February 17, 2006


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BREEN, John, 79, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Dec. 23. Father of John Thomas Breen. Brother of Ann Holler and Joseph Breen. Grandfather of one. Great-grandfather of one.

BRUNNER, Maxine, 85, St. Mary, Aurora, Jan. 31. Mother of Bonny Prudhomme, Mary Jo Sloan, Helen Stow, Jim Sedler, Bob, Kerry, Marc and Ron Brunner. Half-sister of Libby Gaskins and Marcus Mattox. Grandmother of 14. Great-grandmother of 11.

BUENING, Ida H., 90, St. Mary, Greensburg, Feb. 5. Mother of Joann Burkhart, Rita Meyer, Carl, James, Maurice, Paul and William Buening. Grandmother of 25. Great-grandmother of 36. Step-great-grandmother of nine. Step-great-great-grandmother of four.

DESATNIK, Marie, 87, St. Andrew, Richmond, Jan. 21.

DOUGHERTY, Joseph William, 81, St. Mary, New Albany, Feb. 6. Husband of Betty (Simpson) Dougherty. Father of Katherine Sears, David, Edward, John, Joseph, Kevin and William Dougherty. Brother of Marjorie Joy, Ann Kraus and James Dougherty. Grandfather of 18.

EHRGOTT, Joan F., 76, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Jan. 23. Mother of Mary Clevenger, John, Richard and Steve Ehrgott. Sister of Margaret Hennessey, Dorothy Riley, Patricia Weaver and James Pruden. Grandmother of 14. Great-grandmother of 17.

ENGLISH, Mary, 86, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, Jan. 31. Mother of Rosemary Howard, Ann Prather, Patricia Van Ness, Mary Vrabel, Franciscan Sister Marjorie English and Mark English. Sister of Providence Sister Anita Bechert and Ann Ewing. Grandmother of 11. Great-grandmother of three.

FATICA, Edith D., 90, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Feb. 2. Mother of Carol Mavris and Chuck Fatica. Sister of Jennie Coccaro and Carmen Angelone. Grandmother of one.

FAY, Verlee, 82, St. Paul, Tell City, Jan. 21. Wife of Ralph Fay. Mother of Gary Fay. Sister of Marie Faulkenberg.

FITZGERALD, Karen Marie Rose, 55, Holy Name, Beech Grove, Jan. 20. Mother of Karen Fitzgerald. Sister of Linda Burkus, Madonna Hosimer, Rosemary Milligan, James and John Fitzgerald.

FLECK, John, 56, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Nov. 30. Husband of Benita Fleck. Father of Angela, Jennifer and Christopher Fleck. Son of Thurman Fleck. Brother of Mary Doty, Donna Frank, Carolyn Greimann, Helen Kinney, Deborah McBride, Sharon Taylor, James, Joseph, Michael, Robert, Thurman III and William Fleck. Grandfather of one.

HARRISON, Johanna Gertrude, St. Mary, New Albany, Feb. 4. Sister of Theodora Pachala, Huberdina Richter and Hubertus Brockmans.

HESS, Elizabeth (Clark), 89, St. Mary, New Albany, Feb. 7. Mother of Mary Pat Doehrman. Sister of Howard Clark. Grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of two.

KLAVE, Frank L., Sr., 87, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Jan. 26. Husband of Marie (Decker) Klave. Father of Cheryl Blevins, Donna Kirschbaum, Jacquel Young and Frank Klave II. Brother of Herbert Klave. Grandfather of seven. Great-grandfather of 14.

LOCKREM, Susan, 57, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Jan. 28. Mother of Joseph and Michael Lockrem. Daughter of Bernice Sheridan. Sister of Bishop Michael J. Sheridan. Grandmother of four.

McALLEN, Anne, 76, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Dec. 14. Mother of Julie Null, Roseanne Petry, Mary and Kevin McAllen. Grandmother of eight.

