June 6, 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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BUSSING, Martha Jane (Wright), 89, St. Joseph, Universal, May 21. Mother of Jane Drake, Marlene and Gregory Bussing. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of five.

DANIELS, Rosemary, 70, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, May 19. Wife of Joseph Daniels. Mother of Andi Hedricks and Tony Daniels. Sister of Joanne Newfield. Grandmother of four.

DOEGER, Chris E., 50, St. Ann, Jennings County, April 5. Father of Jarrod and Kevin Doeger. Son of Phillip and Rosie (Firsich) Doeger. Brother of Laurie Blackburn and Brian Doeger.

EDWARDS, Ruth Cole (Eggermann), 92, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Nov. 23. Mother of Marte, Paula, Daniel, James and Michael Eggermann. Grandmother of eight.

FEDERSPIEL, Stephen Thomas, 67, St. Joseph, Corydon, May 8. Father of Beverly McKnight and Stephanie Smythe. Son of Andrew and Mildred (Miller) Federspiel Jr. Brother of David and Dru Felderspiel. Grandfather of seven. Great-grandfather of one.

GRANT, Elsie Christine, 79, St. Augustine, Jeffersonville, May 18. Mother of Ann Kelley, Karen Pruitt, Mary Vaughn, James, John and Larry Grant. Sister of Cyril Bradley and John Clemons. Grandmother of 12. Great-grandmother of seven.

HARTMAN, Miriam C., 59, St. Nicholas, Ripley County, May 19. Sister of Rita Eckstein, Ellen Kirschner, Allen, Dan, Harold, Maurice, Michael and Robert Hartman.

JACKSON, Lois M., 85, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, March 6.

KARG, William A., 88, St. Lawrence, Lawrenceburg, May 23. Husband of Shirley Karg.

KENNEDY, Mary Ellen, 90, St. Augustine, Jeffersonville, May 16. Mother of Lee Ann Kemmeling, Ellen Rogers, Mary Beth Sagebiel, Joe, Kevin and Phil Pangburn. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of seven.

McDANIEL, Robert M., 76, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, May 21. Father of Joey and Michael McDaniel. Grandfather of three.

MEYER, Ida Rose (Caito), 93, Our Lady of the Greenwood, Greenwood, May 25. Mother of Mary Agnes Gates, Joanne Jones, John and Michael Meyer. Sister of Frances Navarra, August and Thomas Caito. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of two.

RAFFERTY, Charlotte, 87, St. Agnes, Nashville, Sept. 7. Mother of Jeannine McClellan and Don McSwain. Sister of Carrie Mae, Patricia Friddle and Edward Rafferty. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of five.

RAINVILLE, Iris L., 74, St. Anthony, Indianapolis, May 11. Mother of Christine Spragg. Sister of David and James Oscar Rainville. Grandmother of two.

RYBICKI, Stanley Frank, 69, St. Lawrence, Lawrenceburg, May 20. Husband of Joyce Rybicki. Father of Dina Eubanks and Michelle Stonesifer. Brother of Edward Rybicki. Grandfather of four.

SEEWER, Geraldine C., 78, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, May 23. Mother of Cheryl Money, Donald and Douglas Seewer. Daughter of Catherine Banet. Sister of Darlene Coney, David, George, Ricky and Ronnie Banet. Grandmother of four.

SLABAUGH, Daniel N., 56, St. Mary, North Vernon, May 17. Husband of Claudia Slabaugh. Father of Christopher, Nicholas and Timothy Slabaugh. Brother of Julie Schiefer and Jill Stone.

SPALDING, Joseph Harold, 88, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, May 14. Husband of Helen Spalding. Brother of Rose Aronhime, Betty, James and Jerry Spalding. Grandfather of two. Great-grandfather of six. Great-great-grandfather of one.

STEICHEN, James B., Dr., 72, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, May 22. Husband of Joan Steichen. Father of Brooke and James Steichen III.

TRUMP, Dorothy, 78, St Augustine, Jeffersonville, May 24. Mother of Terry Richards and Eric Trump. Grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of one.

WATHEN, Dorothy, 96, St. Mary, New Albany, May 15. Mother of Juanita Blessitt, Wanda Vance, James III and Ronald Wathen. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of eight. Great-great-grandmother of two.

WETTERING, Helen M., 85, St. Louis, Batesville, May 25. Wife of Leo Wettering. Sister of Mary Ann Siefert. †

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