November 13, 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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BREMER, Carole, 86, St. Luke the Evangelist, Oct. 23. Mother of Jeanne Fagan, David, Michael and Terrence Bremer.

COOK, Julie L., 58, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, Nov. 1. Wife of Phil Cook. Mother of Ashton Davidson and Ethan Cook. Sister of Theresa Attwood, Jeff and Tom Murphy. Grandmother of seven.

EASLEY, Winona, 69, St. Joan of Arc, Indianapolis, Oct. 1. Wife of Bobby Easley. Mother of Alena Redae Easley.

FRANCISCO, Mary V., 95, St. Luke the Evangelist, Oct. 20. Mother of Richard Francisco. Sister of Alice Grandfield. Grandmother of two.

GIBSON, Mary Lou (Donahue), 83, SS. Francis and Clare of Assisi, Greenwood, Nov. 1. Wife of Joseph Gibson. Mother of Kristine Rodman, Karen Thatcher and Kevin Gibson. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of three.

GROFF, Robert, 82, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Richmond, Nov. 1. Husband of Patricia Groff. Father of Karen Coates, Cheryl Weatherholt and Larry Groff. Grandfather of five. Great-grandfather of nine.

HARTMAN, Gary, 63, All Saints, Dearborn County, Oct. 21. Husband of Laura Hartman. Father of Jennifer Weber, Amy Wettering and Ross Hartman. Brother of Sharon Wilgenbusch, Eric, Mark and Steve Hartman. Grandfather of five.

HOHLT, William G., 75, St. Thomas More, Mooresville, Oct. 27. Husband of Victoria Hohlt. Father of Stacy Lee Hohlt-Tracy and William Hohlt, II. Brother of Jone Binford. Grandfather of five.

JULIUS, Barbara E., 92, St. Augustine, Jeffersonville, Oct. 22. Mother of Deborah, David, Dennis, Doug and William Julius. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of 20.

MERKEL, Robert A., 71, Holy Family, Oldenburg, Oct. 31. Brother of Theresa Bedel, Edith Lamping, Ken and Jerry Merkel. Uncle of several.

MURPHY, Mary L., 87, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, Nov. 1. Mother of Theresa Attwood, Jeff and Tom Murphy. Sister of Martha Bishop, Ruth Powell and Richard Emly. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of 15.

O’MALEY, Barbara M., 82, Holy Name of Jesus, Beech Grove, Oct. 28. Mother of Bryan, Michael and Steve O’Maley. Sister of Michael Kasper. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of four.

SHIELDS, Ida, 94, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Richmond, Oct. 29. Sister of Helen Fuller. Aunt and great-aunt of several.

SNYDER, Betty Sue, 86, St. Paul, Tell City, Oct. 25. Mother of Karen Wright, Marty and Michael Snyder. Sister of Patricia Oberhausen, Janice Pruitt and Larry Hanloh. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of 10.

SNYDER, Erlus Mae, 85, St. Paul, Tell City, Oct. 30. Mother of Tamara, Bradley and Brian Snyder. Sister of Geraldine George and Lavern Zuelly.

SQUIBB, Patricia, 77, St. Lawrence, Lawrenceburg, Oct. 31. Mother of Ann Coleman, Jane Lee Hartwell, David and Nathaniel Squibb. Sister of Mary Ann Phelps, Jos and Mark Russell. Grandmother of 13.

SUDING, Thomas, 65, St. Mary, North Vernon, Oct. 29. Husband of Janice Suding. Father of Erica Metzen, Alexandria, Victoria, Blake and Ethan Suding. Brother of Gloria Hoog, Mary Nobbe, Karen Rosemeyer, Joanne Russell, Brian, Bruce, Dallas, Perry and Wayne Suding.

WAIZ, Virginia G., 92, St. John Paul II, Sellersburg, Oct. 24. Mother of Sue Ann Rainbolt, Kevin, Mark and Michael Waiz. Grandmother of 11. Great-grandmother of 12.

WATSON, Eileen, 39, St. Michael the Archangel, Oct. 25. Daughter of Jack and Susie Watson. Sister of Tina Schea, Sarah Jean and John Watson. Aunt of several.

WEITZEL, Trampas, 51, St. Vincent de Paul, Shelby County, Oct. 25. Son of Gary and Vickie Weitzel. Brother of Toma and Travis Weitzel. Grandson of Mary Nikolas. Uncle of several.

WHITSETT, Barbara J., 89, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Sept. 21. Sister of Cathy Robinson.

WILLIAMS, Joanne B., 88, St. Charles Borromeo, Bloomington, Oct. 21. Wife of Donald Williams. Mother of Judy, Ken, Larry, Michael and Rick Williams. Grandmother of 12. Great-grandmother of eight. †

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