August 7, 2020


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ALESANDRO, Maude, 88, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, July 19. Mother of Deborah Brooks, Michael and Steven Alesandro. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of five.

ALLEN, Virginia J., 69, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, April 1. Wife of Louis Allen. Mother of Kathleen Rodriguez. Sister of Patricia Harris, Rita, Edward, Michael and Timothy Waters. Grandmother of one.

BADESCU, Adrian, 80, All Saints Parish, Dearborn County, July 16. Husband of Patricia Badescu. Father of Georgette Dyer and David Badescu. Grandfather of two.

BAIRD, Barbara Jean, 68, St. John Paul II, Sellersburg, July 22. Wife of William Lee Baird. Mother of Vangela Baird, Angela Higdon and William Baird, Jr. Sister of Karen Bridges, Penny Cleveland, Michelle North, Robert Leitner and Dwayne Miller. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of one.

BARKER, Jared A., 23, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, July 17. Son of Shannon and Chris Barker. Brother of Haylie, Aiden, Austin and Colton Barker. Grandson of Cindy Howard, Clyde Goolsby, Carol and James Elias.

BOATMAN, Wilma, 87, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, July 12. Mother of Kathryn Boatman Day and Ted Boatman. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of 14.

BROWNING, Betty H., 94, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, July 15. Mother of Linda Sullivan and Bob Browning, Jr. Sister of Frances Hammond, Francis, Jr., Robert and William Bilz. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of 11. Great-great-grandmother of three.

CURTIS, Michael D., 72, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, June 19. Father of Amy Toms. Son of Verna Curtis. Brother of Cheryl Kinser, Lana McCormick, Angela and Kelly Tucher, Carla Turner, Karen, Mark Curtis.

DARGIE, Robert, 76, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Richmond, July 15. Father of Mary Beard, Rebecca Schroeder, Bruce, Chris, Mark, Mike and Patrick Dargie. Brother of Lorraine Fitzgibbons. Grandfather of 29. Great-grandfather of 17.

DENNEMANN, Robert, 79, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, July 2. Husband of Linda Dennemann. Father of Leigh Smith and Michelle Willard. Grandfather of four.

DICKMAN, Ed, 77, St. Paul, Tell City, July 17. Husband of Phyllis Dickman. Father of Dusty Burchett, Andrew, Grant, Neal and Tyler Dickman. Brother of Darla Sallee. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of three.

FENTZ, Elizabeth J., 81, St. Simon the Apostle, Indianapolis, July 13. Mother of Elizabeth Ringen, Diana Whitsett, David and Robert Hughbanks. Sister of Kathleen Beckom, Carol Ann Kelly-Walls, Pauline Murphy, Providence Sister Ann Paula, Patricia, and Richard Pohlman, II. Grandmother of 14. Great-grandmother of four.

GETZ, Jr., Carl. J., 99, Christ the King, Indianapolis, July 11. Father of Kathryn Howard, Jeanne Loughery, Carl, III, Robert, Thomas, William Getz. Grandfather of 15. Great-grandfather of 10.

GILLIAM, Anna T., 88, St. Mary (Immaculate Conception), Rushville, July 10. Mother of Teresa Holmes and Toby Gilliam. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of 13.

GOBLE, Gene, 79, St. Michael, Greenfield, July 17. Husband of Linda Goble. Father of Shelly Biffle, Micaela Corato and Shannon Goble. Brother of Mona Bernard, Vickie Burton, Carol Cooper, Connie Medaris, Marcina Stapleton, Mary Ann Toll and Mike Sandefur. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of three.

GRAFFITI, Dina, 80, Christ the King, Indianapolis, July 18. Mother of Arlene Graffiti-Glass, Diane Graffiti and Anita Tepool. Grandmother of five.

HANAGAN, John T., 82, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, July 17. Husband of Alice Hanagan. Father of Sally Hamlin, Christina, Thomas and Theodore Hanagan. Brother of Judy Belva, Ann Smith and Vincent Hanagan. Grandfather of 10.

HUNTER, Michael, 49, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, July 19. Son of Mary Hunter. Brother of David and Eric Hunter. Uncle of several.

ICE, Minnie M., 100, St. John Paul II, Sellersburg, July 21. Mother of Sandra Dunn, Linda Hamilton, Elizabeth Jacobs and William Ice, III. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of eight. Great-great-grandmother of one.

