October 23, 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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ANDRES, Shirly A. (Carpenter), 80, Holy Family, New Albany, Sept. 29. Mother of Shelley and Norbert Andres, Jr.

BRADTMUELLER, Damon J., 70, St. Gabriel the Archangel, Indianapolis, Oct. 6. Husband of Susan Stratman Bradtmueller. Brother of Cheryl Clark, Marita Neumann and James Bradtmueller. Uncle of several.

COLLINS, Michael, 69, St. Roch, Indianapolis Oct. 11. Brother of Eileen McCormick, Ed, Joe, Pat and Terry Collins. Uncle and great-uncle of several.

DICKEY, Gerald, 83, St. Roch, Indianapolis, Oct. 4. Husband of MaryAnn Dickey. Father of Lisa Babb, George Ashworth, John and Thomas Dickey. Grandfather of eight.

FOWLER, Michael E., 59, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyd County, Oct. 6. Husband of Annette Fowler. Father of Lauren Fowler and Adam VonDwingelo. Brother of Cheryl Schaefer, David and Robert Fowler. Grandfather of three.

HICKS, Irene (Feller Peters), 102, St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Aurora, Oct. 12. Mother of Charlotte Hasting, Linda Smithers, Donna VanOstrand, Kenneth and Michael Peters. Sister of Donald Feller. Grandmother of 15. Great-grandmother of 29.

HIGBIE, Paul F., 94, St. Michael, Charlestown, Oct. 6. Father of Richard Higbie. Grandfather of four. Great-grandfather of three.

HUCK, Gregory L., 72, St. Roch, Indianapolis, Aug. 21. Brother of Madonna Akard, Monica Baskerville, Leslie Clumb, Bernadette Lauck and Stephen Huck. Uncle of several.

MCHUGH, Dolores, 91, St. Roch, Indianapolis, Oct. 12. Mother of Twig Clemens, Barb Himes, Cathy Knapp, Susie Ray, Janie Shaw, Joe, Mark, Steve and Tom McHugh. Sister of Kathleen Dietz. Grandmother of 24. Great-grandmother of 40.

O’LOUGHLIN, Carol L., 85, Christ the King, Indianapolis, Oct. 7. Mother of Catherine O’Connell, Marian Power and Leo O’Loughlin. Grandmother of six.

PAYNE, Margaret, 78, St. Mark the Evangelist, Oct. 12. Mother of Anne Burt, Bob and John McGauley. Grandmother of 12.

PRATHER, Dolores A. (Overstreet), 88, Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Indianapolis, Oct. 10. Mother of Donna Dugan, Diane Land, James and William Prather. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of 18. Great-great-grandmother of three.

PRICE, Marilyn C., 94, St. Mary, New Albany, Oct. 9. Mother of Karen Hunt, Margaret Roudenbush and Stephen Price. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of one.

SCHEELE, Gerald A., 79, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis Oct. 9. Husband of Marilyn Scheele. Father of Shannon Marx and Suzanne Smock. Brother of Julie Litzinger, Jim, Paul and Wilfred Scheele. Grandfather of six.

SMITH, Richard L., 76, St. Mary, Navilleton, Oct. 10. Husband of Linda Libs Smith. Father of Kelly Smith Nelson and Kevin Smith. Brother of Phyllis Andres, Denise Bomersbach, Darlene Schy, Karen Thomas, Jerry and Juder Smith. Grandfather of seven. Great-grandfather of one.

SWAIN, Nancy, 90, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, April 7.

VAUGHN, Raymond F., 83, Prince of Peace, Madison, Oct. 6. Husband of Carol Vaughn. Father of Susan Przystawski, Lisa, Bernard, Charlie, David, John and Michael Vaughn. Grandfather of 11. Great-grandfather of two.

WANINGER, Nelda M., 83, St. Augustine, Leopold, Oct. 1. Mother of Myra Cummins, Linda Gengelbach, Lorna Mills and Mark Waninger. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of 14. Great-great-grandmother of four. †

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