January 13, 2023


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ALLEY, Richard L., 90, Christ the King, Indianapolis, Dec. 12. Father of Diana Spiegel, Karen and Richard Alley, Jr. Grandfather of eight. Great-grandfather of six.

BACK, Rita M., 90, All Saints, Dearborn County, Dec. 11. Mother of Diane Warrenburg, Dale and Daren Back. Sister of Mary Ann Hofer and Elaine Walker. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of 15.

CORPUZ, Manuel, 84, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Dec. 16. Husband of Judy Corpuz. Father of Elena Harpold, Cheryl Morgan and Vicki Storey. Grandfather of four. Great-grandfather of four.

DAVIS, Beverly, 83, SS. Francis and Clare of Assisi, Greenwood, Dec. 18. Wife of Bob Davis. Mother of Kim Chatham, Kelly Colin, Susan Rochner, Judy and Tim Davis. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of three.

DEITER, Sonja M., 82, St. Joan of Arc, Indianapolis, Dec. 10. Mother of Elizabeth Andrachik, Anne Culpepper, Teresa Florczak, Marie Gagne, Bob, Christopher, John, Matthew, Patrick and Philip Deiter. Sister of Michelle Wuensch. Grandmother of 21. Great-grandmother of 10.

DOYLE, James V., 90, Holy Family, Oldenburg, Dec. 14. Father of Angele Jobst, Julie Meyer, Debbi Obermeyer, Cammie Pierson, Cyndi Voegele and Kevin Doyle. Brother of Martha Geier. Grandfather of 23. Great-grandfather of 28. Great-great-grandfather of four.

ERDOSY, Frank J., 80, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Richmond, Dec. 17. Husband of DeLane Erdosy. Father of Jeffrey, Mark and Steven Erdosy. Grandfather of seven. Great-grandfather of three.

HOAGLAND, Carolyn S., 74, Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Indianapolis, Dec. 8. Sister of Kathleen Wagner and Richard Hoagland. Aunt of several.

HUCK, Ronald, 77, St. Roch, Indianapolis, Dec. 10. Father of Dr. Veronica Guilfoy, Matthew and Philip Huck. Brother of Vickie Huck, Ruthie Holzer and Marcella Miceli. Grandfather of four.

JONGLEUX, Helen, 94, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Dec. 16. Mother of Betsy Barr, Michele Collins, Patty Tillett, Anne, Helene, Bob and Dave Jongleux. Grandmother of 12. Great-grandmother of seven.

KAMPSCHAEFER, Mary (Drane), 85, Holy Family, New Albany, Dec. 4. Wife of Chuck Kampschaefer. Mother of Kristi Chin, Kathy Namesnik, Kelly Richards, Keith, Ken and Kurt Kampschaefer. Sister of Dory Drane Renn and William Drane. Grandmother of 16. Great-grandmother of 14.

KREFFT, Cecelia M., 69, St. Martin of Tours, Martinsville, Dec. 8. Mother of Hannah Barrett, Rachel Perman, Anna and Aaron Hemphill. Sister of Frances, Katherine, Miriam, Andrew, Christopher, James, John, Kenneth and Thomas Krefft. Grandmother of eight.

KREUTZER, Florence, 101, St. Roch, Indianapolis, Dec. 24. Mother of Carol Glascock. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother of several.

KRUER, Mary A., 83, St. Anthony of Padua, Clarksville, Dec. 14. Mother of Leneita Jackson, Dan, Jeff and Tim Kruer. Sister of Richard Chambers. Grandmother and great-grandmother of several.

LAGROTTO, Margaret (Murello), 94, St. Roch, Indianapolis, Dec. 16. Mother of Lisa Gadient and Anthony LaGrotto. Sister of Joe Murello. Grandmother of one.

LARK, Cynthia A. (Miller), 62, Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Indianapolis, Dec. 11.

Mother of Krystle Hiott and Heather Ray. Daughter of Shirley Miller. Sister of Brenda Brown, Teri DeWitt, Chris Schwettman and Bob Miller. Grandmother of four.

