April 18, 2014


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BOOK, Ruth B. (Koetter), 88, St. John the Baptist, Starlight, April 8. Wife of William Book Sr. Mother of Donna Bane, Theresa Koopman, Elaine Kruer, Karin Morin, Janet Schmelz, Joann Timmons, Jean Wolfe, Judy, James, Joseph and William Book Jr. Sister of Carol Caladrino, Dorothy Kruer, Elizabeth Sprigler, Patricia Williams and James Koetter. Grandmother of 35. Great-grandmother of 16.

BORDENKECHER, Norman P., 76, St. Joseph, Shelbyville, March 4. Husband of Edith (Schmidt) Bordenkecher. Father of Diana Beagle, Linda Carter, Dennis, Greg, Joe, Larry, Steve and Tony Bordenkecher. Brother of Pauline Graf, Carolyn Hiens, Margaret Kennedy and Bill Bordenkecher. Grandfather of 14.

BOYLE, Mary Ellen, 92, St. Anne, New Castle, March 26. Mother of Kathy Sorrell and Steve Boyle. Sister of Betty Farrell. Grandmother of one.

CHINN, Frederick, 83, St. Joseph, Corydon, Feb. 22. Husband of Wanda (Troncin) Chinn. Father of Cindy Bauer, Jennifer Bube, Mark, Dave, Fred, Jr., Jerry, Sam, Brian and Michael Chinn. Brother of Wanda Swartz and Annabelle Bishop. Grandfather of 20. Great-grandfather of 17.

CONOLTY, Betty Jean (Krodel), 90, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, April 3. Mother of Sheila Bernard, Maureen Furnish, Kathleen Moxley, Ellen and Kevin Conolty. Grandmother of 11. Great-grandmother of 13.

DeVALL, Charles, 51, Holy Family, New Albany, April 1. Husband of Susan DeVall. Father of Dallas, Dylan and Grayson DeVall. Brother of Renee Blaser, Suzie Jones, Janet Kennedy and Jerry DeVall.

DUANE, Joan H., 84, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, April 1. Mother of Sarah Hedden, Sharon Koomler, Brian, Michael and William Duane. Sister of Barbara Russell and Fred Hartmann. Grandmother of nine. Step-grandmother of four.

FAULKNER, Albert L., 84, St. Paul, Tell City, April 4. Father of Sharon Baer, Theresa Button, Susan Doyle, Patty Hahus, Albert Jr. and Andrew Faulkner. Brother of Mary Agnes Goffinet, Christine Hahus and Catherine Sellman. Grandfather of seven. Great-grandfather of five.

FORTHOFER, Peter J., 67, St. Nicholas, Ripley County, March 14. Brother of Vicki Dudley, Joanna Kinker, Catherine Niese and Rosemary Thiesing.

FRISZ, Joseph W., 85, St. Patrick, Terre Haute, April 3. Father of Ann Brownfield, Jane McCrocklin, Kris Taylor, Kathy Vaughn, Joan, David, Kurt and Mark Frisz. Grandfather of 14. Great-grandfather of five.

HAGAN, Joseph Robert, 83, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, April 5. Husband of Mary Hagan. Father of Julie Bell, Susan Edelen, Daniel, Dennis and Michael Hagan. Brother of Frances Birchler and Mary Wilson. Grandfather of four. Great-grandfather of one.

HANSEN, Robert D., 77, St. Joseph, Shelbyville, Jan. 3. Husband of Emma (Stevens) Hansen. Father of Catherine Cain, Erica Chudzinski, Mafi Gutierrez, Kelly West, Tomomi Sugino, Stephen Strollo, Cynthia, Kimberly and Eric Hansen. Brother of Candy Ramsey and Andrew Hansen. Grandfather of 12. Great-grandfather of one.

KELTY, Michael P., 18, St. Mary, New Albany, March 28. Son of Ruth (Kelty) Williams. Grandson of Mary Kelty.

KOLLMAN, John, 79, St. John the Apostle, Bloomington, March 29. Husband of Patricia Kollman. Father of Maria England, Teresa Lookatch, Deborah Vandercook and Katherine Kollman. Brother of Richard Marshall and Robert Kollman. Grandfather of four. Great-grandfather of several.

MERCURIO, LaVerne, 89, Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary, Indianapolis, April 2. Aunt of several.

