January 29, 2021


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AGUIRRE, Jacqueline Salgado, 80, St. Simon the Apostle, Indianapolis, Dec. 25. Mother of Andrea Wood. Sister of Arturo Salgado Meza. Grandmother of one.

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

BEIER, Susan, 67, St. Boniface, Fulda, Sept. 18. Wife of Ronald Beier. Mother of Brent and Craig Beier. Daughter of Frances Krampe. Sister of Joan Heeke, John, Mark and Steve Krampe. Grandmother of four.

BOONE, Mary Ann, 87, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Dec. 17. Mother of Connie Hathaway, Mary Holtgrave, Cheryl Plunkett, David, John, Mark and Steve Boone. Grandmother of 25. Great‑grandmother of 14.

BOVARD, Lewis E., 88, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, Dec. 21. Husband of Gail Bovard. Father of Sue Ellen Bovard-Kentner and Carl Bovard. Grandfather of two.

BROADUS, Linda, 69, St. Mary, New Albany, Dec. 23. Wife of Stephen Broadus. Mother of Dava Austin. Grandmother of two.

CRUZ-ISLAS, Cornelio, 47, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Dec. 10. Husband of Aida Martinez. Father of Patricia, David, Jonathan and Rigoberto Cruz‑Martinez.

CUNNINGHAM, Evan, 89, Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Jeffersonville, Dec. 14. Husband of Georgia Cunningham. Father of Julie Isaccs, Ava Marin-Fluellen, Kevin, Larry, Mury and Paul Cunningham. Grandfather of 16. Great‑grandfather of 19.

DAUBY, Helen W. (Krutz), 87, St. Paul, Tell City, Dec. 23. Mother of Lisa Hohl, Betty Howard, Sherry Scott, Joyce Thiery and Paul Dauby. Sister of Ruth Bolin, Betty Jean Lawalin and Ronnie Williams. Grandmother of 13. Great‑grandmother of 15.

DEWES, II, Edward H., 89, St. Paul the Apostle, Greencastle, Dec. 26. Husband of Cynthia Dewes. Father of Katherine Dewes-Stark, James, John and William Dewes. Grandfather of 14. Great-grandfather of 16. (correction)

ENGLISH, Raymond R., 80, Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Indianapolis, Dec. 21. Father of Raymond English. Brother of Sharon Ofsanko.

GENET, Jennifer L. (Altman), 68, St. Meinrad, St. Meinrad, Sept. 8. Mother of Michael Genet, Jr. Sister of Kathy Burrows, Jill, Chris, Ed, Mike Paul and Randy Altman. Grandmother of two.

GRIGSBY, Judith, 74, St. Augustine, Jeffersonville, Dec. 1. Mother of Karen Grigsby. Sister of Patricia McElyea and Kenneth Elliott. Aunt of several.

HAEFLING, Marilyn C., 76, St. Boniface, Fulda, Dec. 24. Mother of Angie Haake, Ben, Brad and Paul Haefling. Sister of Pat Hochegsang, Donna Kline, Brenda Stallings and Shirley Taylor. Grandmother of seven.

HEDINGER, Eugene P., 90, St. Meinrad, St. Meinrad, Sept. 17. Husband of Viola Hedinger. Father of Charles, James, John, Keith, Kevin, Philip and Randall Hedinger. Brother of Martha Oser, Imelda Thomas and Daniel Hedinger. Grandfather of 15. Great‑grandfather of 19.

HORAN, Franklin C., infant, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Dec. 1. Son of Michael and Brooke Horan. Grandson of Joseph and Eileen Horan and David and Dianne Grannan. Great-grandson of Mary Herbertz.

KERNEN, Mary Frances, 95, St. Augustine, Jeffersonville, Dec. 18. Mother of Paula and Michael Kernen. Sister of Norene Wessel and Roseann Wiebe. Grandmother of two.

LEACH, Raymond R., 83, St. John Paul II, Sellersburg, Dec. 21. Husband of Uli Leach. Father of Melissa and Sheila Leach. Grandfather of seven. Great-grandfather of five.

