January 24, 2014


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.

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ANTZ, Phyllis, 71, St. Augustine, Jeffersonville, Jan. 3. Wife of Keith Antz. Mother of Lori Doyle, Keith Jr. and Todd Antz. Sister of seven. Grandmother of seven.

BARBER, Charles, 88, St. Rita, Indianapolis, Jan. 6. Husband of Richardtine Barber. Father of Ann, Denise, Elizabeth, Janice, Jody, Patricia, Phyllis, Sharon, Anthony, Dyral, Jeffery, Reginald, Richard and Timothy Barber. Grandfather of 25. Great-grandfather of 30. Great-great-grandfather of 11.

BAXTER, Joseph Anthony, 63, Our Lady of the Greenwood, Greenwood, Jan. 9. Husband of Cynthia (Rudicil) Baxter. Father of Matthew and Nicholas Baxter. Brother of Patsy and Kenneth Baxter. Grandfather of two.

BROCKMAN, Vera Theresa, 79, St. Gabriel, Connersville, Nov. 10. Sister of Eileen Wooley.

CANFIELD, Catherine J., 61, St. Vincent de Paul, Bedford, Dec. 16. Daughter of Mira Jo Canfield. Sister of Terri Delisle and Mike Canfield.

CARR, Richard, 79, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, Jan. 13. Father of Diane Carr-Jones, Joanne Graham, Suzan Steadham, Joseph, Richard and Ron Carr. Brother of Eileen Chicos and Donald Carr. Grandfather of 14. Great-grandfather of seven.

DAEGER, Rosemary Louise, 86, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Jan. 11. Mother of Janice Courtney, Joyce Johnson, Joseph and Robert Daeger. Sister of Mary Ann Daeger. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of four.

DUNN, Michael Jeffrey, 63, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Dec. 25. Husband of Janet (Kamman) Dunn. Father of Brian, Jeffrey and Vincent Dunn. Brother of Toni Blocher and Connie McConnell. Grandfather of four.

DUSING, Dorothy, 80, St. Mary, Rushville, Jan. 8. Mother of Karen Sutton, Larry, Tim and Tom Dusing. Grandmother of nine.

ESPIQUE, Andrea T., 92, St. Michael the Archangel, Indianapolis, Dec. 25. Wife of Jose Espique. Mother of Gilda Agulo, Chona Merjuoio, Betsey Patron, Bernadette Tomeldan, Chuchi, J. Benedict, J. Emmanuel, J. Frederick, J. Mar and J. Philipp Espique. Sister of Leonida and Alejandro Tacdras. Grandmother of 16. Great-grandmother of six.

FRENCH, Bernard M., 61, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Dec. 22. Father of Megan Bushman. Son of Eloise French. Brother of Theresa Kanitra, Michele, Chris, Larry and Peter French. Grandfather of one.

GRITT, Barbara Ellen, 82, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, Jan. 11. Mother of Mary Rankin, Peggy, Bill Jr. and Mike Gritt. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of six.

HAMPTON, Nicholas B., 33, St. Vincent de Paul, Bedford, Nov. 13. Son of Brian Hampton and Nancy Goode. Brother of Matthew Hampton. Grandson of Eileen Benham.

HANSON, Benjamin Anthony, 38, St. Gabriel, Connersville, Oct. 13. Husband of Ashley Hanson. Father of Tori, Dustin and Trevor Hanson. Son of Hollis Ward Hanson II and Antoinette M. Caruso Hanson. Brother of Bettina Rose and David Hanson. Grandson of Mary Caruso Vance.

HAY, Pearl B., 100, St. Gabriel, Connersville, Oct. 8. Mother of Regina Brown, Jim and Stephen Hay. Sister of Lena Britton and Geneva Redwine. Grandmother of 18. Great-grandmother of 37. Great-great-grandmother of 14.

IRICK, Ryan Michael, 25, Immaculate Heart of Mary, Indianapolis, Dec. 25. Son of Tom Irick. Brother of Stephanie Drewry and Matt Irick. Grandson of Connie Fullam.

JONES, Anna Elizabeth, 94, St. Christopher, Indianapolis, Jan. 4. Mother of Debra Guenin, Brenda Hoszowski, Judith Livingston and Clinton Jones. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of 24. Great-great-grandmother of seven.

MATTOX, Dorothy, SS. Francis and Clare, Greenwood, Jan. 8. Mother of Joyce Yakimicki and Judy Vicars. Sister of Carol Awbrey, Helen Ferree, Mary Jo Woodbury, Frances, George and Thomas Egold. Grandmother of one.

MAUDLIN, Margaret J., 90, St. Mary, Greensburg, Jan. 9. Mother of Diane Jacobs. Grandmother of one. Great-grandmother of three.

MORAN, James L., 94, Our Lady of Lourdes, Indianapolis, Dec. 21. Father of Bernadine Hawkins and Susie McAllister. Grandfather of three. Great-grandfather of 18.

OWENS, Frances C., 84, St. Mary, Rushville, Jan. 11. Mother of Lisa Barnes, Mindy Houchins, Steve and Tony Owens. Grandmother of 12. Step-grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of three.

ROACH, Jeffrey A., 58, St. Michael the Archangel, Indianapolis, Dec. 26. Husband of Rebecca Roach. Brother of Stephen Roach. Stepbrother of Theresa Dinn, Nancy Hartman, Mary Petree, Sue Zook and Joe Murray.

ROSENBERGER, Nelson B., 82, St. John the Baptist, Starlight, Jan. 11. Brother of Irvin and Melvin Rosenberger.

RUHMKORFF, Elizabeth Mae, 80, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Dec. 23. Mother of Mary Stewart. Sister of Margaret McCafferty, Rosemary and Thomas Eyler. Grandmother of four.

STAHL, Carol Jean, 71, St. Anthony of Padua, Clarksville, Dec. 28. Mother of Lisa Johnson, Alvin Jr. and Richard Stahl. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of one.

SULLIVAN, William Michael, 73, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Dec. 26. Husband of Mary Sullivan. Father of Angela Pumper, Mark and Michael Sullivan. Grandfather of nine.

TURNBOW, William Kenneth, 59, St. Anthony of Padua, Clarksville, Jan. 3. Husband of Rose Turnbow. Father of Veronica Atkins and Jaclyn Ledbetter. Son of Hazel Turnbow. Brother of Joanna Bunch, Patricia Kirk, Charles and Joseph Turnbow. Grandfather of six.

VENTRESCA, Marie Charlotte (Rudd), 94, Immaculate Heart of Mary, Indianapolis, Nov. 20. Wife of Dante Ventresca. Mother of Anne Masciopinto, Laura Montgomery, Charlotte Petry, Karen Silcox, Mimi, Brian, Dante, James, Joel, Thomas and Vincent Ventresca. Sister of Louis Rudd. Grandmother of four.

WALSER, John, 88, St. Lawrence, Lawrenceburg, Jan. 10. Husband of Margaret Walser. Brother of Bob and Joe Walser.

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