December 3, 2021


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ANCELET, Yvonna, 100, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Indianapolis, Oct. 24. Mother of Bonnie Childers, Joni Kuhn, Marie Roberts, Jean, Kathleen, David, Donald, Edwin, Glen, Jerome, Marc and Tom Ancelet. Grandmother of 19. Great-grandmother of 32. Great-great-grandmother of 19.

BAUMANN, Jacqueline A., 81, St. John Paul II, Sellersburg, Nov. 1. Wife of Cletus Baumann. Mother of Beth Tracy, David and Mike Baumann. Sister of Michelle Kirchgessner and Brenda Kruer. Grandmother of three.

BEYER, David, 20, St. Vincent de Paul, Shelby County, Nov. 1. Son of Andy and Heather Beyer. Brother of Teresa Hedrick and Kevin Cain. Grandson of Mike and Karen Kerr. Uncle of one.

BUCKLEY, Norma Lee, 82, St. Gabriel, Connersville, Nov. 2. Mother of Sabrina Lindsey, Jennie Wilson and Mike Wedding. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of three.

BUNCH, James, 89, St. Ambrose, Seymour, Nov. 4. Father of James Bunch, Jr. Grandfather of two.

CASHEN, Patrick J., 79, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, Nov. 6. Husband of Jane Cashen. Father of Jennifer, Jill and Joseph Cashen. Grandfather of four.

CHOWNING, Betty R. (Joyner), 92, St. Gabriel, Connersville, Nov. 8. Mother of Pamela Brokaw and Paula Pflum. Sister of John and Keith Ingermann and Joe O’Connell. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of 10.

DUNN, Loretta T., 96, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Oct. 31. Mother of Janis Dunn-Van Camp, Edward, James, Michael and Roger Dunn. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of two.

FREY, David J., 66, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Nov. 8. Husband of Marie Frey. Father of Jennifer Hillstrom and Christina Kolb. Brother of Melanie Garlitch, James, Louis and Michael Frey. Grandfather of five.

GOSS, Norman J., 92, St. Mary, Lanesville, Oct. 30. Father of Ann Scrogham, Becky Shoemaker, Lisa Worden, Frank and Joe Goss. Grandfather of eight. Great-grandfather of one.

HAGEDORN, Martha B., 71, St. Mark, Perry County, Nov. 4. Sister of Brenda Elder, Eva Rothgerber, Mary, Albert, Andrew, John, Joseph, Maurice and Randall Hagedorn. Aunt and great-aunt of several.

KLUMP, Hilda (Back), 92, All Saints Parish, Dearborn County, Nov. 4. Mother of Mary Brooker, Cindy Hilty, Debbie Klump-Turner, Kay Nocks, Ed Back, Rick and Tom Klump. Grandmother of 12. Great-grandmother of 12.

KNECHT, Bertha, 90, St. Michael, Brookville, Nov. 9. Wife of Donald Knecht. Mother of Mary Lazzara, Kay Parker and Ed Knecht. Sister of Mary Tebbe. Grandmother of 11. Great-grandmother of 10.

LAKIN-THOMAS, Johanna, 62, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Oct. 10. Wife of David L. Thomas. Sister of Mary, James and Joseph Lakin.

LAROSA, Dian (Englehart), 60, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Nov. 9. Mother of Salvatore LaRosa, Dylan and Tyler Sutton. Grandmother of three.

MCCAIN, Thomas W., 84, St. John the Baptist, Osgood, Oct. 13. Husband of Linda McCain. Father of Jennifer Boggs, Debora, Kathleen, Michael, Thomas and William McCain. Brother of Theresa Housh, Sue Ann and John McCain. Grandfather of 19. Great-grandfather of 18.

MCLEOD, Ann, 76, St. Mary, North Vernon, Nov. 5. Wife of Rick McLeod. Mother of Erika Downs and Andy McLeod. Sister of Robert Ringer. Grandmother of five.

MILLER, Rosemary M., 88, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Indianapolis, Nov. 8. Mother of Regina Jeffers, Angela Lewis, Mary Maher, Bernadette, Victoria, Mathew and Sean Miller. Grandmother of six.

MORRIS, Joseph, 82, St. Anthony of Padua, Clarksville, Nov. 9. Husband of Rose Morris. Father of Brenda Bratcher, Katy Kulwicki, Sharon Thrasher, Carl and Rob Morris. Brother of Harold and James Morris. Grandfather of 12. Great-grandfather of 11.

NOBBE, R. Eugene, 88, St. Gabriel, Connersville, Nov. 1. Husband of Shirley Nobbe. Father of Carol Grubbs, Donna Matthews, Linda Naylor and Charles Nobbe. Brother of Wilma Fryar, Paul, Robert and Werner Nobbe. Grandfather of 13. Great-grandfather of 30.

