May 7, 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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BARRETT, Debra E., 66, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, April 19. Stepdaughter of Phyllis Barrett. Sister of Diana Hay, Denise Tobin, Dennis and William Barrett, III. Stepsister of Ann Branson, Paul and Phil Markey. Aunt and great-aunt of several.

BOWMAN, Mary Elizabeth, 102, Christ the King, Indianapolis, April 21. Mother of Linda Haislup, Joyce Nitchman, Marcia Shields and Tony Bowman. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of 19.

CASTRO CARDONA, Angel, 57, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, April 9. Husband of Maria de Jesus Lugo Rodriguez. Father of Salma, Selena, Eduardo and Miguel Castro Lugo. Son of Jose Castro. Brother of Dolores, Norma, Francisco, Javier, Jose, Juan and Victor Castro Cardona.

CONNELLY, Francis S., 85, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, April 21. Husband of Emme Connelly. Father of Maureen Fabry, Anne, Mary Beth, Patrick and Thomas Connelly. Brother of Patricia Haas, Jackie Peterson, Jeanne Rechenmacher and John Connelly. Grandfather of seven. Great-grandfather of four.

CORD, Virginia, 83, St. Vincent de Paul, Shelby County, April 17. Mother of Barbara Groves, David and Michael Cord. Sister of Deborah Chambers, Alan, Darryl and Greg Curson. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of one.

GREGORY, Shirley, 86, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, March 24. Mother of Jeannine, Brian and Michael Gregory. Grandmother of four.

GRIFFIN, John K., 80, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, March 31. Father of Amy Giesler, Theresa Jasper, Jennifer Martinelle and Patrick Griffin. Grandfather of seven.

HANLEY, Edward E., 89, Christ the King, Indianapolis, April 19. Husband of Ruth Ann Hanley. Father of Katherine Knutson, Teresa Lesch, George, Jerome and Martin Hanley. Grandfather of 17. Great-grandfather of 14.

HAPPEL, William, 96, St. John Paul II, Sellersburg, April 16. Husband of Juanita Happel. Father of Melodee McNames, Julie Parsons, Eric and Kevin Happel. Brother of Alberta Mooney. Grandfather of 10. Great-grandfather of six.

HEGINBOTHAM, Callidora, 94, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Indianapolis, April 8. Mother of Donna Lee and Frank Kinney. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of nine.

HOFF, Edith E., 99, St. Louis, Batesville, April 22. Sister of Franciscan Sister Irene Hoff. Aunt of several.

KELLER, Anita, 69, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Indianapolis, April 22. Mother of James, Morgan and Robert Keller, Jr. Sister of Pamela Adams, Lonnie and Ricky Hinkle. Grandmother of 12. Great-grandmother of nine.

LEBEAU, Thomas C., 82, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, April 14. Father of Cindy Cottey, Brian, Greg and Jeff LeBeau. Brother of Mike and Steve LeBeau. Grandfather of nine. Great-grandfather of five.

PANTOJA, Enzo B., infant, St. Nicholas, Ripley County, April 8. Son of Willy and Kaylee Pantoja. Grandson of Juan and Maria Pantoja and Bob and Jona Dierckman.

SCHNEIDER, Mary E., 98, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, April 15. Mother of Eileen, Daniel, James, Michael, Thomas and Timothy Schneider. Grandmother of 12. Great-grandmother of six.

SIEDELMANN, Mary Ann C., 84, Holy Name of Jesus, Beech Grove, April 17. Wife of Dean Siedelmann. Mother of Barbara Dahlstrom and Scott Siedelmann. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of seven.

VEACH, William, 87, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Richmond, April 11. Husband of Shirley Veach. Father of Jennie and John Veach. Grandfather of one.

WAGNER, Richard A., 89, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, April 17. Husband of Nancy Wagner. Father of Catherine Woodworth and Anthony Wagner. Brother of Bernice Lamping. Grandfather of four.

WALTERS, Mary Lou, 94, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, March 14. Mother of Robert Schnabel.

WIRTZ, Hilda, 103, St. Michael, Brookville, April 9. Aunt of one.

WITHEM, James M., 85, Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Indianapolis, April 14. Husband of Mary Margaret Withem. Father of Monica Davis, Joan Jacobs, Jimmy and Matthew Withem. Grandfather of five. Great-grandfather of six. †

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