May 21, 2021

Obituaries

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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BARR, Dale R., 73, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, May 10. Brother of Mary Baker, E. Joann Kane, Theresa Lawrence, Patrica Roe, Jennifer Zigler, Charles and Robert Barr. Uncle and great-uncle of several.

BRUNE, Edward, 84, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, April 28. Husband of Jane Brune. Father of Kate Dieveney, Doug and Tom Brune. Grandfather of nine.

CENTO, Antonio, 50, St. Roch, Indianapolis, May 5. Husband of Regina Cento. Father of Olivia Delp and Antonio Cento. Son of Lisa Cento. Brother of Michael Cento.

CULLEN, Kenneth R., 75, St. John Paul II, Sellersburg, April 30. Husband of Bette Cullen. Father of Amanda, Terri and Chris Cullen. Brother of Kathleen, Sheliah, Dennis, Don and Douglas Cullen. Grandfather of two.

CUMMINS, James 90, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, April 21. Husband of Mary Cummins. Father of Mary Sue Skillman, Annie Voelkel, Danny and Jimmy Cummins. Grandfather of nine. Great-grandfather of 10.

HOLDER, Judith A. (Brandenburg), 75, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis April 22. Mother of Denise Doran, Cheryl Forrester and Doug Holder. Sister of Donna Hass. Grandmother of nine. Step-grandmother of two. Great-grandmother of two.

HOLLEY, Jack, 87, St. Martin of Tours, Martinsville, April 24. Husband of Rebecca Holley. Father of Jill Beach, Jessica Miller, Brian, Chad, Daniel and Jarrod Holley. Grandfather of 12. Great-grandfather of two.

HOLLEY, Rebecca, 81, St. Martin of Tours, Martinsville, May 3. Mother of Jill Beach, Jessica Miller, Brian, Chad, Daniel and Jarrod Holley. Grandmother of 12. Great-grandmother of two.

JAMES, Elizabeth, 69, St. Augustine, Leopold, May 3. Wife of Ronnie James. Mother of Niki Brown, Jami Smith, Chad, Keith and Robby James. Sister of Julie Bellamy, Mona Goffinet, Patricia Huffman, Susan Hughes, Jackie Witvoet, Bill, Byron, Chris, David, Kevin, Paul, Ralph and Terry Alvey. Grandmother of 13.

JUDY, Justin D., 21, St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Cambridge City, May 2. Son of Pete and Renee Judy. Stepson of Edward Campbell and Barb Judy. Brother of Kaitlyn Barrett, Cheyenne Hedrick, Hannah Holliday, Jacob and Joshua Judy. Grandson of Mary Johnson, and Penny and Andy Pentecost. Uncle of several.

KRUEGER, Angela M., 56, St. Anthony of Padua, Clarksville, May 8. Wife of Leeland Krueger. Mother of Meredith Krueger. Daughter of William and Joan Irwin.

LUKEN, Patricia A., 67, St. Mary, Greensburg, May 8. Wife of Jim Luken. Mother of Brent and Matthew Luken. Daughter of Lou Ann Burns. Sister of Charlotte Bailey, Kim Burns, Dottie Gommel, Margie Poling and Jeff Burns. Grandmother of four.

MAPPES, Lois A., 84, St. Roch, Indianapolis, May 12. Mother of Sharon Swhear, Debbie Watkins, Dianne Williams, Mark, Mike and Nick Mappes. Sister of Rosie Schmoll. Grandmother of 19. Great-grandmother of 13.

MCBRIDE, Mary V., 97, St. Anthony of Padua, Clarksville, May 4. Mother of Julie Bingham, Virginia Cline, Connie Grosse and Ownie McBride. Grandmother of four.

WALKO, Gerald S., 80, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, May 2. Husband of Marian Walko. Father of Laura DeDomenic, Susan Flottemesch and Joe Walko. Brother of Theresa Walko. Grandfather of seven.


Providence Sister Mary Louise O’Connor served in education and administration

Providence Sister Mary Louise O’Connor (formerly Sister James Margaret), a member of the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods in St. Mary-of-the-Woods, died on May 3

at Mother Theodore Hall on the campus of her religious community’s motherhouse. She was 94.

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, a virtual funeral service was held on May 11. Burial followed at the sisters’ cemetery.

Sister Mary Louise was born on May 18, 1926, in Fall River, Mass. She entered the Sisters of Providence on July 22, 1956, and professed final vows on Aug. 15, 1964.

Sister Mary Louise earned a bachelor’s degree at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College and a master’s degree at Indiana State University in Terre Haute.

During her 65 years as a member of the Sisters of Providence, Sister Mary Louise ministered as an educator and guidance counselor for eight years in schools in Indiana and Florida. She later served for 23 years in administration of schools in Washington, D.C. Returning to the motherhouse in 1993, Sister Mary Louise ministered as the business manager of the Providence Spirituality and Conference Center for six years. After retiring, she volunteered in many ways at the motherhouse before dedicating herself entirely to prayer in 2013.

In the archdiocese, Sister Mary Louise served at the former St. Leonard of Port Maurice School in West Terre Haute from 1959-60, as the coordinator of the Development Education Program for Religious Communities in Indianapolis from 1990-92 and as business and facilities manager of the Providence Spirituality and Conference Center at the motherhouse from 1993-99.

Memorial gifts may be sent to the Sisters of Providence, 1 Sisters of Providence Road, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, St. Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876. †

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