April 23, 2021


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ADERS, Virginia R., 85, St. Meinrad, St. Meinrad, March 18. Mother of Cindy Begle, Doris Robinson and Randall Aders. Sister of Faye Welp. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of 22. Great-great-grandmother of seven.

COURTNEY, Mary Helen, 98, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, April 6. Mother of Patricia Cross, Janet Hoeping, Katie Mason, Anne, Robert and Thomas Courtney. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of 10.

DURBIN, James, 78, Christ the King, Indianapolis, April 4. Husband of Joanne Durbin. Father of James and Joel Durbin. Brother of Marilyn Feltman and E. Don Durbin. Grandfather of one.

GOFFINET, Mary Rita (Smallwood), 83, St. Paul, Tell City, April 9. Wife of Robert Goffinet. Mother of Lisa Miller, Jon and Nick Goffinet. Grandmother of seven.

HEEKE, Eugene R., 88, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, April 2. Husband of Lula Heeke. Father of Sharry Gault and Paula Shrout. Grandfather of three. Great-grandfather of three.

HELLMAN, Sr., David M., 78, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyd County, April 11. Husband of Barbara Hellman. Father of Cynthia and David Hellman, Jr. Brother of Dennis and Jerry Hellman. Grandfather of five. Great-grandfather of seven.

HESS, Laura A., 64, St. Anthony of Padua, Clarksville, March 3. Wife of Larry Hess. Mother of Maria Hoke, Elizabeth Sartain, Nicole Swanson and Joshua Hess. Sister of Theresia Cunningham, Donna Langdon, Mary Shoultz, Bernadette Wheatley, Bernard, Edward, Michael and Ronald Korte. Grandmother of two.

HOLSCLAW, Patricia A. (Didat), 83, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyd County, April 12. Mother of Cheryl Norwood, Chris and Curtis Holsclaw. Sister of Elmer, Jerome and Regis Didat. Grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of two.

KERSTIENS, Dennis H., 80, St. Boniface, Fulda, March 20. Father of Karen Ketzner, Debra Moore, David and Randall Kerstiens. Brother of Virlee Howe, Anna Jacob, Marilyn Mullis and Bill Kerstiens. Grandfather of 11. Great-grandfather of eight.

KOSTIN, Robert J., 69, St. Vincent de Paul, Bedford, April 7. Husband of Kathleen Kostin. Father of Angela Childers, Laura Hall, Jaclyn Harvie, Colleen Mooney and Nicholas Kostin. Brother of George and Rick Kostin. Grandfather of eight.

KRUER, Marcella M., 93, St. John the Baptist, Starlight, April 6. Mother of Rebecca Cheek, Elaine Stiller and Gary Kruer. Sister of Raymond Gettelfinger. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of 12.

LEWELLEN, M. Frances, 76, St. Jude, Indianapolis, April 2. Mother of Christina Lewellen. Sister of Patricia Perkins and Edward Keefe.

MAHAFFEY, Jr., Frederic L., 80, St. Joan of Arc, Indianapolis, March 26. Husband of Cathy Mahaffey. Father of Frederic, III, James and Garrett Mahaffey. Brother of Dalene and Reenie. Grandfather of seven.

MCANDREWS, Jr., John L., 95, Our Lady of the Greenwood, Greenwood, April 11. Father of Theresa Creekmore, Carol Harr, Patricia Humphries, Linda Martin, James and Michael McAndrews. Brother of Thomas McAndrews. Grandfather of 12. Great-grandfather of seven. Great-great-grandfather of two.

MEH, Lu, 19, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Jan. 18. Daughter of Kay Reh and Neh Meh. Sister of Koe and Baw Meh.

MOE, May, 76, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Feb. 28.

MURPHY, Joyce A., 82, St. Meinrad, St. Meinrad, March 22. Mother of Christine Scott, Victoria Zambrotto, Kent and LeRoy Wickham. Sister of Judy Dial, Ida Kelly, Eleanor Lasher, Ruth Werne, Gerald and Maurice Aders. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of three.

NAVILLE, Rita E., 92, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, April 2. Mother of Ellen Coulter, Joan, John, Pat and Tim Naville. Sister of Marty Collings. Grandmother of 15. Great-grandmother of 23.

SEABROOK, D. Mark, 69, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, April 5. Husband of Ellen Seabrook. Father of Corinne Moore. Brother of Karen Bunch. Grandfather of two.

STEEB, Helen (Walker), 86, Good Shepherd, Indianapolis, April 8. Mother of Susan Wesley, James, John and Michael Steeb. Sister of Kay Petroff, Loretta Withem and John Walker. Grandmother of four.

STEVENSON, Dorothy, 93, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Richmond, Feb. 21. Mother of Catherine Overturf. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of nine.

TUYO, Steven P., 28, St. Roch, Indianapolis, March 26. Husband of Katye Tuyo. Son of Gerald Tuyo. Brother of Laura Turner, Michelle, Gerald, John and Mike Tuyo.

WASHBURN, Rock W., 70, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, April 8. Husband of Peggy Washburn. Father of Kaia Coughlin, Andy, Chris and Matt Washburn. Brother of Kristine Rader. Grandfather of 12. †

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