October 10, 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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BACHMAN, Anthony J., 52, St. Mary, Lanesville, Aug. 16. Father of Kaitlyn Kull. Son of Russell Bachman. Brother of Grace Engleman, Miriam Roberts, Rose Rogers, Connie Terry, Elaine, Bernie, Hank and Marty Bachman.

BEHE, Mary Ellen, 63, St. Martin of Tours, Martinsville, Sept. 26. Mother of Katharine and Brian Currie. Sister of Mary Katharine Soules, Mary Amanda, Mary Patricia, James, Paul and William Behe. Grandmother of two.

BELL, Carla Faye (Deubner), 51, St. Anthony, Indianapolis, Sept. 19. Mother of Melissa Howard and Samantha Land. Sister of Janet Helton, Julia Wolfe, Howdy, Keith and Kent Deubner. Grandmother of four.

BENEDICT, Anthony L., 85, St. Roch, Indianapolis, Sept. 24. Father of Yvonne Conniff, Margaret Fouts, Renae Garner, Antoinette Minten and Tom Benedict. Grandfather of three. Great-grandfather of four.

BORDENKECHER, William J., 73, Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Indianapolis, Sept. 26. Father of Theresa, David, James and Tom Bordenkecher. Brother of Pauline Graf, Carolyn Hines, Margaret Kennedy and Joe Bordenkecher. Grandfather of four.

BOWLING, Mary Elizabeth, 78, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Sept. 25. Mother of Jeanie Adair, Cathy Jolley, Mary McCoy, Charlie, Harold, Joe and Michael Bowling. Sister of Penny Bowling, Helen Gilkey, Theresa Hull, Susie Thornburg, David, Jeff, Jim, Mark, Mike, Ned and Paul Schoettle. Grandmother of 21.

CAHILL, Jerome T., 80, St. Roch, Indianapolis, Sept. 6. Husband of Marjory (Schuster) Cahill. Father of Christine Denzer, Anne Elliott, Catherine Huser, Helen Stephon, Edward, John and Michael Cahill. Brother of Marianne Noone and Joseph Cahill. Grandfather of 31. Great-grandfather of 22.

DOMINGUEZ, Deborah M., 54, Christ the King, Indianapolis, Sept. 20. Wife of Bob Dominguez. Mother of Katie Scheidler, Erin, Antonio and Bailey Dominguez. Daughter of Donna O’Donnell. Sister of Kevin O’Donnell.

ECKERLE, Lavinia Marie, 93, St. Michael, Brookville, Sept. 27. Mother of Mary Burke, Karen Machamer, Connie Taylor, Kenny, Larry and Tom Eckerle. Grandmother of 17. Great-grandmother of 22.

LOWE, Sarah Margaret Wilson (Obergfell), 93, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Sept. 16. Mother of Mary Jo Kennelly, Sharon Nester, Dolores, Dennis, Jim and Joe Obergfell, Bob, David, Don and Michael Wilson. Sister of June Dinn. Grandmother of 20. Great-grandmother of 22.

NAVILLE, Michael Gerard, 63, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, Sept. 12. Husband of Sandy Naville. Father of Emily Christmas, Jennifer Folz, Amy and Maggie Naville. Son of Rita Naville. Brother of Ellen Coulter, Joan, John, Pat and Tim Naville. Grandfather of six.

NICHTER, Paul Eugene, 77, St. Ambrose, Seymour, Sept. 18. Husband of Marjorie Brandenburg (White) Nichter. Stepfather of Teresa and Christopher White. Brother of Bernard and William Nichter.

NIEHOFF, Leo A., 83, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyd County, Sept. 22. Husband of Mildred Niehoff. Father of Janice Schneider, Diana Traub and Leo Niehoff Jr. Brother of Mary Schneider. Grandfather of five. Great-grandfather of five.

PFLUM, Paul A., Jr., 81, St. Gabriel, Connersville, Sept. 24. Husband of Ruth (Wheeler) Pflum. Father of Amy Bottomley, Kathy Paugh, Paula Steele and Jay Pflum. Brother of Diane Jones, Marilyn Miles, Carolyn Nutty, Bob, David, Dick, Lowell and Phillip Pflum. Grandfather of eight. Great-grandfather of 11. Great-great-grandfather of one.

RIPPERGER, Michael John, 65, St. Peter, Franklin County, Sept. 28. Brother of Janet Fuchs, Marian Ratz, Charles and Francis Ripperger.

TUCKER, Patricia Ruth, 85, St. Gabriel, Connersville, Sept. 25. Mother of Katherine Dimmock, Stephen and Thomas Hendrix. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of nine.

WILLIAMS, Jessie Jeanette (Wilson), 95, St. Anthony, Indianapolis, Sept. 20. Mother of Sally Hillman, Margaret Mayer, Susan Newell, John Jr. and Thomas Williams. Sister of Betty Maher. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of several. †

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