February 4, 2022

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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BRAUN, Mildred, 93, St. Simon the Apostle, Indianapolis, Jan. 2. Mother of Tricia Fox, Mary Heller, Kelly Schopmeyer, Nancy, Chris, Drew, Mark, Matt, Nick, Paul, Rick and Thom Braun. Grandmother of 58. Great-grandmother of 50.

BUMM, Ann K., 68, St. Meinrad, St. Meinrad, Aug. 14. Wife of Robert Bumm, Jr. Mother of Lena Potts. Sister of John, Joseph and Mark Stitzman. Grandmother of one.

COMBS, Richard L., 85, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Dec. 3. Husband of Mary Combs. Father of Elizabeth Waller, Bradley, Sr., and Roger Combs. Brother of Kenneth Combs. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of 11.

DANT, Christopher D., 57, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Dec. 30. Husband of Kimberly Dant. Father of Adia and Abraham Dant. Brother of Elizabeth Derwin, Kathleen Henderson, George, Gerald, Gerard, Gregory, Sr., Harold, Father J. Nicholas and Timothy Dant. Grandson of Rose Black.

DOUGLAS, Carlyle W., 81, Holy Angels, Indianapolis, Dec. 14. Father of Monica Gwantley, Angela Lewis, Brenda McLemore and Darlenia Patterson. Grandfather of eight. Great-grandfather of six. Great-great-grandfather of two.

DUGAN, Martin J., 90, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Dec. 28. Father of Patty Hegarty, Eileen Skinner, Marianne and Marty Dugan. Grandfather of five.

FELDPAUSCH, Jr., Joseph, 82, St. Boniface, Fulda, Sept. 25. Father of Karen Collett, Kathleen, Jeffrey and Matthew Feldpausch. Brother of Janice Harpenau and William Feldpausch. Grandfather of nine. Great-grandfather of two.

GAMEZ, Claudia B., 36, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Dec. 1. Daughter of Jose and Oferlinda Gamez. Sister of Jose Gamez.

GLADDEN, Robert, 70, St. Simon the Apostle, Indianapolis, Dec. 15. Husband of Juliann Gladden. Father of Jeff, John and Shaughan Gladden. Brother of David Brantley and Kevin Burke. Grandfather of one.

GOUGLER, Alicia A., 28, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Dec. 13. Mother of German and Jeremiah Lopez. Daughter of Dusty Gougler. Sister of Angie Parnell and Jeffrey McGary.

GRINER, Beverly A., 61, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Nov. 18. Wife of Scott Griner. Mother of Stacie Kleeman and Kellie Parker. Daughter of Jack and Mary Olding. Sister of Terri Roadruck, Colleen Serletti, Jack, Jr. and Jason Olding. Grandmother of seven.

HAYES, Jamie A., 41, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Dec. 31. Daughter of F. Joseph and Linda Hayes. Sister of Lindsay Hayes and Heather Pleak. Aunt of two.

HERMANEK, Frank J., 88, St. Lawrence, Lawrenceburg, Dec. 23. Husband of June Hermanek. Father of Lisa Burley, Christine Donovan, Gwen Lanyi, Barbara Osborne, Laura Turco and Frank Hermanek. Brother of Barbara Morin. Grandfather of 13. Great-grandfather of 12.

HUTCHINSON, Maureen P., 91, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Nov. 26. Mother of Ellen Gwinn, Gail, James, Kevin and Robert Hutchinson. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of one.

JONES, Joanne, 66, St. Rita, Indianapolis, Oct. 6. Mother of Anthony Jones. Sister of Beverly, Earlin, Evelyn, Kenneth and Michael Hardin. Grandmother of two.

KOETTER, Sr., Thomas C., 85, St. John the Baptist, Starlight, Dec. 31. Father of Brian, Jerry, Randy, Rick and T.J. Koetter, Jr. Grandfather of 16. Great-grandfather of 14.

