February 11, 2022

Obituaries

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AJAMIE, Karen, 71, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Jan. 9. Wife of Bill Ajamie. Mother of Katie Bremer, Emily Halpin, Sam Ajamie and Chad McWhinney. Sister of Linda Fitzgerald, Teresa Flack and Brenda Swearingin. Grandmother of 10.

ATKINS, Jeanne (Wieck), 91, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Jan. 8. Mother of Lisa Milner, Jack and Patrick Atkins. Sister of Connie Sorkin and Mary Dee Stiebel. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of 13.

AYERS, Janet, 73, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, Dec. 31. Mother of Andrew Ayers. Sister of Kay, Bill, Jim and Roger Williams. Grandmother of one.

BARBARICH, Mary, 90, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, Dec. 21. Mother of Teresa Brouhard, Rosalie Hetzner, Marty and Paul Barbarich. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of three.

BARRETT, Phyllis K. (Markey), 94, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Dec. 23. Mother of Ann Branson, Paul and Phil Markey. Stepmother of Diana Hay, Denise Tobin, Dennis and William Barrett, Jr. Grandmother of 17. Great-grandmother of 23.

BOWER, Loren L., 77, St. John the Baptist, Starlight, Jan. 12. Husband of Diann Bower. Father of Amy Potts, Milissa Wagoner and Randy Bower. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of eight.

DUFFY, Willa Jean (Foster), 80, Holy Family, New Albany, Jan. 12. Wife of Louis Duffy. Mother of Kris Hirsch and Louis Duffy, Jr. Sister of Claudia Morgan, Donna Wisman and Scot Foster. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of four.

FISCHER, Steve, 65, St. Mary, Navilleton, Jan. 5. Husband of Diane Fischer. Father of Candace Donahoe, Krista Fischer and Karry Heath. Brother of Kathy Scovill, Theresa Tisheuar, Barb and Daryl Fischer. Grandfather of four.

GOWAN, Randall, 56, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, Nov. 12. Husband of Linda Gowan. Son of Cheryl and Harry Gowan. Brother of Candy Thiel and Danny Gowan.

HALSEY, Patricia A., 95, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Jan. 8. Wife of Donald Halsey. Mother of Susan Bogan, Nancy Morrow and James Halsey. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of four.

HAYDEN, Gary A., 57, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, Jan. 9. Father of Brooke and Brock Hayden. Stepfather of Branden Epperson, Drew, Micah and Ross Lewis. Son of James Hayden. Brother of Gregory Hayden. Grandfather of one.

HAYS, Linda L. (Pirtle), 71, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, Jan. 12. Sister of Sue Yost. Aunt of one.

HESSLER, Carolyn S., 81, St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Cambridge City, Nov. 29. Wife of Ken Kessler. Mother of Julie Ann Burke and Barry Hessler. Grandmother of one.

Kean, Thomas L., 51, St. Joseph, Corydon, Jan. 9. Husband of Dana Kean. Father of Jennie Kemp, Elijah and Matt Kean. Brother of Star Boffro, Scott Hatfield and Johnny Kean. Grandfather of seven.

KLASERNER, George C., 87, All Saints Parish, Dearborn County, Jan. 11. Husband of Alice Klaserner. Father of Anne Menkedick, David, John and Steve Klaserner. Grandfather of nine. Great-grandfather of eight.

KOCH, Josetta, 82, St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, Bright, Jan. 3. Sister of Shirley Kearns, Margaret Lindhorst, Allan, Ellsworth, Jerry and Norbert Dirr.

LEBEAU, Joan M., 74, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Jan. 9. Wife of Stephen LeBeau. Mother of Michele Golab, Mandy Weinzierl, Scott, Stephen, Jr., and Tony LeBeau. Grandmother of 17.

LIEPA, Leons, 90, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, Jan. 7. Husband of Vija Liepa. Father of Astra Bessler, Andra and Mark Liepa. Brother of Valdis Liepa. Grandfather of two.

Lorenzano, Maria A. (Sergi), 93, Holy Name of Jesus, Beech Grove, Jan. 9. Mother of Angela Kiplinger-Lorenzano, Nancy, Anthony, Mark, Michael, Victor and Vincent Lorenzano. Grandmother of 15. Great-grandmother of several. Great-great-grandmother of one.

MALOTT, Mary Rose (Campbell), 73, St. John Paul II, Sellersburg, Jan. 11. Wife of Ronald Malott. Mother of Lesley Kruer and Bobbie Willis. Sister of Theresa Wolford, Dennis and Henry Campbell. Grandmother of three.

MILLEA, Sr., Thomas G.. 90, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, Jan. 9. Husband of Juanita Millea. Father of Julie, Alan, Dan, Richard and Tom Millea, Jr. Grandfather of eight. Great-grandfather of four.

MINTON, Raymond, 75, St. Ambrose, Seymour, Jan. 7. Husband of Marion Minton. Father of Cathy Masters, Jennifer Smiley, Teresa White, Bob Masters and Ray Minton. Brother of Thelma Bennett, Helen Fultz, Ruby Henson, Lonnie McKinley and Claude Minton. Grandfather of eight. Great-grandfather of five.

NOETH, Marguerite, 96, All Saints Parish, Dearborn County, Jan. 9. Mother of Janet Graf, Barbara Wuestefeld, Jim and Richard Noeth. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of 21.

PATTERSON, Norma, 102, St. Rita, Indianapolis, Jan. 9. Mother of Beverly Jackson, Mark and Roger Patterson. Sister of Shoranda Gary and Charles Jackson, Jr. Grandmother of 17. Great-grandmother of 28.

PIERCEFIELD, Laura, 93, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Jan. 7. Mother of Susan Wheeler, Garry, Jeffrey and Richard Piercefield. Sister of Margaret Spicuzza. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of 14.

POPP, Doris R. M. (Schornberg), 89, St. John Paul II, Sellersburg, Jan. 9. Wife of Albert Popp. Mother of Kevin Popp. Grandmother of one.

PUGH, Brian P. J., 60, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, Jan. 10. Husband of Kathi Pugh. Father of Kristen Fuson, Dustin and Jeremy Pugh. Son of Pam Pugh. Brother of Elaine Barker, Teresa Bixler, Casey, Chris, Gerry, Jim, Paul and Tom Pugh. Grandfather of five.

SCHLIESMAN, Kenton, 68, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Jan. 3. Husband of Anna Schliesman. Father of Eric Schliesman. Stepfather of Robert Caplinger. Grandfather of three.

SPALDING, Laura D., 38, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyd County, Jan. 7. Wife of James Spalding. Mother of Chloe, Felicity, Joseph and Theodore Spalding. Daughter of Eric Van Fossen and Holly Page. Stepdaughter of Albert Page. Sister of John Van Fossen. Stepsister of David Page. Granddaughter of Barbara Van Fossen and Janet Born.

WILLIAMS, Dolores A., 87, Our Lady of the Greenwood, Greenwood, Jan. 6. Mother of Donna, Bill, Jim, John, Mike and Tom Williams. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of two.

WOODWARD, Lena A. (Ross), 95, St. Vincent de Paul, Bedford, Jan. 10. Mother of David and John Woodward. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of 13.

WUESTEFELD, Alvin U., 74, St. Louis, Batesville, Jan. 11. Husband of Connie Wuestefeld. Father of Lori Pulskamp, Eric and Tim Wuestefeld. Brother of David, Gene, Joe and Ray Wuestefeld. Grandfather of six. †

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