June 18, 2021


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ALVEY, Darriel, 85, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Richmond, June 3. Husband of Dana Alvey. Father of Brady, Jack and Kelly Alvey. Grandfather of seven. Great-grandfather of three.

BASS, Sheila A., 85, St. Joseph, Shelbyville, May 19. Mother of Andy and Gary Bass. Sister of Tom Siefert. Grandmother of one.

BENTFIELD, Timothy A., 74, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyd County, May 31. Husband of Diane Bentfield. Father of Brad, Chad, Doug and Scott Bentfield. Grandfather of five.

BISCHOFF, Lawrence, 86, St. Gabriel, Connersville, Dec. 15, 2020. Father of Ann Carpenter, Laura Jo and James Bischoff. Grandfather of 10. Great-grandfather of two.

BLUE, Mary Ellen, 80, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, April 25. Wife of Wallace Blue. Mother of Paula, Michael and Patrick Blue. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of 10.

BOLGER, Annie, 81, St. Francis Xavier, Henryville, May 18. Wife of Michael Bolger. Mother of John and Michael Bolger. Sister of Catherine Hannan and John Caulfield. Grandmother of three.

CAIN, John R., 79, St. Gabriel, Connersville, Oct. 23, 2020. Brother of Sarah Bazzoni. Uncle and great uncle of several.

FEIGERT, Ruth, 67, St. Gabriel, Connersville, Oct. 6, 2020. Mother of Lisa Baker and Laurie Mustin. Sister of Michelle Young, Fritz Feigert and Albert William. Grandmother of five.

GESELL, Robert L., 93, All Saints Parish, Dearborn County, June 4. Father of Ruth Burkhard and Cathy Huth. Grandfather of five. Great-grandfather of several.

HAGAMAN, Karen A., 75, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, June 4. Wife of Paul Hagaman. Mother of Kelly Boncosky and Brian Hagaman. Sister of Vernon Connor. Grandmother of three.

HERMANN, Glenda G., 70, St. Gabriel, Connersville, Sept. 20, 2020. Wife of Edward Hermann. Mother of Margaret DeBusk, Rachel Nuxoll and Christopher Hermann. Daughter of Lexie Lee Mitchell. Sister of Elizabeth Barhorst, David and Kevin Mitchell. Grandmother of 11. Great-grandmother of two.

HIGNITE, Gwyneth A., 93, St. Gabriel, Connersville, Nov. 29, 2020. Mother of Amy Christie, Melinda Gates, Lynette Richardson and Cynthia Schroeder. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of nine.

JONES, Abie, 80, St. Gabriel, Connersville, Dec. 7, 2020. Husband of Katy Jones. Father of Andrea Glisson, Abbey Pope, Angela Sanders-Jones, Jennifer and John Jones. Brother of Carolyn Harrison, Trish Miller, Judy Nicholson and Josie Wonderling. Grandfather of 15. Great-grandfather of 23.

JONES, Martha J., 100, St. Bridget of Ireland, Liberty, Oct. 25, 2020. Mother of Charles and James Jones. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of nine.

JUERLING, Larry, 71, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Richmond, June 8. Husband of Rosalee Juerling. Father of Beth Lipps and Maggie Revor. Brother of Lu Dilley, Theresa Paulette, Margaret Ross and Kathleen Senese. Grandfather of one.

KORBAS, Thomas E., 83, SS. Francis and Clare of Assisi, Greenwood, May 26. Husband of Judith Korbas. Father of Annette Korbas and Rose Ortiz. Grandfather of three.

LAWRENCE, Jerry L., 70, St. Joseph, Shelbyville, March 31. Brother of David Lawrence. Uncle and great-uncle of several.

LEISTNER, Barbara J., 82, St. Paul, Tell City, June 3. Mother of Lisa Hammck, Keith and Wayne Leistner. Sister of Addie Krumnauer and Bill Ludwig. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of six.

