November 24, 2006


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ALDRIDGE, Earl, 80, St. Mary, Rushville, Nov. 3. Husband of Mary Foree (Waters) Aldridge. Father of Mary Harcourt, Diane Lanter, Michelle Skowronek, Brian and Stephen Aldridge. Brother of Maralyn Eads, Joanne Heck-Wiley, June Isley and Caralyn Skillman. Grandfather of nine.

ALLGEIER, Shirley, 77, St. Charles, Milan, Nov. 8. Mother of Susan Allgeier and Catherine White. Grandmother of two. Great-grandmother of one.

CLEMENTS, William C., 88, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, Nov. 4. Husband of Sarah C. (DeLuca) Clements. Father of Mary Fortress, Shirley Newman, Joseph, Michael and William Clements Jr. Brother of Joseph Clements. Grandfather of 19. Great-grandfather of 14. (correction)

DIETRICH, Robert D., 80, Nativity, Indianapolis, Nov. 12. Husband of Rosezella I. Quinn. Father of Marilyn Dietrich, Beverly Porter and Linda Ragozzino. Brother of Rosemond Faffaele and June Loeffler. Grandfather of seven.

DEVILLEZ, Joseph V., 91, St. Paul, Tell City, Nov. 3. Father of Vicki Hall, Sharon Meunier, Barbara and Robert Devillez Sr. Brother of Mary Underhill. Grandfather of 16. Great-grandfather of 23.

ERNSTES, Carl F., 94, St. Joseph, Shelbyville, Nov. 9. Father of Carl II and Max Ernstes. Brother of Lucy Corder, Leona Marlett, Betty Marlin and John Ernstes. Grandfather of seven. Great-grandfather of six.

FEIX, Thomas, 89, St. Paul, Tell City, Nov. 9. Uncle of several.

FORD, Arlene R. (Albin), 61, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Nov. 11. Wife of Ronald Ford. Mother of Lisa McNeal, Karen Parlett, Steven and Thomas Ford. Daughter of Ludmilla Albin. Sister of Loretta Morrison, Al Jr. and Don Albin. Grandmother of five.

FROST, Dorothy (Hirschauer), 84, St. Joseph, Shelbyville, Nov. 11. Wife of George Frost. Mother of Sheila Hilt, Sharon Kiefer and Richard Hirschauer. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of seven.

GRAF, Edward C., 89, St. Paul, New Alsace, Nov. 5. Father of Mary Hoffman, Bob, Eddie, Jerry, Jim, John and Steve Graf. Brother of Mary Ann Knueven and Albert Graf. Grandfather of 13. Great-grandfather of six.

KELLY, Michael J., 85, St. Anthony, Indianapolis, Nov. 10. Brother of Mary Bartlett and James Kelly.

LINDAMOOD, Ernest S., 90, St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Hagerstown, Nov. 7. Father of Pat Sharp. Grandfather of five. Great-grandfather of 14. Great-great-grandfather of one.

LOVING, Lillian V. (Deganutti), 83, Holy Trinity, Indianapolis, Nov. 5. Mother of Carole Smith. Sister of Don Deganutti. Grandmother of five.

MALLARD, Steven, 50, Nativity, Indianapolis, Oct. 8. Brother of Joanie Blevens, Susan Harvey, Donna Searby and Frank Mallard Jr.

MERTA, Loretta M., 78, St. Pius, Troy, Nov. 4. Wife of Lester Merta. Sister of Melinda Pierrard and Arthur Meunier.

MOOS, Albert H., 87, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Nov. 9. Husband of Bonnie Moos. Father of Alinda Edens, Phillip and Robert Moos. Brother of Dorothy Mariutto. Grandfather of one.

PAGE, Katherine, 80, St. Anthony of Padua, Clarksville, Nov. 4. Wife of Vernie P. Page. Mother of Carol Driscoll, David and Stephen Page. Sister of Joe Hunt. Grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of one.

PETERS, Joyce L., 72, St. Pius, Troy, Nov. 7. Mother of Patty Gelarden, Beverly Keller, Becky LeClere, Laverne Peters, Marlene Pryor and Brenda Zoglman. Sister of Wilma Buchanan, Goldie Hollinden, Bob and Curt Brown. Grandmother of 19. Great-grandmother of 31.

POSEY, Amy C., 18, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, Nov. 7. Daughter of William and Maureen (Sauer) Posey. Sister of Bridget, Mary and Shannon Posey. Granddaughter of Floyd and Marie Posey and Leonard and Marcella Sauer.

PRICE, Frank Allen, 88, St. Michael the Archangel, Indianapolis, Oct. 26. Husband of Gertrude (Maloney) Price. Father of Pamela Blazic, Elizabeth Bussell, Ann Fruehman, Mary Jane Lee, Margaret Snyder, Kathleen, Daniel, John, Joseph, Lawrence, Michael, Patrick and Phillip Price. Brother of Margie Coy, Mary Parsons, June Rosemeyer, Irma Walton, Glen and Jesse Price. Grandfather of 33. Great-grandfather of 10.

PROUT, Jack William, 83, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, Nov. 2. Husband of Anna Margaret (Fitzgerald) Prout. Father of Nancy Hill, Mary Sue Koch, Jean Loyal, Dorothy Orrell, Kathleen Schuster, Donald, John, Robert and Stephen Prout. Brother of Mary Ann Chanley, Joe and Ray Prout. Grandfather of 17. Graet-grandfather of five.

RISCH, Dr. John, 82, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, Nov. 10. Husband of Joanne (McDonald) Risch. Father of Kathryn Van Vechten, James, Marten and Thomas Risch. Grandfather of four. Step-grandfather of two.

THEISING, Evelyn M. (Vanderpohl), 87, St. Maurice, St. Maurice, Nov. 16. Mother of Ruth Hoenicke, Paula McDonald and William Theising. Sister of Esther Abbott, Dorothy Land, Marilyn Preston, Elizabeth Schroeder, Donald, Gilbert and Vernon Vanderpohl. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of 11. Great-great-grandmother of one.

WEST, Robert F., 90, St. Philip Neri, Indianapolis, Nov. 4. Brother of George West. Uncle of several.

Providence Sister Mary Evangelista Herber was 103, sister for 84 years

Providence Sister Mary Evangelista Herber died on Nov. 1 at Mother Theodore Hall at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. She was 103.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Nov. 6 at the Church of the Immaculate Conception at the motherhouse. Burial followed at the sisters’ cemetery.

The former Elizabeth Herber was born on July 8, 1903, in Hoagland, Ind.

She entered the congregation of the Sisters of Providence on Feb. 10, 1922, professed first vows on Aug. 15, 1924, and professed final vows on Aug. 15, 1929.

Sister Mary Evangelista ministered at schools staffed by the Sisters of Providence in Indiana, Illinois and California.

During 84 years as a member of the congregation, she ministered as a teacher for 61 years.

In the archdiocese, Sister Mary Evangelista taught at the former St. Margaret Mary School in Terre Haute from 1932-33, the former St. Mary School in Richmond from 1935-36 and the former Annunciation School in Brazil from 1938-47.

She taught at St. Paul School in Sellersburg from 1959-61, 1964-67 and 1975-84, and also served as librarian there from 1977-78.

Sister Mary Evangelista also served in parish ministry at Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary and St. Patrick parishes in Indianapolis from 1984-88.

In 1988, she returned to Saint Mary-of-the-Woods and ministered in health care services until 2004 then began her prayer ministry at the motherhouse.

Surviving are a sister, Marie Bowers of Monroeville, Ind., and a cousin, Providence Sister Marilyn Herber of Indianapolis.

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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