LECHER, Kyle D., 49, St. Mary, Greensburg, Dec. 23. Son of Dennis and Gayla Lecher. Brother of Jana Scott. Uncle of several.

LORTON, Donn W., 96, Prince of Peace, Madison, Dec. 19. Husband of Mary Lorton. Father of Marilyn Kirchner, Barbara McDonough, Sarah Ray, Beth Taylor, Donna Turner, Patti Welsh, Scott Karst, John and Michael Lorton. Brother of Maripearl Kitchen. Grandfather of 18. Great-grandfather of 38. Great-great-grandfather of 10.

MEARS, Catherine M. (Heitmann), 79, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Dec. 18. Mother of Veronica Broughton, Pamela Lay and Gerard Mears. Grandmother of six.

RUSH, Nichael, 76, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, Nov. 29. Husband of Catherine Rush. Father of Emily Hamm and Brian Rush. Brother of Debby Clements and Cheryl Stafford. Grandfather of seven.

SCHMIDLIN, Edward D., 90, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Dec. 12. Father of Angie Schrader, Paula and Larry Schmidlin. Brother of Franciscan Sister Mary Schmidlin. Grandfather of five. Great-grandfather of one.

SCHNEIDER, Ella Rose, 76, All Saints Parish, Dearborn County, Dec. 16. Sister of Rosemary Powell. Aunt and great-aunt of several.

SPITZNAGEL, Hubert, 94, St. Anthony of Padua, Clarksville, Dec. 14. Husband of Pauline Spitznagel. Father of Donna Taylor, Barbara, Douglas, Kevin, Michael, Patrick and Terry Spitznagel. Brother of Joseph Spitznagel. Grandfather of 15. Great-grandfather of 28.

STEUBY, Mary A., 80, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Nov. 2. Wife of Larry McQueary. Mother of Christina Frazier, Joan Finney, Mary Scofield, Alice Wetzel and John Steuby, Jr. Sister of Dan and Joe Warfel. Grandmother of 14.

STEWART, Virginia L., 87, St. Louis, Batesville, Dec. 11. Mother of Madonna Loudermilk, Kathleen Montgomery, Steven and Timothy Mellene. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of eight.

SWINFORD, Maryanna, 97, St. Michael the Archangel, Indianapolis, Dec. 7. Mother of Mary Sue Hedrick, Sally Stewart, Sherri and Scott Swinford. Grandmother and great-grandmother of several.

TAYLOR, Catherine E. (Nocton), 74, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Richmond, Dec. 10. Mother of Kimberly Jenkins, Rebecca Tincher, Christopher and Michael Taylor. Sister of Susan Brunner, Carol Craig and Michael Nocton. Grandmother of 12.

UBELHOR, T. Chantelle, 87, Holy Cross, St. Croix, Dec. 13. Sister of Marlene Oser, Sandra Shea and Deanna Taylor.

VAIL, Kitty, 79, St. Mary, Rushville, Dec. 12.

WATSON, Susan M., 74, St. Michael the Archangel, Indianapolis, Dec. 14. Wife of Harry Watson III. Mother of Tina Scheu, Sarah and John Watson. Sister of Barbara Chapman, Pat Coffman, Jane Gilmore, Thomas and Stephen Beck, Jeff and Jim Watson. Grandmother of four.

WEBER, Clarence E., 87, St. Martin of Tours, Martinsville, Dec. 16. Husband of Mary Weber. Father of Lori and Ed Smith and Lisa and Guy Weber. Brother of Roberta, Carroll, Leon, Maurice and Norman Weber. Grandfather of two.

WILLIAMS, Ronald L., 81, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Richmond, Dec. 12. Husband of Julie Williams. Father of Ronald Williams II. Brother of Judy Evans. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of seven.

WITCHGER, Eugene J., 59, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Dec. 21. Husband of Edie Witchger. Father of Catherine, Elizabeth, Eugene, Holton, Joseph, Peter and Samuel Witchger. Son of Eugene Witchger. Brother of Anne Busch, Mary Beth Mugnier, Wendy Wade and Brian Witchger. Grandfather of 11. †

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