May 26, 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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ARTHUR, Darrell L., 71, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, May 2. Husband of Susan Arthur. Uncle of several.

ASHLEY, Victoria G., 71, St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, Bright, May 10. Wife of Robert Ashley. Mother of Brandy, Bryan and Robert Ashley. Sister of Janet Bales, Pat Cook and Jeannie Sebastian. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of one.

BACK, Doris M., 89, St. Michael, Brookville, May 16. Mother of Alice, Theresa, Patty and Garry Back. Sister of Alice Raab and Oscar Graf. Grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of four.

BAKER, Mary JoAnn, 96, St. Susanna, Plainfield, April 25. Mother of Linda Watrous and Dennis DeLong. Stepmother of Linda Hullett, Daniel, Michael, Robert and Timothy Baker. Grandmother of 25. Great-grandmother of 27.

BRODFUEHRER, Kenneth, 97, St. Mary, New Albany, April 22. Brother of Glen Brodfuehrer.

COLLINS, Marietta A. (Strobel), 93, St. Paul, Tell City, May 10. Mother of Carla Owen, Kay Ramsey, Colleen Smith, David and Jerry Collins. Sister of Leo Strobel. Grandmother of 12. Great-grandmother of 13.

CRAMPTON, Mary Francis (Tietz), 88, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, May 11. Mother of Jane Kress and Thomas Crampton. Sister of Patricia Newman and Anthony Tietz. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of two.

CROSS, Rita O., 99, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, May 16. Mother of Margaret Cornwell, Helen James, Monica Kubick, Rita Miller, Kathleen, David and Joseph Cross. Sister of Loretta Bocast. Grandmother of 12. Great-grandmother of 13.

DANT, Gregory C., Sr., 63, St. Jude, Indianapolis, May 3. Husband of Elizabeth Dant. Father of Mary, Evan, Gregory, Jr., and Joseph Dant IV. Brother of Elizabeth Derwin, Kathleen Henderson, George, Gerald, Gerard, Harold, Father J. Nicholas and Timothy Dant. Grandfather of four.

DUNCAN, Jean A., 93, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, April 10. Mother of Janet Hellman, Christopher, Richard, Stephen and William Duncan. Sister of Mary Hook. Grandmother of 22. Great-grandmother of 29.

FISHER, Nancy (Beavin), 91, Prince of Peace, Madison, May 12. Mother of Carolyn VanLuchene and Charlene Zoeller. Sister of James Beavin. Grandmother of four.

FLYNN, David L., 37, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, April 13. Husband of Becca Henning. Father of Derika, Lainey and David Flynn, Jr. Son of Ronald and Virginia Flynn. Brother of Rachael Jones, Kenneth and Nathan Flynn. Grandson of Frederick and Barbara Karl, and Thomas, Sr., and Patricia Dyer.

GARRISON, Carmella, 69, St. Gabriel, Connersville, May 7. Wife of Steven Garrison. Mother of Jama Guthrie and Curtis Garrison. Sister of Pandora Wilhelm. Grandmother of two.

HOLLAND, Emily, 93, St. Simon the Apostle, Indianapolis, May 6. Mother of Diane Burgan, Karen Hanawalt, Christine McCarley, Terry Witzerman, Brian and Joe Holland. Grandmother of 13. Great-grandmother of three.

HOLT, Patricia, 92, Prince of Peace, Madison, May 12. Mother of Gregory Holt. Grandmother of one.

KOERS, Lisa M., 51, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, May 1. Wife of Tim Koers. Mother of Kara, Brandon and Tyler Koers. Daughter of Loren and Nancy Henry. Sister of Suzanne Taggert. Aunt of several.

LEE, Angela D., 46, St. Michael, Brookville, May 11. Daughter of Vicki Lee. Sister of Mic and Rob Lee. Granddaughter of Norma Thompson. Aunt of several.

LITMER, Daniel S., 60, St. Catherine of Siena, Decatur County, May 15. Husband of Elena Litmer. Stepfather of Konstantin Litmer. Brother of Chris Litmer. Uncle of one.

MARSELLA, Shirley, 83, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, May 10. Wife of Jack Marsella. Mother of Dave, Jeff and Mike Marsella. Grandmother of 11.

MONROE, Barbara, 81, St. Michael, Brookville, May 6. Mother of Cathy Baudenistel, Becky Ketchum, Denise Rains and Annette Sizemore. Sister of Judy Monroe, Roger and Ted Reuss. Grandmother of 12. Great-grandmother of six.

SCHOLLE, Mary, 76, St. Maurice, Napoleon, May 3. Mother of Angela Bradley, Andrew, Christopher and Michael Scholle. Sister of Charles Massie, Jr. Grandmother of 12. Great-grandmother of four.

SKIBBE, Doris L., 90, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, May 3. Aunt of several.

STUHLDREHER, Bill, 91, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, May 12. Husband of Mary Kay Stuhldreher. Father of Carolyn Hadlock, Billy and David Stuhldreher. Stepfather of Heather, Kay, Maureen, Bill and Jim Holland. Grandfather of 18. Great-grandfather of three. †

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