November 20, 2020


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ALLEN, Linda K., 73, St. Mary, Greensburg, Nov. 5. Sister of Vickie DeSpain. Aunt, great-aunt and great-great-aunt of several.

ALLISON, James J., 83, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Nov. 3. Husband of Julia Allison. Father of Marianne Heinzman, Michelle Henderson, Mark and Michael Allison. Brother of David Allison. Grandfather of 12. Great-grandfather of four.

BISCHOFF, Hazel P., 87, St. Nicholas, Ripley County, Nov. 5. Mother of Sheila Morrow, Judy Stenger and Thomas Bischoff. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of four.

BUTLER, Mary Ellen, 90, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Indianapolis, Nov. 1. Mother of Mary Snyder, Jane, Patrice, Henry, Jr., Mark and Robert Butler. Sister of Betty McPherson. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of eight.

CAHILL, Marjory, 86, Holy Name of Jesus, Oct. 31. Mother of Christine Denzer, Anne Elliott, Catherine Huser, Helen Stephon, Edward, John and Michael Cahill. Sister of Betty McPherson. Grandmother of 31. Great-grandmother of 43.

CATRON, Darrell, 45, St. Michael the Archangel, Indianapolis, Nov. 7. Son of Vicky Anderson. Brother of Brian Catron.

CLEARY, Mary, 83, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, Nov. 4. Sister of Carol Armstrong, Janet Dodd, Gerry Zeunik, Catherine, Patricia, Michael and Thomas Cleary.

COPPLE, Michael D., 67, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, Nov. 3. Husband of Janie Copple. Father of Michelle Copple. Brother of Thomas Copple. Uncle of one.

ELBURG, Eva May (Zuber), 84, Prince of Peace, Madison, Nov. 8. Mother of Bonnie Chandler, Michelle Sullivan, Mark and Michael Elburg. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of three.

ETTENSHOHN, Dorothy, 80, St. Paul, Tell City, Nov. 4. Mother of Joanie Cotton, Joe and Mark Ettenshohn. Sister of David and Richard Casey. Grandmother of nine.

FAHEY, Charles E., 87, St. Lawrence, Lawrenceburg, Nov. 6. Husband of Jane Fahey. Father of Angie McGuire, Bridget Weakly, Debbie Wunder, Andrew, Gene and Mike Fahey. Grandfather of 21. Great-grandfather of 19.

FONTANILLA, Dr. Abraham, 77, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, Oct. 21. Husband of Angelita Fontanilla. Father of Christine and Anthony Fontanilla.

GARDNER, Paul G., 95, St. Michael, Brookville, Nov. 5. Father of Michael Gardner. Grandfather of two. Great-grandfather of one.

HASTINGS, Geraldine, 74, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, Oct. 30. Mother of James and Patrick Hastings. Sister of Glenda Edele, Sue Kissling, Al, Frank, Jr., Randy, Ron and Steve Fischer. Grandmother of two.

KRAMER, Alvin, 73, St. Mary, Greensburg, Nov. 6. Husband of Cathy Kramer. Father of Adam, Chris and Eric Kramer. Stepfather of Brian, Jeff and Wade Wilson. Brother of Kathryn and Marilyn Berkemeier, Carol Bishop, Jean Campfield, Clara Dwenger, Rita Meyer, Harold, Jim and Norbert Kramer. Grandfather of 13.

KURTZ, Edward C., 96, St. Louis, Batesville, Nov. 4. Father of Daryl and Gary Kurtz. Brother of Francis Kurtz. Grandfather of eight. Great-grandfather of 15.

LANGE, Marlys (Mardel), 97, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, Oct. 28. Aunt of several.

MEISBERGER, John F., 81, St. Magdalene, New Marion, Nov. 7. Father of Jonny Meisberger. Brother of Nancy Watson and Robert Meisberger.

O’MALEY, Barbara, 82, Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Indianapolis, Oct. 28. Mother of Bryan and Michael O’Maley and Steve Klaiber. Sister of Michael Kasper. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of four.

RAMSEY, Charles, 87, St. Michael, Cannelton, Nov. 7. Father of Lesa Pfeifer, Cheryl Sanders, Allen, Barry and Dennis Ramsey. Brother of Carlos Ramsey. Grandfather of 12. Great-grandfather of 11.

REDMOND, Barbara, 94, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Oct. 27. Mother of William Redmond, Jr. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of seven.

RICHARDSON, Clara J., 89, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, Oct. 4. Mother of Cathy Cooley, Debbie Robidoux, Cheryl Smith, Anthony, Gregory, James, Jeffery, Matthew, Roch and Timothy Richardson. Sister of Casey, George and Martin Gibbs. Grandmother of 21. Great-grandmother of 16.

RICKETTS, Helen M., 82, Prince of Peace, Madison, Oct. 29. Mother of Lisa Reverman, Lori Whitaker and Ed Ricketts. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of two.

SCHAFER, Kevin J., 68, St. Thomas Aquinas, Indianapolis, Oct. 6. Husband of Diane Schafer. Brother of Alan, Brian, Joe and Leo Schafer. Uncle of several. (correction)

STARLIN, Frances, 84, Christ the King, Indianapolis, Nov. 4. Mother of Julie Conklin, Jenny Pearlman, Lynn Remington and Joseph Starlin. Grandmother of six.

VELAZQUEZ, Alicio Perez, 36, Prince of Peace, Madison, Oct. 18. Son of Alicio Perez De Leon and Carmen de Leon Velazquez Santizo. Brother of Antonia and Edith Perez, Arturo, Apolinar, Ernesto, Gilberto, Jorge, Luis and Victor Perez Velazquez. Uncle of several.

VOEGELE, Altarose, 97, St. Louis, Batesville, Nov. 9. Mother of Carol Baker, Janet Meer, Nancy Metz, Linda Riggs and Ron Voegele. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of 11. Step-great-grandmother of one.

ZIRKELBACH, Brian K., 51, Christ the King, Indianapolis, Oct. 29. Husband of Robbi Zirkelbach. Stepfather of Casie, Caleb and Colton Zirkelbach. Son of Jim and Mary Zirkelbach. Brother of Kimberly Burns, Joan Cain, Tracy Werner, Bradley, Dennis, James, Mark and Robert Zirkelbach. Grandfather of three. †

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