January 20, 2023


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ALLEN, Katherine J., 92, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Jan. 3. Wife of Robert Allen. Mother of Mary Bateman, Julie Hayes, Suzanne Hemmelgarn, Theresa McFetridge, Brian, Pat and Paul Allen. Grandmother of 18. Great-grandmother of 37.

ATKINS, John W., 61, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Dec. 13. Brother of Lisa Millner and Pat Atkins. Uncle of several.

BURKE, Barbara I., 79, St. John Paul II, Sellersburg, Dec. 4. Mother of Debbie Endris and Alan Rice. Grandmother of four.

BURRIS, Eilene A., 87, St. Mary, Greensburg, Dec. 16. Mother of Jennifer Black, Michelle Ricke and Jeff Kraus. Sister of Joann Bode, Glenna Hoog, Vesta Montag and Lavon Fields. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of 13.

CRAVEN, Barbara E., 85, St. Mary, Rushville, Jan 5. Mother of Susan Walker, Richard, Steven and William Craven. Sister of Suzanne Grady. Grandmother of 19. Great-grandmother of 25.

CRUMP, Barbara J., 85, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Jan. 1. Mother of Ellen Cross, Denise LeBrock, Annie and Steve Crump. Sister of Peggy Cottongim, Toni Luthman, Pat O’Shaughnessy, Larry and Steve Johantgen. Grandmother of three.

DEZELAN, Jr., James M., 63, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, Dec. 27. Son of Julia Dezelan. Brother of Jeannie Cairns, Julianne Osecki and Jennifer Rutherford. Uncle and great uncle of several.

DUNCAN, Jr., Carl, 68, Holy Family, New Albany, Dec. 20. Husband of Amy Duncan. Father of Carl Duncan III. Son of Faye Duncan. Brother of Phyllis and Walter Duncan.

EBERLE, Marjorie, 95, St. Charles Borromeo, Bloomington, Dec. 25. Mother of Susan Kraus, Margie Polley, Linda Rolfe, Carol Sandy, Frank, Scott and Tom Eberle. Grandmother of 13. Great-grandmother of 28. Great-great-grandmother of two.

FARNEY, Catherine, 88, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Jan. 2. Mother of Laura Cook, Sarah Gaither, Sue Mokris, Chris and Tim Farney. Sister of Linda Heim. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of 10.

FLASPOHLER, Francis H., 89, Holy Family, Oldenburg, Dec. 6. Husband of Dorothy Flaspohler. Father of Jean Bischoff, Mary Ellison, Sharon Fisk, Kathy Hertel, Rose Obermeyer, Theresa, Butch, Jerry, Joseph, Nick, Robert and Ronald Flaspohler. Grandfather of 34. Great-grandfather of 25.

FREIBERGER, Joyce L., 81, St. Mary of the Knobs, Floyd County, Dec. 27. Mother of Ami Denison, Aaron and Austen Freiberger. Sister of Carol Norrington, Janice Pyles, Vaughn and Dr. Charles Zeller. Grandmother of three.

GARR, Leslie L., 80, Good Shepherd, Indianapolis, Jan. 4. Mother of Nicole Kelley, Heather Irmer, Angie Lemond and David Garr. Sister of Anthony and Jerrold Ludwig. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of two.

GOODSPEED, Patricia E., 79, St. Mary, Rushville, Jan. 6. Mother of Victoria, Jonathan and Robert Goodspeed. Sister of Tonia Jezewska and Steve Jeski. Grandmother of six.

HALLORAN, Thomas P., 75, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Dec. 24. Father of James Halloran. Brother of Margaret McDaniel and John Halloran. Grandfather of three.

HENDERSON, Barbra A., 83, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, Dec. 22. Mother of Kathy Carmin, Karen Henderson and Kay Neidlinger. Grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of one.

HODGES, Elizabeth T., 93, St. Louis, Batesville, Dec. 27. Mother of Greg, James and Paul Hodges. Sister of Rita Taylor. Grandmother of 15. Great-grandmother of 22.

