May 28, 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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BLANFORD, Timothy A., 57, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, May 11. Father of Jaycie Blanford and Logan Blanford-Jones. Brother of Beverly Bickell, Pamela Cook, Debbie and Tom Blanford.

CALDWELL, Joreen A., 92, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, May 12. Mother of William Caldwell. Sister of Francis and Timothy Bessignano. Aunt of several.

CARPENTER, Kathryn A., 96, St. Mary, Rushville, May 15. Mother of Janet Barker, Gina Jenkins, Frank, Gerry and Nick Carpenter. Sister of Thomas Zobel. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of 14. Great-great-grandmother of two.

GADDIE-HESLEP, Wanda Kay, 74, St. Rita, Indianapolis, April 30. Sister of Sharrin, Karrin, Steven and William Gaddie.

HAIGERTY, Thomas J., 77, St. Philip Neri, Indianapolis, Jan. 10. Brother of Jeanine Haigerty Adkins, Janet Patterson and Joseph Haigerty. Uncle of several.

KIDWELL, Donald D., 82, Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Indianapolis, May 11. Husband of Jeanne Kidwell. Father of Lisa, Kevin and Steven Kidwell. Brother of Kathleen Jones. Grandfather of four. Great-grandfather of four.

KINLEY, Rita, 90, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Richmond, May 11. Mother of Monica Wilson and Mike Kinley. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of seven.

KOOPMAN, Mary Ellen (Didelot), 82, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyd County, May 12. Wife of Charles Koopman. Mother of Dennis Koopman. Sister of Dorothy Kruer and Bobby Didelot. Grandmother of two.

KRIESE, Angela C., 92, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Indianapolis, May 15. Mother of Cindy Mande, Laura, Christopher, Kurt, Mark and Richard Kriese. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of 11.

LEE, Dorothy Jean, 95, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, April 28. Mother of Trish English and Eileen Meyer. Grandmother of seven.

MILLER, Francis C., 93. Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany. May 12. Husband of Jean Miller. Father of Mary Kay Martich, David and Frank Miller, Jr. Grandfather of 11. Great-grandfather of 11.

MURTAUGH, Melody L., 60, All Saints Parish, Dearborn County, May 9. Wife of Chris Murtaugh. Mother of Katie Getz, Chad, Matt and Ryan Murtaugh. Sister of Debbie Braun, Kelly Gilliam and Eddie Martin. Grandmother of one.

RATHKE, Genevieve, 86, St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Cambridge City, May 8. Mother of Kathleen and Michael Rathke. Sister of Emma Griesmer and Joseph Nader.

SCHULZ, James, 74, Christ the King, Indianapolis, May 3. Husband of Nancy Schulz. Father of Kathryn Breeden, James and Jesse Schulz. Brother of Donald Schulz. Grandfather of four. Great-grandfather of one.

SHERIDAN, Robert L., 73, Holy Angels, Indianapolis, May 17. Husband of Pamela Sheridan. Father of Deandria Mays, Elaine Wilkerson, Joann and Joseph Sheridan, and Daniel Johnson. Brother of Theresia Lasley and Ruth Anne Petrie. Grandfather of eight.

SHINE, Michael J., 77, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, May 6. Husband of Mary Elizabeth Shine. Father of Alison and Conor Shine. Brother of Patricia Funk, Janet Hatton, Eileen Howell, Mary Ann O’Bryan, Sheila, Jeremiah, Jr., and Kevin Shine.

SPAETH, Molly Kay, 43, St. Mary, Rushville, May 14. Daughter of Robert and Jeanie Spaeth. Sister of Penny Busald, Scarlett Lux, Julie Niehoff, Toni Schultz, Christopher and Scott Spaeth. Aunt of several. †

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