January 13, 2006


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.

ALLARD, Jr., Jeffery D., 28, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, Dec. 18. Son of Debra Allard. Brother of Melissa Allard and Jeanne Clark. Grandson of Leah Allard and Margaret Woolsey.

BANET, Daniel, 54, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyds Knobs, Dec. 28. Brother of Charlene, Laverne, Damon, Daryl, Duane, Jerry and Stephen Banet.

BARHORST, Helen (Benham), 91, St. Mary, Greensburg, Dec. 22. Mother of Patsy Ahrens, Ethel Borneman, Nellie Pfeister, Kathy Reece, Ollie Thomas and Richard Benham. Sister of Richard Powers. Grandmother of 15. Great-grandmother of 30. Great-great-grandmother of 12.

BOSLEY, Dorothy Hazel (Hinds), 83, St. Simon the Apostle, Indianapolis, Dec. 14. Mother of Judy England, Debbie Green, Sandra Smith, Theresa Stokes, Linda, Doug, Mike and Steve Bosley.

BRYAN, Mary E., 65, St. Mary, Greensburg, Jan. 1. Mother of William Patterson.

COFFMAN, Geneva Ann, 57, St. Rose of Lima, Franklin, Dec. 22. Wife of Samuel Coffman. Mother of Monica Connerly, Lucy and Patrick Coffman. Sister of Norma Beard, Janet Boze, Donna Christopher, Paula Graden, Gloria Klutzke, Trish Logon and Jody Watson.

DAVIS, Emma Margaret, 90, Prince of Peace, Madison, Dec. 17. Mother of Nancy McDonald and Mary Anne Potter. Sister of Daniel and Robert Claflin. Grandmother of one. Great-grandmother of one.

DeLUCIO, Nicholas, 91, St. Mary, Richmond, Dec. 16. Father of Loretta DeLucio, Nickie Ross and Rose Suveges. Brother of Antoinette Norman, Virginia Perri, Phyllis Sheppard, Sue Stallings, John, Paul, Raymond and Robert DeLucio. Grandfather of four. Great-grandfather of one.

HALEY, Jane Carol (Greiwe), 58, St. Mary, Greensburg, Jan. 1. Wife of William Haley. Mother of Christine Pyle and Lora Haley. Sister of Rosemary Collins, Janet Einhaus, Patricia Lowry, Betty Sample, David, Mike and Thomas Greiwe.

HALLORAN, Rosemary C., 95, Holy Name, Beech Grove, Nov. 28. Mother of Kathleen Frederick, Patricia Kippenbrock, Barry, Kevin, Michael and Thomas Halloran. Grandmother of 15. Great-grandmother of 15.

HART, Margaret E. (O’Leary), 88, St. Mary, Greensburg, Dec. 27. Mother of Marlys Keeling, Janice Sandlin, Kay Wiley and Wayne O’Leary. Sister of Dorothy Guild. Grand-mother of 11. Great-grandmother of 14. Great-great-grandmother of one.

HELLMICH, Donald G., 68, St. Mary, Greensburg, Dec. 26. Husband of Frieda M. Kramer. Father of Daniel, David and Phillip Hellmich. Brother of Ruth Ann Bishop, Shirley Gang and Charles Hellmich. Grandfather of four.

HEMMELGARN, George Edward, 74, Holy Name, Beech Grove, Dec. 4. Husband of Sue (Toner) Hemmelgarn. Father of Karen Garr and Timothy Hemmelgarn. Brother of Helen Andrews and Rosemary Cox. Grandfather of five. Great-grandfather of one.

HETTINGER, Stanley Charles, 81, St. Augustine, Jeffersonville, Dec. 17. Husband of Sylvia (Shipp) Hettinger. Father of Jacqueline Vise, C. Michael and Gary Hettinger. Grandfather of five.

HIRSCHAUER, Paul J., 86, St. Joseph, Shelbyville, Dec. 21. Father of Judy Dover, Phyllis Gehrich, Teresa, Francis and Mike Hirschauer. Brother of Mary Agnes McDermott. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of eight. Step-great-grandfather of two.

IVANCIC, Mary, 88, St. Michael the Archangel, Indianapolis, Dec. 21. Mother of Frank and Richard Ivancic. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of two.

JONES, Barbara, 93, St. Isidore, Bristow, Dec. 14. Mother of Barbara Basham, Mary Alice Heichelbech, David Jones and Bob Sutton. Grand-mother of nine. Great-grandmother of 13. Great-great-grandmother of one.

KESTERMAN, Leo B., 91, St. Peter, Brookville, Dec. 17. Husband of Evelyn Kesterman. Uncle of several.

KOEBERLEIN, Helen Barbara, 89, St. Joseph, Indianapolis, Dec. 24. Sister of Marcella Stenger, Clarence and James Koeberlein.

LEISURE, Carole A., St. Gabriel, Indianapolis, Nov. 27. Mother of Joni Heimlich, Julie Jackson and Stuart Baker. Sister of Joan Young. Grandmother of five.

MANWANI, Ivaneide P., 53, St. Augustine, Jeffersonville, Dec. 16. Wife of Ghansham M. Manwani. Mother of Arjan, Rajan and Shalimar Manwani. Daugher of Raimundo deSouza and Joana Ermida Nunes Penha. Grandmother of one.

