December 8, 2006


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BANTA, Robert Gray, 84, St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Cambridge City, Nov. 17. Father of Mary Ann Irwin and Michael Banta. Grandfather of four. Great-grandfather of 13.

BRAY, Margaret Mary, 98, St. Margaret Mary, Terre Haute, Nov. 22. Mother of Mary Beth, Bernard, James, John and Richard Bray. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of 13.

CARAWAY, Dora Mae (Basinger), 60, St. Vincent de Paul, Bedford, Nov. 11. Wife of Thomas Caraway. Sister of Mary Lucas, Frank, Louis and Robert Basinger.

CONSTANTINO, Anthony P., 82, Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary, Indianapolis, Nov. 24. Husband of Mary (Littrell) Constantino. Father of Patricia Borzabadi, Antoinette Martin and Dan Constantino. Brother of Santa Bayt and Mary Constantino. Grandfather of 12. Great-grandfather of one.

CRUSEMEYER, Esther M., 88, St. Louis, Batesville, Nov. 23. Mother of Karen Becker and Teresa Giesting. Grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of five.

DREYLING, Edward Nathan, 48, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, Nov. 20. Husband of Rosaire A. (Bishop) Dreyling. Father of Aurora, Lauren, Andrew and Nathan Dreyling. Brother of Karen Epperson, Vicki Hoskins and Rita Reskevich.

FEHLINGER, Anna G., 94, St. Michael, Brookville, Nov. 21. Mother of Regina Hoff, Vickie Prybyla, Maryanne, Carl and Michael Fehlinger. Grandmother of 15. Great-grandmother of 15.

GARTNER, Richard Benedict, 74, Our Lady of the Greenwood, Greenwood, Dec. 2. Husband of Jean (Edens) Gartner. Father of Richard Jr. and Robert Gartner. Brother of Dorothy Allen. Grandfather of four.

HENEGAN, James J. Jr., 67, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, Nov. 15. Husband of Bernadette Henegan. Father of Chris Davis.

HUFFMAN, Rose Marie, 54, St. Margaret Mary, Terre Haute, Nov. 2. Mother of Melissa and Michael Connolly II. Sister of Yolanda Lane, Josie Swalls and Octavio Garcia. Grandmother of three.

KERR, Donna M., 75, Our Lady of Lourdes, Indianapolis, Nov. 28. Wife of John E. Kerr. Mother of Mardina McPhillips, Brenda Rodgers, Dennis and J. Greg Davis. Stepmother of Kevin Kerr. Sister of Ralph Russell. Grandmother of 16. Great-grandmother of four.

LaFONDA-ROWE, Theresa L., 85, Sacred Heart, Clinton, Nov. 26. Mother of Yvonne Layton.

McCARTIN, Thomas, 85, Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Jeffersonville, Nov. 14. Father of Karen Foster and Mark McCartin. Grandfather of four.

MONTGOMERY, Kenneth W., 80, St. Anne, New Castle, Nov. 27. Husband of Gloria Montgomery. Father of Dawn Barker, Peggy Witson, Adrian, Anthony, Christopher and Lorin Haas. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of three.

NEIN, James W., 84, Holy Family, New Albany, Nov. 24. Husband of Anna Mary Nein. Father of Dorothy Creamer, Vickie Peters, Mike and Jay Nein II. Grandfather of seven. Great-grandfather of nine.

NOBBE, Anthony F., 84, St. Louis, Batesville, Dec. 2. Husband of Ida (Lecher) Nobbe. Father of Rita Brebberman, Anita Schoettmer, Jeannie and Norb Nobbe. Brother of Johanna Billman and Frances Rudolf. Grandfather of eight.

OSBORNE, Sharon L. (Miller), 56, Our Lady of Lourdes, Indianapolis, Nov. 25. Mother of Stacie Wilson and David Osborne. Daughter of Margo Miller. Sister of Denise Byers, Mark, Mike and Paul Miller. Grandmother of five.

PRICE, Mary Kay, 84, St. Margaret Mary, Terre Haute, Nov. 6. Mother of Elizabeth Beury. Grandmother of one.

REYNOLDS, Elizabeth A. (Bodell), 89, St. Michael the Archangel, Indianapolis, Nov. 16. Mother of Sharon Graham, Patsy Reynolds-Kowich, Mary Beth, Greg, Matthew, Michael, Robert, Thomas, Steven and William Reynolds. Sister of Cornel Bodell. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of four.

WILLIS, Jackie Lee, 63, St. Roch, Indianapolis, Nov. 21. Father of Clayton Willis. Brother of Colleen, Bill, Bob and Clayton Willis. Grandfather of two.

Providence Sister Mary Carina Connors was a teacher, principal

Providence Sister Mary Carina Connors died on Nov. 25 at Mother Theodore Hall at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. She was 99.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Nov. 28 at the Church of the Immaculate Conception at the motherhouse. Burial followed at the sisters’ cemetery.

The former Catherine Marie Connors was born on March 2, 1907, in Lawrence, Mass.

She entered the congregation of the Sisters of Providence on June 7, 1922, professed first vows on Aug. 15, 1925, and professed final vows on Aug. 15, 1930.

During 84 years as a member of the congregation, Sister Mary Carina ministered as a teacher and principal for 62 years at Catholic schools staffed by the Sisters of Providence in Indiana, Illinois, Massachusetts, Maryland and the District of Columbia.

In the archdiocese, Sister Mary Carina ministered at the former St. Benedict School in Terre Haute from 1941-46, Holy Cross Central School in Indianapolis from 1946-51 and St. Patrick School in Terre Haute from


Sister Mary Carina also served as the regional councilor for the congregation at St. Joseph Regional House in Galesburg, Ill., from 1964-67.

She returned to the motherhouse in 1983, where she ministered in residential services until she began her prayer ministry with the senior sisters in 1996.

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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