February 21, 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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BEIDELMAN, Martha A., 88, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Feb. 5. Sister of Kathryn Pfeiffer.

BOGENSCHUTZ, Anthony, 50, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Jan. 29. Son of Luella Bogenschutz. Brother of Teresa Hall, Deb Hartman, Judy Wilson and Tom Bogenschutz.

CARROLL, Charles R., Jr., 83, Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Jeffersonville, Jan. 25. Husband of Frances Carroll. Father of Brian, Paul and Raymond Carroll. Brother of Marion Cramer, Sandy East, Rose Kempf, Mary Catherine McNeil and Judy VanWinkle. Grandfather of five. Great-grandfather of three.

CARTER, Patricia A., 75, St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Aurora, Feb. 3. Wife of Daniel Carter. Mother of Connie Lawless and Diana Stott. Daughter of Irene Peters. Sister of Charlotte Hastings, Linda Smithers, Donna VanOstrand, Kenny and Mike Peters. Grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of seven.

CUMMINGS, Maxine, 85, St. Mary, Richmond, Jan. 15. Mother of Marta Hartman, Terri Masters, Tyna Stover, Michael and Tom Cummings. Sister of Sharon Baker, Michael and Phillip Mills. Grandmother of 11. Great-grandmother of 17.

De la ROSA, Ruperta, 90, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Jan. 20. Mother of Jacinto, Emelinda, Erlinda, Manuel and Wilfredo de la Rosa. Grandmother of 15. Great-grandmother of one.

DIEHL, Susan Marie, 41, Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary, Indianapolis, Jan. 31. Daughter of Theresa (Middleton) Diehl. Sister of Michael Diehl.

EASTHAM, Leona M., 91, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Jan. 31. Mother of Pat Shook, Bill and Marvin Fox. Sister of Delores Keeler and Allen Butler. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of 14. Great-great-grandmother of five.

FISCHER, Lucille M., 89, St. Michael the Archangel, Indianapolis, Feb. 7. Mother of Jacqueline Fischer-Hill, Jane Misch, John, Joseph and Thomas Fischer. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of 14.

HERBERT, Lawrence, 80, St. Rita, Indianapolis, Feb. 9. Husband of Rosie Herbert. Father of Rosetta, Jerome, Lawrence and Marcus Herbert. Brother of six. Grandfather of seven. Great-grandfather of one.

HUNTER, Marian L., 88, St. Mary, Greensburg, Feb. 4. Mother of Tim Hunter. Sister of Rita Burkert, Dorothy Overpeck and Ken Luken. Grandmother of four.

JAMES, Richard Warren, 93, St. Charles Borromeo, Bloomington, Jan. 26. Husband of Luisa Lopez James. Father of Nancy Hicks, Wendy Roper, Theresa Schmidt and Phillip James. Brother of Marjorie Ramey, Mildred and Robert James. Grandfather of 10. Great-grandfather of nine.

KELLY, Marilyn, 80, Sacred Heart, Clinton, Feb. 7. Wife of Bill Kelly. Mother of Mary Jo Beam, Trish, Bill and Mike Kelly. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of seven.

LEE, Joe Ellen (Alhorn), 54, St. Vincent de Paul, Bedford, Jan. 15. Wife of Robert Lee. Daughter of Bernice Alhorn. Sister of Rebecca Bliss, Rosemary Clampitt, Bernadette Dippel and Richard Alhorn.

LINNE, June, 79, St. Michael, Cannelton, Feb. 6. Mother of Jenny, Kay, Bob and Mike Linne. Sister of Opal McCarthy. Grandmother of nine. Step-grandmother of one. Great-grandmother of 13.

McCORMACK, Mary Lee, 93, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Jan. 27. Mother of Suzi Bowman and Cindy Hunter. Stepmother of Sheila Hart. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of 20. Great-great-grandmother of 10.

McCULLOUGH, Anna M., 84, St. Mary, Greensburg, Feb. 12. Mother of Patty Carson, Margaret Derflinger, Sharon Drake, Ruth Griffith, Beverly Maggard, Carolyn Richards, Donna Swinford, David, Lebanon, Simon and William McCullough. Sister of Ruth Hamilton and Edward Dwenger. Grandmother of 50. Great-grandmother of 69. Great-great-grandmother of two.

MESIANA, Wanda L., 78, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, Feb. 5. Mother of Mary Bleizeffer, Angela Mesiana-Frazer and Joseph Mesiana Jr. Sister of Wilma Engle and Charles Stringer. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of two.

NEAL, Delbert T., 92, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Indianapolis, Jan. 13. Husband of Betty Neal. Father of Debbie Neal and Patty Todderud. Grandfather of three.

NEWTON, Joyce Ann (Stump), 72, St. Bernard, Frenchtown, Jan. 29. Mother of Lori Mehnert, Chris and Joe Newton. Sister of Marie Adkins. Grandmother of seven.

PEARSON, Lee R., 90, SS. Francis and Clare, Greenwood, Feb. 11. Husband of Martha (Metcalf) Pearson. Father of Ann Marie Emery and Ted Pearson. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of four.

RILEY, Mary L., 84, St. Joseph, Corydon, Jan. 30. Mother of Gene, Mark and Samuel Riley.

ROTHWELL, Jackie A., 67, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Jan. 27. Mother of Kelly Miller, Carrie Wehlage and Jason Rothwell. Grandmother of three.

RUSSELL, Ruth E., 86, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, Jan. 30. Mother of Kimberly Gore, Karen Turner and Kevin Russell. Sister of Estella Bellotte. Grandmother of five.

SHULL, Wayne Thomas, 67, St. Mary, Greensburg, Jan. 30. Husband of Jane (Lohman) Shull. Father of Jennifer Schutte. Son of A. Joyce (Owens) Lucas-Richey.

TEBBE, Virgil J., 87, St. Michael, Brookville, Feb. 3. Husband of Mary Tebbe. Father of Brenda and Carolyn Eckerle, Jenny Hazelwood and Gary Tebbe. Brother of Pat Deaton, Lee Propes, LaVerne Sauerland, Glenn, Keith and Merle Tebbe. Grandfather of 11. Great-grandfather of 22.

WAGERMAN, Michael Roy, 51, St. Rose of Lima, Franklin, Jan. 17. Husband of Janet Wagerman. Father of Trevor Wagerman. Grandfather of one.

WOLFE, Verona, 88, St. Mary, New Albany, Jan. 22. Mother of Patricia Naulty, Donald and William Wolfe. Grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of one.

WONNELL, Francis Xavier, infant, St. Louis, Batesville, Feb. 8. Son of Nic and Amy Wonnell. Brother of Isabelle, Lilly and Brady Wonnell. Grandson of Ruth Messerschmidt and Susan Wonnell. †

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