January 8, 2021


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AHAUS, Anthony E., 70, St. Roch, Indianapolis, Dec. 14. Husband of Gertrude Ahaus. Father of Edward and Raymond Ahaus. Brother of Carolyn, Cindy, Diane, Tom and Bernard. Grandfather of six.

BAILEY, Martha C., 91, St. Anne, New Castle, Dec. 10. Stepmother of Marisa Anderson and Kimberly Fowler. Grandmother of one.

BARRETT, Gerald, 81, St. Mary, Lanesville, Dec. 3. Husband of Marilyn Barrett. Father of Angela Forchlich and Paul Barrett. Brother of Ursuline Sister Ann Barrett. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of four.

BEDEL, Marjorie A., 86, St. Catherine of Siena, Decatur County, Dec. 10. Wife of Ferdinand Bedel. Mother of Mary Laudick, Jeannie Portis, Benson, Dan, John, Joseph and Michael Bedel. Sister of Martha and Arthur Blankman. Grandmother of 14. Great-grandmother of nine.

BEVAN, William J., 75, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Dec. 14. Husband of Sheryl Bevan. Father of Danielle Bevan. Brother of Judy Moran, Nancy Pullam and Steve Bevan. Uncle of several.

BEYER, Michael J., 64, St. Vincent de Paul, Shelby County, Dec. 7. Brother of Rose Mary Sheedy, Stephan, Thomas and Timothy Beyer. Uncle of several.

BIEHLE, Frank J., 94, St. Mary, North Vernon, Dec. 15. Father of Debra Heckman, Cynthia Speer, Donald and Mark Biehle. Brother of Deloris Sorg and Ralph Biehle. Grandfather of 12. Great-grandfather of 21.

CAVANESS, Rita M., 76, St. Joseph, Shelbyville, Dec. 2. Mother of Elizabeth Brown, Theresa Ernstes, Dawn McIntyre and Barbara McPherson. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of 16.

CLANCY, Robert C., 83, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Dec. 13. Husband of Linda Clancy. Father of Vicky Goins, Cindy Hughett, Bob, Jr., and Shawn Clancy. Stepfather of Michele LaCluse, Joe and Rob Banayote. Grandfather of 19. Great-Grandfather of 25.

DAGLEY, June M., 94, St. Joseph, Shelbyville, Nov. 20. Mother of Michael and Stephen Dagley. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of 10. Great-great-grandmother of three.

DECKER, Frank, 83, St. Augustine, Jeffersonville, Nov. 25. Husband of Burnis Decker. Father of Tracy Foster, Sherry Pollard, Steve and Tony Decker. Brother of Vera Seawright and Larry Decker. Grandfather of seven. Great-grandfather of nine.

FAUST, Alice E., 92, St. Anthony of Padua, Morris, Dec. 11. Mother of Karol Ingersoll, Pat Stenger, Greg, Rick and Tom Faust. Sister of Joan Eckstein, Marilyn Riehle and Edgar Lohman. Grandmother of 13. Great-grandmother of 14.

FULLER, Helen (Iacuone), 97, St. Anne, New Castle, Dec. 7. Mother of Victoria Knaack, Joseph, Robert and William Fuller. Grandmother of 11. Great-grandmother of 20.

GESELL, Joyce, 70, St. Michael, Brookville, Dec. 2. Wife of Glenn Gesell. Mother of Becky Bright, Christy, Mike and Nick Gesell. Sister of Kathy Stenger and Dan Schwegman. Grandmother of six.

GLENN, Jemma, 83, St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Aurora, Dec. 10. Mother of Debbie Huffman and Cindy Vogt. Grandmother of four.

HUDDLESTONE, Andrew R., 31, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Dec. 11. Son of Donnie Huddlestone. Brother of Colby and Zachary Huddlestone. Nephew of several.

JANSING, Mary Jane, 77, St. John the Baptist, Osgood, Dec. 9. Wife of Marcellus Jansing. Mother of Jill and Jeff Jansing. Sister of Margie Rach, Shirley Robbins and Gene Vernon. Grandmother of three.