LAMONACA, Catherine, 86, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Nov. 30. Mother of Cammy Ward, Anthony and Pete LaMonaca. Sister of Antoinette Pizzi and John Cento. Grandmother of 11. Great-grandmother of nine.

LINTON, Jr., Paul A., 78, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Nov. 21. Father of Tracy Jaques and Paul Linton. Stepfather of Jennifer Johnson. Brother of Barbara and Mary Linton. Grandfather of 12. Great-grandfather of five.

LUX, Mildred (Saber), 97, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, Dec. 9. Mother of Mary Hays, Kathleen McKinney, Susan McMurry and Thomas Lux, Jr. Sister of Rita Brown and Diane Saber. Grandmother of 14. Great-grandmother of 20.

MALLORY, Richard C., 65, St. Augustine, Leopold, Dec. 23. Husband of Peggy Mallory. Father of Tabby Goffinet, Tammy Harrington and Tracie Harrison. Brother of Cathy Reece. Grandfather of four.

MARTINEZ, Cesar, 52, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, Dec. 21. Husband of Azucena Desales Rios. Father of Lesly and Ivan Martinez.

MCMANAMA, Jr., Jerre L., 54, St. Roch, Indianapolis, Dec. 31. Father of Colin, Murphy and Patrick McManama.

NEVITT, Tara L., 44, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Dec. 10. Mother of Kathy Stiles and Phillip Nevitt. Sister of Emily Chavez and Jaime Lamping. Granddaughter of Doris Lepper.

NEWMAN, Roger, 71, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Nov. 16. Son of Mary Joyce Newman. Brother of Susanne Perez, Pam Sokol, Dane, Jack, Jim and J. R. Newman. Uncle of several.

ROSAS MAYOR, M. Dolores, 63, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, Dec. 7. Mother of Antonio Torres Rosas. Daughter of Rutilio Rosas Mizquitl and Sebastiana Mayor Tlalpachitoc.

SCHMITT, Katheryn E., 96, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis,

Dec. 4. Mother of Theresa Kirkman, Kathleen Pierce, Katherine and Jeff Chandler. Grandmother of 14. Great-grandmother of several.

SIMON, John D., 57, St. Bernard, Frenchtown, Dec. 21. Father of Khristina Simon. Son of Ella Mae Simon. Brother of Mary Hawkins, Marie Hendrich, Nina McClelland, Annette Miller, Roberta Robertson, Edward, Paul and William Simon. Grandfather of six.

THOMAS, James W., 88, Our Lady of the Greenwood, Greenwood, Nov. 26. Husband of Wilma Thomas. Father of Rosemary Obert, Sharon Perry, Annette Taylor, Garett and Mark Thomas. Grandfather of nine. Great-grandfather of 10.

TURK, Kevin, 64, SS. Francis and Clare of Assisi, Greenwood, Nov. 22. Husband of Sherry Turk. Father of Stephanie Turk. Son of Marilyn Turk. Brother of Karen Beers, Pam Burnett, Mary Delger, Patty Grabhorn, Debbie Lee, Janice and Mark Turk.

WILES, Joseph, 78, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Dec. 23. Father of Julie Markowitz and Andrea Sandlin. Brother of Betty Ressino and Charles Wiles. Grandfather of four.

YOUNG, Mary A., 96, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Dec. 28. Mother of Elise Cerrone, Mary Stewart, Julie Terrell, Drew, James, John, Joseph, Thomas and William Young. Grandmother and great-grandmother of several.

ZILIAK, Barbara, 80, SS. Francis and Clare of Assisi, Greenwood, Dec. 5. Wife of Lawrence Ziliak. Mother of Caroline Molteni, James, Paul, Robert and Stephen Ziliak. Sister of Patricia Benanti and Paul John Brahler. Grandmother of 12. Great-grandmother of one.


Providence Sister Shawn Marie McDermott served in education for 42 years

Providence Sister Shawn Marie McDermott, a member of the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods in St. Mary-of-the-Woods, died on Jan. 1 in Reading, Mass. She was 80.

