April 25, 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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ARMSTRONG, Bruce E., 80, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, April 4. Husband of Carol Armstrong. Father of Vicki Biddle, Lisabeth Cheever, Megan Simmons, Doug, Jim and Mark Armstrong. Brother of Betty Courtney and Mary McKinzie. Grandfather of 14. Great-grandfather of four.

BLANKMAN, Loretta T., 84, St. Mary, Greensburg, April 11. Mother of Janet Colson, Ruth Coomer, Dorothy Fry, Mary Beth Grace and Michael Blankman. Sister of Ruth Huguenard, Mary Vanderpohl, Franciscan Sister Bernice Roell and Lawrence Roell. Grandmother of 11. Great-grandmother of 18.

CONOLTY, Betty Jean, 90, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, April 3. Mother of Sheila Bernard, Maureen Furnish, Kathleen Moxley, Ellen and Kevin Conolty. Grandmother of 11.

CURRIE, Diana, 69, Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Indianapolis, April 8. Mother of Tina Emsweller. Sister of Victoria Wilson. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of three.

DEERY, Jenny, 48, Our Lady of Lourdes, Indianapolis, April 8. Wife of Terry Deery. Mother of Andrew, Eric and Jordan Tucker. Stepmother of Rebecca and Christopher Deery. Daughter of James and Carolyn Florea. Sister of Kathryn Polla, Christa and John Florea. Grandmother of one.

DeMOSS, Helen, 86, St. Paul the Apostle, Greencastle, April 4. Mother of Russell Hardesty. Grandmother of two. Great-grandmother of four.

DUFFIN, Daniel K., 57, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, April 2. Husband of Nancy Duffin. Father of Daniel and Drew Duffin. Brother of Jean Ann Neal, Tracy O’Connell and Randall Duffin.

ERFMAN, Jim, 75, St. Peter, Franklin County, April 1. Brother of Julie Wilhelm, Jerry and John Erfman.

FLUEGEMAN, Inge Clara, 87, St. Charles Borromeo, Milan, April 7. Wife of Gilbert Fluegeman. Mother of Chris Denton, Therese Graves, Sharon Mahoney, Deborah Rothermel, Janine, Doug and Ken Fluegeman. Grandmother of 17. Great-grandmother of 14.

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

GREEN, Luke Joseph, infant, St. Jude, Indianapolis, April 10. Son of Michael and Jennifer Green. Brother of Katelin, Lindsey, Lydia, Matthew and Nicholas Green.

HAHN, Donald V., 77, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, March 26. Brother of Loretta Williams, Leo and Richard Hahn. Uncle of several.

JELLY, Muriel, 94, Holy Family, Richmond, April 9. Mother of Janice Doty, Elaine Werner, Robbin and Jeff Jelly. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of eight.

McBRIDE, Thomas Owen, 91, St. Anthony of Padua, Clarksville, March 31. Husband of Virginia McBride. Father of Julie Bingham, Virginia Cline, Connie Grosse and Ownie McBride Smolko. Grandfather of four.

McCLURE, Juanita E., 93, SS. Peter and Paul Cathedral, Indianapolis, April 6. Mother of Stephanie Brown, Patrice Harris, Cameron and Malcom McClure. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of 19. Great-great-grandmother of three.

MURTHA, Katherine, infant, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, April 11. Daughter of John and Krista Murtha. Granddaughter of David and Mary Davies and Regis Murtha and Sylvia Murtha.

RIPBERGER, Charles Eugene, 81, St. Gabriel, Connersville, April 7. Husband of Marjorie Ann (Standafer) Ripberger. Father of Cynthia Waddell, Laura and Rodney Ripberger. Brother of Marilyn Anderson, Patricia Boughner, Phyllis Glaub, Carolyn Hall, Joyce Houseworth, David, Donald and Robert Ripberger. Grandfather of 11. Great-grandfather of 14.

SIMONS, James G., 75, St. Jude, Indianapolis, April 10. Husband of Mariana Simons. Father of Dianne Cox, Gregory and Mark Simons. Grandfather of four.

SVENTECKIS, Janis, 83, Christ the King, Indianapolis, April 10. Husband of Mary Sventeckis. Father of Linda Kantner, Erik and Robert Sventeckis. Brother of Bronislava Melbardis. Grandfather of three.

VOLZ, Judy, 83, St. Charles Borromeo, Milan, April 3. Mother of Cindy Hubler, Chris III and Joe Volz. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of two.

WHITLOCK, Mary Margaret, 89, St. Patrick, Terre Haute, March 28. Mother of Gerry and Richard Hankins.

WILES, Jeanne (Parker), 78, Immaculate Heart of Mary, Indianapolis, April 4. Wife of Charles Wiles. Mother of Susan Devine, Jane, Kay, Charlie and Tom Wiles. Sister of Jill McCormick, Jack, Jere and Jim Parker. Grandmother of seven. †

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