JONES, Margaret Mary, 93, St. Joseph, Shelbyville, Dec. 1. Mother of Janet and Bruce Jones. Sister of Vernon Havens. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of 13.

LOWS, Mary E., 96, St. Lawrence, Lawrenceburg, Nov. 21. Aunt of several.

MILLER, William J., 71. St. Jude, Indianapolis, Dec. 6. Brother of Margaret Lindop, Nancy Morse, Jeannie Wilson, Franciscan Sister Ellen, Suzan and Robert Miller. Uncle and great-uncle of several.

NAVARRA, Rita R., 88, St. Mary, Greensburg, Dec. 12. Mother of Marilyn Ewer, Kathy Kress, Gina and Margie Langferman, Cecelia McNeal, Theresa Panhorst, Greg, Phil, Tom and Vince Navarra. Sister of Marcie Harping. Aunt of one.

NEELY DAVIS, Laverne F., 91, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Dec. 12. Mother of Mary Ann Davis, Suzanne Schiffmacher, Daniel, David, John and Joseph Neely. Stepmother of Patricia Davis-Milburn-Pace, Mary, Ed, Frank, Jr., James and William Davis. Grandmother of several. Great-grandmother of three.

PHIELER, Elsie Mae, 83, St. Mary, Lanesville, Nov. 28. Mother of Betty Conklin, Kathleen, David, Glenn, Kevin and Michael Phieler. Grandmother of 11. Great-grandmother of seven.

POPP, George J., 91, St. John Paul II, Sellersburg, Dec. 1. Father of Theresa Lenfert, Rick and Tony Popp. Brother of Barbara Beavin, Joanie Renn, Esther Wheatley, Bill, Jim, Kenny, Maurice and Merlin Popp. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of 11.

SCHOETTMER, Charles F., 63, St. Mary, Greensburg, Dec. 9. Father of Amber, Lee and Travis Schoettmer. Brother of Joyce Comer, Mary Anne Smith, Leonard, Patrick, Stanley and Steve Schoettmer. Grandfather of five.

SCHUMAN, Richard, 87, All Saints, Dearborn County, Dec. 8. Husband of Pat Schuman. Father of Connie Hornbach, Regina Kamos, Marilyn White, Joan, Cliff, John and Rick Schuman. Brother of Frances and Viola Andrews, Loretta Bihr, Matilda Bischoff, Alberta Mergenthal, Joe and Walter Schuman. Grandfather of 16. Great-grandfather of seven.

SCHWALLIE, Edward, 84, St. Lawrence, Lawrenceburg, Nov. 20. Husband of Bess Schwallie. Father of Andrea Rumrill, Nicholas and Timothy Schwallie. Brother of Janet Fritz and Ruby Mattox. Grandfather of four. Great-grandfather of three.

SCHWENDENMANN, Jerry, 71, St. Mary, Greensburg, Dec. 10. Brother of Mary Melcher and Tom Schwendenmann. Uncle of several.

VORBROKER, Rosemary, 94, St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Aurora, Oct. 29. Mother of Kathy Donselman, Dan, David and Jim Vorbroker. Grandmother of 16. Great-grandmother of 17.

WAGNER, Herman J., 85, St. Mary, Greensburg, Dec. 9. Husband of Agnes Wagner. Father of Susan Geis, Lisa Huff, Dennis and Michael Wagner. Brother of Amelia Carter, Kay Prather, Gail Waltz, Al, Charles, Daniel, Sam and Urban Wagner. Grandfather of eight. Great-grandfather of nine.

WANINGER, Jerry, 59, St. Paul, Tell City, Dec. 7. Husband of Jo Waninger. Father of Clint and Corey Waninger. Brother of Charles, Don and John Waninger. Uncle of several.

WEAVER, Paul J., 93, Christ the King, Indianapolis, Dec. 9. Father of Terri McLaughlin, Susie Sokol, Maribeth Wenclewicz, Larry and Paul Weaver. Grandfather of 11. Great-grandfather of three. †

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