March 6, 2020


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ATKINS, Raymond L., 90, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyd County, Feb. 19. Husband of Martha Atkins. Father of Theresa Harpenau. Brother of David Atkins. Grandfather of one.

BECKETT, Judith M., 91, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, Feb. 3. Mother of Terry and Tony Beckett. Stepmother of Nicki and David McCammon. Sister of Joan Crouch, Carolyn Richards and Eugene Hubber. Grandmother of one.

BRUMFIELD, Elizabeth, 90, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Richmond, Feb. 20. Mother of Janet Thomas, Kim and Scott Brumfield. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of six.

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

EVESLAGE, Frances (Kiesler), 93, St. Mary-of-the- Knobs, Floyd County, Feb. 20. Mother of Jane Byrd, Donald and James Eveslage. Sister of Martha Cox, Jean Dethy, Marvin and Paul Kiesler. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of 13. Great-great-grandmother of five.

FORD, Braxton K., 21, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Feb. 5. Son of Kevin Easley and Kendra Kirk. Brother of Kerry and David Crenshaw, Christine, Kiara, Brandon and Kevin Easley, Jr., and Brea and Brooke Ford. Grandson of Darlene Robinson, Albert Ford, Jr. and Raymond Kirk. Great-grandson of Daisy Toby.

GILDAY, John J., 88, Our Lady of Lourdes, Indianapolis, Feb. 15. Father of Maureen Bond, Ann Lundy and James Gilday. Grandfather of four.

HIPSKIND, Penny M., 63, St. Mary, Greensburg, Feb. 21. Wife of Keith Hipskind. Mother of Katelyn Aguilar, Kara Faley and Kelly Hipskind. Grandmother of 10.

KRAMER, Helen Mahan, 95, Our Lady of Lourdes, Indianapolis, Feb. 7. Mother of Mary Helen Aldridge, Julia, James, John, Robert and William Kramer. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of 10. Great-great-grandmother of one.

LAMBUTH, Norma E., 88, Prince of Peace, Madison, Feb. 20. Mother of Velma McGlothin and Vicki Walters. Grandmother of one.

LENFERT, James A., 71, St. John Paul II, Sellersburg, Feb. 19. Husband of Linda Lenfert. Father of Amber, Carissa, Brandon and Matthew Lenfert. Grandfather of nine.

MEYER, Theresa Marie, 93, St. Roch, Indianapolis, Feb. 13. Mother of Lynn Baumann, Mary Beth Servie, Nancy, Martin and Gerry Meyer. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of 10.

REMIER, John L., 101, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Indianapolis, Feb. 22.

RISS, Lawrence J., 73, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, Feb. 16. Husband of Susan Riss. Father of Karen Lakamsani, Pam Schmelz, Dr. Laura Riss, Gerry and Tom Riss. Grandfather of three.

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

SIENER, Charles N., 87, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, Feb. 8. Father of Carol Bennet, Mary Ann Howard, Chris and David Siener. Brother of Barbara Diekhoff. Grandfather of nine. Great-grandfather of one.

SIMON, Lucille, 82, St. Maurice, Napoleon. Jan. 31. Wife of Charles Simon. Mother to Jennifer Ricke, Janet Wagner, Sandy Wenning, Joe, Mike, Paul and Tony Simon. Sister of Evelyn Johannigman, Patricia Simon, and Dennis Schwering. Grandmother of 22. Great-grandmother of 15.

SMITH, Metha L., 93, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Feb. 11. Mother of Judith Johnson, Patricia Macy, Theresa Webb and John Bronstrup. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of six.

TAYLOR, Lawrence, 71, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Feb. 20. Husband of Janet Taylor. Father of Jim and Pat Taylor. Brother of Jeanne Goedde, Denise Hunter, Colette Tellmann, Matt Desjean, Jeff, John, Mark, Phil, Steve and Tom Taylor. Grandfather of four.

WAGNER, Anna Mae, 99. St. Louis, Batestville. Feb. 8. Mother of Darlene Jonas, Debra, Eugene and Gary Wagner. Grandmother of 11. Great-grandmother of 19. †

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