August 1, 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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BECHT, Alma J., 88, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyd County, July 16. Mother of David, Terry and Tim Becht. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of nine.

CROSS, Thomas R., 65, Christ the King, Indianapolis, July 8. Brother of David and Warren Cross.

DEVINE, Helene, 90, St. Andrew the Apostle, Indianapolis, May 19.

DOVE, Angelina Marie, 55, St. Andrew the Apostle, Indianapolis, June 29. Mother of Laura Hawkins, Kelli Hendrickson and Christel Williams. Daughter of Donald and Elizabeth Anne Jones. Sister of Dona, Daniel and Greg Jones. Grandmother of three.

EBERLE, Ruby M., 88, Annunciation, Brazil, July 13. Mother of Patti Mook and Charles Eberle. Sister of Janet Harden. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of 10.

FISHER, Anna M., 71, St. Vincent de Paul, Bedford, July 16. Sister of Mary Catherine Swazey, Charley, Gregory, Jim, Paul, Thomas and Vincent Caraway and Danny Scott. Grandmother of one.

GUTIERREZ, Refugia Maria, 87, St. Andrew the Apostle, Indianapolis, March 11. Mother of Linda Gutierrez Gardner, Maricela and Jose Hernandez, Margarita Gutierrez Mesa, Gloria, Manuel Jr. and Pete Gutierrez. Sister of Lucha Gallardo. Grandmother of several. Great-grandmother of several.

HOUNTZ, Joseph L., 82, St. Peter, Franklin County, July 16. Husband of Viola Hountz. Father of Mary Lou Doll, Dorita Hodges, Betty Hoff, Joyce Kraus, James, Joseph, Leroy and Paul Hountz. Grandfather of 24. Great-grandfather of 24.

KENNEDY, Dorothy, 86, St. Jude, Indianapolis, July 17. Mother of Denise Kidwell, Linda Morse, Stephanie Pittenger and Joe Kennedy. Grandmother of 11. Great-grandmother of 11.

MANNIX II, Christopher Lynn, 25, St. Vincent de Paul, Bedford, June 30. Son of Christopher and Angie Mannix. Brother of Clayton Arnold. Grandson of Patrick Jackson, Elaine Owens and Elizabeth Hickerson.

MERVAR, Stanley, 100, St. Christopher, Indianapolis, July 14. Father of JoAnna, Mary, Bob and Dan Mervar. Brother of Theresa Mervar. Grandfather of 12. Great-grandfather of 20.

NEAD, Georgia Violet, 92, St. Anne, New Castle, July 15. Sister of Mary Gray and Sherman H. Neal.

PETER, Robert J., 80, St. Paul, Tell City, July 16. Father of Lori Hazelrigg, Jamie Pruitt, Bart and Brad Peter. Brother of Mary Etienne, Betty Hartz, Jane Huber, Rita Knust, Helen Spencer, Charlie and Jim Peter. Grandfather of nine. Great-grandfather of six.

PLEW, Leland Alexander, 22, SS. Francis and Clare of Assisi, Greenwood, July 13. Son of David and Susan Plew. Brother of Adam Plew. Grandson of Rudolph and Mary Lindmair and Robert Plew.

ROYCE, Martha Ellen, 76, Prince of Peace, Madison, July 10. Wife of James W. Royce. Mother of Beth McKinney and James S. Royce. Sister of Marge Toomey, William Greenan, Charles and Richard Shipley. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of five.

RUTLEDGE, Jacqueline, 69, St. Andrew the Apostle, Indianapolis, May 25. Wife of John Rutledge. Mother of Jacqueline and Jason Rutledge. Sister of Sandra Brown, Terry Roberts, Delia Satterfield and Hugh Watts. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of one.

SCHAEFFER, Robert L., 82, St. Boniface, Fulda, July 18. Husband of JoAnn Schaeffer. Father of Gale and Brian Schaeffer. Brother of Dorothy Foertsch and Lidwina Miller. Grandfather of two.

SINNOTT, Rosemary, 90, St. Andrew, Richmond, July 18. Mother of Donna Adams. Sister of Doris Madden, Bob, Jim and Joe Haag. Grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of six.

SPAULDING, Robert J., 89, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, July 16. Wife of Jeri (Wysong) Spaulding. Father of Kelly Becker, Christi Coffey, Cheri Ramsden, Kimberly, Michael and Patrick Spaulding. Grandfather of 12. Great-grandfather of four.

SPECKNER, Edward Louis, 90, St. Ambrose, Seymour, July 12. Father of Jodie Friend, Julie Kay Klein, Sue Koop and Michael Speckner. Grandfather of seven. Great-grandfather of five. †

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