July 25, 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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CAITO, Mary Ann (Golog), 78, Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary, Indianapolis, July 13. Wife of John Caito. Mother of Claire Conover, Sophia Otley, Annette Ratz, Gina Reed, and Diana, Frank and Joe Caito. Sister of Frank Golob. Grandmother of 19. Great-grandmother of five.

ESSELMAN, Melanie Ann (Pelzer), 71, Immaculate Heart of Mary, Indianapolis, July 3. Wife of Jack Esselman. Mother of Peggy Campbell, Elizabeth Green, Catherine and Joe Esselman. Sister of Joanna, Mary, Bill, Chris and Fred Pelzer. Grandmother of seven.

FRIEDERS, Mildred, 89, St. Roch, Indianapolis, July 13. Mother of Margaret Cavendar, Karen Oldham, Barbara Pasierb, Greg and Ken Frieders. Grandmother of 14. Great-grandmother of eight. Great-great-grandmother of one.

GARR, Anthony, 74, Good Shepherd, Indianapolis, July 5. Husband of Leslie Garr. Father of Heather Irmer, Nicole Kelley, Angie Lemond and David Garr. Grandfather of eight. Great-grandfather of two.

GILLILAND, William, 46, SS. Francis and Clare of Assisi, Greenwood, July 11. Husband of Angie (Kleaving) Gilliland. Father of Grace and Sophie Gilliland. Son of Betty Gilliland. Grandson of Dorothy Konzelman. Son of Michael Nastoff.

HAWKINS, Rose, 81, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, July 8. Mother of Sharon Dunfee, Bill and Mike Hawkins. Sister of Marie Kellagher, Sister Agnes Schilling and Carl Schilling. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of five.

HECK, Lucille, 84, St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Cambridge City, July 11. Wife of Leland Heck. Mother of Mary Jo Close, Leann Cochran and Kenneth Heck. Sister of Virginia Myers, James and KJ Pflum. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of seven.

HEUERMAN, Jerome, 77, St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, Bright, July 5. Father of Rosemarie Bishoff, and Jerome II and Thomas Heuerman. Grandfather of three. Great-grandfather of three.

HULL, Charles Jr., 66, St. Jude, Indianapolis, July 11. Husband of Louanne (Dezes) Hull. Father of Jennifer Mariano, Stephanie Tuggle and Matthew Hull. Brother of Robert Knorr. Grandfather of two.

KENNELLY, Thomas, 83, St. Jude, Indianapolis, July 11. Father of Kristina Farrow, Kimberly Green, Karoline Roach, Kay Underwood, Karen, Kathleen, Joel and Thomas Kennelly II. Grandfather of 29. Great-grandfather of 13.

KOMLANCE, William Sr., 90, SS. Francis and Clare of Assisi, Greenwood, July 13. Father of Theresa Jackley, Christina Tow, Rita Wells, Kevin and William Komlance Jr. Grandfather of 12. Great-great grandfather of five.

MORONEY, Betty, 90, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, July 9. Aunt of several.

NICHOLSON, Rosetta (Schneider), 92, St. Anne, New Castle, July 11. Mother of Cynthia LaMonde, Christopher, James, Michael and Stephen Nicholson. Sister of Mary Weiss. Grandmother of three.

NUGENT, Bonnie, 93, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, July 8. Mother of Sharon Lane and John Nugent. Sister of Mildred Ponsock. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of 14. Great-great-grandmother of six.

OSBURN, Eugene, 85, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, July 12. Husband of Mary (Wassel) Osburn. Father of Sharon Boldt, Susan Jahn, Patricia Stewart, Karen Woods and Terence Osburn. Brother of Catherine Dufek. Grandfather of 10. Great-grandfather of four.

PATTERSON, Carl Jr., 85, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, July 4. Husband of Lois Patterson. Father of Alan Patterson. Brother of Debra Chattin, Evelyn Hewitt, Carolyn Williams, Francis and Robert Dorsey.

PIRTLE, Mary Rose, 85, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyd County, July 12. Mother of Mary Arntz, Jan Birdwell, Kathleen Fischer, Margaret Hersey, Sheila Missi, Ann Paris, Katie Wells, John and Tony Pirtle. Grandmother of 20. Great-grandmother of 24. Great-great-grandmother of two.

ROHE, Edward, 90, St. Patrick, Salem, July 3. Father of Doris Carr and Michael Rohe. Grandfather of two. Great-grandfather of three.

SACKSTEDER, Eugene, 75, St. Michael, Brookville, July 9. Husband of Mary Sacksteder. Father of Cindy Hofer, Nikki, Denny and Randy Sacksteder. Brother of Don, Jim and Mike Sacksteder. Grandfather of 16. Great-grandfather of six.

STEIN, Henrietta, 93, Holy Family, Oldenburg, July 3. Mother of Jane Bohman, Janet Deller, Edith Stein, Esther Winters, and James and Joseph Stein. Grandmother of 13. Great-grandmother of 20. Great-great-grandmother of one.

STERNBERG, Jerome, 86, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, July 10. Father of Cheryl Lynette. Stepfather of Denise Boyer and Jeffrey Lazo. Grandfather of 11. Great-grandfather of 19. Great-great-grandfather of five.

WHEATLEY, Robert, 76, St. Anthony of Padua, Clarksville, July 2. Husband of Bernadette Wheatley. Father of Amy Andres, Carol Carrico, Linda Long and Ann Wheatley. Brother of Jane Clark, Jan Wheatley-Troubaugh, David, Gary and Gene Wheatley. Grandfather of six.

WHETSTONE, Patricia, 66, St. Gabriel, Connersville, June 26. Wife of David Whetstone. Mother of Tracy and David Whetstone. Sister of Ruth Ann Feigert, Michele Young, Russell Feigert and Albert William. Grandmother of two.

WHISLER, Vera, 72, Our Lady of Lourdes, Indianapolis, July 12. Mother of Christopher and Joseph Whisler. Sister of Jean Ann Hafley, Alice Tremble, Mary Frances Williams and Tony Shutt. Grandmother of four.

VIDRICH Carmella, 87, Good Shepherd, Indianapolis, July 10. Mother of Michael Vidrich. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of nine. Great-great-grandmother of one. †

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