August 22, 2014


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COLICH-JOHNSON, Zachary R., 22, SS. Francis and Clare of Assisi, Greenwood, Aug. 6. Son of Amy Colich Turner and Ryan Johnson. Stepson of Bryan Whitehead and Kelly Johnson. Brother of Delainey and Kaleigh Turner and Christopher Johnson and Gavin Whitehead. Grandson of Sharon Colich, William and Joanne Johnson. Step-grandson of Mary Hoyt.

DALE, David S., 56, Good Shepherd, Indianapolis, Aug. 5. Husband of Monica Dale. Father of Denise Stelzriede and Danyel Summers. Stepfather of Joshua Long. Son of Norman and Peggy Dale. Brother of Tom Dale. Grandfather of six.

DANN, Mary Ann, 87, St. Mary, Richmond, July 31. Mother of Teresa Craig, Kelli Dann and Lisa Staley. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of five.

GUNDLACH, Marjorie Ann, 85, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Aug. 10. Mother of Teresa, Bernie and Paul Gundlach. Sister of Wally Hanson. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of three.

HESS, Tracy, 42, St. Simon the Apostle, Indianapolis, July 27. Daughter of Jerry and Judy Hess. Sister of Jeffrey and Steven Hess.

JAMES, Lawrence P., 74, Christ the King, Indianapolis, Aug. 5. Husband of Charlene James. Brother of Joanne Muirhead.

JENKINS, Marjorie, 89, Holy Family, New Albany, Aug. 3. Mother of Mary Lincoln, Mark, Michael, Patrick and Robert Jenkins. Grandmother of 13. Great-grandmother of 12. Great-great-grandmother of two.

LEE, John, 84, St. Lawrence, Lawrenceburg, Aug. 6. Brother of Harry Lee.

MASON, Audree Wernz, 94, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, July 8. Sister of Anita Galofaro. Aunt of one.

PARKER, Dr. Raymond F., 89, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Aug. 8. Husband of Bonnie (Lorber) Parker. Father of Susan Douglass, Patricia Gray, Diann Lorber, Kathryn Morrow, Patrick Lorber and David and Stephen Parker. Grandfather of 11. Great-grandfather of eight.

PAVEY, Dorothy Mae, 87, St. Roch, Indianapolis, Aug. 6. Mother of Mary Sue Jones, Rita Lang, Dan and Tim Pavey. Sister of John D. Yoder, Jr. and Harry Yoder. Grandmother of 11. Great-grandmother of 16.

SCANLON, Patricia Lee, 77, St. Christopher, Indianapolis, Aug. 9. Mother of Debbie Foster, Terrie Maexner, Kevin and Mike Scanlon. Grandmother of 11.

SHACKELFORD, Lydia L., 84, SS. Peter and Paul, Indianapolis, Aug. 10. Mother of Morna Patrick and Marshall Shackelford. Sister of Mary Francis Akers. Grandmother of five.

STRACK, Marjorie Joan, 87, St. Roch, Indianapolis, Aug. 6. Mother of Sue Vargo, Ray and Steve Strack. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of two.

TAYLOR, Pauline A., 85, St. Mary of the Assumption, Mitchell, Aug. 2. Mother of Debra Miles, Denise and Greg Taylor. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of eight.

TIMMONS, Patrick G., 62, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyd County, Aug. 11. Husband of Joann (Book) Timmons. Father of Allyson Kamer and David Timmons. Brother of Kathleen Brenenstuhl and Michael Timmons. Grandfather of four.

ZAPPIA, Elizabeth Marie, 89, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Aug. 6. Mother of Joan Doak, Geraldine Reed and Anthony Zappia. Grandmother of four.

Franciscan Sister Helen Saler ministered in Catholic schools and in catechesis

Franciscan Sister Helen Saler, previously Sister Devota Saler, died on Aug. 4 at the St. Clare Health Center at the motherhouse of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis in Oldenburg. She was 85.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Aug. 7 at the Motherhouse Chapel. Burial followed at the sisters’ cemetery.

Helen Rose Saler was born on Feb. 10, 1929, and grew up in Enochsburg.

She entered the Sisters of St. Francis on Feb. 2, 1952, and professed final vows on Aug. 12, 1957.

During 62 years as a Sister of St. Francis, Sister Helen ministered as a teacher and principal in Catholic schools and as director of religious education in various parishes.

In the archdiocese, Sister Helen taught at St. Mark the Evangelist School, St. Michael the Archangel School and St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower) School, all in Indianapolis, St. Gabriel School in Connersville and St. Lawrence School in Lawrenceburg. She also ministered as director of religious education at the former St. Joseph Parish in St. Leon.

Memorial gifts may be sent to the Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg, IN 47030-0100. †

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