KOOPMAN, Hazel M., 96, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyd County, July 18. Mother of Theresa Bault, Mary Hentz, Eva Perkins, Margaret Sobal and James Koopman. Grandmother of 15. Great-grandmother of 20.

LAMPING, Dale E., 54, St. Louis, Batesville, July 17. Husband of Alisha Lamping. Father of Heather Wilson and Brad Lamping. Stepfather of Nicole Chatar, Deborah Nies and Jerry Fryer. Brother of Sharon Doll, Barb Flodder and Brian Lamping. Grandfather of two. Step-grandfather of three.

MAHLMAN, William, 65, St. Jude, Indianapolis, July 11. Husband Jeanie Mahlman. Father of Ruby Mahlman. Brother of Pamela Dela Cruz, Debra Miller and Allan Snook.

MARTIN, John T., 39, St. Jude, Indianapolis, July 15. Father of Alexa, Timothy and William Martin. Son of Laura and Tim Martin. Grandson of Alice Martin.

MOELLER, Suzanne M., 89, St. Mary, Greensburg, July 25. Mother of Carol Blasdel, Ann French, Barbara Jakad and Joseph Moeller. Sister of Sara J. Vanderbur. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of 10.

OLIVER, John T., 79, St. Michael the Archangel, Indianapolis, July 13. Brother of Patty Enders, Barbara Marquis, Susan Oslos, Joseph, Robert and Thomas Oliver. Uncle of several.

PONDER, Richard, 65, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, June 8.

QUINN, Jean, 84, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, July 15. Mother of Heather, Michael and John Quinn. Sister of Mary Clare Broadbent and Steve Heidt. Grandmother of four.

SMITH, Bradley, W., 66, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, July 17. Husband of Patricia Smith. Father of Meredith Fredrickson, Eleanor and Frances Smith. Son of Mabel Smith. Grandfather of three.

SWEET, Gena S., 63, St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Cambridge City, July 11. Wife of Daniel Sweet. Mother of Penny Anderson, Lynn Bond, Emily, Dillon Sweet. Grandmother of one.

VOWELS, Richard D., 72, Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Indianapolis, July 27. Father of Megan Smith, Nathan and Nolan Vowels. Brother of Gary Vowels. Grandfather of three.

Franciscan Father Humbert Moster served in Batesville Deanery parishes

Franciscan Father Humbert Moster, a member of the Cincinnati-based Franciscan Province of St. John the Baptist, died on June 1 at University Hospital in Cincinnati following a fall he suffered at the friary at Holy Family Parish in Oldenburg. He was 90.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on June 5 at Holy Family Church in Oldenburg. Burial followed in the parish cemetery.

Father Humbert was born on Oct. 21, 1929, and grew up as a member of Holy Family Parish. After attending St. Francis High School in Cincinnati, the province’s high school seminary, he was received as a novice in 1948. Father Humbert professed temporary vows on Aug. 16, 1949, and solemn vows on Aug. 16, 1952. He was ordained a priest on June 11, 1957.

Father Humbert earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy in 1953 at the former Duns Scotus College in Southfield, Mich. He completed his priestly formation at his province’s former Holy Family Theologate in Oldenburg, earning a master of divinity degree in 1957.

In 72 years of life and ministry as a Franciscan, Father Humbert ministered in parishes and hospitals in Indiana, Kentucky and Louisiana. He also spent three years as a missionary in Jamaica.

In the archdiocese, his ministry was focused in and around Oldenburg where he had grown up. He served as associate pastor of St. Louis Parish in Batesville from 1992-93; associate pastor of Holy Family Parish in Oldenburg from 1993-95; administrator of SS. Philomena and Cecilia Parish and the former St. Mary-of-the-Rock Parish, both in Franklin County, in 1995; pastor of St. Mary-of-the-Rock and sacramental minister of St. Peter Parish in Franklin County from 1995-2000.

Father Humbert later served as sacramental minister at St. Mary-of-the-Rock until it was merged into Holy Family in December of 2013 and at St. Peter until he retired in 2015.

He is survived by his sister Beata Moloney of Edgewood, Ky., and brothers Anthony and Leo Moster, both of Sunman.

Memorial gifts may be sent to FriarWorks, 1615 Vine St., Cincinnati, OH 45202. †

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