September 15, 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)

BOYLE, Kathleen M., 89, St. Michael the Archangel, Indianapolis, Aug. 20. Mother of Marilyn Betzner, Barbara Langhammer, Patricia McKinney and Charles Boyle. Sister of Jean Kirsch. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of 14.

BREITENBACH, Mary, 90, Prince of Peace, Madison, Aug. 28. Sister of Sally Brown and Pat Breitenbach. COMER, Elvin R., 80, St. Mary, Rushville, Aug. 30. Father of Jane Gillespie, Jean
Mauzy, Bruce, Gregg, Kevin, Scott and Steve Comer. Brother of Wilber Comer. Grandfather of
24. Great-grandfather of seven.

CONRAD,William, 65, St. Joseph, Corydon, Aug. 18. Husband of Jo Ann (Allen) Conrad. Father of Dawn Martin, Elizabeth Nicholas and Rick Conrad. Brother of James and Jerry Conrad. Grandfather of seven.

COSSELL, Margaret M., 85, St. Roch, Indianapolis, Sept. 2. Mother of Annamarie Stevens and Anthony Cossell. Grandmother of seven.

EDWARDS, Dolores M., 80, Holy Name of Jesus, Beech Grove, Sept. 2. Sister of Catherine Carr, Cecile Duncan, Marie LaShorne and Michael Ryan.

GASWAY, Christina Kate, 83, Annunciation, Brazil, Aug. 21. Mother of Pamela Carino, Patricia Fisher, Richard and Robert Gasway. Sister of Irene Kaiser. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of nine.

GRADY, John M., 57, St. Michael the Archangel, Indianapolis, Aug. 20. Husband of Susan Grady. Father of Kaitlyn Veach, Jennifer Wright-Grady, Austin, Colin, Gillian and Shawn Grady, Katie, Stephanie and William Wright. Son of Lucy (Burtschi) Grady. Brother of Louann Grady and Cheryl
Mercier. Grandfather of five.

KIRK, Ovena Young, 87, St. Andrew the Apostle, Indianapolis, Aug. 21. Mother of Lisa Buggs and James Kirk. Sister of Betty Weaver, Nolan and Bishop Owen Young. Grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of nine.

KLEIN, Debra L., 51, Prince of Peace, Madison, Aug. 30. Wife of George W. Klein. Mother of
Justine Pettit. Stepmother of Amy Owen and Jeffrey Klein. Daughter of Dollie Hargett. Sister
of Sue Kirchoff. Grandmother of four.

LUKEN, Esther E., 79, St. Mary, Greensburg, Sept. 1. Mother of Donald, Richard and Robert Luken. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of five.

MARTOCCIA, Marie, 95, SS. Francis and Clare, Greenwood, Aug. 22. Mother of William Martoccia, Pete and Thomas Battista. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of 10.

McATEE, John, 83, Our Lady of the Greenwood, Greenwood, July 21. Husband of Marjorie McAtee. Father of Mary Jo Steele, Larry and Mark McAtee. Brother of Barbara Akles, Rosie Hunter, Theresa Miller, Janie Siccardi, Margaret South, James and Joseph McAtee. Grandfather of five.

MEDLE, Lois M., 85, St. Michael the Archangel, Indianapolis, Aug. 19. Mother of Bryan, Jerry and Steve Medle. Grandmother of seven. Greatgrandmother of seven.

MILLER, Geraldine (DiCiocco), 82, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, Sept. 3. Mother of Melanie O’Donnell and Shawn Miller. Sister of Rita Berow, Alvera Billock, Cecilia Losiewicz, Betty Ann McLain and Delores Newbury. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of one.

O’BRIEN, Lucille, 94, St. Gabriel, Connersville, Aug. 23. Mother of Lubeth Pflum. Grandmother of three.

PAYNE, Joseph L., 66, St. Mark, Indianapolis, Aug. 30. Husband of Margaret (Mohrhaus) Payne. Father of Anne Burt, John and Robert McGauley, and John and Tim Payne. Brother of Carol Daft, Kay Jenkins, Julia Morris, Cindy Orton and Michael Payne. Grandfather of six.

RANDOL, Betty J. (Strattman), 82, Our Lady of Lourdes, Indianapolis, Aug. 25. Sister of Robert Strattman.

RIPPERGER, Margaret C., 94, Holy Family, Oldenburg, Aug. 31. Mother of Robert Ripperger. Sister of Lawrence Kruthaupt. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of eight.

SKILLMAN, Ruth Frances, 92, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Aug. 14. Mother of Charlene Fisher. Stepsister of Carman Jacobs and Constance Wessel. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother two. Great-grandfather of one.

SPICER, Michael Lee, 33, St. Philip Neri, Indianapolis, Aug. 26. Father of Justin Spicer. Son of Terry and Susie Spicer.

STENGER, Bernadette, 81, St. Joseph, St. Leon, Sept. 4. Wife of Leo Stenger. Mother of Rita Cutter, Betty Fischer, Marilyn Heffelmire, Marty Johnson, Emily Seamon, Franciscan Sister Bernice Stenger, Albert, Leo and Orville Stenger. Sister of Marjorie Frey, Dorothy Steinmetz, Roselyn Vogelsang, Rosemary, Gerald and Robert Bruns. Grandmother of 22. Great-grandmother of five.

TYREE, Helen (Cooper), 65, St. Roch, Indianapolis, Sept. 3. Mother of Anna Bundren, Mary McDonald, George and Shane Tyree. Daughter of Anna (Brady) Cooper. Sister of Geraldine.
Carothers, Sandra Cook, Jean Mahurin, Mary Smyser, Bob, Ed and Tim Cooper. Grandmother of
nine. Great-grandmother of four.

WARNER, Kameron Johl, infant, St. Anthony, Morris, Aug. 27. Son of Jerome Warner II and Lynette Dunaway. Brother of Kelsey and Zakary Warner. Grandson of Richard and Karen Dunaway, Jerome Warner and Juna Wainscott. Great-grandson of Everette Rolfe and Dorothy Dunaway.

WESSEL, Robert N., 19, St. Louis, Batesville, Sept. 4. Son of David and Mary Jean Wessel. Brother of Rebecca Tyler, Maria, Benjamin, Daniel, Michael, Samuel and Stephen Wessel. Grandson of Loretta Bedel and Roselyn Wessel.

WHITE, Sheila K., 42, St. Vincent de Paul, Bedford, Aug. 31. Sister of Joyce Daugherty, Mary Elizabeth White, Charles White Jr. and Kenneth Hawkins. †


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