March 11, 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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BENSING, Marilyn, 82, St. Mary, New Albany, Jan. 31. Wife of William Bensing. Mother of Suzanne Julius, Johanna Lively, Julie and Michael Bensing. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of four.

BEYERLE, Jr., Jack E., 69, St. Bernard, Frenchtown, Feb. 3. Husband of Therese Beyerle. Father of Michelle and Michael Beyerle. Brother of Sharon Wells. Grandfather of five. Great-grandfather of one.

BOSLER, William, 95, St. Paul, Tell City, Feb. 8. Father of Janet Kuntz, Gary and Ron Bosler. Grandfather of 18. Great-grandfather of several.

BOWMAN, Charles S., 75, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Feb. 9. Father of Elizabeth Johnson and Bradford Bowman. Brother of Diane Kiemeyer. Grandfather of four. Great-grandfather of one.

BROOKS, Charles R., 78, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, Feb. 4. Husband of JoAnn Brooks. Father of Greg and Steven Brooks. Brother of Beverly Jackson and Sue Tunny. Grandfather of eight. Great-grandfather of two.

CHEESEMAN, Josephine, 90, St. Matthew the Apostle, Indianapolis, Feb. 14. Mother of Charles, Jr., David and Joseph Cheeseman. Sister of Emma Raco, Edith Tamburro and Joseph Lario. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of 12.

CRAIG, James E., 80, St. Vincent de Paul, Bedford, Feb. 10. Husband of Patricia Craig. Father of Stacia Innamorati and James Craig. Brother of Martha Hollars and Gary Craig. Grandfather of one.

CRUM, Sheryl, 46, SS. Francis and Clare of Assisi, Greenwood, Jan. 19. Mother of Kylie and Christopher Crum. Daughter of Ellen and Tom Davel. Sister of Sandi Davel.

DAMIN, Wilma K. (Alvey), 85, St. Paul, Tell City, Feb. 10. Mother of Cindy Light, Bernardine, Bill, Bob and Mike Sweat. Sister of Helen Halliday, Rosalie Howell and Ronny Alvey. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of 13.

EDWARDS, Judy M., 70, St. Augustine, Leopold, Feb. 7. Mother of Tammy Hess, Brad, Michael and Tim Edwards. Sister of Bev and John Guillaume. Grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of one.

ERTEL, Rosemary, 98, St. Mary, North Vernon, Feb. 10. Mother of Joanne Campbell, Frances Walker, Andy, Bob, Chris, Kevin and Paul Ertel. Grandmother of 23. Great-grandmother of 33.

FINNEY, Mary E,, 70, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Feb. 5. Wife of Jack Finney. Mother of Erin, Jacqueline, Michael and Timothy Finney. Daughter of Marianne Hermann. Sister of Dolores Thie and Donna Williams. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of two.

GOODMAN, Sharon K., 65, St. Mary, Navilleton, Feb. 6. Wife of John Goodman. Mother of Amy Pate and Beverly Weaver. Sister of Bernice Blessett and Mike Sizemore. Grandmother of six.

GRAMAN, Alberta M., 95, St. Meinrad, St. Meinrad, Feb. 6. Mother of Darlene Anslinger, Kaye Otto, Gary and Thomas Graman. Sister of Claud Vaal. Grandmother of 11. Great-grandmother of 19. Great-great-grandmother of two.

HOFFBAUER, Matilda E., 99, All Saints, Dearborn County, Feb. 8. Mother of Marilyn Bower, Ruth Griesser, Larry and Paul Hoffbauer. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of 19. Great-great-grandmother of two.

JUAREZ TELLO, Julia, 77, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, Feb. 2. Wife of Narividad Amantectl. Mother of Paula, Reyna, Alejo, Estanislao, Julio, Nazario and Sebastian Amantectl.

LEIBECKE, Mollie J., 67, St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Aurora, Feb. 8. Wife of Terry Leibecke. Mother of Patricia Gaines, Mollie-Beth Leibecke Pustelnik and Amanda Wilson. Sister of Rebecca Lancaster and Bill Birkle. Grandmother of seven.

MCCONNELL, Danny L., 71, St. Charles Borromeo, Bloomington, Feb. 3. Husband of Suzanne McConnell. Father of Teresa Carrico, Christa Donegan, Maria Meadows and Shane McConnell. Brother of five. Grandfather of five.

MENNEL, Patricia A., 96, St. Roch, Indianapolis, Feb. 13. Mother of Marsha Brinson, Sandra Jones, Pamela Lohman, Theresa McClung, Madonna Petty, Donald, George III, Paul and William Mennel. Sister of Charlene Carter. Grandmother of 27. Great-grandmother of 35.

