April 29, 2022


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ADRIAN, John H., 99, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, April 18. Father of Marianne Cooper, Theresa Helfrich, Susie Moore, Daniel, James and Joe Adrian. Grandfather of 19. Great-grandfather of 35.

BACH, Daniel, 82, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Richmond, April 27. Husband of Karen Bach. Father of Danielle Nance and Stephanie Wright. Brother of Phyllis Frederick, Larry and Tom Bach. Grandfather of two.

BARAHONA, Pedro Garcia, 57, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, Feb. 14. Husband of Undina Acosta Ochoa. Father of Carlos, Pedro Luis and Rolando Garcia Acosta. Grandfather of five.

BECKER, Joyce, 88, St. Mary, New Albany, April 8. Mother of Jamie Becker, Tammalynne Cook, Traci Dykes, Timberly McKinley, Mark, Michael and Terri Youngs. Sister of David Stemle and Gale Stephens. Grandmother of 12. Great-grandmother of nine.

BOWLING, Martha A., 90, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, April 5. Mother of Marie Davis, Becky Farmer and Karen Harber. Sister of Trudy McMasters, Marie Suiters and Leo Clouser. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of five.

CARROLL, Charles E., 69, St. John Paul II, Sellersburg, April 23. Husband of Sue Carroll. Father of Erin Cullather and Melanie Zoeller. Brother of Mary Jo Davis, Judy Farmer, Kathy George, Mark and William Carroll. Grandfather of five.

DELUCIO, Paul A., 90, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Richmond, April 16. Husband of Romaine DeLucio. Father of Paula Ripberger, Joan Woodruff, Paul and Richard DeLucio. Brother of Sue Stallings and Robert DeLucio. Grandfather of 11. Great-grandfather of 24. Step-great-grandfather of two. Step-great-great-grandfather of four.

EATON, David R., 86, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, Feb. 22. Husband of Rosemary Eaton. Father of Kathleen Ross, Elizabeth Scott, Daniel, David, Ronald and Timothy Eaton. Brother of James Eaton. Grandfather of 13. Great-grandfather of five.

ERB, Erwin C., 90, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, April 12. Brother of Martha Roesch and Pauline Shikany. Uncle of several.

ESTER, Carl, 93, St. Mary, New Albany, April 6. Father of Carolyn Boyd, Katy Ester and Jennifer Hudelson. Brother of Carolyn Ester. Grandfather and great-grandfather of several.

FUENTES, Maricela, 43, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, April 6. Wife of Roberto Fuentes. Mother of Lesly, Samantha and Michael Fuentes. Daughter of Pedro and Maria Romo. Sister of Dayana, Eduardo, Efrain, Isaias, Jesus and Suncy Romo.

FUHRMAN, Douglas J., 54, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, April 9. Husband of Leigh Moore. Father of Cody and Nash Fuhrman. Brother of Cris Fuhrman.

GALLAGHER, Thomas F., 84, St. Joseph, Shelbyville, April 27. Father of Kelly Gallagher-Kiley and Sean Gallagher. Grandfather of seven.

GARCIA RODRIGUEZ, Isabel, 46, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, April 12. Wife of Vicente Rodriguez. Mother of Beatriz, Dailin, Destiny, Jacqueline and Jessica Rodriguez. Daughter of Eleanor Rodriguez. Sister of Silvia, Francisco, Raul and Rigoberto Garcia. Grandmother of four.

GARST, Elizabeth A., 78, St. John the Apostle, Bloomington, April 18. Sister of St. Joseph Sister Danielle, Margaret and Lewis Garst.

GESWEIN, Mary E., 94, Holy Family, New Albany, April 14. Mother of Francine Gettelfinger, Beverly Knear, Susie Naville, Kathy Wilt, Bob, Larry and Tony Geswein. Grandmother of 18. Great-grandmother of 32.

GOMEZ-CONTRERAS, Neri F., infant, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, March 3. Son of Felipe Gomez-Barranco and Aide Contreras-Patiño.

HALLAL, Nadim, 81, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, April 12. Husband of Carole Hallal. Brother of Zakeyeh Normann, Eli and George Hallal. Uncle of several.

HARTMAN, Rita I., 70, All Saints Parish, Dearborn County, April 22. Mother of Erin and Jason Rosfeld. Sister of Janice Dieselberg, Carol Harsh, Sylvia Meeks, Shirley Schuman, Phyllis Voegele, Linda Zimmerman, Don and Jerry Hartman. Grandmother of six.

HILL, Phillip E., 70, St. Gabriel, Connersville, March 4. Father of Milah Marcum and Phillip Hill, Jr. Brother of Brenda Sims and Greg Hill. Grandfather of four. Great-grandfather of four.

KELLER, Joseph, 81, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, April 16. Father of Stephanie Kolbe and Gracie Whitlock. Brother of Charles and Robert Keller. Grandfather of seven.

KLEEMAN, Darlene J., 78, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, Feb. 13. Mother of Dorothy Stephenson, Fabian and Rodney Kent.

LEPPERT, Lenora M., 92, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, April 16. Mother of Anna Marie Leppert-Largent, Mary Jane Linhart, Kathy Spencer, Sally and Robert Leppert. Sister of Shirley Koopman. Grandmother of six. Step-grandmother of two. Great-grandmother of six.

LINDSAY, Karen S., 64, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, March 31. Mother of Amanda Kiener and Mark Foxworthy. Sister of Mark Strange. Grandmother of one.

MATES, Alma, 99, St. Michael the Archangel, Indianapolis, April 27. Mother of Michael II and Richard Mates. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of four.

MCDANIEL, Joan¸88, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, April 13. Mother of Maryann Sherbert, Lee Ann Yaggi, Elbert and Steven McDaniel. Sister of Jim Ries. Grandmother of two.

MORALES, Melinda A., 70, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, April 15. Wife of Jorge Morales.

PACE, Norman J., 83, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, March 30. Husband of Mildred Pace. Father of Dawn Jayne and Deanna Lawson. Brother of Edith Ferrario and Danny Helms. Grandfather of five. Great-grandfather of three.

RITZI, Carole Anne, 78, All Saints Parish, Dearborn County, April 18. Mother of Deanna Lohrum and Debbie Ritzi. Sister of Donna Baas, Kathy Goldkamp, Sharon Neumeier and Richard Singer. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of seven.

ROOS, Betty, 92, St. Paul, Tell City, April 20. Mother of Tina Root, Pat Swiz, Michael and Scott Roos. Sister of Joy Aten and Gloria Schuetz. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of four.

SENG, Doris, 77, St. Mary, Navilleton, April 15. Wife of Paul Seng. Mother of Sonya Schroeder, Danielle, David and Jean-Paul Seng. Sister of Raymond and Roger Rausch. Grandmother of five.

STIEL, Adam, 94, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, April 10. Father of Sylvia Zinola.

WARD, Veronica, 90, St. Michael the Archangel, Indianapolis, April 22. Wife of Donald Ward. Mother of Julie Esterline, Joni Guest, Jennifer Hollingsworth, Charlie, Donald, Jr., and Michael Ward. Grandmother of 15. Great-grandmother of seven.

WATHEN, Gertrude C., 101, St. Charles Borromeo, Bloomington, April 20. Mother of Mary Demshar, Brenda Lutgens, Beverly Reich and Barbara Sylvester. Sister of Franciscan Sister of Mary Frieda and Oscar Rode. Grandmother of 23. Great-grandmother of 48. Great-great-grandmother of four.

WHITE, Nancy Lee, 83, St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Aurora, April 12. Mother of Larry and Mark White. Sister of Bill Kashman. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of seven. †

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