August 8, 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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BATES, Marian (Krajewska), 81, St. Charles Borromeo, Bloomington, July 25. Mother of Adrienne Brown and Stephen Bates. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of two.

BIZZARO, Charles, A., 87, Holy Family, Richmond, July 18. Husband of Marilyn Bizzaro. Father of Christina Erbse and Mary Jo Szymanowski. Brother of Anna Mae Allen. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of 12.

BURRIER, Janice Mae, 68, St. Agnes, Nashville, July 26. Mother of Rebecca Hutchins and Elizabeth Meek. Grandmother of three.

CHRISTOPHER, Virginia, 91, Sacred Heart, Clinton, July 5. Grandmother of one.

CRAVEN, David W., 53, St. Mary, Rushville, July 22. Husband of Linda Craven. Father of Maria Beasley, Curtis and Kyle Craven. Son of Barbara Craven. Brother of Susan Walker, James, Richard, Steve and William Craven. Grandfather of three.

DECKER, Zachary R., 21, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, July 19. Son of Paul Decker and Kelly Doyle Day. Brother of Cooper and Tyler Day. Grandson of Jean Stiehl, Charlie and Mary Decker.

DOLAN, Virginia, 89, Holy Family, New Albany, July 15. Mother of Carol Burke, Eileen Burrous, Nancy Ferguson and Robert Dolan. Grandmother of 12. Great-grandmother of nine.

EDMUNDS, Neomia, 89, St. Mary, New Albany, July 16. Mother of Regina Mattingly and Paul Bolduc. Sister of Wanda Bacon, Alvetta Bryant, Linda Edwards, Dorothy Franck, Juanita Happel, Loweetta Jenkins, Irvin and Paul Slaughter. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of 11.

HOFMEISTER, Fred N., 73, Our Lady of Lourdes, Indianapolis, July 23. Husband of Kathy Hofmeister. Father of Theresa Kautsky, Lori Malander, Brian, Eric, Mike and Nick Hofmeister. Brother of Carol and Ellen Cronin, Diane Elzrother and Gary Hofmeister. Grandfather of 17.

KESTERSON, John K., 86, St. Jude, Indianapolis, July 25. Father of Joyce Burke, Theresa Holbrook, Karen Kesterson-Bueno, Helen Kesterson-Yates, Rita Maguire, Mary Smith, Patricia Souhrada, Jean and John Kesterson. Brother of Providence Sister James Michael Kesterson. Grandfather of 23. Great-grandfather of 13.

KRUER, JoAnn (McCall), 79, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyd County, July 20. Mother of Rebecca Crady, Elizabeth Phillimore, David, Donald, Jr., Paul, Philip and Russell Kruer. Sister of Bonnie Busbee, Sharon Martin, Joey and Forest Hime. Grandmother of 18. Great-grandmother of four.

MANN, Jerry Lee, 75, St. Catherine of Siena, Decatur County, July 22. Husband of Karol Ann Mann. Father of Sandra Fixmer, Laura Johnston, Brenda Meer, David and Doug Gramman, Daniel and Eric Mann. Brother of Mary Lou Karmon, Camilla Oathout, Lillian Ryle and Calvin Mann. Grandfather of 15. Great-grandfather of seven.

RAGSDALE, Julia B., 63, Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary, Indianapolis, July 28. Mother of Dana Lashley. Sister of Daniel, Jonathan and Robert Morris. Grandmother of two.

SEIFRIG, Theodore O., 62, St. Meinrad, St. Meinrad, July 8. Father of Dawn Berg. Brother of Milly Harpenau, Dorothy Hessig, Alice and Helen Stillwell, Donald, Paul and Roger Seifrig. Grandfather of three.

SEYMOUR, Carol (Hill), 79, Most Sorrowful Mother of God, Vevay, July 23. Wife of Charles H. Seymour. Mother of Cyndi Barnes, Chuck and Curt Seymour. Sister of Celeste Lemm. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of four.

SOMMER, Clara Mae (Hoffman), 88, Prince of Peace, Madison, July 20. Mother of Cindy Long, Connie Wolf, July and Mike Sommer. Sister of Phil Hoffman. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of eight.

TRIBBEY, James R., 91, Holy Family, New Albany, July 12. Husband of Doris (Lynn) Tribbey. Father of Carol Akers, Susan Thomas and Mark Tribbey. Grandfather of three.

TURNBOW, Rosie (Burgess), 85, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, July 17. Mother of Debby Knulf, Lisa, Barry, Jeff, Ron and Russ Turnbow. Sister of Mildred Burnett. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of 12.

WEWEE, Cornelius, 91, St. Mary, Greensburg, July 23. Father of Kim Helms, Nicole Niese and Teresa Smith. Grandfather of four. Great-grandfather of nine.

WHELAN, Richard, 75, St. Mary, New Albany, July 12. Husband of Carol Whelan. Father of Laura Whitus. Brother of Joe, Nick, Patrick and William Whelan.

WHIPKER, Jack H., 18, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, July 16. Father of Henry A. Whipker. Son of Henry J. and Kathleen Whipker. Brother of McKenna and Trevor Whipker.

YANCEY, Jr., Harold Murray, 96, Prince of Peace, Madison, July 27. Father of Shirley Kloepfer, Pam Zehren, Jerry and Harold Yancey, Jr. Brother of Ella Jean Woods. Grandfather of nine. Great-grandfather of 11.

YOUNG, Alfred F., 89, St. Maurice, Napoleon, July 7. Father of Janice Fry, Nancy Obermeyer, Dale and Larry Young. Brother of Arthur Young. Grandfather of eight. Great-grandfather of 13. †

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