MILLER, Jimmy, 60, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Richmond, Feb. 7. Son of June Miller. Brother of Becky Jewison and Mick Miller. Uncle and great-uncle of several.

OSBORNE, Mary V. (Bass), 101, St. Vincent de Paul, Bedford, Feb. 16. Mother of Christina Martin, Brenda Smith, Teresa Walls, Charles and Tim Osborne. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of eight. Great-great-grandmother of two.

PEYTON, David A., 79, St. Roch, Indianapolis, Feb. 10. Father of JoAnn Carter, Susan Phillips and Kathryn Steichele. Brother of Little Sisters of the Poor Sister Chantal Mary Peyton. Grandfather of 12. Great-grandfather of one.

RAMIREZ, Dr. Leticia S., 90, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Feb. 5. Mother of Marietta Dayton, Marianne Ferreol, Mary Petruzzi, Anthony and Joseph Ramirez. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of one.

REDELMAN, Wilma G., 97, St. Mary, Greensburg, Feb. 16. Mother of Sharon Krieger and Judy Mauer. Sister of Betty McCarthy. Grandmother of two. Great-grandmother of three.

RICHART, Rita C., 80, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, Feb. 9. Sister of Anthony and William Richart. Aunt and great-aunt of several.

SABINA, Stephanie R., 45, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Feb. 4. Wife of Jim Sabina. Mother of Carrianne Sabina. Daughter of Betty Haney. Sister of Anna Hylton, Theresa Pinder and John Sabina.

SANCHEZ, Hector Mogollon, 93, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, Feb. 2. Husband of Jeanne Totton de Mogollon. Father of Alicia, Barbara, Margarita, Raquel, Jose and William Mogollon Totton. Brother of Lilia Mogollon de Zapata. Grandfather and great-grandfather of several.

SCHNABEL, Brenda K., 57, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Feb. 2. Wife of Robert Schnabel. Mother of Amanda Bradshaw, Amber Dipietro, Abbigail and Alexa McElhiney. Stepmother of Dusti Stevens. Sister of Bethann Graves and Bob Eck. Grandmother of five.

SGRO, John D., 85, St. Martin of Tours, Martinsville, Feb. 3. Husband of Renee Sgro. Father of Cindi Sgro-Tinsley, Bryan Nuffer and Gino Sgro. Brother of Mary Caporale. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of four.

SIMON, Merrill F., 86, St. Bernard, Frenchtown, Feb. 12. Husband of Ana Perovic Simon. Father of Cheryl Cruze, Ruth and Merrill Simon. Stepfather of Alexandra, Joanna and Paula Corzo. Brother of Vanda Antallia. Grandfather of seven.

VANDEMARK, John, 69, St. Mary, New Albany, Jan. 23. Husband of Donna VanDeMark. Father of Lindsey and Joshua VanDeMark. Brother of Joyce Lambert, Connie Thomas and Carol Turner.

WILHELM, James M., 85, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Feb. 3. Father of Michele Brown, Susan McVey, Maureen TerBeek, Margaret Wheatley, John, Matthew and Michael Wilhelm. Grandfather of 13. Great-grandfather of three.


Providence Sister Suzanne Buthod ministered in Catholic schools for 23 years

Providence Sister Suzanne Buthod (formerly Sister Mary Judith), a member of the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods in St. Mary-of-the-Woods, died on Feb. 28 at Union Hospital in Terre Haute. She was 92.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on March 9 at the Church of the Immaculate Conception at the motherhouse in St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Burial followed at the sisters’ cemetery.

Sister Suzanne was born on Oct. 24, 1929, in Fort Worth, Texas. She entered the Sisters of Providence on Feb. 2, 1949, and professed final vows on Aug. 15, 1956.

Sister Suzanne earned a bachelor’s degree in English at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College and a master’s degree in religion at Manhattanville College in Purchase, N.Y.

During her 73 years as a member of the Sisters of Providence, Sister Suzanne ministered in Catholic schools for 23 years in Illinois and Indiana. She later served in a variety of ministries, including as director of novices for her community, in parish ministry, service to the poor and in a canon law tribunal. In 2004, Sister Suzanne returned to the motherhouse and assisted at the former St. Ann Clinic, the Providence Food Pantry and in prison ministry.

In the archdiocese, Sister Suzanne served at St. Michael School in Greenfield from 1956-62, at the former St. Catherine of Siena School in Indianapolis from 1962-68, at the former Archbishop Schulte High School in Terre Haute from 1969-74, as director of novices at the motherhouse from 1969-72, as a pastoral associate at Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Parish and St. Patrick Parish, both in Indianapolis, from 1985-88 and at Handy Capable Hands and Miracle Place.

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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