MARISTELA, Remedios, 92, SS. Francis and Clare of Assisi, Dec. 25. Father of Magdalena Tooley, Cayetana, Marie and Pedro Maristela. Brother of Lucy Amsbaugh. Grandfather of four.

MEDINA, John Everret Romero, 52, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Dec. 21. Husband of Jane Medina. Son of Fe Medina. Brother of Lucy Luna, Albert and Cesar Medina.

MILLER, Charles W., 85, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Dec. 17. Husband of Sally Miller. Father of Diane Anderson, Donna Brown, Carol Conrad, Susan Hafley, Margaret Seats, Linda Torres and Carl Miller. Brother of Margaret, Jimmy and Johnny Miller. Grandfather of 20. Great‑grandfather of 15.

NEAL, James E., 82, St. Joan of Arc, Indianapolis, Dec. 13. Husband of Oveda June Neal. Father of Jody Black, Kimberly Desouza, Carrie Wolfe, Sherry and Mark Neal. Brother of Peggy Sparks and David Neal. Grandfather of 11. Great‑grandfather of several.

NEAL, Rita R., 91, St. Patrick, Terre Hate, Dec. 18. Mother of Nancy Birchler, Elaine Holler, Mary Beth Robinson, James, Richard and Robert Neal. Sister of Mary Ann Davis. Grandmother of 15. Great‑grandmother of 16. Great‑great-grandmother of four.

PARKER, Lawrence, 82, St. Mark, Perry County, Dec. 18. Husband of Donna Parker. Father of Victoria Parker-James, Daniel and Dennis Parker. Brother of Lolyce Griese, Joyce Richardt and Robert Parker. Grandmother of six.

RAMIREZ, Jonathan, 18, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Nov. 28. Son of Elizabeth Guadalupe Salazar Hernandez. Brother of Jennifer Salazar, Jorge and Michael Arana and Brandon Ramirez.

SABELHAUS, Gertrude D., 86, St. Boniface, Fulda, July 5, 2020. Mother of Bert Harris, Frances Turnbaugh, Mary Anne, David and Raymond Sabelhaus. Grandmother of 14. Great‑grandmother of 15. Great‑great-grandmother of one.

SCHICKEL, Joan T., 94, St. Mary, Lanesville, Dec. 12. Wife of Peter Schickel. Mother of Janet Hardy, Carol Hoehn, Marilyn Lines, Donna Zutt and Robert Schickel. Grandmother of 12. Great-grandmother of 22.

SMITH, Jr., Cecil J., 82, St. Patrick, Salem, Dec. 24. Husband of Martha Smith. Father of Sharon Bussert, Jennifer Olesh, John and Paul Smith. Brother of Arthur Smith. Grandfather of 16. Great-grandfather of eight.

STROCHINSKY, Billy Joe, 74, St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Aurora, Dec. 22. Husband of Beverley Strochinsky. Father of Gregory and Robert Strochinsky. Brother of Janet Frakey, Judy Prater and Ronald May. Grandfather of five.

WELSH PEASE, Catherine M., 97, Holy Family, New Albany, Dec. 21. Mother of Pat Byrnes, Julie Cunningham, Mary Welsh-Owen and Jerry Welsh. Stepmother of Bobbie Hawkins, Tina Pease and Jackie Rager. Sister of Mary Lee Daub and Susie Robards. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of nine.

WIMSATT, Sr., Anthony E., 83, Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Jeffersonville, Dec. 4. Husband of Cecilia Brown Wimsatt. Father of Debbie Selby, Theresa Shepherd, Anthony, Jr., Brent and Joseph Wimsatt. Grandfather of 13.

ZOGLEMAN, Verleen, 89, St. Meinrad, St. Meinrad, Aug. 27, 2020. Mother of Cindy Gogel, Nancy Graman, Darla Hagedorn, Dean and Keith Zogleman. Sister of Angela Ebert. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of 19. †

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