March 4, 2022


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ACOSTA DOMINGUEZ, Alejandra, 31, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, Jan. 13. Daughter of Pedro Acosta and Reyna Dominguez-Rodriguez.

BEDEL, William R., 71, St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Aurora, Jan. 31. Husband of Debbie Bedel. Father of Diane Rummel, Richard and Robert Bedel. Brother of Terri Bauer, Mary Ann Beeker, Patty Blankenship, Lois Vollrath, Jim, Mike and Tommy Bedel. Grandfather of five. Great-grandfather of one.

BUENING, Joseph E., 83, St. Vincent de Paul, Shelby County, Jan. 29. Husband of JoAnn Buening. Father of Mary Linville, Kathleen McGuire, Helen Ramsey, Juanita Rogers, Trisha Stevens, Janice, Rebecca, George and Timothy Buening. Brother of Mildred Busch, Ruth, Jerome, John, Philip and Robert Buening. Grandfather of 17. Great-grandfather of 11.

BULLOCK, James E., 89, St. Vincent de Paul, Bedford, Feb. 5. Husband of Sally Bullock. Father of Kevin, Mark and Mike Bullock. Grandfather of seven.

CHAVEZ, Rual Martinez, 46, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, Jan. 7. Husband of Maritza Amaya. Father of Heylley, Ruby and Jason.

FRIESEL, Dennis L., 79, St. Charles Borromeo, Bloomington, Feb. 5. Husband of Donna Friesel. Father of Eric and Michael Friesel. Grandfather of four. Great-grandfather of one.

GRADY, Katherine F., 85, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, Jan. 28. Mother of Angel Brown, Antoinette Brown-Williams, James and Leland Brown, Sr. Sister of Gloria Adams, Ester Black and Helen Smith. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of five.

GRADY, Patrick L., 95, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Feb. 2. Husband of Mary Grady. Father of Colleen Colvin, Kathleen Douglass and Marianne Koby. Brother of Mary Hawkins and Thomas Grady. Grandfather of four. Great-grandfather of eight.

GRAUE, Ronald P., 76, St. Mary, Greensburg, Feb. 6. Husband of Helen Graue. Father of Geoffrey and Gregory Graue. Brother of Terry Graue. Grandfather of three.

HEIDELBERGER, Betty E., 71, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Jan. 31. Wife of Harry Heidelberger. Mother of Joseph and Luke Heidelberger. Sister of Jimmy and Mike Ray. Stepsister of Carolyn Hunter. Grandmother of three.

HOSBEIN, Mary R., 91, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, Jan. 24. Mother of Jayne Grusak, Julie Johns, Karen Mersereau, Mark and Tom Hosbein. Sister of Joanne Hester. Grandmother of 11. Great-grandmother of six.

JOHNSON, Pamela (Wagner), 60, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Jan. 29. Daughter of Ella Wagner. Sister of Janet Eisenhut, Susan Sapp, Andrew and Matthew Wagner.

KENNEDY, Thomas J., 93, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Jan. 28. Father of Joan Bruce, Marie Chorpenning, Charles and John Kennedy. Grandfather of 11. Great-grandfather of 13.

MATERN, Agnes M., 91, St. Ann, Jennings County, Feb. 9. Mother of Mary Jo Kent, Patty Kintner, Sharon Low, Tammy, Chuck, Danny, Donnie and Roger Matern. Sister of Mary Ann Maschino and Theresa Young. Grandmother of 24. Great-grandmother of 55. Great-great-grandmother of three.

MATERN, Ann M., 82, St. Ann, Jennings County, Feb. 6. Mother of Ellen and Linda Capes and Allan and Glen Matern. Grandmother of 14. Great-grandmother of 12.

MEISENHELDER, Dr. George T., 94, St. Gabriel, Connersville, Feb. 2. Father of Jan Anderson, Cara Salyer, David, Eric, Joseph, Mark and Thomas Meisenhelder. Grandfather of 16. Great-grandfather of 15.

MOSTER, Leo J., 89, St. Peter, Franklin County, Feb. 4. Husband of JoAnn Moster. Father of Jenny Paetow, Julie Williams, Jeff and Jim Moster. Brother of Anthony and Bernard Moster. Grandfather of 11. Great-grandfather of one.

