June 13, 2014


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BANICH, Anna (Logay), 91, Holy Trinity, Indianapolis, May 19. Wife of Joseph Banich. Mother of Jo Ann and Joseph Banich Jr. Grandmother of two.

DAEGER, Mary Ann (Graybiel), 84, SS. Francis and Clare of Assisi, Greenwood, May 27. Mother of Laura Allen, Paula Baker, Pamela Brand, Michael and Ronald Daeger. Grandmother of 22. Great-grandmother of 24.

DOOLEY, Thelma, 88, St. Jude, Indianapolis, May 23. Sister of Harold Durham.

DUITZ, William Andrew, 38, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, May 26. Husband of Kathryn (Raleigh) Duitz. Son of Sue Duitz. Brother of Elizabeth Gerry.

HARRIS, Dorothy, 92, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, May 28. Mother of Bill, Ken and Michael Harris. Grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of eight. Great-great-grandmother of one.

HODAPP, Ralph J., 80, St. Mary, Greensburg, June 1. Husband of Bonnie (Werner) Hodapp. Father of Susan and David Hodapp. Brother of Alvina Kress. Grandfather of two.

HOMAN, Marten, 85, St. Mary, Mitchell, April 14. Father of Sharon Cook, Elizabeth Esboldt, David and Rev. Martin Homan. Brother of Cobe Halverson and Jeanette Henke. Grandfather of eight. Great-grandfather of two.

JAHNKE, Gerald Joseph, 73, St. Jude, Indianapolis, May 29. Husband of Carol (Martin) Jahnke. Father of Diann Asher, David, Kent and Mark Jahnke. Brother of Marcia Page. Grandfather of 18. Great-grandfather of two.

JULIUS, Martha P., 73, St. Rita, Indianapolis, May 29. Mother of Chris Hayden, Teresa and Darrell Durham. Grandmother of 10.

KEIRAN, Debbie, 60, St. Paul, Sellersburg, May 11. Wife of Brian Keiran. Mother of Leigh Clifford, Michelle Mullins and Rachael Stacey. Daughter of Doris Hickerson. Sister of Donna Hickerson and Anita Pettit. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of two.

KELLY, Kent Francis, 50, St. Roch, Indianapolis, May 30. Father of Christopher Holt. Son of Roger and Barbara Kelly. Brother of Kristie Clark.

LOBDELL, Carmen Luisa (DeLaCruz), 89, SS. Francis and Clare of Assisi, Greenwood, May 28. Mother of Donna Lobdell-Monroe, Lawrence, Ted, Thomas and Timothy Lobdell. Sister of Grace DeLaCruz. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of 10. Great-great-grandmother of one.

MARKSBERRY, John Leonard, 77, St. Mary Immaculate Conception, Aurora, May 22. Husband of Helen Marksberry. Father of Victoria Green and Kurt Marksberry. Grandfather of four.

MAZE, Angelina, 94, St. Mary, Richmond, May 26. Sister of Charles Porfidio.

MICHAW, Benjamin Stanley, 90, St. Patrick, Terre Haute, April 3. Father of Susan Grammer, James Patrick Michaels, Kate and Tim Michaw.

MORRIS, Thomas E., Sr., 80, Good Shepherd, Indianapolis, May 31. Husband of Norma Morris. Father of Nicki Brewer, Sharon Mead, Yvonne Rogers-Scott, Karen Thorpe, Thomas Morris Jr., Donna and Raymond Alte.

RAGUSA, Anthony, 77, St. Paul, Sellersburg, May 17. Husband of Vicki Ragusa. Father of Rose Pontillo, Tina Rogers, Lisa Stoner and John Ragusa. Brother of Nettie Falivene, Alfred and Joe Ragusa. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of one.

SCHMIDT, Patrick C., 61, St. Mary, Mitchell, April 24. Husband of Susie Schmidt. Father of Lucas Burton and Kelly Schmidt. Son of Bill and Anna Schmidt. Brother of Danny and Greg Schmidt. Grandfather of one.

SENSBACK, Donald J., 60, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, May 22. Husband of Karen Sensback. Father of Jami Graham, Brian and Robin Sensback. Grandfather of three.

TIBBS, Robert Kelley, Sr., 56, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, May 9. Father of Robert Kelley Tibbs Jr. Stepfather of Devon Bartlett. Brother of Mary Hopson and Barbara McCurry. Grandfather of one.

TIMMONS, Ryan Robert, 26, St. Jude, Indianapolis, May 24. Son of Robert and Wanda Timmons. Brother of Jessica Spears and Anna Timmons. Grandson of Fayanne Williams-Huston.

TOSCHLOG, Charlotte, 98, St. Andrew, Richmond, May 25. Mother of Carolyn Vining. Grandmother of two. Great-grandmother of one.

Providence Sister Elizabeth Grannan ministered in Catholic schools and hospitals in Indiana and Maryland

Providence Sister Elizabeth Grannan, formerly known as Sister Ellen Ann Grannan, died on May 30, 2014, at Mother Theodore Hall at the motherhouse campus of the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. She was 81.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on June 6 at the Church of the Immaculate Conception at the motherhouse. Burial followed at the sisters’ cemetery.

Elizabeth Jane Grannan was born on March 30, 1933, in Washington, Ind.

She entered the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods on Feb. 2, 1952, and professed final vows on Aug. 15, 1959.

Sister Elizabeth earned a bachelor’s degree at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College and a master’s degree at Indiana University in Bloomington.

During 62 years as a Sister of Providence, Sister Elizabeth ministered for 21 years in education in schools in Illinois, Indiana and Maryland. In the archdiocese, she taught at the former Sacred Heart School in Terre Haute from 1966-68.

Sister Elizabeth later received training to minister as a hospital chaplain, a ministry that she carried out in several health care facilities in Indiana and Maryland. In the archdiocese, she served as a chaplain and in social services at the former St. Francis Hospital in Beech Grove from 1987-88 and at the Beech Grove Health Care Center from 1988-89.

Sister Elizabeth retired in 2006 and remained in South Bend, Ind., where she volunteered as a nursing home visitor and grief counselor. She returned to the motherhouse in 2013 to devote herself entirely to prayer.

Sister Elizabeth is survived by several nieces and nephews.

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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