July 18, 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.

Submit an obituary here (parishes and funeral homes only)

BAYT, Sylvester, 98, Holy Trinity, Indianapolis, June 26. Father of Mary Ellen Blue, Nancy McCarthy and Susan Simmons. Grandfather of seven. Great-grandfather of 12. Great-great-grandfather of four.

BECHER, Leona, 93, Holy Family, New Albany, July 4. Mother of Sandra Felix, Diana Sherrard, Daniel and Donald Becher. Sister of Elfrieda Hedinger, Benedictine Sister Beata, Eugene and Harold Mehling. Grandmother of 11. Great-grandmother of seven.

BODANSKY, Margo A., 73, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, July 4. Sister of Tish Green, Maryellen Inglis, Maureen, M. Peter, Michael and Rick Martin.

BOWLING, Mary Margaret, 80, St. Mary, North Vernon, May 30. Mother of Linda Dollar and Clara Skinner. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of nine.

CREECH, Stephen, 64, St. John the Apostle, Bloomington, July 5. Son of Anna Creech. Brother of Sarah Creech and Paul Creech.

DAPRILE, Anthony Joseph, 87, St. Roch, Indianapolis, July 6. Husband of Wanda (James) Daprile. Father of Christina, Lisa, David, Joseph and Michael Daprile. Grandfather of 11. Great-grandfather of 13.

DESIDERIO, Rita J., 79, St. Jude, Indianapolis, June 26. Wife of Falco Desiderio. Mother of Giovann Thomas. Sister of Betty Lou Humpherys. Grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of three.

ELSTRO, Howard, 86, Holy Family, Richmond, July 3. Father of Carol McCashland, John, Mike and Tim Elstro. Grandfather of 11. Great-grandfather of 13.

GETTELFINGER, Brian K., 55, St. Paul, Sellersburg, June 23. Father of Amy, Casey and Cory Gettlefinger. Son of Howard and Delores Gettelfinger. Brother of Brent, Dean, Doug and Gary Gettelfinger.

HAIGERTY, Theresa Helen, 84, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, June 25. Wife of Joseph Haigerty. Mother of Joseph and Michael Haigerty. Grandmother of two.

HARDING, Edith Claire, 92, St. Agnes, Nashville, June 3. Mother of Kim Jones and Cindy Nannarelli. Sister of Janice Clark and Alphonso Barbato, Jr. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of three.

HILLEN, Leo, 88, St. Mary, North Vernon, June 24. Father of Tami Brown, Ann Compton, Margaret Fouts, Frances Leonard, Mary Vincent, Dana, Anthony, Charles and John Hillen. Brother of Madonna Hillen and Ann Matern. Grandfather, great-grandfather and great-great grandfather of several.

LAWRENCE, Patricia Ann, 85, Our Lady of the Greenwood, Greenwood, July 7. Mother of Mary Crider, Patricia, Robert, Steve and Thomas Morey. Stepmother of Debbie Beaty, Markita Daulton, Chris, Jim and Tony Lawrence. Grandmother of 20. Great-grandmother of 24. Great-great-grandmother of one.

MAUNE, Alvin W., 78, St. Michael, Brookville, July 6. Husband of Carol Maune. Father of Darren Maune.

MONTGOMERY, Mary, 85, St. Paul, Tell City, July 5. Wife of Louie Montgomery. Mother of Melissa Davis, Amy Gibson, Christina Oleson, Lynn Rhodes, Larry Montgomery, Bart and Timothy Jarboe. Sister of Annette Lemaire, Elaine Seibert, Nancy, David, Jack and Kent Spencer. Grandmother of 14. Great-grandmother of two.

MOONEY, Kelly, 49, St. Mary, Richmond, July 6. Wife of Stephen Mooney. Mother of Andrea and Anthony Duncan. Stepmother of Courtney and Jason Mooney. Sister of Tamara Jones and Kristy Porfido. Grandmother of four.

PEONI, Catherine Mary, 95, Holy Rosary, Indianapolis, July 5. Mother of Frances Fox, Anthony, John and Joseph Peoni. Sister of Barbara Bowles, Ann Raimondi and Tony Ciresi. Grandmother and great-grandmother of many.

ROTHKOPF, JoAnn, 87, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, July 4. Mother of Susan Kramer, John and Robert Rothkopf. Grandmother of five.

SCHMIDT, Catherine (McMahon), 94, St. Jude, Indianapolis, June 28. Mother of Jan Schmidt Burkhart, Marynell Lewis, Carolyn Sabean, Margaret Schmidt Torzewski, Joanne, Joe, John and Tom Schmidt. Grandmother of 22. Great-grandmother of 27. Great-great-grandmother of 15.

SCHOTTER, Charles H., 92, St. Jude, Indianapolis, July 2. Father of Dee Burke and Michael Schotter. Grandfather of four. Great-grandfather of four.

SMITH, Joan M. (Meisberger), 77, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, June 29. Stepmother of Shelly Beller and Darlene Bryan. Grandmother of one.

STRAUSS, Edward Alan, 70, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, July 2. Husband of Patricia Strauss. Father of Sally Barr, Kim Dierolf and Lori Gorton. Brother of Mary Jean Manno. Grandfather of eight. †

Local site Links: