April 1, 2022


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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ANSPAUGH, Carol, 79, St. Joseph, Shelbyville, March 14. Mother of Merri-Anne Sullivan, Joseph Anspaugh, Greg and Jeff Hiatt. Grandmother of 13. Great-grandmother of six.

BANET, Aileen M., 92, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyd County, March 20. Mother of Earlene Chambers, Mary Owen, Judith Weber, Jean and Earl Banet. Sister of Larry Banet. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of seven.

BANET, Patrick M., 76, Holy Family, New Albany, March 6. Husband of Nancy Banet. Father of Jessica Blake, Ashley Knable and Heather Quillet. Grandfather of six.

BOCKHOLD, Neil E., 64, St. Augustine, Leopold, March 15. Husband of Connie Bockhold. Father of Clint Bockhold. Brother of Michelle Peter, Kim Steen, Tonya Stillwell, Kevin and Tim Bockhold. Grandfather of two.

CAMARATA, Joseph N., 73, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, March 9. Husband of Ann Marie Camarata. Father of Victoria Poland, Susanne Russo and Edward Camarata. Brother of Deborah Balch, Susan Huber and William Camarata. Grandfather of four.

DAGON, Patricia J., 77, St. Matthew the Apostle, Indianapolis, March 20. Mother of Matthew Dagon. Sister of Andrea Maynard and Ken Nichols. Grandmother of two.

DEMAO, Ronald E., 86, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Richmond, March 12. Husband of Vicki DeMao. Father of Joni Hirons, Charise, Elizabeth, Del and Ronald DeMao, Jr. Brother of Carol Snapp and Robert DeMao. Grandfather of four. Great-grandfather of nine.

DREHOBL, Beverly, 85, St. Vincent de Paul, Bedford, Jan 16. Mother of Theresa Mason, Mike and Steve Drehobl. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of five.

ESPICH, Patty R., 84, Christ the King, Indianapolis, March 15. Sister of Kay Deck and Eleanor Stewart. Aunt and great-aunt of several.

FON, Robert L., 91, Holy Trinity, Indianapolis, Dec. 15. Husband of Audrey Fon. Father of Alan and Brian Fon. Brother of Martha Conkle. Grandfather of one. (correction)

GESWEIN, Anna¸ 86, St. Mary, Lanesville, March 16. Wife of Maurice Geswein. Mother of Jane Berkley and Diane Kost. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of three.

HODAPP, David, 74, St. Ambrose, Seymour, March 5. Husband of Ruth Coffman. Father of Mathew Kilgas and Jeremy Looker. Stepfather of Leroy and Shaun Coffman and Gilbert and William Allen Henthorne. Brother of Donald, Mark and Mike Hodapp. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of eight.

KELLER, Jane, 79, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, March 14. Wife of Joe Keller. Mother of Stephanie Kolbe and Gracie Whitlock. Grandmother of seven.

KOCHER, Jessica N., 40, SS. Francis and Clare of Assisi, Greenwood, March 2. Wife of Michael Kocher. Mother of Carlie, Laney, Natalie and Kace Kocher. Daughter of Rick Laney and Patricia O’Brien. Sister of Matt Laney.

LUKEN, Kenneth, 87, St. Mary, Greensburg, March 22. Father of Peggy Williams and Tim Luken. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of three.

MACKELL, John C., 96, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, March 15. Father of Kathleen Taylor, Ann Wellington, Joseph, Paul and Thomas Mackell. Brother of Ed Mackell. Grandfather of seven. Great-grandfather of 12.

MARTEN, Virginia A., 96, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, March 15. Mother of Virginia Hupfer, Amy McMahon, Alicia O’Connor, Sue Ann Rynard, Christopher, David, James, John, Jr., Timothy, Thomas and William Marten. Grandmother of 38. Great-grandmother of 46.

MAXWELL, Therese A., 86, St. Roch, Indianapolis, March 13. Sister of Mary Jane Biro, Paula Koch, John and Michael Maxwell.

MOORE, David, 59, St. Simon the Apostle, Indianapolis, March 6. Husband of Nancy Moore. Father of Anna Marie and Valerie Moore. Son of Darrel Moore. Brother of Mary Moore-Schick, Mona Mulvany and John Moore.

O’DROBINAK, Thomas J., 63, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, March 8. Husband of Joni O’Drobinak. Son of Chuck and Pat O’Drobinak. Brother of Nancy Links, Susan Wright and Chuck O’Drobinak III. Uncle and great-uncle of several.

PETERS, Gerry, 80, Most Sorrowful Mother of God, Vevay, March 18. Husband of Nancy Peters. Father of Sally Mulligan, Andrew and Daniel Peters. Brother of Bob, Jack and Tom Peters. Grandfather of four.

PHENIS, Gen, 91, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Richmond, March 14. Mother of Jenelle Burris and Paul Phenis. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of four.

RICHMER, Wilbur, 92, St. Mary, Lanesville, March 13. Father of Angela Galvez, Nancy Spainhour, Cheryl Walther, Janice, David, Donald, John, Michael and Patrick Richmer. Grandfather of 11. Great-grandfather of 10.

ROBINSON, Carolyn M., 89, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, March 15. Mother of Barbara Reed, Jeffrey and Michael Robinson. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of 11.

ROSE, Joan, 85, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Richmond, March 13. Mother of Kim Rose, Teresa Sisco and Desra Sorrel. Sister of Kay Jackson and John Toney. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of 40. Great-great-grandmother of eight.

SIMON, Craig, 40, St. Maurice, Napoleon, March 8. Husband of Emily Simon. Father of Bailee, Duke and Maximus Simon. Son of Tony Simon and Debbie Wall. Brother of Dan Simon. Grandson of Helen Schwering.

TAGUE, Carol Ann, 84, St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Cambridge City, March 14. Mother of Dan, Jeff, Ken and Tony Tague. Sister of Janie Linderman and Marvin Spaulding. Grandmother of 11. Great-grandmother of nine.

VANHOOSIER, Dorothy M., 86, St. Mark, Perry County, March 8. Mother of Alison Barber, Amy Hynes, Danny, Jeff and Steve VanHoosier. Sister of Sue Harris, Ruth Karney, Helen Jones, Kenneth Hammack and Perk Rothgerber. Grandmother and great-grandmother of several.

VOEGELE, George A., 84, St. Louis, Batesville, March 21. Husband of Louella Voegele. Father of Lori Giltz, Doug, Jeff and Scott Voegele. Brother of Jerel Voegele. Grandfather of 11. Great-grandfather of 11. †

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