LINVILLE, Helen A., 88, St. Joseph, Shelbyville, May 17. Mother of Maria Hartman, Charlotte Sullivan, Jacob, J.C. and Matthew Linville, Grandmother of 11. Great-grandmother of one.

MANSARD, Patricia R. (Lady), 82, St. Joseph University Parish, Terre Haute, April 29. Mother of Cindy Mansard Fields, Alysa, Randy and Rocky Mansard, Jr. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of 16.

MCPHEETERS, James P., 78, St. Charles Borromeo, Bloomington, May 27. Father of Domenica Riley. Brother of Bob McPheeters. Grandfather of three.

MCSHAY, Mary Lou, 93, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, May 21. Mother of Jeff and Kevin McShay. Grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of three.

MINER, Angela, 95, St. Joseph, Shelbyville, May 11. Mother of Carolyn Roberts, Janet Schmidt, Alan and James Miner. Sister of Roseann Schonfeld and Alfred Reuter. Grandmother of 11. Great-grandmother of 11.

NGUYEN, Minh Loc, 63, St. Joseph, Shelbyville, April 20. Husband of Thuy Thanh Thi Nguyen. Father of Ai Nhi Nu, Ana and Vuong Minh Nguyen. Grandfather of several.

OWENS, Helen A., 78, St. Mary, Greensburg, June 4. Mother of Chad Owens. Sister of Mary Hoover and Michael Schwendenmann. Grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of eight.

PFLUM, Phyllis J., 80, St. Gabriel, Connersville, July 21, 2020. Mother of Beth Gabbard, Cindy Seiler, Chris, Greg and Jeff Pflum. Sister of Patricia Yards. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of one.

PIKER, Jennifer J., 71, St. Joseph University Parish, Terre Haute, May 26. Wife of David Piker. Mother of Matt Piker. Sister of Nancy Hankins and Amanda Kibler.

PREUSS, Carol J., 84, St. Mary, Navilleton, June 5. Mother of Laura Shaffer, Paula Zurschmiede and Dr. H. Fred Preuss, Jr. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of seven.

RAUCK, Kenneth M., 78, St. John Paul II, Sellersburg, May 30. Husband of Gloria Rauck. Father of Michelle Kirchgessner and Stephanie Rauck. Brother of Norma Balentine, Martha Lozier and Joan Worrall. Grandfather of three.

SIMPSON, Elizabeth A., 90, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, May 30. Mother of Nancy Adams, Kathy McPeek, Mary and Scott Simpson. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of one.

SNYDER, John A., 83, St. Gabriel, Connersville, Oct. 1, 2020. Uncle of several.

STALEY, Marcella S., 97, Prince of Peace, Madison, May 28. Mother of Donald Staley. Sister of Eileen Bedell. Grandmother of two. Great-grandmother of four.

STERWERF, Mark A., 84, St. Gabriel, Connersville, Dec. 1, 2020. Husband of Mary Sterwerf. Father of Pamela Rader, Anne Trent and Albert Sterwerf. Stepfather of Kathy Kindsfather and Ruth Nutty. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of three.

SWOGGER, Margaret A., 53, St. Gabriel, Connersville, Aug. 27, 2020. Wife of Tony Swogger. Mother of Jake, Mike and Ted Swogger. Sister of Samantha LaMar, Dan and Mike McFeely. Aunt of several.

VOLK, Henry, 83, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, April 9. Husband of Norma Volk. Father of Elizabeth Russell, Pamela Woolf, and Matthew Volk. Brother of Anthony Volk. Grandfather of four.

WAGNER, Mary, 85, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, May 3. Wife of Ronald Wagner. Mother of Michelle Escobar, Marla Holbrook and Marty Wagner. Sister of Virginia Schnellenberger. Grandmother of six.

WARD, Emily J., 90, St. Gabriel, Connersville, Oct. 14, 2020. Mother of Nancy, David and Steven Ward. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of two. †

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