October 22, 2021


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ADAM, Ryan W., 30, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyd County, Sept. 30. Son of Matthew and Pamela Adam. Brother of Austin Adam. Grandson of John and June Adam.

BACK, Anita (Steinmetz), 83, All Saints, Dearborn County, Sept. 24. Mother of Marcia Dall and Vernon Back. Sister of Marlene Werner, Franciscan Father Gerald and Ron Steinmetz. Grandmother of four.

BAELE, Dr. Joseph R., 66, St. Matthew the Apostle, Indianapolis, Sept. 24. Husband of Janice Baele. Father of Dana, Mark and Nicholas Baele. Brother of Barbara Vincensi, Mary Zirille and Roger Baele.

BEAL, Marianna, 71, St. Joseph University, Terre Haute, Sept. 25. Mother of Karen Cox, Rebecca Crittendon, Jessica Dammann Catherine Harris, Jennifer Reininga, Brian, Joseph, Jr.

and Michael Beal. Grandmother of 23. Great-grandmother of nine.

BLACK, Dewey, 89, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Sept. 21. Husband of Ruth Ann Black. Father of Lou Ann Lake and Mark Black. Brother of Louise Berra. Grandfather of two. Great-grandfather of three.

DALY, Daniel J., 87, Good Shepherd, Indianapolis, Oct. 3. Husband of Velma Daly. Father of Ann and Mary Daly. Brother of Mary Ann Maruska and Thomas Daly.

EGENOLF, Matthew A., 43, St. Roch, Indianapolis, Sept. 28. Husband of Tish Egenolf. Father of Gabby and Sam Egenolf. Son of Steve and Eileen Egenolf. Brother of Ben Egenolf, Megan and Stephanie.

GEBUHR, Mary L., 100, St. Simon the Apostle, Indianapolis, Sept. 30. Mother of Ann, Charles and John Gebuhr. Grandmother of two. Great-grandmother of two.

GEIS, Paul M., 95, St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Cambridge City, Oct. 1. Father of Paula Hughes, Phyllis Reisert, Alyce, Virginia and Gary Geis. Grandfather of 18. Great-grandfather of 23. Great-great-grandfather of eight.

GRAF, Robert L., 89, St. John Paul II, Sellersburg, Sept. 26. Father of Gary, Mike and Stan Graf. Brother of Matilda Cooke and Lucille Triplett. Grandfather of one. Great-grandfather of two.

GREIVE, Joan M. (Willen), 91. St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Aurora, Oct. 3. Mother of Vickie Walukonis, Daniel, Gary, Thomas and Timothy Greive. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of six.

GUYNN, LaMontae J., 37, St. Rita, Indianapolis, July 26. Husband of Rachel Guynn. Father of Lyric Guynn. Son of Lawrence and Gail Guynn. Brother of LaMarkus Guynn. Grandson of Alice Smith.

HAMMOND, Larry J., 70, St. Mary, New Albany, Oct. 10. Husband of Terri Jordon. Father of Lara Hammond and Elizabeth Iredale. Stepfather of Jason and Jeremy Jordon. Brother of Barbara Sillings, Sheila and Don Hammond. Grandfather of five.

HENSEL, Paula, 72, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, Sept. 15. Wife of Tim Hensel. Mother of Doug, Eric and Mark Hensel. Sister of Ruth Bugher, Julie Hall, Jay and Mike Morin. Grandmother of one.

HICKS, Barry N., 66, St. John Paul II, Sellersburg, Oct. 6. Husband of Mickey Hicks. Father of Lindsey Clark, Heather Faith, Miranda, Adam, Ethan and Matthew Hicks. Grandfather of seven.

JACOBI, Eugene J., 95, Holy Family, New Albany, Oct. 1. Father of Sandy LeMaster, Jody Thompson, Chris, David, Jim, Terry and Tim Jacobi. Grandfather of 15. Great-grandfather of 16.

