October 2, 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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CHAFFEE, Pat, 85, St. Anthony of Padua, Morris, Sept. 21. Father of Lindy, Kevin, Kyle and Tim Chaffee. Grandfather of eight. Great-grandfather of one.

DELANEY, Donald R., 88, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, Sept. 9. Husband of Wilma Delaney. Father of Kathy and Kelly Delaney. Grandfather of four. Great-grandfather of two.

DICKSON, Edward, 79, St. Mary (Immaculate Conception), Rushville, Sept. 18. Father of Jacqueline Dickson and Annette Ratliff. Brother of James Dickson. Grandfather of two. Great-grandfather of two.

HOFFMEIER, Faye Ann (Wright), 89, St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Aurora. Mother of Brenda Black. Grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of five.

JASTRAUB, Stephen M., 81, SS. Francis and Clare of Assisi, Greenwood, Sept. 18. Husband of Joann Carlton. Father of Terri Hedeen and David Jastraub. Brother of Cathy Andris. Grandfather of four. Great-grandfather of four.

JOHNSON, Lana J., 69, St. Mark, Perry County, Sept. 20. Wife of Ronald Johnson. Mother of Linda Berresheim, Michael, Steve, Terrence Evrard, and Gregory Johnson. Daughter of Mary Lou Wheatley. Sister of Kristina Huebschman, Debbie Meunier, Linda Webb, Eugene, Jr., J.C., Larry and Randy Wheatley. Grandmother of seven.

JOHNSON, Miriam M., 87, Christ the King, Indianapolis, Sept. 10. Mother of David Johnson. Sister of John Wisler. Grandmother of four.

KAISER, Guy G., 86, Our Lady of Lourdes, Indianapolis, Sept. 3. Husband of Mary Kaiser. Father of Kimberly Kaiser Gregory, Laurie Kaiser Haag, Cynthia Kaiser Reis and Joseph Kaiser. Grandfather of four. Great-grandfather of two.

KNOTH, Mary Jane, 98, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Sept. 6. Mother of Mary Chloupek, Rose Johnson, Bernard, Dan, Dave, Dick, George and Jim Knoth. Sister of Dan and Jerry Lyons. Grandmother of 17. Great-grandmother of 11. Great-great-grandmother of seven.

LONG, Sherry L., 65, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Sept. 14. Mother of Heather and Quentin Long. Sister of Michelle Johnson, Julie Scales and Scott Richardson. Grandmother of five.

LONGNECKER, Helen L., 82, St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Cambridge City, Aug. 29. Mother of Anne Bodwell, Judy DeVaughn, Lori Minniear, Gary, Mark and Tony Longnecker. Sister of Dorothy Doyle, Joan Sands, David and John Beiermeier and Bob Nowatzski. Grandmother of 13. Great-grandmother of 17. Great-great-grandmother of one.

LOUDER, James, 76, St. Mary Greensburg, Sept. 20. Husband of Gina Louder. Father of Allie Douglas, Kim Heyob and Lyndsey Louder. Grandfather of five. Great-grandfather of one.

MARTIN, Elwood B., 96, St. Vincent de Paul, Bedford, Sept. 4. Husband of Magdalena Martin. Father of Kimberly Cox, Gail Uminger, Valarie, Joseph, Michael and Patrick Martin. Brother of Nita Anzivino and Ted Martin. Grandfather of 10. Great-grandfather of seven.

REINERT, Sharon H., 76, Good Shepherd, Indianapolis, Sept. 2. Mother of Lisa, Lori and Bob Reinert. Sister of Bobbie Fleetwood, Donna Teepe and Terri Suttner. Grandmother of two.

RISSELMAN, Kathleen, 75, St. Mary (Immaculate Conception), Rushville, Sept. 21. Wife of David Risselman. Mother of Jill Parish, Jan Tyler and Julie Risselman. Daughter of Ann Telker. Sister of Linda VanHoegarden, Mary, Bill and Randy Telker. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of three.

SCHARFENBERGER, James A., 85, St. Michael the Archangel, Indianapolis, May 16. Husband of Dee Anne Kinney. Father of Janis Boltz, Jodee Crace, Julianna Newland, Jennifer Snyder and James Scharfenberg, II. Grandfather of 12. Great-grandfather of one.

SHORT, Ann R., 56, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Richmond, Sept. 19. Mother of Crystal Short. Daughter of Janet Quinter. Sister of Terri and David Quinter.

SMITH, Christopher H., 45, St. Michael, Brookville, Sept. 20. Husband of Holly Smith. Father of Laney and Maddy Smith. Son of Jesse and Carol Smith. Brother of Stephanie King.

VOSMEIER, Barbara, 93, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Richmond, Sept. 17. Mother of Anthony, Christopher, Michael and Raymond Vosmeier. Sister of Alberta Lanman, Gary and Larry Hackman. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of 10.

WAGNER, Irene, 84, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, Sept. 13. Wife of Charles Wagner. Mother of Wendy Pein and Charlene Perez. Grandmother of four.

WAGNER, Margaret, 89, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Sept. 5. Mother of Ann Bourque, Margaret Bower, Charles, Daniel, John and Michael Wagner. Sister of Mary and Frank Fleming. Grandmother of 18. Great-grandmother of two. †

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