September 29, 2006


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CHAVE, Laura Lee (Schmedtje), 48, Christ the King, Indianapolis, Sept. 6. Wife of Dr. Alan Chave. Mother of Ashlea Chave. Daughter of Dr. John and Winifred Schmedtje. Sister of Diane Steward and Dr. John Schmedtje Jr.

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

HECK, Richard, 72, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Sept. 13. Stepfather of De De, Gary, Phil and Scott Lane. Brother of Mary Lou Donlan, Don and Leo Heck.

HOBBS, Jeffrey, 51, St. Christopher, Indianapolis, Aug. 26. Father of David Hobbs. Son of Ralph Hobbs.

HULL, Benjamin Lee, 85, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Sept. 8. Father of Anna Johnson, Kathleen Nix, Mary, Susan, David, Steven and Thomas Hull. Grandfather of seven.

KAISER, William, 87, Christ the King, Indianapolis, Sept. 13. Father of Michael Kaiser. Brother of Dorothy Rector. Grandfather of four.

KIPPER, Donald C., Sr., 65, St. Mary, North Vernon, Sept. 8. Husband of Margaret (Hardebeck) Kipper. Father of Rose Ann Walters, David and Donald Kipper. Brother of Susie Davis, Jane Richart, James and Leroy Kipper. Grandfather of eight. Great-grandfather of six.

LENTS, Donna Elizabeth, 52, St. Anthony, Indianapolis, Sept. 6. Mother of Angel Lents. Daughter of Anthony and Beatrice Lents. Sister of Debbie Crawford, Jason, John, Mark, Paul and Richard Lents. Grandmother of one.

McCABE, Mary, 88, St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Aurora, Sept. 7. Mother of David and Michael McCabe. Grandmother of five.

MERKAMP, Kenneth, 84, Holy Family, Richmond, Sept. 16. Father of Marie Camden, Brenda Radford, John and Malcolm Merkamp. Brother of Erpha Baumer, Ruth Nocton and Richard Merkamp. Grand-father of 19. Great-grandfather of 20. Great-great-grandfather of one.

METZGER, Mary G., 73, Sacred Heart, Jeffersonville, Sept. 5. Mother of Susan Johnson, Jennifer Smith, David, Philip and Richard Metzger. Sister of Anne Banet. Grand-mother of five.

MEYER, Joseph Michael Vincent, 88, St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Cambridge City, Sept. 10. Husband of Edith May Meyer. Father of Jeni Dieselberg, Betsy Schultz, Jill, Brian, Christopher, Glen, Jeffery, Mark and Michael Meyer. Brother of Marleen Brown, Irene Davis and Charles Meyer. Grandfather of 13. Great-grandfather of three.

MULLEN, B. Frances, 83, St. Roch, Indianapolis, Sept. 7. Sister of Margie Hunt and Elizabeth Mullen.

O’CONNOR, Thomas E., 82, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, Sept. 4. Father of Joan, Daniel, James, John and William O’Connor. Brother of Agnes Arvin, Charles and Daniel O’Connor. Grand-father of six.

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

PIERLE, Mary Jo, 60, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Indianapolis, Sept. 10. Sister of Lee Ann Briggeman, Donna Wheeler, Daniel, Gary and Michael Pierle.

PORFIDIO, Josephine, 74, St. Mary, Richmond, Sept. 12. Wife of Charles Porfidio. Mother of Anita Gonzalez and Angela Richter. Sister of Colomba Cristiano. Grandmother of five.

REMBUSCH, Kevin J., 56, Christ the King, Indianapolis, Sept. 3. Father of Marna Jane Hendricks, Kevin and Peter Rembusch. Brother of Grace Bill, Mary Catherine Johnson, Michael and Patrick Rembusch.

SANTINI, Gertrude, 94, St. Christopher, Indianapolis, Sept. 4. Mother of Norma Kaufman, Rita Springer and Dennis Santini. Sister of Josephine Cornibe, Lucy Monaco and Lorrane Tamburlin. Grand-mother of eight. Great-grandmother of six.

SCHMITT, Kathryn (Snider), 93, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Sept. 15. Stepmother of Robert Booth.

SENG, Eugene F., 75, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyds Knobs, Sept. 17. Husband of Wydema Seng. Father of Rowena Durrett, Bruce, Gene Jr., Michael and Robert Seng. Brother of Paul Seng.

STOKES, Helen E., 85, St. Peter, Franklin County, Sept. 12. Mother of Jo Ann Koester, Shirley Wilson and Janice Wyatt. Sister of Beulah West. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of nine.

TOLODAY, Michael, 67, St. Michael, Greenfield, Aug. 18. Husband of Judith (Hubert) Toloday. Father of Lea Anne St. Clair, Randy and Steven Toloday. Brother of Ina Cain, Glenn, Robert and Victor Toloday. Grandfather of seven.

TONNE, Charles, 65, St. Lawrence, Lawrenceburg, Aug. 21. Brother of Mary Dawson, Theresa Jackson, Patricia Riddell, Bernadette Wilkerson, John, Robert and William Tonne.

TRUSTY, Martha S., 90, Christ the King, Indianapolis, Sept. 7. Mother of Karen Braeckel and Gregory Trusty. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of four.

TURK, John L., 45, St. Roch, Indianapolis, Aug. 28. Father of Daniel and John Turk. Son of John Turk. Stepson of Shirley Turk. Brother of Joan Bates, Susie Brancheau, Bonnie and Tom Turk. Stepbrother of Darbi Walkup.

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.

UNSWORTH, Dorothy Louise (Wolf), 88, St. Rose of Lima, Franklin, Sept. 6. Mother of Kay Wood, Andy, Bill, Jim and Mike Unsworth. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of two. †


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