June 27, 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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ADKINS, Rose Ann, 87, St. Rose of Lima, Knightstown, June 10. Mother of Monta Riggs and Marion Adkins. Sister of Theresa Noah and Tony Hood. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of nine. Great-great-grandmother of two.

AULL, Martha Lou, 92, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, June 11. Mother of Martha DellaValle, Mary Pat Moeller, Alice Sauer, Edward, Jerome, Ken, Louis and Robert Aull. Sister of Bernarda Simendinger and James Matthews. Grand-mother of 22. Great-grandmother of 27.

BRYAN, Charles, Sr., 92, St. Patrick, Terre Haute, June 7. Father of Jean Robson, Charles and William Bryan. Brother of Lloyd Bryan. Grandfather of three.

CHADBOURNE, Michael Joseph, 16, St. Rose of Lima, Franklin, June 9. Son of Michael Chadbourne and Christina Roberson. Brother of Nora, Lucas and Simon Chadbourne.

DOBBINS, Kenneth E., 79, St. Joseph, Corydon, June 2. Husband of Janet (Henckel) Dobbins. Father of Rhonda Harmon, Cathy Schoen, Clinton, Daniel and Thomas Dobbins.

DUCANES, Dr. Arnold, 90, St. Mary, Indianapolis, 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, 43, St. Maurice, Napoleon, May 13. Husband of Julie Eckstein. Father of Carmen and Jared Eckstein. Son of Maurice and Helen Eckstein. Brother of Sharon Bowen, Joan McKamey, Brenda Moster, Gina Seaton, Linda, Andy and Ric Eckstein.

EVANS, Mary Genevieve, (Colvin), 90, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, June 13. Wife of Wilbur Evans. Mother of Connie Covert, Pam Ryker and Tony Evans. Sister of Patrick Colvin. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of nine.

HAGEST, Dorothy E., 91, St. Joseph, Clark County, June 3. Mother of Linda Graf, Cindy Rudy, John and Sam Hagest. Sister of Theresa Bartz, Barbara Hauke, Mary Ann Lenz, Susan McCarthy, Esther Poklasny, Margie Palbicki, Annie, Dolores and John Kruzycki. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of six.

HICKSON, Valjean, 93, St. Jude, Indianapolis, June 13. Father of Carol Hale and Jack Hickson. Grandfather of five. Great-grandfather of seven.

JOHNSON, Bonnie (Pierle), 89, St. Jude, Indianapolis, June 12. Mother of Joan Bartley, Penny Davis, Julie Gallamore, Jill Miller, Patty Playter, Ann Wincek, James and William Johnson Jr. Sister of Doris Lepper and Joan Puntarelli. Grandmother of 24. Great-grandmother of 18.

PFLUEGER, Ernest, 83, Annunciation, Brazil, May 19. Husband of Marjorie Pflueger. Father of Lori Hughes, Kathy Keller, Dee Knight, Jana Sinders, Curt, Dan, Joe and Tom Pflueger. Brother of Eleonora McKenzie. Grandfather of 16. Great-grandfather of three.

SCHULER, Leona Grace, 91, Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Indianapolis, June 15. Wife of James T. Schuler. Mother of Kathy Lee, Sandra Robinson, Eugene and Jimmy Schuler, Jr. Sister of George Schneider. Grandmother of 12. Great-grandmother of six. Great-great-grandmother of two.

SOMERS, Karen Lynn, 55, St. Jude, Indianapolis, June 14. Daughter of Larry and Joan Johnson. Sister of Kathleen Broady, Beth Fillenwarth, Margi Hamilton, Sherry Helms, Marleen Kramer, Mary Ellen Morgan and Julie Ross.

SPRIGLER, Genevieve, 95, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyd County, June 13. Mother of Jeanette Bedan, Everett, Paul and Thomas Sprigler. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of 17.

VOLK, Paul J., 74, SS. Francis and Clare of Assisi, Greenwood, June 11. Husband of Helen (Werner) Volk. Father of Anne Lockard, Cathy Marshall, Sharon Sellers and Brian Volk. Brother of Lucille Frazee and Margaret McAndrews. Grandfather of 13.

WOERNER, Joan M., 88, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, May 28. Mother of Mark and Paul Woerner III. Sister of Robert Kennelly. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of four.

WOLF, Rogene C., 87, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Jan. 1. Wife of Roy Wolf. Mother of Lisa Hester, Carol Howard, Dianne McDowell and Laura Phillips. Sister of Rita Ader, Lorraine Horn and Ron Sonntag. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of four.

WOLF, Roy, 88, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Jan. 9. Father of Lisa Hester, Carol Howard, Dianne McDowell and Laura Phillips. Brother of Lorraine Horn. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of four.

YOCHEM, Steve, 65, St. Joseph, Clark County, June 7. Father of Crissy Knox and Sally Priddy. Brother of Kathie Lewis and Linda Silletto. Grandfather of four. †

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