-grandmother of 21.

GALLAGHER, Ron, 73, All Saints, Dearborn County, Feb. 6. Husband of Barb Gallagher. Father of Brian and Amy Gallagher. Grandfather of three.

GODDARD, Mary Louise, 89, St. Christopher, Indianapolis, Feb. 10. Wife of Earl Goddard. Mother of Laurie Nelms, Elaine Staton, David, Kevin, Richard and Timothy Goddard. Grandmother of 18. Great-grandmother of eight.

HOOK, Anne T., 52, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Jan. 23. Wife of Jesse Hook. Mother of Sara and Gabriel Elam. Stepmother of Jacob, Jared and Jordan Hook. Daughter of Robert and Mary Sitzman. Sister of Mary Hunt, Bill, Bob, Jim and Steve Sitzman. Grandmother of three.

JAMES, Beula L., 88, St. Augustine, Leopold, Feb. 10. Mother of Mary Blessinger, Pam Ernst, Nancy Schroeder, Gayle Taylor, Larry, Paul and Ray James. Sister of Earl Malone. Grandmother of 20. Great-grandmother of 20.

JOHNSON, Max L., 75, St. Catherine of Siena, Decatur County, Feb. 20. Husband of Doris Johnson. Father of Amy Satkoski, Vicki and Scott Johnson. Brother of Donna Bostic, Nancy Nelson, Janet Owen and Marvin Johnson. Grandfather of seven.

LECHER, Paul B., 88, St. Louis, Batesville, Feb. 17. Husband of Joan Lecher. Father of Ken, Randy and Ricky Lecher. Brother of Ida Nobbe, Ed and Jim Lecher. Grandfather of 10. Great-grandfather of four.

LUKAS, George A., 84, St. Lawrence, Lawrenceburg, Feb. 13.

LUKEN, Juanita T. (Crowley), 93, St. Margaret Mary, Terre Haute, Jan. 23. Wife of Albert Luken, Sr. Mother of Rita Cottrell, Theresa MCullough, Karen Shafer, Sheryl Smith, Albert Jr., Garold and Gregory Luken. Sister of Martha Boyke, Mary and Gertrude Dragon, Dorothy LeBrun, Rose Schaffer, Albert, George, James, John and William Crowley. Grandmother of 36. Great-grandmother of 93. Great-great-grandmother of 17.

NGUYEN, Than Huu, 77, St. Vincent de Paul, Bedford, Feb. 16. Husband of Khuyen Nguyen. Father of Quynh and Uyen Nguyen. Brother of Xa, Can, Minh, Thai and Thien Nguyen. Grandfather of four.

OTTO, Charles C., 85, Immaculate Heart of Mary, Indianapolis, Jan. 27. Husband of Jane Hellman-Otto. Father of Maggie and Doug Otto. Brother of Gretchen and Mimi Otto. Grandfather of three.

REDELMAN, Shellie R., 54, Immaculate Heart of Mary, Indianapolis, Feb. 17. Wife of Derek Redelman. Mother of Grace, Katelyn and Hayden Redelman. Daughter of Dean Shantz. Sister of Doug Shantz.

RICKE, Paul O., 96, St. Mary, Greensburg, Feb. 14. Father of Joanita Hickman, Carolyn Hoskins, Rita Menkedick, Jackie Ramer, Marge Weber and Paula Welsh. Brother of Mary Overman. Grandfather of 20. Great-grandfather and great-great-grandfather of several.

ROBERTS, Charlotte L., 74, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyd County, Feb. 19. Wife of Leonard Roberts. Mother of Kevin Roberts. Sister of Charles, Frank Jr., and James Frick. Grandmother of two.

SCOTT, Christopher, 47, St. Joan of Arc, Indianapolis, Feb. 16. Son of James and Mary Ann Scott. Brother of James and Michael Scott.

WICKER, Mary E. (Deal), 81, Our Lady of the Greenwood, Greenwood, Feb. 8. Wife of Robert Wicker. Mother of Elizabeth McCoy, Katherine Elmer and Joseph Wicker. Sister of James, Dr. Michael and Thomas Deal. Grandmother of one.

ZINS, Shirley Ann, 92, Holy Name of Jesus, Beech Grove, Feb. 18. Aunt of several. †

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