May 30, 2014


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ASH, Robert J., 87, SS. Francis and Clare, Greenwood, May 12. Husband of Betty (Sedlak) Ash. Father of Nancy Ash-Shofner and Carol Ash. Brother of Mary Lou Behen. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of three.

BISCHOFF, Ernest, 87, St. Nicholas, Ripley County, May 8. Husband of Phyllis Bischoff. Father of Sheila Morrow, Judy Stenger and Thomas Bishcoff. Brother of Francis and Wilfred Bischoff. Grandfather of eight. Great-grandfather of five.

BURCH, Jeffrey L., 59, St. Gabriel, Connersville, May 9. Son of Virginia Burch. Brother of John Burch II.

BUSALD, Mary Louise, 88, St. Roch, Indianapolis, May 12. Mother of Michelle Crook, Karen Schrock, Mary Tunby, Cheryl, Kenneth and Raymond Busald Jr. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of six.

COLE, Ruth M., 97, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, May 9. Sister of Martha Jane Burden.

DILLON, Raydon Thomas, 88, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, May 12. Father of Donna Bennett, Patricia Knoff, Karen Roth and Valerie Dillon. Grandfather of 12.

DORAN, Carol Ann, 69, Our Lady of the Greenwood, Greenwood, May 3. Mother of Kathryn Keller and Paul Indelicato. Sister of Thomas Doran Jr. Grandmother of two.

DUCANES, Arnold Dellota, Dr., 90, St. Mary, Greensburg, May 15. Husband of Marita Ducanes. Father of Marie Diaddorio, Christopher, Dominic and J.D. Ducanes. Grandfather of nine. Great-grandfather of 10.

ECKSTEIN, Mark A., 43, St. Maurice, Napoleon, May 13. Husband of Julie (Simon) Eckstein. Father of Carmen and Jared Eckstein. Son of Maurice and Helen Eckstein. Brother of Sharon Bowen, Joan McKaney, Brenda Moster, Gina Seaton, Linda, Andy and Ric Eckstein.

EWING, Helen T., 98, St. Mary, Rushville, May 14. Wife of James Ewing.

FELABOM, James Richard, 60, Immaculate Heart of Mary, Indianapolis, May 8. Husband of Julie (Joray) Felabom. Father of Molly and Luke Felabom. Brother of Jeanine Basquin, Joycy Eberly and Jane Ann Middelkauf. Stepbrother of Dixie Pfifer and Richie Felabom.

FREIBERGER, Leoda, 100, St. Mary, New Albany, May 8. Mother of JoAnn Wallace. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of six. Great-great-grandmother of six.

GARNER, Ann (Carron), 56, Holy Family, New Albany, May 15. Wife of Dr. William Garner III. Mother of Mary, Paul and William Garner IV. Sister of Michael and Richard Carron. Grandmother of one.

GERDINK, Herbert R., 89, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Terre Haute, April 25. Father of Nancy Vrabic, Kathleen, James and Matthew Gerdink. Grandfather of three.

HEINZELMAN, Charles A., 65, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Indianapolis, May 6. Husband of Pat Heinzelman. Father of Lance Heinzelman. Son of Alberta Heinzelman. Brother of Jim Heinzelman.

HILLOCK-TODD, Maxine, 94, Our Lady of the Greenwood, Greenwood, April 17. Wife of Carl Thomas Todd Jr. Mother of Alisha Greco. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of eight.

KING, Jennifer Lee (Shotts), 39, Our Lady of the Greenwood, May 10. Daughter of Robert and Mary Shotts Jr. Sister of Vicki Vivaldi, Michael and Robert Shotts. Granddaughter of Betty Swift.

KUNKLER, Anna Mae, 88, St. Meinrad, St. Meinrad, May 6. Mother of Vivian Phillipps, Phyllis, John Jr. and Mike Kunkler. Sister of Mildred Bolte. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of four.

LUX, Thomas F., 94, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, May 12. Husband of Mildred Lux. Father of Mary Linda Hays, Kathleen McKinney, Susan McMurray and Thomas Lux Jr. Grandfather of 12. Great-grandfather of 12.

MARTIN, Alise Elizabeth, 77, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, May 11. Mother of Mary Heeke, Lee Martin, Gail Noble, Chuck and David Hunn. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of eight.

