June 11, 2021


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BINGHAM, Nolan, 74, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, May 31. Husband of Mimi Becker. Father of Catherine Winkler, Zach Bingham and Jack Hageman. Grandfather of four.

BRASSIE, Mary Rita, 56, St. Mary, Indianapolis, April 28. Sister of Bill, David, Greg, Steve and Tom Brassie. Aunt and great-aunt of several.

BRICKLER, Mauna Rae (Butsch), 79, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Indianapolis, May 14. Wife of Gregory Brickler. Mother of Stacy Dietz, Julie Schaeffer and Derek Brickler. Grandmother of three.

CAIN, Candace L., 69, St. Gabriel, Connersville, April 15, 2020. Wife of John Cain. Sister of Connie Ferentz. Aunt and great-aunt of several.

CAVANAUGH, Eric M., 19, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, June 1. Son of Kyle and Susanne Cavanaugh. Brother of Cecilia and Ivan Cavanaugh. Grandson of Romona Cavanaugh and Thomas and Nancy Phillips.

CHERGOSKY, Mary Beth, 82, St. Gabriel, Connersville, June 6, 2020. Wife of Marty Chergosky. Mother of Kate Conrad, Mary Helen King, Meg Ward, John and Michael Chergosky. Grandmother of 14. Great-grandmother of three.

DERRINGER, Edward J., 36, St. Gabriel, Connersville, Dec. 15, 2019. Husband of Lydia Derringer. Father of Azlynn Foster, Karin and Gavyn Derringer. Son of Maggie Pitstick and Edward Derringer. Stepson of Mike Pitstick. Brother of Maribeth and Carl Pitstick, Jesse and Josh Derringer. Uncle of one.

FALKENSTIEN, Louann (Groth), 76, St. Augustine, Jeffersonville, May 15. Wife of Paul Falkenstien. Mother of Brent and P.K. Falkenstien. Sister of Carol Lee O’Niel. Grandmother of six.

FOX, Mark H., 91, St. Gabriel, Connersville, July 19, 2020. Father of Cathy Cochran, Shirley Eubanks and Michael Fox. Brother of Mary Browning and Rita Marshall. Grandfather of five. Great-grandfather of six.

GRAHAM, Terri J., 56, St. Gabriel, Connersville, Feb. 3, 2020. Daughter of Judith Graham. Sister of Cheryl Nofziger and Bradly Graham. Aunt of several.

HOUSER, James R., 76, St. Gabriel, Connersville, July 4, 2020. Husband of Ruth Houser. Brother of Karen Vincent. Uncle of two.

LASSUY, Mary Ann (O’Riley), 98, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, May 24. Mother of Teresa Caldara, Mary Pat McCarter, Margaret Snead, Suzanne Whalen, Elizabeth, Dennis and Joseph Lassuy. Sister of Father Dennis O’Riley. Grandmother of 13. Great-grandmother of 18.

MANUS, Frank P., 90, St. Mary, Greensburg, May 28. Father of Dianna Graham and Daniel Manus. Grandfather of five. Great-grandfather of seven.

MAZE, Michael A., 71, St. Gabriel, Connersville, June 7, 2020. Husband of MaryAnn Maze. Father of JoAnn Maze and Marjean Overbey. Brother of Marilyn Hutchinson. Grandfather of three.

MCFEELY, Abigail E., 50, St. Gabriel, Connersville, May 27, 2020. Sister of Samantha LaMar, Maggie Swogger, Dan and Mike McFeely. Aunt of several.

MENKEDICK, Harold W., 86, St. Mary, Greensburg, May 28. Father of Donna Crandall, Chris, Doug, Kevin, Mike and Phil Menkedick. Brother of Mary Ellen Menkedick. Grandfather of 14. Great-grandfather of 20.

MILLER, Max E., 91, St. Jude, Indianapolis, May 28. Father of Mary Bomar, Don, Edward and Jim Miller. Brother of William Miller. Grandfather of 13. Great-grandfather of 30. Great-great-grandfather of two.

MOORE, Judith M., 80, St. Gabriel, Connersville, Jan. 29, 2020. Wife of Don Moore. Mother of Michelle Moore.

MUNSON, Norman E., 84, St. Gabriel, Connersville, March 21, 2020. Husband of Agnes Munson. Father of Dale and Wayne Munson. Grandfather of four. Great-grandfather of seven.

NORTH, Colleen M., 67, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, May 28. Wife of Dana North. Mother of Kristin Schroeder and Heath North. Daughter of Patricia Johnson. Sister of Matthew Johnson. Grandmother of three.

RILLO, Thomas J., 94, St. Charles Borromeo, Bloomington, May 25. Father of Kathleen Gooldy, Kevin and Thomas Rillo. Brother of John Rillo. Grandfather of two.

SCHOETTMER, Mary C., 94, St. Gabriel, Connersville, April 15, 2020. Mother of Richard Schoettmer. Sister of Rita Bokelman. Grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of two.

Seipel, Dr. Stanley, 97, St. Mary, Lanesville, May 23. Father of Ann Hudgins, Helen Lhotka, Martha Wingate, Jane, Mary, Benedictine Brother Brendan and Dr. Joseph Seipel. Grandfather of 12. Great-grandfather of nine.

THROCKMORTON, Joann, 82, St. Anthony of Padua, Clarksville, May 28. Wife of Robert Throckmorton. Mother of Roberta Brock, Gregg and Jeff Throckmorton. Sister of Pauletta Miles, Carolyn Stewart and Carl Wesbecker. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of one.

WILEY, Joseph E., 77, St. Gabriel, Connersville, July 3, 2020. Husband of Eileene Wiley. Father of Douglas and Mark Wiley. Brother of Phyllis Becht, Janet Conner, Theresa Hounchell, Margaret Polito, Mary Williams, Mike and William Wiley. Grandfather of five. Great-grandfather of seven.

WUNDERLICH, Margaret A., 71, St. Patrick, Terre Haute, May 28. Wife of Daniel Wunderlich. Mother of Erikah Fox, Adriane, Aaron and Brent Wunderlich. Sister of Bonita Kincaid, Rose Myers, Frances, Jerome and Robert Wiley. Grandmother of seven. †

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