ROWE, Ronald, 66, St. Bernadette, Indianapolis, March 29. Husband of Mary Krista Rowe. Father of Brigid, Michael and Ronald Rowe Jr.

RYAN, Dorothy Irene, 82, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, March 29. Wife of Joseph Ryan. Mother of Maryann Massey. Sister of Beulah Thomas. Grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of seven.

SCHMIDT, Thomas W., 93, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, April 8. Husband of Catherine (Coyle) Schmidt. Father of Mary Cissell and Denise Hagan. Grandfather of four. Great-grandfather of three.

SCHOFNER, Dale E., 74, St. Joseph, Shelbyville, March 1. Father of Brad and Brian Schofner. Brother of Helen Aulby, Wilma Schuck and Russell Schofner. Grandfather of five. Great-grandfather of two.

SHANAHAN, Virginia, 96, St. Mary, Rushville, March 25. Mother of Rose Marie Houze, Nancy Ratekin and Philip Shanahan. Sister of Katherine Stewart. Grandmother of seven. Step-grandmother of two. Great-grandmother of 16.

SMITH, Pauline, 80, St. Vincent de Paul, Shelby County, April 4. Mother of Valerie Coen, Lynda Curson, Marcy McCoy, Teresa Moore, James and Jeff Smith. Sister of Ruth Pollaid, Judy Shafer, Dianna Robertson, Ralph and Raymond Weintraut. Grandmother of 28. Great-grandmother of 37.

SOULIER, Carlisle S., 84, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), March 29. Father of Anna Lawson, Roylene Rosso, Carlyss and Mark Soulier. Grandfather of eight. Great-grandfather of 21.

SPALDING, Charles, 85, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, March 29. Husband of Dottie Spalding. Father of Kathy Evans, Deb, Judy, Vicky and Fred Spalding. Grandfather of 11. Great-grandfather of 23. Great-great-grandfather of two.

TENNEY, Robert, 72, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, March 25. Father of Lisa Lyon and Jon Tenney. Brother of Jeanne Graver, Dave, Ned and Rick Tenney. Grandfather of four.

UNDERWOOD, Lorna June, 95, St. Vincent de Paul, Bedford, April 2. Mother of Donna Ping, Dale, Denny and Jon Underwood. Sister of Florence Byers. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of several.

VALVERDE, Manuel, 80, St. Ambrose, Seymour, April 5. Husband of Susan Anne Valverde. Father of Dianna Camp, Elaine Pardieck, Carla Westphal and Manuel Valverde.

VOGEL, Robert Louis, 65, St. Joseph, Jennings County, Jan. 21. Husband of Pauline Vogel. Father of Chatney Morey, Amy Waggoner, Cody, Corey, Jami, Karey and Yancey Vogel. Brother of Kathleen Baurley, Elizabeth Bridges, Coleen Gerth, Jeanette Heckman, Marie Laymon, Anna Mae Raver, Maria Tempest, David and Henry Carr, Joyce, Lenny, Paul and Tom Vogel. Grandfather of 23. Great-grandfather of three.

WEINBERG, Nancy Irene, 67, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, March 28. Wife of Richard Weinberg. Mother of Amy Weinberg. Sister of Norma Kinder, Susan Neal and John Weinberg.

WHEAT, David G., 61, Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Indianapolis, April 5. Husband of Janice (Peters) Wheat. Father of April Metzler and James Wheat. Brother of Connie Eland, Bonnie Laverty, Debbie Nikkila, Betty Roberts, Rosie Sullivan, Kathy Tate, Curt, Delroy and Jessie Wheat. Grandfather of three.

WHITLOCK, Annette Louise, 74, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, April 2. Wife of John Whitlock III. Mother of Cheryl Kelley, Debra McMasters, Mark Lewis, Chris, John and Michael Whitlock. Sister of Nadine Casey. Grandmother of 15.

WITCHGER, Andrew J., 33, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, April 5. Son of Jim and Cindy Witchger. Brother of Heather Hall and Grace Layton.

ZERR, Audrey, 90, St. Joseph, Shelbyville, Feb. 3. Mother of David, Frank, Kevin, Mark and Robert Zerr. Sister of Carolyn Dapo and Dr. Myron Dill. Grandmother of 10. †

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