PATTERSON, Thomas D., 66, St. Martin of Tours, Martinsville, Jan. 28. Husband of Leoncia Patterson. Father of Kelly McCreery, Aimee Shafer, Leslie, Olivia, Charles, Joel and Nolan Patterson. Brother of Vicki Atherton, Linda Carlson, Laurella Fuller and Robin Mann. Grandfather of seven. Great-grandfather of one.

PURDIE, John A., 79, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Jan. 24. Husband of Pam Purdie. Father of Denise Purdie Andrews, Elaine Bush, Claire Hampton and Andrew Purdie. Grandfather of four.

RENNIER, Clarissa A., 93, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Jan. 31. Mother of Susan Castner, Joan Pearson, Diane Pickett, Joyce Van Treese, Gary, Mark and Ronald Rennier. Sister of Marilyn Smith, Jack and Morris Jansing. Grandmother and great-grandmother of several.

RINGWOOD, Rita M,, 96, St. Christopher, Indianapolis, Feb. 1. Mother of Lori Dimond, Kris Greene, Penny Tandy and Brian Ringwood. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of 10.

SABINA, Stephanie R., 45, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Feb. 4. Wife of Jim Sabina. Mother of Carrianne Sabina. Daughter of Betty Haney.

SANCHEZ, Genaro Maldonado, 16, St. Joseph, Shelbyville, Jan. 29. Son of Esther Sanchez and Galdino Zarate, Jr. Brother of Christina Sanchez, America, Yuridia and Yuriana Zarate, Luis Rojas, Lionheart and Moises Sanchez. Grandson of Cecilia Cinto, Epifania Carbajal, Joseluiz Sanchez and Galdino Zarate, Sr.

SIMER, Mary Cecelia, 82, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, Jan. 12. Mother of Deborah and Jeanne Simer. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of eight.

SPALDING, Mona G., 64, St. Joseph, Shelbyville, Jan. 29. Wife of Daniel Spalding. Mother of Mindy Baxter, Andrea Powell and Thomas Spalding. Sister of Janice Kuhn, John, Michael, Richard and William Harding. Grandmother of one.

STEPHENS, Kathleen G., 73, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Jan. 29. Wife of Mark Stephens. Mother of Colleen New, Jodie Searcy, Jackie Zangrilli, David and Gregory Stephens. Sister of Linda Shevlin. Grandmother of 12. Great-grandmother of three.

STONE, Virginia R., 98, St. Charles Borromeo, Bloomington, Feb. 3. Mother of Sharon Lucas, Mary Beth Osbun, Patricia Thompson, Andrew, Joseph and Richard Stone. Grandmother of 15. Great-grandmother of 11. Great-great-grandmother of one.

STRATTMAN, William, 58, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, Jan. 6.

THOMAN, Rex L., 89, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Jan. 26. Father of Jennifer Whaley, Radford, Reginald, Scott, Steven and Timothy Thoman. Grandfather of 18. Great-grandfather of five.

THOMPSON, Mary Rose (Lord), 86, St. Joseph, Corydon, Jan. 26. Mother of Sherry Noon and Bruce Thompson, Jr. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of four.

TORMOEHLEN, Kenneth, 85, St. Ambrose, Seymour, Feb. 3. Father of Kevin Tormoehlen. Grandfather of four. Great-grandfather of eight.

VAUGHT, Louise E. (Henze), 91, St. Paul, Tell City, Feb. 7. Sister of Margie Elder. Aunt of several.

VEERKAMP, Rita Marie, 88, St. Joseph, Shelbyville, Feb. 1. Mother of Susan Veerkamp and Mary Ann Wentzel. Sister of Martha Sneed, Bert and Casper Wilmer. Grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of three.

WEBB, Russell E., 75, St. Vincent de Paul, Bedford, Jan. 22. Father of Giuseppina Bartlett, Andrew, Franco, Jay and Russell Webb. Brother of Marsha Enochs and Ronnie Webb. Grandfather of 10. Great-grandfather of one. †

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