March 7, 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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ABEL, H. Regina, 73, St. Mary-of-the-Woods, Floyd County, Feb. 22. Mother of Angelita Cain, Teresa Flick, Kimberly Gholston, Jim Jr., Matthew, Nicholas and Scott Abel. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of two.

COTTER, James W., Jr., 88, Christ the King, Indianapolis, Feb. 8. Husband of Ellen Cotter. Father of Jenny, Shannon, Jim, Paul and Steve Cotter. Grandfather of 11.

CRAVENS, Betty Jean, 68, St. Agnes, Nashville, Feb. 22. Wife of R. Stephen Cravens. Mother of Angela Wells, Rachel and Matthew Cravens. Sister of Ruth Battreall, Edna Knecht, Marilyn Moeller and Ralph Niehoff. Grandmother of three.

CULLEN, Mary Janet, 81, St. Agnes, Nashville, Feb. 18. Mother of Judy Toner, Cheryl and Jeanne Cullen. Grandmother of two.

ENDERLE, Dorothy, 92, St. Michael, Brookville, Feb. 21. Wife of Melvin Enderle. Mother of Beverly Cox, Geraldine Walters, John Dittly, James and Robert Rudisell. Grandmother of 14.

ENDRIS, John, 81, Holy Family, New Albany, Feb. 11. Father of Rebecca Grant, Kathleen Harris, Sara Kellams, Joseph and Nathan Endris. Grandfather of 14.

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

FRANCESCON, Alma (Busi), 86, Christ the King, Indianapolis, Feb. 16. Mother of Linda and Bruno Francescon.

FREIBEERGER, Melvin G., Jr., 53, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyd County, Feb. 18. Husband of Yvette (Elswick) Freiberger. Father of Dennis Jr. and Sammy Andres, Charlotte Elswick, Brandon and Tyler Freiberger. Son of Betty Lour Freiberger. Brother of Gregg and Jim Freiberger. Grandfather of one.

GRUNER, David R., Sr., 72, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, Feb. 21. Father of Jeanne Ebersole, Laura Geib, Diana Goodwin and David Gruner Jr., Grandfather of 14.

HALSTEAD, Cheryl Ann, 61, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, Feb. 16. Wife of Richard Halstead. Mother of Chris and Mark Halstead. Sister of Janis Gaerte and Chuck Woford.

HEILMAN, Steven, 50, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, Feb. 2. Brother of Anita Benkert.

HENDRICKS, Rosemary, 92, St. Martin of Tours, Martinsville, Feb. 14.

HILLS, Regina M., 95, Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Jeffersonville, Feb. 13. Sister of Ruth Cordon.

HOLLAND, Joseph L., 86, St. Michael the Archangel, Indianapolis, Feb. 5. Husband of Emily Holland. Father of Diane Burgan, Karen Hanawalt, Christine McCarley, Terry Witzerman, Brian and Joe Holland. Brother of Jerry Holland. Grandfather of 14.

HUBLAR, Chester, 97, Holy Family, New Albany, Feb. 12. Father of Theresia Ordner, Nancy and Robert Hublar. Grandfather of eight. Great-grandfather of 10.

LAKER, Henry J., 96, St. John, Enochsburg, Feb. 19. Father of Elizabeth Joyner, Connie Main, Janice Meyer, Dan, Jim, John and Tom Laker. Brother of Joanne Luttle. Grandfather of 17. Great-grandfather of 23.

LAUDICK, David P., 72, St. Louis, Batesville, Feb. 20. Husband of Judy Laudick. Father of Jared, Josh, Jason and Heath Laudick. Brother of Virginia Meyerrose and Doris Wenning. Grandfather of nine.

MARKS, Maureen E., 84, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Feb. 20. Mother of Connie Cates, Karen Davidson and Bob Marks Jr. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of two.

NOFFSINGER, Rebecca Ann, 61, St. Charles Borromeo, Bloomington, Feb. 20. Mother of George Noffsinger. Stepmother of Josh Noffsinger. Sister of Vicky Helms and Jenny Layman. Grandmother of three.

PLEAK, Freda Mae (Volz), 93, St. Mary, Greensburg, Jan. 23. Wife of Walter Pleak. Mother of Cheryl Linville and Richard Pleak. Grandmother of two.

PLEAK, Walter Eugene, 98, St. Mary, Greensburg, Feb. 6. Father of Cheryl Linville and Richard Pleak. Grandfather of two.

RAMSEY, Henry L., III, 44, St. Roch, Indianapolis, Feb. 13. Husband of Norma (Hyatt) Ramsey. Father of Raquel, Henry IV and Steven Ramsey. Son of Henry and Gloria Ramsey. Grandson of Mary Delores Ransey-West. Brother of Kenneth Ramsey.

SCHAEFER, Thomas, 82, St. Paul, Tell City, Feb. 22. Husband of Mary Jo Schaefer. Father of Maria Brooks, David, Duane, Rick, Sam and Tony Schaefer. Brother of Kate Fischer, Marie Foertsch, Jane Paulin and Dorothy Ress. Grandfather of five.

STEVENS, Theresa K., 92, St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Aurora, Feb. 23. Mother of Barney, Brian and James Stevens. Sister of Eileen Jaklinski. Grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of one.

SWEENEY, Thomas J., 84, St. John the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Jan. 3. Cousin of several.

TUNGATE, Howard Jr., 80, St. Mary, New Albany, Feb. 10. Husband of Violet Tungate. Father of Kathy Ott, Jim and Mike Tungate. Brother of Anna Mae Geary. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of eight.

TURNER, Tom, 61, St. Andrew, Richmond, Feb. 20. Husband of Lora Turner. Father of Leah and Skyla Turner. Son of Carl Turner. Brother of Mary Carver, Joan Rantanen, Jim and Ken Turner.

WAGNER, John R., 87, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Feb. 20. Husband of Edna Wagner. Father of Todd Wagner.

WHITLOCK, Georgia, 58, Sacred Heart, Clinton, Feb. 15. Wife of Craig Whitlock. Mother of Dawn Wycoff and Chris Whitlock. Sister of Bert, Keith and Tim Mobley. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of three.

WILDER, Rosemary (Hurrle), 89, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Feb. 23. Mother of Debbie Cothron, Cheryl Pendick, Greg, Jeff and Larry Wilder. Grandmother of 15. Great-grandmother of 14.

WHITE, Ann Katherine, 84, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Feb. 18. Mother of Cindy Lincoln and Gerald Hoerdemann Jr. Sister of Gretchen Coogan, Caroline Coonan, Rose Malloy, Hugo, Joseph and Leo Hoerdemann.

WILSON, Mary Pat, 72, St. Mary, New Albany, Feb. 9. Wife of Robert Wilson. Mother of Rhonda, Randy, Rick and Rob Wilson. Sister of Sue Yingling and Walt Cory Jr. Grandmother of five.

WRIGHT, Jane, 91, St. Mary, New Albany, Feb. 12. Mother of Michael and Pat Wright. Sister of June Blackman, Janice and Glenn Farnsley. Grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of three.

ZINNINGER, Robert G., 62, St. Mary, New Albany, Feb. 19. Father of Carmen Cannello, Wyatt and T.J. Zinninger. Brother of Betty Liddick, Dorothy Richardson, Beth Taylor, Chester Richardson and Talbotte Zinninger. Grandfather of three. †

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