JOLLEY, Rita M. (Weisenbach), 93, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Sept. 23. Mother of Lois Godboldte, Patty Poynter, Chuck, Greg, John, Mark, Matt, Mike and Tom Jolley. Sister of Ethel Hadler, Carol Krieg, Sonnie Park, RoseAnn Samuels and Bob DeRegnaucourt. Grandmother of 23. Great-grandmother of 24.

KINSEY, Stella L., 91, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Indianapolis, Oct. 7. Mother of Lisa Kinsey.

LAKER, Donald A., 78, St. Mary, Rushville, Oct. 8. Father of Rose Laker-Weber, Bonnie Connie, Brian and James Laker. Brother of Wilbur Laker. Grandfather of 12. Great-grandfather of 12.

LUX, Betty, 94, St. Vincent de Paul, Shelby County, Sept. 20. Aunt of several.

MAHONEY, Generose A., 82, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Oct. 4. Mother of Nancy, Stefanie, Susan, Dean and James Hendrix. Grandmother of eight.

MANNING, Joan D., 88, St. John Paul II, Sellersburg, Sept. 22. Mother of Cheryl Garrett, Curt, Steve and Tim Manning. Sister of Linda Childress, Duane, Leon, Neil and Phil Trout. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of 26.

MINATEL, Roy A., 91, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Oct. 3. Father of Anthony and Victor Minatel. Brother of Rosie Eagan, Joe and Mario Minatel. Grandfather of four.

MINOR, John M., 77, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, Oct. 8. Husband of Angela Minor. Father of Bill, Jay, Jimmy and Troy Minor. Brother of Annell Mook, Joe, Mike, Philip and Tom Minor. Grandfather of nine.

OVERSTREET, Reed T., 38, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Sept. 30. Son of Fran and Thomas Overstreet. Brother of Ross Overstreet.

SAUERLAND, Michael B., 67, St. Michael, Brookville, Sept. 21. Husband of Sherry Sauerland. Father of Kimberly Claypool, Shelly Fohl and Adam Sauerland. Brother of Donna Ketcham, Steve and Tony Sauerland. Grandfather of 11. Great-grandfather of one.

SMITH, Arthur F., 87, St. Patrick, Salem, Sept. 14. Husband of Norma Smith. Uncle and great-uncle of several.

SUNDLING, Peter J., 83, Christ the King, Indianapolis, Sept. 16. Husband of Pat Culley. Father of A.J. and Steve Sundling. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of two.

SWEET, Jr., James S., 92, St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Cambridge City, Sept. 25. Father of Jo Anne Barr, Karen, Dan, David, Robert and Steve Sweet. Brother of Mary Ellen Grossman. Grandfather of 10. Great-grandfather of 17. Great-great-grandfather of two.

YOCHEM, Shirley (Coriell), 70, St. John Paul II, Sellersburg, Sept. 27. Mother of Crissy Knox and Sally Priddy. Sister of Brenda Schindlbeck. Grandmother of four. †

Franciscan Sister Myra Peine served for 29 years in Catholic education

Franciscan Sister Myra Peine died on Sept. 24 at the motherhouse of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis in Oldenburg. She was 91.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Sept. 30 at the Motherhouse Chapel in Oldenburg. Burial followed at the sisters’ cemetery.

Sister Myra was born on Aug. 13, 1930, in Brookville and grew up as a member of

St. Michael Parish in the southeastern Indiana town. She joined the Sisters of St. Francis on Sept. 8, 1952, and professed final vows in on Aug. 12, 1958. Sister Myra earned a bachelor’s degree in education at Marian University in Indianapolis.

During her 69 years as a member of the Sisters of St. Francis, Sister Myra ministered in Catholic education for 29 years in Indiana and Missouri before returning to the motherhouse where she ministered in its infirmary.

In the archdiocese, Sister Myra served at the former St. Rita School in Indianapolis from 1954-62, in occupational therapy in the motherhouse infirmary from 1983-84 and as its activities director from 1984-2015.

Memorial gifts may be sent to the Sisters of St. Francis, P.O. Box 100, Oldenburg, IN, 47036-0100. †

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