June 19, 2020


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BAKER, Giseal, 82, St. Mary, Lanesville, March 22. Wife of Harold Baker. Mother of Andy, Kenneth and Michael Baker. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of two.

BERG, David H., 82, St. Michael, Greenfield, March 28. Husband of Rita Berg. Father of Donna Bettler, Mary Eddy, Margaret Hays, Teresa, David, Paul and Peter Berg. Brother of Thomas Berg. Grandfather of 20.

BOEHM, Claude A., 89, St. Boniface, Fulda, March 27. Husband of Maryetta Boehm. Father of Joann Rothgerber, Vickie Snyder, Marvin, Richard and Ronald Boehm. Grandfather of 11. Great-grandfather of two.

BOWER, Jerry, 73, St. Mary, Greensburg, March 22. Husband of Donna Bower. Father of Michael Bower. Brother of Judy Robbins. Grandfather of three. Great-grandfather of one.

BROWN III, Robert E., 80, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, March 21. Husband of Rebecca Miskov-Brown. Father of Beth Ann Smith, Christopher and Robert Brown. Stepfather of Erin Coupe, Anne Fischer, Nicholle and Daniel Miskov. Grandfather of two. Step-grandfather of 11.

BRUNER, Gregory, 90, St. Charles Borromeo, Milan, April 1. Father of Judy Caldwell, Cece Doll, Terri Redwine, Jan Wells, Patti Wortman, Doug and Paul Bruner. Brother of Mary Adele Maertz, Cathe Sebald and Rita Frey. Grandfather of 23. Great-grandfather of 22.

CORBETT, Dennis H., 81, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, March 31. Husband of Sheri Klein. Father of Debbie St. Amand, Jim and Tom Corbett. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of four.

COURT, Gregory T., 36, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyd County, March 21. Son of Tom and Rita Court. Brother of Mark Court. Nephew and cousin of many.

ERNSTES, J. Howard, 100, St. Mary, Greensburg, March 29. Father of Sara Amrhein, Helen Black, Carol Howe, Dale, Joe, Kenneth, Michael, Richard and Thomas Ernstes. Grandfather of 12. Great-grandfather of 18.

GEIS, Kathryn V., 92, St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Cambridge City, March 30. Wife of Paul Geis. Mother of Paula Hughes, Phyllis Reisert, Alyce, Virginia and Gary Geis. Grandmother of 18. Great-grandmother of 23. Great-great grandmother of seven.

GOULDING, Wanda Lea (Grangier), 81, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, March 24. Mother of Kathy Willis and Timothy Goulding. Sister of Pamela Rainey, Robert and Ronald Grangier. Grandmother of five.

HOFF, Regina, 83, St. Michael, Brookville, March 22. Mother of Anne Marie, Mary Elaine, Donald, Edward, Joseph and Timothy Hoff. Sister of Mary Ann, Vicki, Bill and Mike Fehlinger. Grandmother of 11. Great-grandmother of one.

HUBER, Jr., Vincent, 37, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, April 3. Husband of Stacy Gibson. Father of Ella, Emilee, Anthony and Vincent Huber III. Son of Darlene Huber. Brother of Brandy Norton and Amanda Huber.

HUDSON, Anna Mae, 92, St. Vincent de Paul, Bedford, April 2. Mother of Kae Dee Faubion and Rosemary Quackenbush. Grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of four.

JOHNSON, Donna, 78, St. Lawrence, Lawrenceburg, March 25. Mother of Heide Moore, Diane Johnson, Chris Nappert and Edward Johnson. Sister of Nancy Farmer and Sally O’Neal. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of eight.

Klosterkemper, Helen, 97, St. Mary, Greensburg, March 23. Mother of Mary Hamer and Mark Klosterkemper. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of 20.

KOHRMAN, Sylvester W., 84, St. Mary, Greensburg, April 4. Husband of Irene Kohrman. Father of Paula McCoy, Mark, Mike and Rick Kohrman. Brother of Mary Bostic. Grandfather of 10. Great-grandfather of 18.

KOPP, Gregory C., 75, St. Mary, Greensburg, March 22. Husband of Anita Kopp. Father of Michelle Lewis, Brian and Gregory Kopp Jr. Grandfather of eight.

LAYDEN, II, John E., 80. St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, March 26. Husband of Theresa Layden. Father of Sarah Layden Murphy and Katie Robbins. Brother of Marcia Fisher, Mary Anne and David Layden. Grandfather of four.

LYNCH, Mary Alice (Manubay), 64, Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Jeffersonville, March 23. Wife of Gene Lynch. Sister of James Manubay. Aunt of several.

MAURER, Charles W., 94, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, April 1. Husband of Juanita Ostendorf-Maurer. Father of Ann Carr, Patricia Henderson, Irene Lee, Nancy Pinard, Charles, Jr., and Richard Maurer. Brother of Patricia Lettie, Marie Marallo and Carol McCann. Grandfather and great-grandfather of several.

MOBLEY, David W., 81, St. Mary, Greensburg, April 1. Husband of Rebecca Mobley. Father of Dan, David, Joseph and Matt Mobley. Grandfather of 14. Great-grandfather of 20.

MONROE, Sharon A., 74, Holy Family, New Albany, March 25. Mother of Douglas and Mark Monroe. Sister of James and Patrick Kruer. Grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of 10.

