August 6, 2021


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APARICIO, Hortensia I. (Chacon), 66, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, May 18. Wife of Luis Aparicio. Mother of Evelin, Ingrid and Luis. Sister of Alma, Amanda, Berta, Brenda, Gloria, Olga, Silvia, Amdo, Rodolf and Sergio. Grandmother of 10.

BAUMER, Marcella, 91, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Richmond, July 23. Wife of Joseph Baumer. Mother of Gregory and Mark Baumer. Grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of three.

BLANFORD, Beva K., 74, St. Martin of Tours, Martinsville, July 14. Wife of Bud Blanford. Mother of Patty, Susie and Matt Blanford. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of four.

BRISCOE, Sophia, 76, St. Bernard, Frenchtown, July 22. Wife of Donald Briscoe. Mother of Michele Evans, Laura Smith and Robert Coan. Sister of Samuel Owada. Grandmother of four.

CALLAHAN, William, 80, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, July 9. Husband of Elaine Callahan. Father of Roxanne Winings, Kirk and Rick Callahan. Brother of Cathi Hampton. Grandfather of three.

CAVENDER, Virginia H., 90, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, May 20. Mother of Michael and William Cavender. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of 10.

CAVINS, Mildred F., 85, St. Joseph, Corydon, July 16. Sister of Rose, Mike and Paul Deatrick.

CONNOR, Toni (Scheller), 100, St. Joan of Arc, Indianapolis, July 12. Mother of Tina Bast, Nancy Halberstadt, Kitzie, Bill and Bob Connor. Sister of Vincent Scheller. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of seven.

CROKER, Alison J. (Dyer), 84, St. Joan of Arc, Indianapolis, July 18. Wife of James Croker. Mother of Anita Johnson, Theresa O’Connell, Laura and Jim Croker. Grandmother of one.

DEVINE, Christianna O., 11, St. Martin of Tours, Martinsville, July 11. Daughter of Joseph and Lindsay Devine. Sister of Miriam, Jerry and Joey Devine. Granddaughter of Jerry and Merrilyn Beck and Joe and Vicki Devine.

DICKMAN, Irene G., 87, St. Louis, Batesville, July 17. Mother of Carmen Belter, Colleen Doll, Nancy Kinker, Mara Kruthoupt, Geralyn Litzinger, Sheila Merkel, Ellen Paul, Karen Snuffer, Ann Sweeney, Daniel and Dennis Dickman. Sister of Marjorie Wendall, Andy and Maurice Hornbach. Grandmother of 29. Great-grandmother of 22.

DONAHUE, Paul P., 85, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, May 7. Father of Margaret Roland and Darby Durham. Grandfather of five. Great-grandfather of eight.

DONDI, Irma N., 98, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, July 5. Mother of Graziella Bush, Laura and Antonio Pilotto. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of six.

DONLAN, Natalie C., 22, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, July 12. Daughter of James and Jean Donlan. Sister of Julia, Mitchell and Stuart Donlan.

FULLER, Paul, 85, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Richmond, July 17. Husband of Dorothy Fuller. Father of Allen, David and Steven Fuller. Grandfather and great-grandfather of several.

GOFFINET, Bob, 87, St. Paul, Tell City, July 14. Father of Lisa Miller, Jonathan and Nicholas Goffinet. Brother of Jean Thomas and Bill, Carroll and Joe Goffinet. Grandfather of seven.

GRUENINGER, Othmar G., 92, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, July 16. Father of Christina Dyar, Heidi Healy and Michael Grueninger. Brother of Anglika Heftrich. Grandfather of 10.

HARLAN, Edna E., 98, St. Gabriel, Connersville, Jan. 1, 2020. Sister of Lillian Russell. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of 15. Great-great-grandmother of 18.

HARPENAU, Vernie R., 71, St. Paul, Tell City, July 18. Husband of Charlotte Harpenau. Father of Beth Foutz, Kathy Gelarden, Cindy Voegele and Kyle Harpenau. Brother of Jerry Harpenau. Grandfather of 12. Great-grandfather of seven.

HODGENS, Joseph M., 69, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, June 11. Husband of Valerie Hodgens. Father of Ronald Brown, Jr., and Joshua and Rian Hodgens. Grandfather of four. Great-grandfather of one.

HOLTEL, Charles P., 85, Holy Family, Oldenburg, July 12. Brother of Rose Weigel and Catherine Holtel. Uncle and great-uncle of several.

HUTCHINSON, Sarah D., 29, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, July 4. Daughter of Gary and Leah Hutchinson. Sister of Andrea Hutchinson. Granddaughter of Hilda Carr.

JONES, Marilyn, 79, St. Bernard, Frenchtown, July 22. Mother of David, Larry and Thomas Bary. Sister of Nancy Nolot. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of four.

KALB, Regina, 70, Prince of Peace, Madison, July 12. Wife of William Kalb. Mother of Darren and Kristopher Kalb. Sister of Ruby Nichols, Janet Taff, Lawrence and Dr. Randall Horine.

KASBERG, Wylma D. (Hensley), 95, St. Joan of Arc, Indianapolis, July 24. Mother of Claudia Alerding, Linda Viehmann, Air Force Col. David Kasberg (Ret.), John and Robert Kasberg, Jr. Grandmother of 19. Great-grandmother of several.

KILTY, Kevin R., 79, St. Jude, Indianapolis, July 7. Father of Susan Searby and Michael Kilty. Brother of John Kilty. Grandfather of five.

LOZIER, William, 92, St. John Paul II, Sellersburg, July 7. Husband of Martha Lozier. Father of Trina Wray and John Lozier. Grandfather of five. Great-grandfather of seven.

MCGEE, Jr., Louis M., 90, St. John the Apostle, Bloomington, July 15. Father of Cynthia Bowling, Teresa Taylor, Bradley and Michael McGee. Brother of Ordette Jones, Rosemary Mitchell, Barbara Spear and Daniel McGee. Grandfather of eight. Great-grandfather of eight. Great-great-grandfather of two.

O’MALIA, Jane E., 94, St. Jude, Indianapolis, July 11. Mother of Monica Baugh, Maureen Leslie, Patrick and Sean O’Malia. Sister of Rose Johnson. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of three.

PEREZ GARDUNO, Gloria Y., 32, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, May 21. Wife of Erik Martinez Munozcano. Daughter of Jose Perez Rojas and Teresa Garduno Barrera. Sister of Gabriela Perez Garduno. Aunt of several.

SELIG, Mary, 88, Prince of Peace, Madison, July 17. Mother of Caroline Jones and John Selig. Grandmother of two. Great-grandmother of one.

SLAUGHTER, Lori P. (Nierste), 64, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, March 16. Mother of Emily Wright and Clayton Slaughter. Sister of Janiece Gavin. Grandmother of two.

SPARKS, Anna L., 99, St. John the Apostle, Bloomington, July 4. Mother of Gary, Larry, Michael and Patrick Sparks. Sister of Connie Argus, Sue Beck and Homer Jones. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of five. Great-great-grandmother of one.

VAWTER, Linda L., 73, St. Mary, North Vernon, July 8. Wife of Delbert Vawter. Mother of Jason, Joe and Matthew Vawter. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of three.

WATSON, Elaine, 66, SS. Francis and Clare of Assisi, Greenwood, July 12. Sister of Dave Watson. Aunt of two.

ZBYLUT, Barbara H., 78, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, June 20. Wife of Louis Zbylut. Mother of Elizabeth Zbylut-Guzman and Louis Zbylut. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of four. †

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