PFERRER, John, 91, St. Matthew the Apostle, Indianapolis, Nov. 8. Father of Drew and Eric Pferrer. Grandfather of four.

PRZYBYLSKI, Gerald A, 67, Christ the King, Indianapolis, Nov. 3. Brother of Carol Kappes, Marian Stout, John and Lawrence Przybylski. Uncle of several.

RATTIGAN, Timothy M., 55, Christ the King, Indianapolis, Nov. 8. Son of Jim and Mary Ake. Brother of Frank Rattigan.

REDELMAN, Donald E., 91, St. Mary, Greensburg, Nov. 4. Father of Barb Emery, Kathy Kerker, Neice, Ruth, Dan and Rick Redelman. Brother of Mary Ellen Trotter. Grandfather of 10. Great-grandfather of 18.

ROBISCH, Margaret H., 93, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Oct. 31. Mother of James and Robert Robisch. Sister of Rosemarie Quill. Grandmother of two.

SAQUIL LOPEZ, Armida, 45, St. Mary, Greensburg, Nov. 8. Mother of Kimberly, Valentina, Jimmi and Kevin Lopez. Daughter of Inohencia Lopez Gonzalez and Jose Blanco. Sister of Kenny and Nelson.

SCANLAN, Thomas J., 101, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, Nov. 7. Father of Elizabeth Bagnoche, David, Joseph, Michael, Thomas and Timothy Scanlan. Grandfather of 13. Great-grandfather of nine.

SCHEIDLER, Robert J., 90, St. Mary, Greensburg, Nov. 4. Father of Teresa Buell, LuAnn Cain, Susan Colson, Joannette Wright, Daniel, Lawrence and Roger Scheidler. Brother of Marlene Brown and Doris Kirschner. Grandfather of 26. Great-grandfather of 24.

SHARP, Diane M., 76, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Nov. 9. Wife of Ronald Sharp. Sister of Lavonne Elixman, John, Mike and Tim Moriarty. Aunt of several.

SMITH, Donna R., 77, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Nov. 8. Mother of Diana Butcher, Jimmy and Rich Smith. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of seven.

SPINDLER, Gilbert H., 92, St. Pius V, Troy, Nov. 1. Father of Linda Mattingly and Danny Spindler. Grandfather of three. Great-grandfather of two.

SPRAGG, Cecelia, 61, Christ the King, Indianapolis, Aug. 8. Sister of Stacia Spragg-Braude and Vincent Spragg.

ULLRICH, William V., 79, St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Aurora, Nov. 3. Father of Kim Hamilton, Tina Orellano, Eric and Mike Ullrich. Brother of John, Kevin, Nick and Roger Ullrich. Grandfather of nine. Great-grandfather of six.

VOLGEMANN, Helen, 92, St. Paul, Tell City, Nov. 8. Mother of Diana Goffinet. Sister of Eloise and Pauline Hughes. Grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of two.

Franciscan Sister Rose Marie McCann served in Catholic schools, health care

Franciscan Sister Rose Marie McCann died on Nov. 5 at the motherhouse of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis in Oldenburg. She was 87.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Nov. 12 at the Motherhouse Chapel in Oldenburg. Burial followed at the sisters’ cemetery.

Sister Rose Marie was born on Jan. 26, 1934, in Dover, where she grew up as a member of the former St. John the Baptist Parish. She joined the Sisters of St. Francis on Sept. 8, 1951, and professed final vows on

Aug. 12, 1957. Sister Rose Marie earned a bachelor’s degree in education at Marian University in Indianapolis and a master’s degree in education at Xavier University in Cincinnati.

During 70 years as a member of the Sisters of St. Francis, Sister Rose Marie ministered in Catholic education for 34 years in Indiana and Ohio and for 18 years in health care before serving sisters from her community at Marian for two years and then returning to the motherhouse in 2011.

In the archdiocese, she served in Indianapolis at the former Holy Trinity School from 1953-54, the former St. Bernadette School from 1969-70, the former St. Rita School from 1971-80 and at St. Monica School from 1984-87. She also ministered at St. Andrew School (now St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School) in Richmond from 1959-63, St. Lawrence School in Lawrenceburg from 1966-69 and at St. Joseph School in Shelbyville from 1970-71.

Beginning in 1987, Sister Rose Marie began service as a qualified medical assistant at Marquette Manor in Indianapolis. She ministered there from 1987-94, 1997-2002 and 2003-09.

Sister Joan is survived by her sisters Linda Auel of Sunman, Anne Riesman of Sunman and Patricia Schuman of Brookville, and her brothers, Russell and Thomas McCann of Guilford.

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

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