June 26, 2020


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ARMBRUSTER, Eugene W., 90, St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Aurora, April 18. Husband of Patricia Armbruster. Father of Diana, John, Richard and Robert Armbruster. Brother of Mary House and Patricia Schonegg. Grandfather of 10. Great-grandfather of 13.

BEDEL, Virginia F., 81, St. Louis, Batesville, April 16. Mother of Shirley Ellison, Candy Kennedy, Cynthia Napier and Larry Bedel. Sister of Donnalene Holman, Lydia Smith, David and Vincent Herbert. Grandmother of 13. Great-grandmother of 18.

BENNETT, Larry W., 59, St. Joseph, Corydon, April 21. Father of Rachel Dunaway, Son of Betty Bennett. Brother of Pamela Martin and Mark Bennett. Grandfather of three.

BILLMAN, Catherine A., 70, St. Anthony of Padua, Morris, April 13. Sister of Jeanette Cuellar. Aunt of several.

BORNHORST, John L., 81, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, April 13. Husband of Nancy Bornhorst. Uncle of several.

BOYD, Bob, 68, All Saints, Dearborn County, April 12. Husband of Doris Boyd. Father of Anthony, Bruce and Robert Boyd. Brother of Nancy Lee Dills and Larry Ray. Grandfather of nine. Great-grandfather of 12.

BRUNS, Mary E., 53, St. Mary, Greensburg, April 21. Wife of Paul Bruns. Mother of Stephanie Volz and Aaron Bruns. Sister of Phil Geis. Grandmother of one.

CARR, Ellen C., 80, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, April 7. Wife of Dan Carr. Mother of Mary Findlay, Julie McAfee, Joseph, Michael and Vincent Carr. Grandmother of six.

CLIDINST, James R., 68, Our Lady of Lourdes, Indianapolis, April 18. Brother of Rose Marie Houff. Uncle of one.

CREBBE, Kenneth R., 76, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, April 5. Father of Carrie Lange, Susan Sonoyama and Neil Crebbe. Brother of Pamala Fyffe, Betty Hysell, Linda Zimmerman, Doug and Scott Crebbe. Grandfather of six.

DANT, Thomas J., 63, St. Joseph, Shelbyville, March 29. Husband of Noreen Dant. Father of Alycia Iaria, Christine, Meagan, Jeremiah, and Tommy Dant. Brother of Beth Derwin, Kathy Henderson, Chris, Gary, George, Greg, Harold, Jerry, Tim and Father Nicholas Dant. Grandfather of nine.

DEES, Judy B., 82, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, April 14. Wife of John Dees. Mother of Julie, Charlie, Sr., and John Dees. Sister of one. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of two.

FISCHER, Vaughn A., 5, All Saints, Dearborn County, April 8. Son of Brad and Shelly Fischer. Brother of Carmen Fischer. Grandson of Dan and Kris Schneider and Bob and Betty Fischer.

FISHER, James, 80, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Richmond, April 9. Husband of Patricia Fisher. Father of Kim Hawkins, Debbie Reimsnyder and James Fisher, Jr. Brother of Jack and Robert Fisher. Grandfather of 14. Great-grandfather of 17.

FORSTON, Elizabeth C., 41, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, April 15. Daughter of Ronald and Faye Nicholls. Sister of Molly Cox, Emily Roggenburk and Jessica Watkins. Aunt of several.

FRIEDMAN, Nancy M., 68, Christ the King, Indianapolis, April 10.

FULLENKAMP, Viola A., 80, St. Joseph, Shelbyville, April 14. Mother of Lisa Kern, Renee Strukel and Michelle Wagner. Sister of Mary Bossert, Dorothy, John and Paul Schoettelkotte. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of two.

FURNISH, David E., 62, Prince of Peace, Madison, April 13. Husband of Sherri Lynn Furnish. Father of Bryce Furnish. Son of Earl Furnish. Brother of Alan Furnish.

HAMILTON, Harriet M. (Bunarek), 83, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, April 11. Wife of Robert Hamilton. Mother of Dawn Garcia, Lisa Gibbons and Cheryl Vaughan. Stepmother of Rebecca Arnold, Beverly Phalen and Anthony Hamilton. Grandmother of six. Step-grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of two. Step-great-grandmother of two.