MURPHY, Mary V., 101, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, March 30. Mother of Mary Ann Atkins, Ellen Murphy and Virginia Schmidt. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of five.

NICHOLSON, Ada, 92, St. Peter, Franklin County, April 3. Mother of Melody Gault, Sheila King, Sharon Kohlman, Bob and Jim Livers. Grandmother of 11. Great-grandmother of 27. Great-great-grandmother of one.

NOBBE, Ida B., 100, St. Louis, Batesville, April 1. Mother of Rita Brebberman, Anita Schoettmer and Norbert Nobbe. Sister of Edward and James Nobbe. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of 10.

O’NEILL, Jerry, 85, St. Michael, Greenfield, March 22. Husband of Janice O’Neill. Father of Kathleen Reger, Ann Schlosser, Michael and Patrick O’Neill. Brother of Linda Schwarz and Tom O’Neill. Grandfather of four. Great-grandfather of four.

PATTERSON, Marsha Schilling, 69, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, March 31. Wife of Tony Patterson. Mother of Amy Bugert and Michael Schilling. Sister of Susan Hagan, Chuck and Curt Hirsch. Grandmother of two.

PFLUM, Martin L., 68, St. Michael, Brookville, March 24. Husband of Nancy Pflum. Father of Tony Pflum. Brother of Debbie Beesley, Sherry Sauerland and Steve Pflum. Grandfather of three.

RITZI, Carl J., 79, Our Lady of Lourdes, Indianapolis, March 30. Husband of Julia Ritzi. Father of Shirley Ferree, Theresa Mayer, Julie Potthast, Connie Smith, Bonnie Wood, Brian and Sean Ritzi. Brother of Rita Wood, Chuck, Mike and Ray Ritzi. Grandfather of 14.

ROBERTS, B. Jeanette Downs, 85, St. Joseph, Corydon, March 24. Mother of Betty Wilson, Joseph, Ronnie, Stephen and Terry Roberts. Sister of Della Rae Eldridge and Larry Mattingly. Grandmother of 11. Great-grandmother of 10. Great-great-grandmother of one.

ROTH, Mary T., 90, Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Jeffersonville, March 29. Wife of Gilbert Roth. Mother of Beverly Bullock, Terry Cleveland, Nancy Isenberg, Susan Miller, Karen Schiller and Nicholas Roth. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of 10.

ROTHBAUER, Elizabeth, 83, St. John Paul II, Sellersburg, March 24. Mother of Donna Koenig, Diana Waggoner and Rick Rothbauer. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of nine.

RUBECK, Mary H., 96, Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Indianapolis, March 31. Mother of Bill Rubeck. Sister of James Graves. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of five.

RUST, Robert P., 88, St. Mary, Greensburg, March 28. Husband of Rita Rust. Father of Diane Reid, David and Martin Rust. Brother of Christine Yarmuth, Joseph, Gregory and Richard Rust. Grandfather of 10. Great-grandfather of seven.

SCHAFER, Constance, 82, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, March 29. Mother of Chuck and Tom Schafer. Sister of Elenora Hoeferkamp. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of five.

SCHREINER, Judy A., 81, St. Michael, Brookville, April 2. Mother of Joni Buechler, Jill Coppersmith and Jackie Hausfeld. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of three.

SONDGERATH, Ronald, 79, St. Jude, Indianapolis, March 25. Husband of Patrecia Sondgerath. Father of Michele Miller, Heidi Tapley, Thane and Todd Sondgerath. Stepfather of Rachel Dees, Dianne Kirkman, Ruth Niezgodski, Paul and Tyler Lockhart. Brother of Betty and Marian Brown, Jean, Bill and Weimar Sondgerath. Grandfather of 27. Great-grandfather of four.

sweeney, Patrick J., 66, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, March 22. Brother of Kathleen Bewsey, Brigid Gedig, Mary Beth, Daniel, Dennis, Michael and Timothy Sweeney. Uncle of several.

ZIELINSKI, Patrick D., 29, St. Jude, Indianapolis, March 7. Son of Ted and Lori Zielinski. Brother of Logan Zielinski. Grandson of Don and Susie Patrick and Dan Zielinski.

Providence Sister Christina Patrick served in Catholic education for 44 years

Providence Sister Christina Patrick died on March 18 at Mother Theodore Hall at the motherhouse of the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods in St. Mary-of-the-Woods. She was 89.

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, a virtual funeral service was held. Burial followed at the sisters’ cemetery.

Sister Christina was born on Feb. 5, 1931, and grew up as a member of St. Philip Neri Parish in Indianapolis. After graduating from the former St. Agnes Academy in Indianapolis, she entered the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods on Feb. 2, 1950, professing final vows on Aug. 15, 1957.

Sister Christina earned a bachelor’s degree at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College and a master’s degree at Indiana University in Bloomington.

During her 70 years as a member of the Sisters of Providence, Sister Christina ministered as an educator for 44 years in schools in Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Oklahoma and Washington, D.C.

In the archdiocese, Sister Christina served at the former St. Margaret Mary School in Terre Haute from 1958-61, and in Indianapolis at the former St. James School from 1962-69, the former Middle Central Catholic School from 1969-77 and the former Central Catholic Educational Complex from 1977-78 (both schools are now Central Catholic School in Indianapolis). She served as a health care aide at the motherhouse from 1982-83 and ministered as administrator of the infirmary at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods from 1982-89.

She is survived by a sister, Zoe Booker of Indianapolis.

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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