Masses of Christian Burial were celebrated on Jan. 6 at St. Athanasius Church in Reading, and on Jan. 18 at the Church of the Immaculate Conception at the motherhouse in St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Burial followed at the sisters’ cemetery.

Sister Shawn Marie was born on Sept. 4, 1941, in Medford, Mass., and given the name Kathleen at her baptism. She entered the Sisters of Providence on Feb. 1, 1960, and professed final vows on Aug. 15, 1967.

Sister Shawn Marie earned a bachelor’s degree at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College and master’s degrees at Indiana State University in Terre Haute and Boston College in Boston.

During her 61 years as a member of the Sisters of Providence, Sister Shawn Marie ministered in education for 42 years in schools in Indiana, Massachusetts and North Carolina. Intermingled in those years, she spent 10 years serving in parish ministry in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. After retiring in 2010, Sister Shawn Marie ministered for eight years as a hospice volunteer.

She is survived by a brother, Martin McDermott of Reading, Mass.

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.


Benedictine Brother Mario Ibson served as a groundskeeper and painter for 50 years

Benedictine Brother Mario Ibson, a monk of Saint Meinrad Archabbey in St. Meinrad, died on Jan. 19 at the monastery infirmary. He was 83.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Jan. 24. Burial followed at the Archabbey Cemetery.

Brother Mario was a jubilarian of monastic profession, having celebrated 60 years of monastic profession.

Thomas Raymond Ibson was born on Aug. 5, 1938, in Evanston, Ill. He graduated from St. Ita Grade School in Chicago in 1954 and from St. George High School in Evanston in 1958.

Brother Mario was invested as a novice of Saint Meinrad on Nov. 5, 1960, and professed simple vows on Nov. 12, 1961.

Brother Mario served in a number of assignments at the monastery, including in the plumbing department, the library, sacristy, tailor shop and shoe shop.

Two assignments, in particular, occupied 50 of Brother Mario’s 60 years of monastic life. In 1970, he began working with Physical Facilities on the grounds and landscaping crew and in the monastery vineyard. In 1991, he took on the assignment of painter, a work he would continue for the next 30 years until his death.

He is survived by two sisters: Donna Leonard of Arlington Heights, Ill., and Jackie Kilkenny of Colorado Springs, Colo.

Memorial gifts may be sent to Saint Meinrad Archabbey, 200 Hill Drive, St. Meinrad, IN 47577.


Franciscan Sister Mary Paul Larson served in Catholic education for 47 years

Franciscan Sister Mary Paul Larson died on Jan. 17 at the motherhouse of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis in Oldenburg. She was 92.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Jan. 21 at the Motherhouse Chapel in Oldenburg. Burial followed at the sisters’ cemetery.

Sister Mary Paul born on May 6, 1929, in Vincennes, Ind., and was given the name Mary Ann at her baptism. She joined the Sisters of St. Francis on Sept. 7, 1952, and professed final vows on Aug. 12, 1958. Sister Mary Paul earned a bachelor’s degree in education at Marian University in Indianapolis, a degree in music at the University of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio, and a master’s degree in education at Xavier University in Cincinnati.

During her 69 years as a member of the Sisters of St. Francis, Sister Mary Paul ministered in Catholic education for 47 years in Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Montana. From 1984 until her retirement in 2000, she ministered both as a religion teacher and in parish ministry at St. Charles Parish in Pryor, Mont.

In the archdiocese, Sister Mary Paul served in Indianapolis at St. Michael the Archangel School (now St. Michael-St. Gabriel Archangels School) in 1961 and from 1974-76, at the former Holy Trinity School from 1962-63, at Our Lady of Lourdes School from 1963-66 and 1972-73 and at Marian University from 1976-83. She also ministered at the former Holy Family School in Oldenburg from 1952-53, at the former St. Joseph School in St. Leon from 1961-62 and at Holy Family School (now St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School) in Richmond from 1966-68.

Sister Mary Paul is survived by two sisters: Phyllis Boehm of Fishers, Ind., and Kathleen Larson of Vincennes, Ind.

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

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