HILL, Erma Belle, 94, St. Augustine, Jeffersonville, April 8. Mother of Melanie Kaelin, Joe and Tom Hill. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of 11.

HOLTHOUSE, Ronald, 83, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Richmond, April 21. Husband of Regina Holthouse. Father of Rene Chronert, Rebecca Hamlin, Randy and Ross Holthouse. Brother of Kathleen Kutter and Tom Holthouse. Grandfather of 11. Great-grandfather of eight.

HORAN, Teresa, 89, St. Mary, Greensburg, April 8. Mother of Nancy Buening, Kathleen Cunningham, Susan Huey, Sharon Kreuz, Anthony, Dennis, Joseph, Thomas and William Horan. Sister of Catherine Mauer. Grandmother of 39. Great-grandmother of 31.

LITMER, Jeanette M., 88, St. Catherine of Siena, Decatur County, April 14. Mother of Jeff Litmer. Sister of Carol Ann Litmer. Grandmother of two.

LUNG, Donald J., 93, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyd County, April 6. Husband of Vivian Lung. Father of Roxanne Banet, Mary Anne Lynch, Daniel, Donald and Randall Lung. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of six.

MARSHALL, Anna Marie (Braun), 98, Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Indianapolis, April 16. Mother of Theresa Keenan. Sister of Celestia Bergfeld, Delephine Mcnutt, Marie, Loraine and Clarence Braun. Grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of three.

MATTHEWS, Gloria (Ewing), 86, Our Lady of Lourdes, Indianapolis, April 6.

Wife of Joseph Matthews. Mother of Julie Brown, Susan McCauley, Eddie, Joe and Tony Matthews. Grandmother of 23. Great-grandmother of 36.

MAUCK, Jolene, 81, St. Bernard, Frenchtown, April 6. Mother of Leisa Roll and Charles Mauck. Sister of Joyce Briscoe, Linda Rothrock, Phyllis Whittaker and Larry Colin. Grandmother of 15. Great-grandmother of seven.

MEYER, Edith, 97, St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Cambridge City, April 5. Mother of Jennifer Dieselberg, Betsy Schultz, Jill, Brian, Christopher, Glen, Jeff, Mark and Michael Meyer. Grandmother of 14. Great-grandmother of 10.

MILLER, Frederick J., 88, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis April 8. Husband of Shirley Miller. Father of Theresa Russell, Andrew and Eric Miller. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of seven.

NIEDENTHAL, Alice, 94, St. Mary, Rushville, April 17. Mother of Mary Aulback, Joanne Parrett, Cathy Rohrer, Donald, Joe and Louis Niedenthal. Grandmother of 16. Great-grandmother of 26. Great-great grandmother of three.

O’CONNOR, Edgar C., 89, Sacred Heart, Indianapolis, April 16. Father of Eileen Ellis, Carol Simpson, Sharon VanTilburg, Kathleen and Marie O’Connor. Brother of Harlan and Richard O’Connor. Grandfather of five. Great-grandfather of seven.

POWERS, Hayden M., 19, St. Mary, Greensburg, April 15. Son of Chastity Powers and David Heath. Grandson of Angela Miller.

REDELMAN, Dorothy, 94, St. Mary, Greensburg, April 10. Mother of Linda Blake, Mary Jane Bedel, Diana Deiwert, Rita Gutman and Karen Stier. Sister of Robert Schoettmer. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of 17.

RUETH, Kenneth M., 79, St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Cambridge City, April 15. Father of Susan Schaeffer, Carol and David Rueth. Brother of Judith Rezy and Frederick Rueth. Grandfather of five.

SCHMIDT, William, 94, Holy Family, New Albany, April 5. Husband of Anna Schmidt. Father of Daniel and Gregory Schmidt. Brother of Evelyn Banet. Grandfather of four.

SINKHORN, Edward W., 88, St. Mary, Navilleton, April 15. Husband of Thecla Sinkhorn. Father of Cathie Schneider, Benedictine Sister Michelle Sinkhorn, Dan, Dave and Tim Sinkhorn. Grandfather of 13. Great-grandfather of nine.

