April 11, 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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BAMFORD, Barbara L., 70, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, March 22. Wife of George Bamford. Mother of Amy Gallagher and George Bamford. Sister of Judy Tasker. Grandmother of five.

BEECHLER, Suzanne Mary, 75, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, March 24. Mother of Bruce, David and Thomas Beechler. Sister of Jeanette Mylnek, Mary Ann Soleau, Joyce Schumaker and Joan Toth. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of three.

CAITO, Joseph Anthony, Sr., 87, St. Matthew the Apostle, Indianapolis, March 24. Father of Mary Ann Benz, Rebecca Caito-Sander and Joseph Caito II. Brother of Ida Meyer, Frances Navara, and August and Thomas Caito. Grandfather of five. (Correction)

HALLQUIST, Derry Lee, 66, Immaculate Heart of Mary, Indianapolis, March 23. Husband of Diane (Pattee) Hallquist. Father of Megan Oliver and Tyler Hallquist. Brother of Daryl Hallquist.

HAUNGS, Louise, 84, St. Vincent de Paul, Bedford, March 26. Sister of Andrew Haungs.

HERR, Mary Jo, 65, St. Anthony, Indianapolis, March 17. Sister of Judy Yust, Toni and Stephen Herr.

HOOD, Jerra, 65, Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Indianapolis, March 22. Wife of Ron Hood. Mother of Jackie Jesse and David Everman. Sister of Tom Lamerson. Grandmother of four.

KELMEL, Mary Louise (Geltmaker), 89, St. Joseph, Clark County, March 30. Mother of Elizabeth Corcoran, Julie Mader, Jeanette Sparks, Kathy White and Joseph Kelmel. Grandmother of 12. Great-grandmother of nine.

KEOUGH, Timothy George, 57, St. Charles Borromeo, Bloomington, March 27. Husband of Dawn Keough. Father of Kristin and Sean Keough. Brother of Daniel, John and Kevin Keough. Grandfather of two.

LLEWELLYN, Mitchel David, 37, Sacred Heart, Clinton, March 21. Husband of Sheena Llewellyn. Father of Breyden, Caiden and Elias Llewellyn. Son of David and Lucinda Llewellyn. Brother of Amanda Mattox and Adam Llewellyn. Grandson of Rosalind Mitchel.

POGUE, Elizabeth J. (Matthews), 89, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, March 27. Mother of Nancy Kitchin, Cathy Nelson, Janet Schnieders and Marsha Soderholm. Sister of Dorothy Petree and Harold Matthews. Grandmother of 11. Great-grandmother of 10.

QUILL, Dolores (Marsh), 84, St. Matthew the Apostle, Indianapolis, March 24. Wife of Joe Quill. Mother of Adrienne Anderson and Annette Burnham. Sister of Marilyn Marsh. Grandmother of five.

REKIS, Regina, 89, St. Matthew the Apostle, Indianapolis, March 29. Wife of Otto Rekis. Mother of John and Peter Rekis. Grandmother of two.

RICHMER, Mariquita T., 84, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, March 24. Wife of Edward Richmer. Mother of Anne Walsh and Chris Tuell. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of two.

RIHM, Donna Jean, 89, St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Cambridge City, March 30. Wife of Walter Rihm. Mother of Joanna Schrader, Linda Vance, Elaine, Brian, Donald, Gerald and James Rihm. Sister of Barbara Huddleston and Janet Monger. Grandmother of 20. Great-grandmother of 20.

ROUSE, Elizabeth J., 84, St. Louis, Batesville, March 28. Mother of Diana Burkhart, Cynthia Hillman, Jeri Johnson, Jacqueline Roell, Linda Smith and David Rouse. Sister of Paul Meister. Grandmother of 17. Great-grandmother of 19.

SOSA, Roger Ravell, 75, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, March 20. Husband of Gaudencia Sosa. Grandfather of 16. Great-grandfather of 50. Great-great-grandfather of 25.

STARKE, Annabelle C., 87, Immaculate Conception, Millhousen, April 1. Mother of Barb McLaughlin, Charlie and Dale Starke. Sister of Bob and Paul Schumacher. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of 10.

TUCKER, Elizabeth Joan (Didat), 71, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyd County, March 27. Wife of Joey Tucker. Mother of Eric and Greg Tucker. Sister of John Didat. Grandmother of five.

WAGNER, Geraldine A., 84, St. Gabriel, Connersville, March 29. Wife of Virgil Wagner. Mother of Susan Douglass, Bernadette Goins, Mary Hopkins, Therese Whitlock, Barbara Williams, David, Joe, John and Mark Wagner. Sister of Ruth Martell and Cornelia O’Connor. Grandmother of 19. Great-grandmother of 12.

WERTZ, Robert G., 85, St. Ambrose, Seymour, March 28. Husband of Catherine Wertz. Father of David Wertz. Grandfather of four. Great-grandfather of four. †

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