February 28, 2014


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ANDREWS, Helen (Hemmelgarn), 79, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Feb. 16. Wife of George Andrews. Mother of Gail Bailey and Kim Fatout. Sister of Rosemary Cox. Grandmother of five.

BAIRD, Amy C. (Magness), 44, St. Anthony, Indianapolis, Feb. 7. Wife of Peter Baird. Daughter of Ronald Magness. Stepdaughter of Ruth Magness. Sister of Sarah Cash and Elizabeth Coskren.

BAUERLA, Nelta, 85, St. Augustine, Jeffersonville, Feb. 6. Mother of Diana Haffield, Teresa Hoffmeister, Connie Patterson, Frank Jr. and Mike Bauerla. Grandmother of 14. Great-grandmother of 18.

BONNER, Ruth, 79, St. Augustine, Jeffersonville, Feb. 2. Mother of Tony Kinnaird, Marianne, John and Thomas Bonner. Sister of Veronica Mitchem and Jack Kinnaird. Grandmother of 14. Great-grandmother of 13.

BROWN, Michael R., 39, St. Vincent de Paul, Bedford, Feb. 10. Son of Richard and Sheila Brown. Brother of Johna Jennings. Half-brother of Scott Hatfield. Grandson of Geneva Brown.

BRYANT, Carmen (Montesinos), 83, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Feb. 16. Wife of Claude Bryant. Mother of Sylvia Grinstead, Michelle Hurlbut, Carmen Quick, Claude Jr. and Joe Bryant. Sister of Ana Geere, Estela Montesinos and Mariana Ordonez. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of two.

CARROLL, Donald P., Sr., 76, St. Augustine, Jeffersonville, Feb. 4. Husband of Beverly Carroll. Father of Kimberly and Donald Carroll Jr. Brother of Marylou and Kenneth Carroll, and Immaculate Heart of Mary Brother Dominic Carroll.

CARROLL, Marian Rose (Miller), 94, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, Feb. 10. Mother of Kathy Adams, Bruce and Tommy Carroll. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of seven.

CLEVENGER, Robert W., 66, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Feb. 6. Husband of Mary Clevenger. Father of Joe, Mark, Michael, Richard and Robbie Clevenger. Brother of David Clevenger. Grandfather of 13. Great-grandfather of one.

DAVIS, Rebecca Ellen, 62, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, Jan. 24. Wife of Daniel Davis. Mother of Jill Cline, Dr. Daniel II, John and Joseph Davis. Grandmother of two.

DOMOGALIK, Benjamin Stanley, 95, Holy Trinity, Indianapolis, Feb. 4.

FATTIC, William James, 98, Christ the King, Indianapolis, Feb. 6. Father of Mary Mueller, Carol Roller, Gerald, John and William Fattic Jr. Brother of Richard Fattic. Grandfather of five.

FITZGERALD, Thomas Lawrence, 64, St. Peter, Harrison County, Jan. 22. Husband of Barbra (Adkins) Fitzgerald. Father of Daniel, Master Sgt. David and Stephen Fitzgerald. Son of Dr. F. J. Fitzgerald. Brother of Mary Anne Veltman, Daniel, Michael and Patrick Fitzgerald. Grandfather of five.

FULLENKAMP, Rosemary, 85, Holy Family, Oldenburg, Feb. 13. Mother of Deborah Dickey, Patricia Suhre, Jon and Thomas Fulenkamp. Sister of Sally Miller and Leo Wettering. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of five.

GILLAND, Hazel Mae, 89, St. John the Baptist, Osgood, Feb. 12. Mother of Dora McIntosh, Kathleen Muse, David and George Gilland. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of eight.

GORDON, Lorraine F., 84, Our Lady of the Greenwood, Greenwood, Feb. 13. Wife of Roy Gordon. Mother of Joyce Gilmore. Sister of Marion Harrison and James Preuss. Grandmother of one. Great-grandmother of one.

HARDESTY, Ruth L., 92, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Jan. 27. Mother of Sandy Carson, Janet Taylor and Norma Wheeler. Sister of Joe Powers. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of 12.

HESTER, Willard E., 94, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, Jan. 31.

HOLLIBAUGH, Marianne, 87, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Feb. 13. Mother of Missy and Pam Cheshire and Tony Hollibaugh.

HORTON, George, Sr., 87, St. Augustine, Jeffersonville, Feb. 13. Father of Pam Marva, Carolyn, Denise, Dianne and Jenee’ Horton. Grandfather of 14. Great-grandfather of 18. Great-great-grandfather of two.

LALIK, Stella J., 98, St. Gabriel, Connersville, Feb. 9. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of 19. Great-great-grandmother of nine.

LAMPERT, Adolph, 84, Holy Trinity, Indianapolis, Jan. 8.

McFEELY, Maxine, 73, St. Gabriel, Connersville, Feb. 7. Mother of Samantha LaMar, Margaret Swogger, Abigail, Daniel and Michael McFeely Jr. Sister of John and Ron Anderson. Grandmother of 16. Great-grandmother of four.