MARTIN, Robert, 78, St. Gabriel, Indianapolis, Dec. 13. Husband of Joann (Edwards) Martin. Father of Angela Stewart and Jeff Martin. Grandfather of three. Great-grandfather of two.

MASTEN, Donald M., 78, St. Michael the Archangel, Indianapolis, Dec.25. Husband of Azalee Masten. Father of Donald Masten II and Tim Masten. Stepfather of Brent Landers, Trish Riley, Lois Vining, Joy, Jim and Mike Barley. Grandfather of 13. Great-grandfather of 15.

MERKEL, Urban John, 84, St. Roch, Indianapolis, Dec. 19. Husband of Helen (Haag) Merkel. Father of Rosemary Gravelie, Frederick, John, Michael and William Merkel. Brother of Loretta Bedel, Edward and Martin Merkel. Grandfather of 14.

METZGER, Matt, 81, Sacred Heart, Jeffersonville, Dec. 13. Husband of Mary Metzger. Father of Susan Johnson, Jennifer Smith, David, Phillip and Rick Metzger. Brother of Helen Pashich. Grandfather of five.

MILLER, Edna, 78, St. Paul, New Alsace, Dec. 10. Mother of Sharon Shackelford, Jayne Weber, Marlene Wullenweber, Donnie, Eddie and Mike Miller. Grandmother of 14. Great-grandmother of four.

PENNO, Mary Helen, 78, St. Michael the Archangel, Indianapolis, Dec. 20. Wife of Robert T. Penno. Mother of Barbara Isch, Nancy Steketee, Robert P. and Thomas P. Penno. Sister of David, Judson and Paul Moeller. Grandmother of 10.

Benedictine Father Kevin Ryan was a teacher, administrator and pastor

Benedictine Father Kevin Ryan, a monk and priest of Saint Meinrad Archabbey in St. Meinrad, died on Dec. 26 at the monastery infirmary. He was 89.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Dec. 30 at the Archabbey Church. Burial followed at the Archabbey Cemetery.

Father Ryan was a jubilarian of profession and priesthood. He participated in the Rush Religious Study on Aging and Alzheimer’s.

The former James Thomas Ryan was born on April 9, 1916, in Evansville, Ind. In 1930, he enrolled at Saint Meinrad Seminary as a high school freshman.

He was invested as a novice in 1936, professed his simple vows on Aug. 6, 1937, and was ordained to the priesthood on May 26, 1942.

Following his ordination, Father Kevin earned a master’s degree in physics at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. He later attended Indiana State University in Terre Haute, where he received a master’s degree in guidance and administration.

Father Kevin was a teacher and administrator at Saint Meinrad’s former Minor Seminary, which he served as vice rector and rector. He also taught physics at Saint Meinrad College.

For many years, he also served as a ham radio operator.

When the high school closed, Father Kevin served eight years as chaplain for the sisters at Monastery Immaculate Conception in Ferdinand, Ind.

Father Kevin also served as associate pastor of St. Meinrad Parish in St. Meinrad and administrator of St. Isidore Parish in Bristow.

In Jonesboro, Ark., Father Kevin ministered as the chaplain at Holy Angels Convent and St. Bernard Medical Center.

He also served as chaplain at St. Paul Hermitage in Beech Grove.

His most recent assignment was in Montana, where he served at several parishes.

Surviving are one brother, Patrick Ryan, who lives in California; and two sisters, Kathleen Schmitt, who also lives in California, and Mary Adele Schuler of Louisville, Ky.

Memorial gifts may be sent to Saint Meinrad Archabbey, 100 Hill Drive, St. Meinrad, IN 47577.

Benedictine Father Malachy Fulton served in Evansville and Indianapolis

Benedictine Father Malachy Fulton, a monk and priest of Saint Meinrad Archabbey, died on Dec. 28 at the monastery infirmary. He was 91, and was a jubilarian of profession and priesthood.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Dec. 31 at the Archabbey Church. Burial followed at the Archabbey Cemetery.

The former Edward Fulton was born on Sept. 28, 1914, in New York. He graduated from Cathedral College Preparatory Seminary in New York in 1934 then enrolled at Saint Meinrad Seminary.

He was invested as a novice in 1936, professed his simple vows on Aug. 6, 1937, and was ordained to the priesthood on June 5, 1943.

For many years, Father Malachy served in the Evansville Diocese, first as associate pastor of St. Benedict Parish (now Cathedral) in Evansville, Ind., and St. Mary Parish in Huntingburg, Ind. For seven years, he was pastor of Mary Help of Christians Parish in Mariah Hill, Ind.

In 1967, he began a nearly 20-year assignment as pastor of St. Anthony Parish in St. Anthony, Ind.

For two years, he served as resident chaplain for the Benedictine sisters of Our Lady of Grace Monastery in Beech Grove. A quarter century later, he returned to Beech Grove as chaplain for the residents of St. Paul Hermitage for three years.

Father Malachy returned to Saint Meinrad in 1989, and ministered in short-term pastoral assignments whenever he was able.

Memorial gifts may be sent to Saint Meinrad Archabbey, 100 Hill Drive, St. Meinrad, IN 47577. †

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