May 19, 2023


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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BARTON, Barbara R., 78, Christ the King, Indianapolis, April 27. Mother of Deanna, Marjorie and Neil Barton, Jr. Sister of JoAnn Clark and Frank Jeanne Pace. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of 10.

BATES, Shirley, 81, St. Michael the Archangel, Indianapolis, May 6. Wife of Jack Bates. Mother of Lara Owen, Lisa, Christopher and Paul Bates. Sister of Ron Matelic. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of one.

BLAKE-KING, Mary Helen, 92, St. Anthony of Padua, Clarksville, May 8. Mother of Jan Blake-Pearson, Darius and Dean King. Grandmother and great-grandmother of several.

BRAUNECKER, Scott D., 56, St. Paul, Tell City, May 1. Husband of Kelli Braunecker. Father of Loren Braunecker-Roberts and Jacob Braunecker. Brother of Lee Ann Mullis, Chad, Darin and Duane Braunecker. Grandfather of two.

CORIDEN, G. Terrence, 76, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, April 25. Husband of Kathleen Coriden. Father of Erin Kendell and Tim Coriden. Brother of John and Kevin Coriden. Grandfather of four.

DEPPE, Mary Catherine, 89, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, April 29. Mother of Mary Elizabeth Bremm, H. Susan Chandler, Marilyn Herold, Catherine Kempf, Paulette Wolfe, Helen, Francis,

Ralph, Jr., Robert and Steven Deppe. Sister of Therese Belvins, Jeanne Blackburn, Winnie Goelz, Amelia Rebello, Anthony, Charles, John and Joseph Sorg. Grandmother and great-grandmother of several.

EARLYWINE, Thomas C., 82, St. Lawrence, Lawrenceburg, May 5. Husband of Mary Ann Earlywine. Father of Gina Brock and Tom Earlywine. Brother of Sharon Byrnes. Grandfather of two.

HAUSER, Janette, 80, St. Anne, New Castle, May 2. Wife of Charles Hauser. Mother of Loretta Forth, Lisa Hacker, Christine Marsee, Sherry Palin and Charles Hauser. Sister of Bryan and Dennis Spears. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of one.

HOWARD, Bernard W., 64, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, May 5. Son of William and Gayle Howard. Brother of Amy Ayer, Cathy McDonald, Andrew, Dan and Ted Howard. Uncle of several.

INGERSOLL, Karol J., 72, St. Anthony of Padua, Morris, May 2. Wife of Dennis Ingersoll. Sister of Patricia Stenger, Greg, Tom, Richard and Robert Faust. Aunt and great-aunt of several.

KINNETT, James R., 70, St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, Bright, April 20. Husband of Bebe Kinnett. Father of JR, Neil and Sean Kinnett. Brother of Kevin and Nelson Kinnett. Grandfather of five.

LIVERS, Teresa, 75, St. Bridget of Ireland, Liberty, April 18. Sister of Priscilla Newton, Alvina Stanton, Patricia and Tim Livers. Aunt of several.

MCCULLUM, Finnley A., 8, Holy Family, New Albany, April 19. Son of Sally and Christopher McCullum. Grandson of Sheldon and Pat McCullum and Kathy Elam.

MCKENNA, Sally G., 82, Prince of Peace, Madison, May 3. Mother of Jennifer Weinbaum and Brian McKenna. Sister of Susan Burke, Jeannette Hertz, Mary Carol Lorton and Michael Scarff. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of 11.

METZ, Thomas, 93, St. Gabriel, Connersville, April 6. Father of Terrence Metz. Brother of William Metz. Grandfather of two. Great-grandfather of two.

SOBECKI, Duane F., 65, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, May 3. Husband of Jennie Sobecki. Father of Allison Tabaska and Greg Sobecki. Son of Arlene Sobecki. Brother of Dawn Fritschle and Dean Sobecki. Grandfather of two.

STEIGERWALD, Lawrence, 71, St. Lawrence, Lawrenceburg, April 30. Father of Chelsie Shinkle, Ryan Howard and Swede Steigerwald. Grandfather of eight. Great-grandfather of one.

SZENTES, Carl, 87, St. Michael the Archangel, Indianapolis, April 29. Husband of Pat Szentes. Father of Debora Waltz, Bob, David, Mark, Michael and Scott Szentes. Brother of John Szentes. Grandfather of 11.

TOWNSEND, William C., 79, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, April 23. Husband of Sandy Townsend. Father of Penny Ferguson and Kimberly McClure. Brother of Shirley Reidinger and Richard Townsend. Grandfather of five. Great-grandfather of seven.

WILLIAMS, David L., 85, St. John Paul II, Sellersburg, May 1. Husband of Carol Williams. Father of Shannon and Kevin Williams. Grandfather of two. †

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