July 14, 2006


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ADKINS, Monica, 87, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, June 30. Wife of James Adkins. Mother of Beverly Pardieck, Gregory, James and Mark Adkins. Sister of Mary Ruth Crooke-Boyles. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of five.

BARRON, Helen L., 88, St. Roch, Indianapolis, June 14. Aunt of several.

BEDNARSKI, Benjamin R., 27, St. Michael, Greenfield, June 12. Son of Raymond and Kay Bednarski. Brother of Bill Bednarski and Mike Bronneberg. Grandson of Bernice Trent.

BOARMAN, Joseph M., 84, St. Anthony, Indianapolis, June 27. Husband of Mary Boarman. Father of Mary Jo Eggers, Lisa Freije, Penny Shope and Mark Boarman. Brother of Louise Johnson and Jonnie Mae Lindsell. Grandfather of one.

BURGMEIER, Donald P., 63, St. Mary, Greensburg, July 1. Husband of Janice Burgmeier. Father of Donald Jr., Kevin and Ricky Burgmeier. Brother of Arlene Cook, Darlene Huff, Janet Kinker and Daniel Burgmeier. Grandfather of one. Great-grandfather of one.

FEHLINGER, Irvin J., 81, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Indianapolis, June 24. Husband of Jennie Fehlinger. Father of Sue Thieman, Stephen and William Fehlinger. Grandfather of six.

FREDERICK, John D., 78, Our Lady of Lourdes, Indianapolis, July 5. Father of Barbara Runciman, Nancy and Elizabeth Frederick. Brother of Rita Verina and James Frederick.

GAUDIANI, Vincent A., 88, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, June 23. Husband of Vera (Rossano) Gaudiani. Father of Dr. Claire, Dr. Linda, Elissa, Michael and Dr. Vincent Gaudiani. Grandfather of 13. Great-grandfather of four.

HILL, Anna June, 80, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, July 4. Sister of Betty Jane Morgan, John Dickey and Jim Fitzgerald.

HOWELL, Shirley, 64, St. Joseph, Corydon, June 8. Mother of Sandra Humphrey, Kathy Ward and James Howell. Grandmother of 11.

JOHNSON, Richard L., 63, St. Luke, Indianapolis, June 25. Husband of Diane Johnson. Father of Stephanie Alias, Christy Crow and Alana Johnson. Brother of Bob Johnson. Grandfather of one.

LAUCK, Anita J., 88, St. Paul Hermitage, Beech Grove, June 22. Mother of Carol Hofmann, Alice Roeder, Mary Jo Venezia, Cindy Woodruff, Charles, James and Louis Lauck. Grandmother of 20. Great-grandmother of 22.

LOWE, Grover S., 81, St. Joseph, Shelbyville, June 29. Husband of Carla Lowe. Father of Karla Theobald, Eric and Greg Lowe. Grandfather of five.

MILLER, Maurice Winfred, 84, St. Anthony of Padua, Clarksville, June 23. Brother of Bernard Miller.

PATTON, Anna, 83, St. Vincent de Paul, Bedford, July 1. Wife of Calvin Patton. Mother of Marilyn and Peggy Elmore, Linda Harrell, Pam Walden, Scott and Tim Patton. Grandmother of 16.

SAHM, Mark Andrew, 66, Holy Name, Beech Grove, July 4. Husband of Loretta (Staab) Sahm. Father of Mary Mills, Joanne Sauter and Ray Sahm. Brother of Mary Margaret Vogler and William Sahm. Grandmother of three.

SCHNEIDER, David Lyman, 66, St. Luke, Indianapolis, June 16. Father of Judith Blair, Sara Regeski, Cynthia Whaley and John Schneider.

SHIPLEY, Robert, 55, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, March 2. Husband of Kimberly Shipley. Father of Stephanie, Drew and Ryan Shipley. Son of Opal Shipley-Kerkhof. Brother of Jan Daniels, Larry and Lyman Kerkhof.

SIMMONS, Sherman Sherrill, 54, Most Precious Blood, New Middletown, May 31. Father of Jacory and Jonathan Simmons. Son of Lucille Simmons. Brother of Rhonda Babcock, Ann Bowling, Carmen Haag, Tina Heitkemper, Linda Martin, Billie Rose, Diane and David Simmons.

WEIDNER, Clara L., 91, St. Anthony of Padua, Clarksville, June 22. Mother of Rose Mary Miller, Patricia Rury and Bruce Weidner. Sister of Wilma Belviy and George Hutt. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of five.

WILLIAMSON, Trudy A., 68, Good Shepherd, Indianapolis, June 23. Mother of Monica Burkhart, Cindy Smiley, John and Matthew Dennis. Sister of Paul Goedecker. Grandmother of five.

WISE, Ruby, 82, Most Precious Blood, New Middletown, May 15. Mother of Deborah Cardwell, Nedra Henning, Karen Singer, Bruce, Mitchell, Randal, Stephen and Troy Wise. Sister of Ralph Skaggs. Grandmother of 19. Great-grandmother of 16.

WOERTZ, Margaret, 82, St. Peter, Buena Vista, March 20. Mother of Cheryl Quebbeman, Donald and Douglas Woertz. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of seven.

Providence Sister Alice Hemans taught
at Cardinal Ritter Jr./Sr. High School

Providence Sister Alice Hemans died on June 26 at Mother Theodore Hall at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. She was 59.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on June 30 at the Church of the Immaculate Conception at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. Burial followed at the sisters’ cemetery.

The former Alice Janet Hemans was born on July 17, 1946, in Orlando, Fla.

She entered the congregation of the Sisters of Providence on Aug. 16, 1991, and professed first vows on June 26, 1994, and final vows on Aug. 15, 1998.

During 14 years as a Sister of Providence, she ministered as a teacher and principal at Catholic schools in Indiana and Massachusetts.

Sister Alice taught at Cardinal Ritter Jr./Sr. High School in Indianapolis from 1993-98.

She returned to the motherhouse in June 2004 to begin her ministry of prayer, which she continued until 2006.

Surviving are her mother, Margaret Hemans of California; a sister, Kathryn Mescall of Foster City, Wash.; and a brother, James Hemans of Mukilteo, Wash.

Memorial gifts may be sent to the Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, St. Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876. †


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