McCLEERY, Marjorie A. McCoy (Hessman), 74, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Jan. 28. Mother of Dorothy Gray, Sondra McBee, Christopher, Jack, James, Peter and Thomas Hessman. Sister of Loretta Fillenwarth and Michael McCoy. Grandmother of 17. Great-grandmother of 10.

McINTOSH, Leslie E., 49, Holy Name, Beech Grove, Jan. 22. Husband of Karen (Fenton) McIntosh. Father of Tony McIntosh. Grandfather of one.

MYERS, Margaret, 91, Nativity, Indianapolis, Jan. 13. Mother of Rosemarie Hickle and Marilyn Laughlin.

POWELL, J. Anita, 85, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, Jan. 27. Mother of Marcia Hubbert, Lisa Trudeau, John and Ron Powell. Sister of Dorothy Popp, Evelyn Powell and Francis Hubbuch. Grandmother of six.

RITTER, Joseph L., 84, St. Matthew, Indianapolis, Jan. 29. Husband of Mary Jane Ritter. Father of Lucy Cahill, Linda Ritter and Julie Wylonis. Brother of Romilda Bertram, Dorothy Newman, Helen Ritter, Theresa Starks and Mary Weingardt. Grandfather of eight. Great-grandfather of two.

RODRIQUEZ, Georgina, 85, St. Mary, Richmond, Jan. 23. Wife of Pedro Rodriquez. Mother of Peter Rodriquez. Sister of Aida Gali and Concepcion Nodal.

SALER, Rita J., (Fischer), 81, St. Mary, Greensburg, Feb. 6. Wife of Fred Saler. Mother of Helen Froehling, Nita Hauser, Dee Kilgore, Marti Lux, Diane Myers, Dot Steward, Jerry and Jim Saler. Sister of Lillian Rosiello, Marian Sutton and Richard Fischer. Grandmother of 21. Great-grandmother of 21.

SCHMIDT, Cora, 87, St. Paul, Tell City, Jan. 29. Mother of Jean Goffinet and Edward Koseck. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of six.

SCHORK, Al, 78, St. Augustine, Jeffersonville, Jan. 23. Father of Pamela Jo Meyer, Al Jr., David, Gary and Larry Schork. Brother of Charlotte Crum, Lydia Mae Wilbert, Charles and Raymond Schork.

SMITH, Kenneth L., 79, St. Mary, New Albany, Feb. 1. Father of Kimberly Bieber, Lindsey Ferguson, Lori Hodges and Kenneth Smith. Brother of Janice Dunham, Joyce Kaufer and Lawrence Smith Jr. Grandfather of eight. Great-grandfather of eight.

STALEY, John D., 55, St. Michael, Greenfield, Jan. 21. Husband of Beverly Bowron-Staley. Father of Julie Buis, Kathleen, Rebecca and John Staley. Son of Jean (Strickland) Martin. Brother of Leslye Cathell, Kathye Reily and Norman Staley. Grandfather of one.

SULLIVAN, Geraldine, 79, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Jan. 26. Mother of Geraldine Sullivan-Jarman, Mary Ann Sullivan-Moore, Patricia, Gerald, Kevin, Michael, Terence, Timothy and Thomas Sullivan. Grandmother of eighteen. Great-grandmother of four.

VAN WINKLE, Aaron E., 49, St. Pius V, Troy, Jan. 31. Father of Amanda, Aaron and Alexander Van Winkle. Son of Frances (Purnhage) Van Winkle. Brother of Carol Goffinet and Sheila Tempel. Grandfather of one.

WAGNER, Mary Jane, 62, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Jan. 28. Wife of Julian Wagner. Mother of Amy Begley, Nancy Leming, Paula Rogers, Denise Waidlich and Chris Wagner. Grandmother of five.

WHITE, Robert L., Sr., 93, Annunciation, Brazil, Jan. 31. Father of Joan Whittaker and Robert White Jr. Grandfather of 21. Great-grandfather of 58.

YEAGER, Dorothy, 88, St. Mary, Richmond, Jan. 23. Mother of Nancy Rheuble. Sister of Larry Pool. Grandmother of one. †


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