SNODDY, William, M., 92, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, April 20. Husband of Rita Snoddy. Father of Suellen Bertram, Mary Houston, Cynthia Pate, Stacey, Meade and Stephen Snoddy. Grandfather of 13. Great-grandfather of 10.

SVARCZKOPF, Anthony S., 87, Christ the King, Indianapolis, April 8. Father of Cheryl Bertovich and Stephen Svarczkopf. Brother of Irene Lohmeier and George Svarczkopf. Grandfather of seven. Great-grandfather of seven.

SWANEY, Dorothy, 90, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Richmond, April 5. Aunt of several.

TESTERMAN, Sharon A., 81, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, April 15. Mother of Denise Schreier, Ruthanne Williams, Phyllis, Mark and Matthew Testerman. Sister of Roberta Russell. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of 11.

WILSON, Charles D., 66, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, April 18. Husband of Luann Wilson. Father of Elizabeth Beers, Jonathon and Nicholas Wilson. Brother of James and John Wilson. Grandfather of three.

YOUNG, Rita Mae, 99, St. Lawrence, Lawrenceburg, April 7. Mother of Barbara Temple, Mary Jo Withered, James, Jay and Jerry Young. Sister of Jack Lemm. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of nine.

Mary Elizabeth Gallagher, mother of Father John Peter Gallagher, died on April 12

Mary Elizabeth “Libby” (Moore) Gallagher, the mother of Father John Peter Gallagher, pastor of Our Lady of the Springs Parish in French Lick and Our Lord Jesus Christ the King Parish in Paoli, died on April 12, Easter Sunday, at Morristown Manor nursing home in Morristown. She was 88.

Because of restrictions related to the coronavirus pandemic, only private funeral home and graveside services were held. She was buried at St. Joseph Cemetery in Shelbyville.

Gallagher was born on March 8, 1932, in Shelbyville to Flavia and Lelia Moore.

She was a longtime member of St. Joseph Parish in Shelbyville and a Benedictine oblate of Saint Meinrad Archabbey in St. Meinrad. After working for 20 years in medical records at Major Hospital in Shelbyville, Gallagher assisted in the after-school program at St. Joseph School.

She loved her family, especially her grandchildren, and never met a stranger.

She is survived by her daughters Ann Gallagher of Indianapolis, Beth Gallagher of Lincoln, Neb., Kathryn Gallagher of Omaha, Neb., and her sons David Lee Gallagher of Indianapolis, Father John Peter Gallagher, Kevin Gallagher of Fort Collins, Colo., Patrick Gallagher of Shelbyville, and R. T. Gallagher of Crane, Ind., 12 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Memorial gifts may be sent to Saint Meinrad Archabbey, 200 Hill Drive, St. Meinrad, IN, 47577.

Conventual Franciscan Brother Jeffrey Hines served at Ohio shrine for 22 years

Conventual Franciscan Brother Jeffrey Hines, a member of the Our Lady of Consolation Province based in Mount St. Francis, died on April 11 in Bloomington, Minn. He was 81.

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, a memorial Mass for Brother Jeffrey will be celebrated at a later date. Burial will follow at the friars’ cemetery.

Richard Joseph Hines was born on June 24, 1938, to Charles and Marie Hines in Minneapolis. He entered the Conventual Franciscans when he was 20, professed simple vows on July 14, 1962, and solemn vows on July 26, 1965.

Marked by a great devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary, Brother Jeffrey served for 22 years at the province’s Our Lady of Consolation Shrine in Carey, Ohio, giving pastoral care to the thousands of pilgrims that came there annually. He also ministered as director of Franciscan Retreats and Spirituality Center in Prior Lake, Minn., and in the education and formation of friars in their first years in religious life.

Brother Jeffrey’s love for the Our Lady of Consolation Shrine continues on in a history of the shrine which he wrote, and in a prayer book for pilgrims to the shrine.

He is survived by his brothers, Jerry and Tom Hines.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Province of Our Lady of Consolation, Mission Advancement Office, 103 St. Francis Blvd., Mount St. Francis, IN, 47146. †

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