October 8, 2021


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ASHCRAFT, Veronica, 66, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Sept. 22. Sister of Kathy Whittaker, Mark, Rick and Steve Ashcraft. Aunt and great-aunt of several.

BAUTISTA, Maria, 78, St. Gabriel the Archangel, Indianapolis, Sept. 11. Mother of Horalia Solorzano.

BLACK, Dorothy, 95, St. Martin of Tours, Martinsville, Sept. 13. Mother of Kathleen Janneck, Cynthia Warnick, Teresa and Robert Black. Grandmother of 15. Great-grandmother of 26. Great-great-grandmother of one.

BUECHLER, Rita A., 92, St. Michael, Bradford, Sept. 22. Wife of John Buechler. Mother of Kathy Black, Marilyn Craig, Dolores Martin, Darlene Smith and Larry Buechler. Sister of Mary and John Daus. Grandmother of 16. Great-grandmother of 26.

BUERGER, John, 73, St. Anthony of Padua, Clarksville, Sept. 26. Husband of Mary Jane Buerger. Father of Katy Buerger, Jaime Buerger Williams and Mindy Dablow. Brother of Nancy Bavilacqua, Janet Boudreau, Yvonne Carroll, Christine Garcia and Lynne Moon. Grandfather of three.

BULLERDICK, Barbara A., 97, St. Anthony of Padua, Clarksville, Sept. 26. Mother of Margaret Worman, Linda, Daniel, George, James, Ralph and Thomas Bullerdick. Sister of Robert Homburg. Grandmother of 11. Great-grandmother of 27. Great-great-grandmother of three.

BULLOCK, Lorrain, 85, St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, Bright, Sept. 11. Wife of Wayne Bullock. Mother of Darlene Ross, Rebe Sptzfaden, Robert and Thomas Hosler. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of two.

CALLADO, Daniel, 60, St. Gabriel the Archangel, Indianapolis, Aug. 27. Husband of Araceli Aleman Ortiz.

CAMERON, Alecia, 23, St. Anthony, Indianapolis, Sept. 19. Daughter of Wayne Anderson and Aimee Cameron. Sister of Arya Thomas and Cory Wooten. Granddaughter of Lennie and Tamara Thomas.

CASEY, Rosemary, 93, Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Indianapolis, Sept. 5. Mother of Rebecca Schlecht and Brenda Toney. Sister of Marilyn Woods. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of six.

CASTILLO, Oscar Aldair Arias, 25, St. Gabriel the Archangel, Indianapolis, Sept. 10. Son of Mayra Castillo.

CELA, Mary Ann, 93, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Richmond, Sept. 27. Mother of Terry Eviston and Joe Sharp. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of eight. Great-great-grandmother of two.

DALE, Margaret, 85, Good Shepherd, Indianapolis, Sept. 13. Mother of N. Thomas Dale. Grandmother of 12. Great-grandmother of 32. Great-great-grandmother of one.

DERRICKSON, Ronald K., 58, St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Cambridge City, Sept. 15. Husband of Jeani Derrickson. Father of Kristina Craig and Anthony Derrickson. Son of Bette Derrickson. Brother of Mike Derrickson. Grandfather of five.

DILKES, Elizbeth A., 96, St. Mary, Greensburg, Sept. 20. Mother of Georgian Edmondson, Linda White and Kenneth Dilkes. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of 12. Great-great-grandmother of four.

DEUBELBEISS, John K., 65, Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Indianapolis, Sept. 15. Husband of Nancy Deubelbeiss. Father of Emily Willis and Austin Deubelbeiss. Brother of Lucy Bedwell, Doris Goodwin and Joanne Proefrock.

ELSNER, Joan M., 86, St. Ambrose, Seymour, Sept. 21. Mother of Kathy Maschino, Jeff and Michael Elsner. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of five.

FORLER, Dolores R., 94, St. Martin of Tours, Martinsville, Sept. 18. Mother of Linda Abel, Laura Lane, Debbie Seals, Mary Selburg, Mark, Mike and Pat Forler. Sister of Shirley Houren and Richard Ressler. Grandmother of 17. Great-grandmother of 26. Great-great-grandmother of one.