McKIBBEN, Frances E., 90, Our Lady of Lourdes, Indianapolis, Jan. 31. Mother of Jean Bisesi, Kathleen Nebel, Stephen and William McKibben. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of 19. Great-great-grandmother of one.

MILANO, Anthony, 60, St. Gabriel, Connersville, Feb. 14. Husband of Cathy Milano. Father of Gabriella, Gina and Michael Milano. Brother of Lillian Baney, Frances Hopping and Joseph Milano.

POHLMAN, Harry Augustus, 71, SS. Francis and Clare, Greenwood, Feb. 7. Husband of Patricia (McCool) Pohlman. Father of Julia and James Pohlman. Brother of Kathy Beckom, Betty Fentz, Pauline Murphy, Carol Walls, Tricia, Providence Sister Paula Pohlman and Richard Pohlman Jr. Grandfather of six.

SMITH, Dennis L., 66, St. Joseph, Clark County, Feb. 9. Father of Christy VanGilder. Brother of Rosalie Boyd, Juanita Kearney, Jeanette Williams, Gerald, Guy, Mitchell and Thomas Smith. Grandfather of one.

SMITH, James C., 84, St. Joseph, Clark County, Feb. 8. Husband of Aline Smith. Father of Lana Green, Amy Spalding, Craig, James and Neil Smith. Grandfather of 11. Great-grandfather of two.

SPAINHOUR, Mary A., 77, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyd County, Feb. 15. Wife of Ronald Spainhour. Mother of Dennis, Glenn, Gregory, Patrick, Richard and Ronald Spainhour. Sister of Anthony Becht. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of five.

SPRINGMEYER, Gary D., 55, St. Mary, Greensburg, Feb. 14. Father of Adam and Andrew Springmeyer. Son of Ruth (Lambert) Springmeyer. Brother of Regina Badgley, Dorothy Lecher, Linda Meyer and Sharon Siefert.

TOLEN, Mary Kaye, 91, St. Andrew, Richmond, Feb. 10. Mother of Louise Melander, Betsy Sperling, Kathleen, Mary Ann, Fred, Jim and John Tolen. Sister of Adele Coons and Irene Wood. Grandmother of 19. Great-grandmother of four.

TOSCHLOG, Marilyn, 78, St. Andrew, Richmond, Feb. 14. Wife of Lorin Toschlog. Mother of Debie Brim, Lori Roots, Sandy Seider and Darin Toschlog. Grandmother of 11. Great-grandmother of seven.

VAUGHN, Frances A., 96, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Feb. 17. Mother of Carol Patterson, Janice Stetzel and Richard Vaughn. Grandmother of 11. Great-grandmother of 15. Great-great-grandmother of five.

WILHELM, Angela Elizabeth, 92, All Saints, Dearborn County, Feb. 13. Wife of Leo Wilhelm. Mother of Melissa Baker, Joyce Bittner, Laura DePue, Mary Jane Telles, Marlene Vogelsang, Connie, Dan, David, Jim, Leo, Melvin, Ron and Tim Wilhelm. Grandmother of 65. Great-grandmother of 72.

WITMER, Mary, 97, St. Mary, Richmond, Feb. 5. Sister of Louise Keesling.

ZINS, Joan A., 80, St. Michael, Brookville, Feb. 16. Mother of Becky Davis, Richard and Robert Zins. Sister of Jeroma Brown and Frances Senefeld. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of three.

Providence Sister Cordelia Moran ministered in education, communications in archdiocese

Providence Sister Cordelia Moran, previously Sister Ann de Sales, died on Feb. 13 at Mother Theodore Hall at St. Mary-of-the-Woods. She was 83.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Feb. 20 at the Church of the Immaculate Conception at the motherhouse. Burial followed at the sisters’ cemetery.

Cordelia Ann Moran was born on May 8, 1930, in Adrian, Mich.

She entered the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods on July 22, 1951, and professed final vows on Jan. 23, 1959.

Sister Cordelia earned a bachelor’s degree at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College in St. Mary-of-the-Woods, and a master’s degree at Indiana University.

During 62 years as a member of the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Sister Cordelia ministered for 13 years as a high school teacher and staff member, including four years at Our Lady of Providence Jr./Sr. High School in Clarksville. She was a journalism instructor at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College from 1967-76.

She later worked in communications for the congregation, and then as coordinator of public relations and marketing for Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House in Indianapolis from 1985-90.

Sister Cordelia also served at St. Matthew the Apostle Parish in Indianapolis from 1993-98 and retired to the motherhouse in 2004. She dedicated herself entirely to prayer beginning in 2011.

She is survived by her brother, Chris Moran of Pittsboro, N.C.

Memorial gifts may be sent to the Sisters of Providence, 1 Sisters of Providence Road, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, St. Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876. †

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