April 29, 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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ARMITAGE, Gloria D., 83, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, April 24. Mother of Lynda Henderson, Jennifer Spivey, Amy, Ben, Jeremiah and Sam Armitage. Grandmother of 16. Great-grandmother of nine.

CASE, Jackie D., 68, St. Vincent de Paul, Bedford, May 15. Husband of Carla Case. Father of Rory and Ryan Case. Son of Nona Case. Brother of Beverly Bailey, Diane Speer and Jerry Case. Grandfather of six.

CONGLETON, Richard M., 71, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, May 14. Husband of Beverly Congleton. Father of Annelise Congleton. Brother of Susan Meadows. Stepbrother of Cindy Emily and Lorelei Terkhorn.

DEZELAN, Sr., James, 90, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, April 26. Husband of Julia Dezelan. Father of Jeannie Cairns, Julianne Osecki, Jennifer Rutherford, James Dezelan, Jr., and Bob Murphy. Grandfather of eight. Great-grandfather of nine.

GIESTING, Rita B., 93, Holy Family, Oldenburg, May 5. Mother of Sandra Cameron and Lisa Struewing. Stepmother of Janet Lewis, Mary Pohlman, Elizabeth, Julie, Donald and Thomas Giesting. Grandmother of eight. Step-grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of five. Step-great-grandmother of four.

GLELIS, Marilyn A., 65, St. Anthony, Indianapolis, May 10. Mother of Cassandra Glelis.

GOOTEE, Sandra, 77, St. Michael the Archangel, Indianapolis, May 8. Mother of Ginger Johnson, Meg Miller, Wendy, Benjamin, Brian and Ted Gootee. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of four.

GREENE, Rita E., 96, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, May 11. Mother of Robin Hensley, Rita Linehan, Ruth Ann Resparc, Richard, Roger and Ronald Greene. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of six.

HOEING, Alfred L., 92, St. Mary, Greensburg, May 14. Father of Melinda Herbert, Deborah Navarra, Diane Wenning and Randall Hoeing. Brother of Delores Bruns, Marieda Koors, Jerome and Sheldon Hoeing. Grandfather of eight. Great-grandfather of three.

HUGHES, Bernard C., 91, St. Bernard, Frenchtown, May 3. Father of Patricia Hall, Jennifer Hoehn, Elizabeth Hooten, Charles and John Hughes. Grandfather of 10. Great-grandfather of 12.

KIJOVSKY, Mary E., 97, St. Jude, Indianapolis, May 7. Mother of Kathryn Dildine, Sharon Winalski, Bill, David, Jim and Steve Kijovski and David Kuntz. Sister of Elizabeth Besse. Grandmother of 11. Great-grandmother of 18.

LAMPERT, Jerome, 96, St. Gabriel, Connersville, May 9. Father of Mary Copley, Carol Schuett and Susan Wulff. Brother of Rose and James Lampert. Grandfather of four. Great-grandfather of two.

RAUCK, Luella M., 100, St. John Paul II, Sellersburg, May 11. Mother of Linda Helms, Patty Hendricks, Carolyn Thomas and Ronald Rauck, Sr. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of 16.

SCOTT, Cynthia L., 68, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, May 14. Wife of Larry Scott. Mother of Megan Scott. Sister of Al, Bob, John and Tom Greer.

STROUD, Marcia, 70, St. Michael, Brookville, May 10. Wife of Kim Stroud. Stepmother of Quentin and Tyler Stroud. Step-grandmother of two.

WALTERMAN, Lowell E., 91, St. Mary, Greensburg, May 4. Father of Rolanna Melcher. Grandfather of nine. Great-grandfather of 17. Great-great-grandfather of eight.

WERNER, Virginia R., 81, St. Louis, Batesville, May 12. Wife of Virgil Werner. Mother of Donna Dykes, Melissa Scott and Bryan Werner. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of one.

WILSON, Elizabeth, 73, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Jan. 19. Wife of John Wilson. Mother of Laura McKeand. Sister of Bill and Joe Crofts.

WINTZ, Geraldine M., 95, St. Louis, Batesville, May 5. Mother of Joanne Dickman, Jim and Sam Wintz. Grandmother of 12. Great-grandmother of 10. †

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