June 30, 2006


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ASHACK, Grace Teresa, 82, St. Anne, New Castle, June 19. Wife of Leonard W. Ashack. Mother of Richard and Leonard Ashack II. Sister of Sam Lombardo. Grandmother of five.

CERVO, Pauline Louise, 82, St. Jude, Indianapolis, May 28.

CLARK, Betty J., 74, St. Vincent de Paul, Bedford, June 21. Wife of Kenneth E. Clark. Mother of Kenneth L. Clark. Sister of George Curren. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of two.

DONLEY, Francis W., 78, St. Jude, Indianapolis, June 19. Husband of Anna May (Guidos) Brent Donley. Father of Karen Smith. Grandfather of two.

ELKIN, Robert M., 68, St. Philip Neri, Indianapolis, June 19. Father of Ruthanne Eaton, Teresa LeBeau, John, Joseph and Ronald Elkin. Grandfather of 16. Great-grandfather of three.

GROVE, Leonore E., 89, St. Vincent de Paul, Shelby County, June 12. Mother of William Grove. Grandmother of two. Great-grandmother of two.

HARKER, Marian Frances, 81, Immaculate Heart of Mary, Indianapolis, June 8.

HARNETT, John F., 73, St. Charles Borromeo, Bloomington, May 6. Husband of Jane Harnett. Father of Kathleen Barker, Cory, J. Christopher and Kevin Harnett. Brother of Margaret Wolfe. Grandfather of four.

HERBERG, Richard J., 83, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, June 10. Husband of Janet (Lavelle) Herberg. Father of Joan Koenig, Jeanne Vogt, John and Joseph Herberg. Grandfather of three.

JAMES, Robert D., 79, St. Paul, New Alsace, June 7. Husband of Dorothy Gaynor. Father of Mary Lou Knollman. Grandfather of five.

JARDINA, Rose M., 97, Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary, Indianapolis, June 21. Aunt of several.

JONAS, Luella, 93, St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Cambridge City, June 17. Mother of Judy Yarwick and Roger Jonas.

LONGWELL, John W., 58, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, June 10. Brother of Edward and Richard Longwell.

MANFUSO, Louis J., 94, St. Christopher, Indianapolis, May 28. Husband of Minerva Manfuso. Father of Linda Foust and Rita Rader.

MERCER, Daniel P., 19, St. Rose of Lima, Franklin, May 29. Son of Jeff and Pam (Kieffer) Mercer. Brother of Anthony, Jeff and Joe Mercer. Grandson of Roger Mercer, Robert and Martha Kieffer.

PETERS, Gregory D., 42, St. Louis, Batesville, June 18. Father of Clarice Peters. Brother of Sharon Cozart, Gerald, Tyrone and William Peters.

REILLY, Margaret (Schisla), 84, St. Bernadette, Indianapolis, June 21. Wife of Harold H. Reilly. Mother of Patricia Dellinger, Peggy Shockley, Michael and Steven Reilly. Sister of Charles and Robert Schisla. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of 15.

ROBERTSON, Karen Lee, 63, Sacred Heart, Clinton, June 14. Wife of Donald Robertson. Mother of Donetta Domeika. Sister of Gloria Galeener. Grandmother of two. Great-grandmother of two.

SANFORD, Judy Kay (Stacy), 57, St. Lawrence, Lawrenceburg, June 12. Wife of Tim Sandford. Mother of Shelly Benning, Tonya Ross and Tracey Shinkle. Daughter of Frank and Juanita Neurohr. Sister of Angela Ascherman, Connie Colgate, Chris Hall, Monica Neurohr, Linda Rinehart and Larry Stacy.

SCHUELER, George A., Jr., 70, St. Mary, Lanesville, June 6. Father of Kathleen Leuthart, Paul and Ronnie Schueler. Brother of Bernice Barr, Mary Litch and Francis Schueler. Grandfather of six.

SMITH, Laurie M., 43, St. Mary, New Albany, June 12. Wife of Dennis E. Smith. Stepmother of Edward Smith. Sister of Karen Noel, Rev. Elwood Jr., Rev. Gary and Mitch Whitehouse.

WAGNER, William F., 76, St. Luke, Indianapolis, June 10. Husband of Marilyn Wagner. Father of Mary Kay, Michael, Stephen and William Wagner. Brother of Carolyn Rooney and Marcel Wagner. Grandfather of eight.

WARMOTH, Margaret C., 85, St. Christopher, Indianapolis, June 13. Sister of Mildred Blakney, Dorothy Hunget and Marie Storck.

WERKE, Edward, 78, St. Lawrence, Lawrenceburg, June 20. Brother of Wanda and Paul Wernke.

Deacon Albert McConahay was charter member
of St. Simon Parish

Deacon Albert L. McCona-hay, who ministered in the Lafayette Diocese and was a charter member of St. Simon the Apostle Parish in Indianapolis, died on May 22 in Lafayette. He was 67.

He was a member of St. Ann Parish in Lafayette, Ind. He had lived in Indianapolis for most of his life.

Surviving are two daughters, Michelle McConahay and Colleen Deweese; two brothers, Charles and Joseph McConahay; and two grandchildren. †


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