June 24, 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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ARTEAGA, Jr., Santiago, 49, St. Anthony, Indianapolis, June 10. Husband of Maria Arteaga. Father of Sophia, Aidan, Jacob and Santiago Arteaga III. Son of Santiago and Ignacia Arteaga. Brother of Manuela Christner, Noemi Pinkston, Yolanda and Raudel Arteaga.

BEAGLE, Ray F., 89, St. Mary, Greensburg, June 12. Father of Karen Meyer, Kathy Porter, Chris and Rick Beagle. Brother of Trudy Martin. Grandfather of 11. Great-grandfather of seven.

BEECHLER, Thomas A., 61, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, June 5. Husband of Chris Beechler. Father of Brent and Brian Beechler. Son of Ron Beechler. Brother of Bruce and David Beechler. Grandfather of three.

BURKE, John J., 90, St. Jude, Indianapolis, June 1. Husband of Nancy Burke. Father of Benedictine Father Adrian, Christopher, James, Patrick and William Burke. Grandfather of seven. Great-grandfather of three.

CHAMBERLIN, Michael, 68, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Richmond, June 5. Father of Abigail and Mary Chamberlin, Melissa Gussak, Amber Stephon and Michelle Winegar. Brother of Teresa Holm, Julie Kimberly, Jamie Pate, Becky Ryles and Art Chamberlin. Grandfather of 11.

FERRIELL, Joseph, 95, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Richmond, May 22. Husband of Jeannine Ferriell. Father of Rae Ferriell-Woolpy, Jane Risinger, Mike and Philip Ferriell. Brother of Johnny Ferriell. Grandfather of 11. Great-grandfather of 17.

FISHER, John, 79, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Richmond, June 6. Husband of Carolyn Fisher. Father of David and Mark Fisher. Brother of Bob Fisher. Grandfather of seven.

FLOOD, Kenneth, 91, Holy Family, New Albany, June 6. Father of Dolores Carpenter, Robin Crimm, Theresa, Kenneth, Jr., and Patrick Flood. Grandfather, great-grandfather, and great-great-grandfather of several.

HUBLAR, David M., 79, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, May 29. Brother of Joyce Hatfield, Margaret Sand and Alfred Hublar, Jr. Uncle and great-uncle of several.

MANUEL DESALES, Melissa, 35, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, May 14. Mother of Bafret, Darsaekt and Yuritzi. Daughter of Blanca Flor Desales Rios. Sister of Darsaekt and Edwin Manuel Desales.

MCDONALD, Mary F., 87, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, June 6. Mother of Kathleen Kuhn, Nancy Steadham, Judy Zied, Eddie, Jimmy and Sean McDonald. Sister of Judy Siegener and Pat O’Donnell. Grandmother of 19. Great-grandmother of one.

PEAK, Gertrude, 93, St. Mary, New Albany, June 5. Mother of Michele Lewallen, Louis, Jr., and Wilber Peak. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of 13.

RUIZ JIMENEZ, Maribel, 43, St. Mary, New Albany, May 26. Mother of Anahi, Elizabeth, Guadalupe and Jahir Cruz, Arizbeth, Emely, Gabriel and Oscar Gutierrez. Sister of Jaime Ruiz Jimenez. Grandmother of three.

SCHAEFER, Eileen, 88, St. Meinrad, St. Meinrad, May 26. Mother of Diane Hoffman, Janice Welp, Brian, Kent and Randall Schaefer. Sister of Betty Hanselman. Grandmother of 16. Great-grandmother of 10.

SCHAFER, Mary M., 62, Prince of Peace, Madison, June 5. Daughter of Mary Schafer. Sister of Benedictine Sister Mary Francis, Rose Marie and Carl Schafer. Aunt of several.

SMITH, Mildred C., 94, St. Vincent de Paul, Bedford, May 16. Mother of Patricia Hutton, Larry and Tim Smith. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of 15. Great-great-grandmother of one.

SMITH, Samuel, 79, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, May 18. Husband of Helen Smith. Father of Samuel Smith, Jr. Brother of Don Smith. Grandfather of three.

SNELZ, Elizabeth, 96, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, June 6. Mother of Janet Haddix, Angela, Joan, Edward and Eric Snelz. Sister of Robert Hinch. Grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of five. Great-great-grandmother of one.

VOGEL, John A., 73, St. Ambrose, Seymour, June 9. Husband of Joyce Vogel. Father of Jennifer, James and John Vogel. Brother of Nicholas Vogel.

WATERS, Jeffrey M., 59, St. Charles Borromeo, Bloomington, June 8. Husband of Tammy Waters. Father of Cortney Fulcher and Jennifer Harmon. Stepfather of Sydney Nowakowski. Brother of Debbie Fulcher. Grandfather of six.

WAUGH, Jr., Robert, 72, St. Jude, Indianapolis, June 6. Husband of Jean Waugh. Father of Angie DiDicco, Bob, Dan, Pat and T.J. Waugh. Brother of Mary Burke, Jim, Joe, Larry Mike and Steve Waugh. Grandfather of 17. Great-grandfather of seven.

WILSON, Kevin A., 71, SS. Francis and Clare of Assisi, Greenwood, June 1. Husband of Sue Wilson. Father of Jacqueline, Jeremy and Joshua Wilson. Grandfather of seven. †

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