March 3, 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. Submit an obituary here (parishes and funeral homes only)

ADAMS, Joseph W., Jr., 73, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Feb. 12. Husband of Ruth Adams. Brother of Anne Linder, Mary McFadden and James Adams.

BARLOW, Elizabeth, 66, St. Vincent de Paul, Bedford, Jan. 24. Mother of Paul and Tracy Barlow. Sister of Mary Frances Cassidy, Anna Mae Henderson and David Daugherty. Grandmother of one.

BELCHER, Stephen Forbes, 64, St. Thomas Aquinas, Indianapolis, Feb. 13. Husband of Anne Belcher. Father of W. Martin Belcher. Brother of David Belcher.

BREEDEN, Mary E., 90, St. Anthony of Padua, Clarksville, Feb. 13. Mother of Annetta Reed. Sister of Frances Dickey, Betty Flood, Arthur and Paul Huffines. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of six. Great-great-grandmother of two.

BROY, Keith E., 55, St. Augustine, Jeffersonville, Feb. 14. Husband of Laura Broy. Father of Michael Broy. Son of Harold Broy. Brother of Fern Dys and Paula Broy. Grandfather of five.

CAMPBELL, Bessie Ann (Hiner), 70, Holy Name of Jesus, Beech Grove, Feb. 16. Mother of Lori Templin. Sister of Joseph Hiner. Grandmother of four.

CRANEY, Timothy L., 29, Nativity, Indianapolis, Feb. 18. Husband of Ivy (McGuire) Craney. Son of Ron and Frances (Carr) Craney. Brother of Angela Vaughan and Mark Craney.

CROSSEN, Todd Michael, 21, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, Feb. 22. Son of Scott M. and Lori A. (Apple) Crossen. Brother of Mark and Matthew Crossen. Grandson of Winfred and Peggy Apple. Great-grandson of Lillie Apple.

GARTH, Virginia, 87, St. Luke, Indianapolis, Feb. 20. Mother of Julie Simpkiss and James Garth. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of four.

GUESS, William N., 80, St. Rita, Indianapolis, Feb. 3. Husband of Carole F. Guess. Father of Jeanmarie Guess-Hill, Theresa Guess-Holt, Carole, Marc and William Guess. Brother of Betty Garrett Inskeep. Grandfather of 11.

HARPENAU, Andrew L., 86, St. Mary, Navilleton, Feb. 11. Husband of Sylvia Harpenau. Father of Charlotte Cooley, Sharon Dobis, Benita Pate, Marvin and Stephen Harpenau. Brother of Earl Harpenau.

IHLE, Mary E., 91, St. Paul, New Alsace, Feb. 8.

KELLEY, Timothy M., 53, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Indianapolis, Feb. 15. Husband of Darcy Kelley. Father of Shannon McBeath, Courtney, Nick and Patrick Kelley. Brother of Lisa Kelley. Grandfather of one.

KENNY, Mary Kathryn, 90, Annunciation, Brazil, Feb. 10. Aunt of several.

KRANZ, Carol, 73, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, Feb. 10. Mother of Deborah Johnson and Randolph Kranz. Sister of Judy Ritter. Grandmother of two.

KRAUSE, Petra M., 42, St. Joseph Hill, Sellersburg, Feb. 9. Wife of David Krause. Mother of Heidi, Nikki and Robby Ward. Daughter of Bradley and Lore Sonner.

LaGROTTO, Marion Anthony, 78, St. Roch, Indianapolis, Feb. 20. Husband of Margaret (Murello) LaGrotto. Father of Lisa Gadient and Anthony LaGrotto. Brother of Anna Montarsi and Ralph LaGrotto. Grandfather of one.

LUCAS, Virginia (Leimgruber), 83, Immaculate Heart of Mary, Indianapolis, Feb. 14. Mother of Debbie Kelly and Virginia Lucas. Grandmother of two.

MAUER, Marie E., 88, St. Mary, Greensburg, Feb. 19. Sister of Edwin, Leonard and Louis Mauer.

MONTPETIT, Theresa, 78, St. Lawrence, Lawrenceburg, Feb. 9. Mother of Michael and Richard Montpetit. Stepmother of Helen McRoberts. Sister of Cecelia Marihugh.

NANCE, Betty J. (Spatig), 78, St. Mary, New Albany, Feb. 18. Mother of Dottie Kraft, Carol Powers and Steve Nance. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of two.

PAGOR, Carole Frances (Aiello), 71, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Feb. 17. Wife of Walter Pagor. Mother of Kathleen Ruston, Deborah Santucci, Elizabeth Smith, John and Walter Pagor Jr. Grandmother of 11. Great-grandmother of two.

SELF, Rita Ellen (McNally), 53, St. Gabriel, Connersville, Feb. 15. Wife of John R. Self Jr. Mother of Amanda Favorite, April Pea, Adam and Anthony Self. Stepdaughter of Jenny McNally. Sister of Mary Porter, Sandy McDonald, Linda Pritchard, Christine Whipple and Howard McNally. Grandmother of six.

SHEERIN, Daniel D., 81, St. Luke, Indianapolis, Feb. 16. Brother of Dorothy Brown and Barbara Rocap.

SIMMONS, Charles A., 86, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Feb. 18. Father of Suzanne Halloran and James Simmons. Brother of Elizabeth Prather and Jean Roll. Grandfather of eight. Great-grandfather of eight.

SMITH, Mildred L., 86, St. Louis, Batesville, Feb. 20. Mother of Cecilia Ann Carvin, Sheila Molock, G. Frank and Martin Smith. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of 11.

STALEY, Melvin B., 78, St. Anthony, Indianapolis, Feb. 17. Husband of Hilda Staley. Brother of Violet Saylors.

STILES, Patricia A., 72, St. Martin of Tours, Martinsville, Feb. 4. Wife of Harold Stiles. Mother of Sue Hammans, Patricia Henson, Nancy Vondersaar, Karen Prather, Joe and Stephen Stiles. Sister of Gloria Brown, Agnes Newell, Beatrice Rodgers and William Gillespie.

STRASSEL, Raymond M., Jr., 92, Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Jeffersonville, Feb. 12. Husband of Mary (Stoner) Strassel. Father of Jeanne Maxey and Raymond M. Strassel III. Grandfather of five.

WEBSTER, R. Douglas, 51, St. Vincent de Paul, Bedford, Jan. 29. Husband of Darlene Webster. Stepfather of Adrian Louden, Mylinda Skimehorn and Mark Webster. Brother of Sharon Hensley, Susan Webster and Treva Williams. Grandson of Ruth Moser. Step-grand-father of two.

WOLFE, James R., 59, St. Anthony, Indianapolis, Feb. 15. Husband of Joan Wolfe. Father of Ryan Wolfe. Son of Mary Wolfe. Brother of Marilyn Miller and Thomas Wolfe. †



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