August 20, 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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ALVA, Cathleen R., 57, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, July 15. Wife of Richard Alva. Mother of Angelina Bautista, Alisa Thomas, Ariana, Ali and Giovani Alva. Sister of Cindy Miller. Grandmother of eight.

BANSCHBACH, John F., 95, St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Aurora, Aug. 6. Husband of Margaret Banschbach. Father of Diane Christian, Debbie Jackson, Milissa Wallace, Fred, Greg, Jeffrey, John and Rick Banschbach. Brother of Rita Leone and Mary Mitchell. Grandfather of 13. Great-grandfather of 14.

CLAPPER, Richard L., 62, St. Roch, Indianapolis, Dec. 26, 2020. Son of Richard and Marsha Clapper. Brother of David and Mark Clapper. Uncle of several.

CLAPPER, Richard L., 84, St. Roch, Indianapolis, July 1. Husband of Marsha Clapper. Father of David and Mark Clapper. Grandfather of three.

DAY, Eileen J., 79, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, July 30. Wife of Raymond Day. Mother of Jennifer Martin. Sister of Denise Coons. Grandmother of two.

DRUMMOND, James, 91, Christ the King, Indianapolis, July 29. Husband of Diane Drummond. Father of David, Hugh and Thomas Drummond. Grandfather of five. Great-grandfather of seven.

FESSEL, Jerome, 89, St. Joseph, Corydon, Aug. 4. Husband of Cheryl Fessel. Father of Deborah Moore, Judith Reed, Allen Fessel and Neil and Rick McClure. Brother of Carolyn and Mary Catherine Schueler and Margaret Smith. Grandfather of nine. Great-grandfather of 17.

HILTS, Richard A., 92, Christ the King, Indianapolis, Aug. 5. Father of Anne Queisser and Richard Hilts. Grandfather of seven. Great-grandfather of nine.

HUMMELL, Virginia R., 92, Holy Family, Oldenburg, Aug. 8. Mother of Gloria Cowin and Mark Hummell. Sister of Melvin Paul. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of 25. Great-great-grandmother of 12.

JACKSON, Hilda, 64, Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Indianapolis, July 22. Wife of Frank Jackson. Mother of Jennifer, Shannon and William. Grandmother of several.

JOHNSON, Kyle R., 36, St. Roch, Indianapolis, Aug. 1. Father of Kyle Johnson and Robbie Phelps. Son of Bradley and Mary Beth Johnson. Brother of Elizabeth Loy, Erica McHugh, Alex Johnson and Patrick Kelly. Uncle of several.

JONES, Jennifer A., 77, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Aug. 7. Sister of Wilma Cross. Aunt and great-aunt of several.

OEFFINGER, Richard G., 91, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, Aug. 4. Husband of Brenda Oeffinger. Father of Kristin Hinshaw and Richard Oeffinger, Jr. Grandfather of four.

POWERS, James T., 65, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, July 26. Husband of Diane Powers. Brother of Elaine, Kathleen, Bill and Jack Powers. Uncle and great-uncle of several.

QUILL, Rosalyn L. (Schmidlin), 92, Our Lady of the Greenwood, Greenwood, Aug. 2. Mother of Beth DelConte, James and Thomas Quill. Sister of Franciscan Sister Mary, Ed and Joe Schmidlin. Grandmother of four.

RICHMER, Marcia K., 59, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, July 30. Wife of Pete Wines. Mother of Brittany Wines and Shawn Richmer. Stepmother of Christopher Wines. Sister of Anthony and Edward Richmer. Grandmother of three.

ROBERTS, Marjory L., 76, St. Paul, Tell City, Aug. 2. Mother of Robyn Kennedy and Molly Williams. Sister of Marilyn Mogan, Carolyn Schmidt, Bill, Carl, John, Mark, Paul and Steve Biever. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of one.

ROGIER, Sue, 76, St. Augustine, Leopold, July 26. Mother of Tonya Harpenau, Neil and Rick Rogier. Sister of Danny, Jay, Rodger and Virgil Brown. Grandmother of 14. Great-grandmother of three.

ROOS, James P., 91, St. Paul, Tell City, Aug. 2. Husband of Betty Roos. Father of Tina Root, Pat Swiz, Michael and Scott Roos. Brother of Beatrice Deitchman and Dorothy Walters. Grandfather of eight. Great-grandfather of seven.

SHAEFFER, Sr., Patrick, 95, St. Matthew the Apostle, Indianapolis, Aug. 7. Father of Elizabeth Wissler, Charlene, James and Patrick Shaeffer, Jr. Grandfather of 10. Great-grandfather of 12.

SLAUGHTER, Tammy, 58, St. Michael the Archangel, Indianapolis, Aug. 4. Wife of Don Slaughter. Mother of Clare, Mary and Joseph Slaughter. Sister of Terri Dillion and Toni Mormance.

STONEFIELD, Sheryl, 53, St. Peter, Franklin County, Aug. 9. Mother of Dee Kleier and Spencer Powell. Daughter of Donald and Diane Stonefield. Sister of Christie Andres, Dennis and Don Stonefield. Grandmother of one.

WARD, Glenna, 81, St. John the Baptist, Osgood, Aug. 3. Sister of Shirley Culp. Aunt of several. †

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