McGUIRE, Joseph T., Jr., 87, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, May 13. Husband of Mary Louise (Case) McGuire. Father of Teresa Jarvis, Mary Lawson, Daniel, John and Joseph McGuire III. Brother of Dennis and Jerry McGuire. Grandfather of seven. Great-grandfather of one.

NELSON, Colleen Marie (Sullivan), 55, Christ the King, Indianapolis, May 13. Wife of Bill Nelson. Mother of Jennifer Riva, Samm and Joseph Nelson. Daughter of Carolyn Sullivan. Sister of Marianne Cappel, Suzanne Richards, Pam Wickham, John, Mike, Tim and Tom Sullivan. Grandmother of two.

ORDO, Deborah, 61, Our Lady of the Greenwood, Greenwood, March 14. Wife of Rick Ordo. Mother of Crystal Young. Sister of Mary Ann Hall and Jeff McQuinn. Grandmother of two.

OVERMYER, Robert M., 94, St. Charles Borromeo, Milan, May 14. Father of Roberta Fischesser.

RESS, Dorothy, 84, St. Paul, Tell City, May 14. Mother of Jeane Clemens, Robin Hughes, Anne Wells, Ed and Mark Ress. Sister of Kate Fischer, Marie Foertsch and Jane Paulin. Grandmother of 13. Great-grandmother of seven.

RUMPEL, Herbert Melvin, 74, Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Jeffersonville, May 11. Husband of Marcelle Rumpel. Father of Lynn Oliver and Sheri Sons. Brother of Wanda Dale. Grandfather of five.

SCHELLER, Robert, W., 95, St. Joan of Arc, Indianapolis, April 30. Father of Karla, Suzanne and Christopher Scheller. Brother of Antoinette Connor, Rita Huettl and Vincent Scheller.

SHIMFESSEL, Patric W., 76, Prince of Peace, Madison, May 17. Husband of Martha Jane Shimfessel. Father of Merritt Guy, Andrew and Fred Shimfessel. Grandfather of three.

SNYDER, Raymond A., 80, St. Peter, Franklin County, May 12. Husband of Anna (Riehle) Snyder. Brother of John Snyder.

WAINSCOTT, Juna D., 70, St. Nicholas, Ripley County, May 16. Mother of Debbie Gregg, Julie Tekluve, Susanne and Jerome Warner. Sister of Linda Anderson, Erlene Barndt, Sherri McElfresh, Kim Mullins, Marita Spencer, Danny, David, Roger and Tony McElfresh. Grandmother of 18. Great-grandmother of three.

WILLIAM, Marjorie, 86, St. Michael, Brookville, May 18. Mother of Connie Luttman, Bruce and Don Kelley. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of four.

Providence Sister Ann Brendan Burget taught in Catholic schools in Indiana and Illinois

Providence Sister Ann Brendan Burget died on May 16, 2014, at Union Hospital in Terre Haute. She was 78.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on May 24 at the Church of the Immaculate Conception at the motherhouse. Burial followed at the sisters’ cemetery.

Mary Caroline Burget was born on Oct. 15, 1935, in Terre Haute.

She entered the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods on July 22, 1953, and professed final vows on Aug. 15, 1961.

Sister Ann Brendan earned a bachelor’s degree at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College and a master’s degree Ball State University in Muncie, Ind.

During 60 years as a Sister of Providence, Sister Luke ministered for 29 years in education in schools in Illinois and Indiana.

In the archdiocese, Sister Ann Brendan taught at four schools in Indianapolis: Nativity School, from 1958-61; St. Jude School from 1961-65; the former St. Andrew School from 1965-67; and at Holy Cross Central School from 1974-87. She also taught at St. Patrick School in Terre Haute from 1967-74 and at Woods Day Care/Pre-School in St. Mary-of-the-Woods from 1987-2005.

She then cared for her mother in the last year of her life, and served at the Gift Shop at Providence Center on the grounds of the motherhouse of her order.

Sister Luke is survived by a sister, Sally Jones of Beaumont, Texas, and Conventual Franciscan Father Joel Burget, previously pastor of St. Benedict Parish in Terre Haute.

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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