FRY, Mary Jo, 83, St. Mary, Greensburg, Sept. 23. Mother of Teresa Hornberger and Timothy Fry. Grandmother of two. Great-grandmother of four.

GILLESPIE, Judith A., 70, Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Indianapolis, Sept. 23. Mother of Katy Treadwell and David Holmes. Sister of Kathy Dobb, Jeanne and David Gabonay. Grandmother of three.

GRANTZ, Jalen B. Jones, 21, Holy Family, New Albany, Sept. 15. Son of Kevin Grantz. Brother of Jennifer and Vivica Howard, Asia, Kelsey, Taylor and Stephon Jones. Grandson of Joe and Carolyn Grantz, John and Genevieve Churchill and Fred and Marsha Jones. Uncle of several.

HIPSKIND, Dr. Andy S., 48, St. Charles Borromeo, Bloomington, Sept. 18. Husband of Angela Hipskind. Father of Charlize and Drew Hipskind. Son of Nicholas and Sandy Hipskind. Brother of Heidi Dolson and Nicole Huff.

HOOD, Anthony F., 93, St. Mary, Rushville, Sept. 15. Brother of Theresa Noah. Uncle and great-uncle of several.

ISRAEL, Stephanie, 29, St. Louis de Montfort, Fishers (Diocese of Lafayette), Sept. 23. Daughter of Susan and Kevin Israel. Sister of Elizabeth Averyanov and Michelle Menegotto. Granddaughter of Sandy Berta and Richard and Maureen Israel. Aunt of several.

MISSI, Mary L., 86, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyd County, Sept. 21. Mother of Lisa Huber, Donald, Patrick, Richard, Sr., and Timothy Missi. Sister of Sandy Pinnick, Phyllis Smallwood and Linda Steinbrenner. Grandmother of 29. Great-grandmother of 65. Great-great-grandmother of four.

NOCTON, Ruth, 92, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Richmond, Sept. 26. Wife of Robert Nocton. Mother of Mary Hersey, Martha Goble, Nancy Moore, Joe, Kevin, Robert, Jr., Steve and Tim Nocton. Grandmother of 19. Great-grandmother of 21.

PHELPS, Thelma A., 88, St. Mary, New Albany, Sept. 21. Mother of Mary Holz, Theresa Simmons, Jennifer, George and Tom Bledsoe. Sister of Margie Dischinger, Jim, Maurice and Michael Price. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of 10. Great-great-grandmother of two.

PINTO, Fernando, 46, St. Gabriel the Archangel, Indianapolis, Sept. 6. Brother of Michele Pinto.

REDDING, Jack A., 74, St. Roch, Indianapolis, Sept. 19. Husband of Bonnie Redding. Father of Heather Hollcraft and Brian Redding. Brother of Rosietta Martin and Kenneth Redding, Sr. Grandfather of four.

RENN, John B., 59, St. Mary, Lanesville, Sept. 17. Brother of Kathleen Hunter, Lora Votaw, Victoria, Daniel, Gerard and Michael Renn. Uncle of several.

ROGERS, Carrie, 95, St. Mary, Lanesville, Sept. 24. Mother of Kathy Blackman, George, Jim, Joe, John, Mike, Rob and Tom Rogers. Grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother of several.

STEPHAN, June (Ricketts), 91, Prince of Peace, Madison, Sept. 21. Wife of William Stephan. Mother of Julie Orben and Gary Stephan. Grandmother of five.

TAKACS, Steve J., 87, St. Anthony, Indianapolis, Sept. 27. Brother of Louis Takacs.

TONEY, Norma R., 93, St. Joseph, Crawford County, Sept. 24. Mother of Eric and Errol Toney. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of 17.

WOOD, Katherine T., 78, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Sept. 12. Mother of John and David Wood. Sister of Ann Collins, Bill, John and Richard Fowler. Grandmother of 17. Great-grandmother of several. †

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