November 5, 2021

Obituaries

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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BOWLES, Margaret C., 86, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, Oct. 7. Mother of Chadd, Greg, Jeff, Matthew and Todd Bowles. Grandmother of 12.

CUSKADEN, Michael W., 75, St. Mary, Greensburg, Oct. 20. Husband of Nancy Cuskaden. Father of Melissa Bruns, Christopher and Michael Cuskaden. Brother of Richard Cuskaden. Grandfather of eight.

DRAGAN, Angeline M., 91, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Oct. 17. Mother of Mary Dragan and Josephine Thompson. Grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of four.

FRY, JoAnn N., 72, St. Mary, Greensburg, Oct. 21. Wife of Douglas Fry. Mother of Jennifer Huber, Brooke Owens, Kristen and Brad Fry. Sister of Betty Lou Andres, Mary Ann Lehr, Lavonne Moorman, Darlene Vicars and Anthony Gillman. Grandmother of eight.

HAMMACK, Zachary D., 27, St. Michael, Bradford, Oct. 3. Father of Spencer Hammack. Son of Douglas Hammack and Jill Stilger Morrissey. Brother of Abigayle Hammack, Keely and Sophia Morrissey and Carson McClain. Grandson of Gary and Sharon Best, Larry and Gayle Humes and Darryl and Peg Stilger.

HANNEMAN, William F., 88, St. Joseph, Shelbyville, Oct. 20. Father of Michael and Randal Hanneman. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of one.

HARDESTY, Alma M., 100, St. Vincent de Paul, Bedford, Oct. 26. Mother of Dennis and Don Hardesty. Sister of Martha O’Hara. Grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of nine.

HOHMAN, Dolores, 97, St. Peter, Franklin County, Oct. 21. Mother of David, Don, Kevin, Mike and Ron Hohman. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of 13.

JACKSON, Kenneth W., 83, St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Aurora,

Oct. 22. Husband of Frances Jackson. Father of Valerie Cole, Rebecca Geiger, Cecilia Matos, Paula Reed, Lara Weber, Andrew, Kenneth II and Richard Jackson. Brother of Patricia Hilton and Irvin Jackson. Grandfather of 21. Great-grandfather of 10.

KUCHEFSKI, Olivia, 70, St. Charles Borromeo, Bloomington, Oct. 21. Wife of Mark Kuchefski. Mother of Ann Braunstein and Laura Kuchefski. Sister of Claudia Pickard, Marilyn Sollars, Frank and Steve Lane. Grandmother of two.

LITMER, Carol A., 81, St. Catherine of Siena, Decatur County, Oct. 20. Mother of Chris and Scott Litmer. Grandmother of two.

MCANDREWS, Diane B., 86, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Oct. 22. Wife of Thomas McAndrews. Mother of Kelly Scheidler and Patrick McAndrews. Grandmother of five.

MEYER, Virginia, 86, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Richmond, Oct. 21. Mother of Thresa Griffith. Sister of Jennette Newton. Grandmother of two. Great-grandmother of one.

PETERS, Norma J., 83, St. Bridget of Ireland, Liberty, Oct. 4. Wife of Jerry Peters. Mother of Kendrea Hufford, Kirsten Sommer, Holly Turner, Andy, Brooks and Tony Peters. Sister of Karen Gesell, Linda Hendrix and Janet Miller. Grandmother of 12. Great-grandmother of eight.

ROEMBKE, Susan K., 74, St. Martin of Tours, Martinsville, Oct. 20. Mother of Paulina Long, Sherry Wilkerson, Dominic, Thaddeus and Tim Roembke. Sister of Kathy Cummings, Mike and Rob Sleeth. Grandmother and great-grandmother of several.

SCHNEIDER, Earl J., 101, St. Gabriel, Connersville, Oct. 4. Father of Gary Schneider, Sr. Grandfather of five.

SKINNER, Mary Alice, 82, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Oct. 18. Wife of Frank Skinner. Mother of Ann Sutton, Andy, David and Doug Skinner. Grandmother of nine.

TANNER, Paul, 83, St. Mary, Lanesville, Oct. 19. Husband of Edna Tanner. Father of Michelle Perkins and Dana Tanner. Brother of Marian Cooper, Leah Hayworth, Judy Skaggs and Scott Tanner. Grandfather of five. Great-grandfather of one.

WHITE, Roger, 74, St. Joseph, Shelbyville, Oct. 19. Father of Carol Kelsheimer, Shana Wolfey and Richard Skillman. Grandfather of three.


Providence Sister Agnes Eugene Cordak served in Catholic schools for 31 years

Providence Sister Agnes Eugene Cordak, a member of the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods in St. Mary-of-the-Woods, died on Oct. 18 at Mother Theodore Hall on the campus of her religious community’s motherhouse. She was 96.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Nov. 3 at the Church of the Immaculate Conception at the motherhouse in St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Burial followed at the sisters’ cemetery.

Sister Agnes Eugene was born on Feb. 1, 1925, in Chicago. She entered the Sisters of Providence on Sept. 14, 1941, and professed final vows on Aug. 15, 1950.

Sister Agnes Eugene earned a bachelor’s degree in education at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College and master’s degrees in education and history at Indiana State University in Terre Haute.

During her 80 years as a member of the Sisters of Providence, Sister Agnes Eugene ministered as an educator and school librarian for 31 years in schools in Illinois, Indiana and Washington, D.C. At different times, she also served in administration in her religious community, including as treasurer and coordinator of transportation at the motherhouse.

In the archdiocese, Sister Agnes Eugene ministered at St. Mary School (now St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School) in Richmond from 1946-48, the former St. Andrew the Apostle School in Indianapolis from 1955-56, and in Terre Haute at the former St. Ann School from 1954-55, the Gibault Home for Boys (now Gibault Child Services) from 1971-72 and the former Paul C. Schulte High School from 1972-73.

Memorial gifts may be sent to the Sisters of Providence, 1 Sisters of Providence Road, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, St. Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876. †

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