May 26, 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)

ALERDING, Thomas F., 54, St. Matthew, Indianapolis, May 13. Son of Robert J. Alerding. Brother of Ann Fitch, Peggy Horton, Mary Schaffner, Joseph, Michael and R. James Alerding.

BORGMAN, Berdella Ann, 85, St. Louis, Batesville, May 18. Mother of Peggy Rennekamp, Kenneth, Paul, Richard, Steven and Thomas Borgman. Sister of Viola Borgman. Grandmother of 15. Great-grandmother of 19.

CAUFIELD, Mary Ruth, 92, Holy Family, New Albany, May 8. Mother of Mary Chovan, Rebecca Peloff, Ruth Ann Warth, James and Michael Caufield. Grandmother of 15. Great-grandmother of 18. Great-great-grandmother of one.

CHILDERS, William E., 85, St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Aurora, May 13. Father of Ruth Pfister, Deborah Reith, Douglas and Herbert Childers. Grandfather of 11. Great-grandfather of 17.

COOPER, Gary L., 38, St. Gabriel the Archangel, Indianapolis, May 9. Husband of Julie Cooper. Father of Karen, Nicole and Zachary Cooper.

CORD, James F., 86, St. Vincent de Paul, Shelby County, May 12. Husband of Helen Cord. Father of Marilyn Tempel, Rosie Swain, Dan, Jim and Tony Cord. Brother of Joe Cord. Grandfather of 12. Great-grandfather of 13.

DeVILLEZ, Larry R., 40, St. Paul, Tell City, April 30. Father of Derek DeVillez. Son of Thelma (Tucker) DeVillez. Brother of Cindy Goffinet, Sheila Hanks, Linda Luker, Scott and Steve DeVillez.

DILLON, Alfred, 80, St. Margaret Mary, Terre Haute, May 8. Husband of Marian Dillon. Father of Janet Black, Susan Robitaille, Donald and John Dillon. Brother of Betty Rebuck. Grandfather of eight. Great-grandfather of one.

FAY, Norma L. (Hood), 79, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, May 7. Mother of Elizabeth Beck, Patricia Brown, Catherine Hagan, Suzanne Maled, Ann Marie Ransdell, Peggy Semich, J. Anthony, James, Michael and Thomas Fay. Sister of Becky Crowe, Mildred Heitz, Delores Mercer, Bob, Dick, Kenneth and Tom Hood. Grandmother of 19. Great-grandmother of four.

FLANNAGAN, Dr. Charles Emil, 89, St. Paul, Tell City, April 29. Husband of Dolores Flannagan. Father of Coleen Jacobsen, Maura Watson, Dr. Duane, Phil, Dr. Mark and Dr. Michael Flannagan. Brother of Christine Hawkins, Irene Flamion, Anne Ramsey and Albert Flannagan. Grandfather of 19. Great-grandfather of three.

HUESMAN, Maude M., 83, St. Joseph, Shelbyville, May 12. Mother of Mary Anne, Charles, Michael, Peter, Robert, Thomas, Victor and Walter Huesman. Sister of Bonnie Van Gordon. Grandmother of 19. Great-grandmother of 13.

HUGHEY, Wilfred O., 89, St. Philip Neri, Indianapolis, May 8. Husband of Juanita R., Hughey. Father of Rita Cooning, G. Annette Johnson, Theresa Reynolds, Suzette Ridgeway, Angela, Dennis, Mark, Robert and Timothy Hughey. Grandfather of 15. Great-grandfather of five.

JARBOE, Clem E., Sr., 78, Our Lady of the Greenwood, Greenwood, May 12. Husband of Blanche Jarboe. Father of Marcie Faulkenberg and Clem Jarboe Jr. Grandfather of seven. Great-grandfather of six.

KNABLE, Josephine P., 90, St. Anthony of Padua, Clarksville, May 5. Mother of Flora Knable and JoAnne Wheeler. Grandmother of two. Great-grandmother of four.

KNOTT, Jerry, 74, St. Roch, Indianapolis, May 3. Father of Denise, Brian and David Knott. Brother of Dorothy, Linda, Shirley and Earl Knott.

KRESS, Marie, 90, St. Maurice, Napoleon, May 2. Wife of Irvin Kress. Mother of Rita, Kenneth and Thomas Kress. Sister of Marjorie Hartman. Grandmother of two.

KRINER, Thelma Josephine, 92, St. Mark, Indianapolis, May 12. Mother of Maryann, Rosemary, Donald and Robert Kriner. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of four.

NUFRIO, Josephine, 100, St. Mary, Richmond, May 9. Mother of Frances Byrne and Mary Ann Wenzel. Grandmother of two. Great-grandmother of two.

PULIS, Frances L., 86, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, May 9. Wife of Edward W. Pulis. Mother of Mary Gagne, Beverly Giglio and John Pulis. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of one.

PUND, Victoria F., 50, St. Paul, Tell City, May 1. Sister of Mary Blunk, Joyce Holman, Linda Peter, Rose Riddle, Dorothy, Cletus, Jerry, Joe and Paul Pund.

STEPHENS, Virginia (Rich), 81, St. Mary, Richmond, May 8. Wife of James Stephens. Mother of Dean and James Stephens. Sister of Josephine Chifala, Antoinette Strayer and Sam Rich Jr. Grandmother of one.

SYBERG, William A., 72, Our Lady of the Greenwood, Greenwood, April 21. Husband of Janet Syberg. Father of Lynn Engel, Jeanne Lowe, Keith and Mark Syberg. Brother of Pauline Copeland. Grandfather of 19. Great-grandfather of six.

SZESZYCKI, George A., Sr., 89, St. Andrew the Apostle, Indianapolis, May 12. Husband of Aldona Szeszycki. Father of Joyce, Mary, Bud, Don, Gary, George, Jim and Ken Szeszycki. Brother of Gertrude, Marcella and Raymond Szeszycki. Grandfather of seven.

THOMPSON, Guila K., 53, St. Roch, Indianapolis, May 7. Daughter of Alice Thompson. Sister of John Thompson.

TIANO, Joanne, 81, St. Mary, Richmond, May 9. Mother of Toni Hughes, Betty Kaler, Jerry and Larry Tiano. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of seven.

UBELHOR, Clinton M., 54, St. Isidore, Bristow, May 12. Husband of Susan Ubelhor. Father of Andrea, Blaine and Brandon Ubelhor. Son of Roman and Joyce Ubelhor. Brother of Doris Cox, Sara Harpenau, Laura Mossberger, Claire Wendel, Karen, Doug, Luke, Matt, Roch and Zach Ubelhor.

UNVERSAW, Eula Mae (Hutchinson), 76, SS. Francis and Clare, Greenwood, May 9. Wife of Albert Unversaw. Mother of Nancy Gentz and Roy Unversaw. Sister of Una Johnson, Charles and Ronald Hutchinson. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of four.

WENDLING, Delma M., 97, Our Lady of the Greenwood, Greenwood, May 9. Mother of Carolyn Lyell.

WOLF, Marian Elizabeth, 81, St. Margaret Mary, Terre Haute, May 7. Wife of John David Wolf. Mother of Lisa James, Mary Katherine Walker, Harry Enright and John Wolf. Daughter of Harry and Marie Rowe. Grandmother of three.


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