April 2, 2021


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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BARY, Danny P., 54, St. Bernard, Frenchtown, Jan. 22. Father of Brandy, Austin and Dustin Bary. Brother of Pam Bradburn, Mary Bullock, Patty Hudson, Darlene Stone, Denise Yeager, Joseph, Mark and Mike Bary. Grandfather of two.

BATTISTA, Veronica, 58, St. Bernard, Frenchtown, Feb. 11. Mother of Julia Griffith, Megan Martin and Andrew Battista. Daughter of Doris Sieg. Sister of Agnes Barnard, Angela Janes, Suzanne Kaiser, Sara Meyer, Laura Wood, Lisa, Anthony, Eric, Jason, John Paul, Michael and Wilfred Sieg, Jr. Grandmother of two.

CHEATHAM, JoAnn (Short), 90, Prince of Peace, Madison, March 15. Mother of Lynn Eder and Mark Cheatham. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of 10.

CONWAY, Phyllis (Bell), 77, St. Joseph, Corydon, March 10. Mother of Tim and Todd Conway. Sister of Vivian Reinhardt, Earl, James, Roger and Ronald Bell. Grandmother of two. Great-grandmother of two.

COOGAN, Gretchen, 94, St. Joan of Arc, Indianapolis, March 9. Mother of Carol Stephan, Maggie Moshy, Jim, John and Phil Coogan. Grandmother of 11. Great-grandmother of eight. Great-great-grandmother of one.

CRIDER, Pauline J., 93, St. Christopher, Indianapolis, Feb. 28. Mother of Janet, Gregory, Michael and Steven Crider. Sister of Frances Ehlerding, Georgianna Frohning and Regina Thomas. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of 11.

GOODALE, George H., 70, St. John Paul II, Sellersburg, March 11. Husband of Brenda Goodale. Father of Amy Berryman and Steven Goodale. Brother of Mary Hehr, James, John and Michael Goodale. Grandfather of six.

HEIL, Antionette, 78, St. Nicholas, Ripley County, March 8. Wife of Richard Heil. Mother of Gary, Geoffrey, Gerald and Gregory Heil. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of five.

HOUGHTON, William, 82, St. Mary, Lanesville, March 18. Husband of Billie Houghton. Father of Julie Coleman, Cynthia Messmer, Victoria and Gregg Houghton. Brother of James Houghton. Grandfather of 13. Great-grandfather of seven.

HUBBARD, Kim, 60, St. Mary, Greensburg, March 14. Wife of Tim Hubbard. Mother of Jessica and Chassidy Hubbard. Stepmother of Amanda Howard. Sister of Lisa and Pat Roseberry. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of two.

HUGHES, Juanita R., 85, St. Bernard, Frenchtown, Sept. 20, 2020. Wife of Bernard Hughes. Mother of Patricia Hall, Jennifer Hoehn, Elizabeth Hooten, Charles and John Hughes. Sister of Paul Lynch. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of 12.

KIDWELL, Carmela, 85, Good Shepherd, Indianapolis, March 20. Mother of John Kidwell. Aunt and great-aunt of several.

KREIGHBAUM, Roger, 83, St. Christopher, Indianapolis, March 13. Husband of Jane Kreighbaum. Father of Diane Kramer, Jude Mitchell and David Kreighbaum. Grandfather of 12. Great-grandfather of 13.

LENAHAN, Marjorie A., 85, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Indianapolis, March 20. Mother of Christopher Lenahan. Sister of Alice Kilgore.

LONTOK, Manuel D., 71, St. Mary, Greensburg, March 16. Husband of Nancy Lontok. Brother of Luzuiminda Paragas and Linda Sowden. Uncle of several.

MUSKAT, Dona, 89, St. Michael the Archangel, Indianapolis, March 11. Mother of Kathryn Aldin, Barbara Goodin, Jerome and Ronald Muskat. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of two.

PADUANO, Jeanette M. (Borthers), 83, St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Aurora, March 15. Mother of Kimberly Ann Waldon, Tina Weber, Christopher and Nicholas Paduano. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of eight.

PALSA, Andrew T., 94, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, March 15. Father of Debbie Kurtzhals. Brother of Annette, Phyllis and Ben Palsa. Grandfather of two.

REED, Sr., Clarence, 85, St. Joseph, Corydon, March 14. Father of Lisa Reed Fisher and Jerry Reed. Grandfather of five. Great-grandfather of 10.

RHOTEN, Charles W., 90, Prince of Peace, Madison, March 4. Husband of Connie Rhoten. Father of Rebecca Adkins, Ann and Drew Rhoten. Brother of Janis Klinker, Shirley Koewler, Patricia Schell, Larry and Roy Rhoten. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of one.

RUSSELL, Barbara A., 77, St. Michael the Archangel, Indianapolis, March 13. Sister of Helen Friedli, Patricia Hohn, Mary Susott, Donna Venturini, Marilyn Young, Kathleen, Donald, James, Joseph, Richard and William Russell. Aunt of several.

SCHELLENBERGER, Donna Mae, 97, St. Bernard, Frenchtown, Jan. 16. Mother of Carole Kintner, Fran Matusky and Diane Pack. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of eight. Great-great-grandmother of five.

SCHWAB, Helen L., 89, St. Martin of Tours, Martinsville, March 10. Wife of William Schwab. Mother of Janet Arthur, Patty Miller, Kathy Pontius, Mary Shobe, David, Larry and Tony Schwab. Grandmother of 21. Great-grandmother of 33.

SIMON, Franklin D., 87, St. Bernard, Frenchtown, Feb. 12. Father of Leslie Grant, Tracy Pierson, David and Franklin Simon, Jr. Brother of Wilma Combs, Joan Hunter and Judy Warner. Grandfather of nine. Great-grandfather of seven.

SUESS, Joan, 90, St. Matthew the Apostle, Indianapolis, March 7. Mother of Rebecca Gress, Barbara Ham, Karen Mitchell, Mary Lynn and William Suess. Sister of Jean Crouch. Grandmother of 13. Great-grandmother of seven.

TIPLICK, Nancy J., 85, Christ the King, Indianapolis, March 17. Mother of Andrew, Gary and Robert Tiplick. Grandmother of 10.

WALLACE, Marty, 90, Prince of Peace, Madison, March 9. Father of Charlie and Scott Wallace and Chris, John and Matt Webster. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of nine.

WENDLING, Shirley Mae, 86, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Feb. 19. Wife of Donald Wendling. Mother of five. Grandmother of four.

WEHRLE, George, 87, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, March 11. Husband of Mary Ellen Wehrle. Father of Chris and Curt Wehrle. Grandfather of four.

WINGHAM, Betty Lou, 78, Prince of Peace, Madison, Dec. 22, 2020. Mother of Greg and Randy Wingham. Sister of Sharon and William Jenkins. Grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of one. †

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