JANSSEN, Marcia, 84, St. Matthew the Apostle, Indianapolis, Dec. 3. Mother of Cindy Forster, Kathy, Susie and David Janssen. Grandmother of 14. Great-grandmother of four.

KLEINDORFER, David L., 82, St. Charles Borromeo, Bloomington, Dec. 28. Husband of Phyllis Kleindorfer. Father of Sheila Mauro, Gail and Jeffrey Kleindorfer. Grandfather of five. Step-grandfather of three. Step-great-grandfather of two.

KRAMER, Helen J., 82, St. Mary, Greensburg, Dec. 29. Mother of Julie Corbett, Sheila Kirchoff, Anita Scheidler, Susan Springmeyer, Lisa Wagoner, Angie Weber, Alan, Gary, Marvin and Roger Kramer. Sister of Esther Hill, Lenora, Art, Lawrence and Maurice Diekhoff. Grandmother of 25. Great-grandmother of 20.

LAKER, Anthony R., 97, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, Jan. 6. Husband of Donna Laker. Father of Jennifer Hillan, Barbara Osborne, Anthony, Phil and Russell Laker. Stepfather of Anita Carver, Elaine Wall, Daryl and Kevin Copeland. Grandfather of 13. Great-grandfather of 23.

LARMANN, Harold, 69, All Saints Parish, Dearborn County, Dec. 23. Husband of Regina Larmann. Father of Joseph, Nicholas and Phillip Larmann. Son of Jerome Larmann. Brother of Marian Bedel, Linda Larmann and Donna Schebler. Grandfather of six.

LEONARD, Judith S., 73, All Saints Parish, Dearborn County, Jan. 4. Wife of Bob Leonard. Mother of Hollie Burke, Melissa Jacobs and Jeremy Leonard. Sister of Betty Oury, Matt and Mike Vankskee.

MUNSHOWER, Dr. John T., 78, St. Anthony, Indianapolis, Jan. 1. Husband of Marcia Munshower. Father of Rachel Fox, Najla Neumann, Juliette Tiriolo, and Wm. Glenn Munshower. Brother of Christine Munshower. Grandfather of nine.

NIESE, Shirley H., 69, St. Mary, Greensburg, Dec. 25. Wife of William Niese. Mother of Julie Schutte and Daniel Niese. Grandmother of five.

PRICKEL, Emma M., 92, St. Anthony of Padua, Morris, Dec. 24. Sister of Katie and Larry Prickel. Aunt of several.

ROBINSON, Thelma, 95, St. Peter, Harrison County, Dec. 27. Sister of Catherine and Walter Miller. Aunt of several.

STEELE, Dr. Larry J., 83, St. Charles Borromeo, Bloomington, Dec. 23. Father of Amber, Heather and Theresa Steele. Brother of Patricia Ello.

STRANGE, Wanda (Jacobs), 92, St. Thomas Aquinas, Indianapolis, Dec. 17. Aunt of several.

THOMAS, Lucia A., 93, St. Gabriel, Connersville, Dec. 28. Mother of Jan Beachler, Sherri Leedke, Patricia Lohse, Theresa Owens, Frank and James Thomas. Sister of Marilyn and Frank Kinn. Grandmother of 14. Great-grandmother of six.

VERY, Lawrence E., 85, St. John Paul II, Sellersburg, Dec. 24. Husband of Barbara Very. Father of Kathy Moyer, David and Mike Very. Brother of Sheila Winders. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of three.

WILEY, Kayla M., 20, St. Gabriel, Connersville, Dec. 24. Daughter of Angie Hall. Stepdaughter of Dawn Wiley. Sister of Riley Hall, Ashlee Lovell and Emma Wiley. Granddaughter of Eileene Wiley, Garry and Jena Gilbert. Aunt of two.

WILEY, Mark E., 56, St. Gabriel, Connersville, Dec. 20. Husband of Dawn Wiley. Father of Ashlee Lovell, Emma and Kayla Wiley. Stepfather of Summer and Austin Lucari. Son of Eileene Wiley. Brother of Doug Wiley. Grandfather of four. †

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