October 31, 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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BAMONTE, Carl J., 70, St. Michael, Brookville, Oct. 14. Husband of Emily Bamonte. Father of Diane Thomas, Angie Tincher, Leonard Baker, Carl and Joseph Bamonte. Brother of Mary Lee Rodgers and Ron Bamonte. Grandfather of 11.

CLEMENS, Thomas F., 79, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Oct. 8. Husband of Sue Clemens. Father of Kelley Richards and Mark Clemens. Grandfather of two.

ELSTONE, Raymond E., 87, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyd County, Oct. 18. Husband of M. Mildred Elstone. Father of Rose Marie Himmelreich and Douglas Elstone. Brother of Mary Winn Reider and Pete Elstone. Grandfather of two.

FOWLER, Harper Annette, 20 months, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Oct. 5. Daughter of Megan Fowler. Twin of Anabelle Fowler. Granddaughter of Richard and Joy Fowler.

GIBSON, Ann E., 81, St. Roch, Indianapolis, Oct. 3. Mother of Maria Pittenger, Donna Quint, Rosanne Ward and Tony Gibson. Grandmother of seven.

GILLASPY, Barbara M., (Bair), 83, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, Oct. 15. Wife of Harry Gillaspy. Mother of Terri Donnella, John, Paul and Perry Gillaspy. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of five.

HUNDLEY, Roy W., 68, American Martyrs, Scottsburg, Oct. 11. Father of Hilliary Gibson-Sweet and Tiffany Hudley. Brother of Rosemary Cater, Barbara Gasaway, Mary LeMaster and Joe Hundley. Grandfather of three.

JANEZ-LORENZO, Allison Raquel, infant, St. Mary, New Albany, Sept. 25. Daughter of Juana Lorenzo and Jaime Yanez.

KOCHERT, Barbara, 74, St. Mary, Lanesville, Oct. 17. Wife of Ronald Kochert. Mother of Debra Wolfe and Richard Kochert. Sister of Nancy Jacobi, Bill, Hollis and Kevin Carroll, Grandmother of four.

LINDER, Charles W., 77, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Oct. 13. Husband of Mary Virginia Linder. Father of Elizabeth Linder. Grandfather of four.

McGUIRE, Mary E., 88, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Oct. 17. Aunt of several.

McPHERSON, Wilma D., 88, St. Mary of the Assumption, Mitchell, Oct. 10. Mother of Annette Byrd, Connie Grubb, Barbara Lynn, Diana Pruett, Nancy, Jim and William McPherson. Sister of Phyllis Miller, Carol Reef, Bryce, Jack, Joe and Kenneth Gilsdorf. Grandmother of 25. Great-grandmother of 49. Great-great-grandmother of 37.

MEER, Helen Carol, 83, St. Mary, Greensburg, Oct. 16. Mother of Malcolm Meer. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of nine.

MILLIGAN, Edward Joseph, 90, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Oct. 7. Husband of Jo Ann (Gallagher) Milligan. Father of Marcia Kosinski, Theresa Madden, Marie Martin, Daniel, Michael and Patrick Milligan. Grandfather of seven.

O’BRIAN, Donald A., 86, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Oct. 15. Husband of Vivian O’Brian. Father of Mary Pat McKee, Alice and Michael O’Brian. Brother of Dr. Jack O’Brian. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of one.

O’CONNOR, Mary Frances (Lehane), 83, Prince of Peace, Madison, Oct. 8. Mother of Claire Fahey, Marilyn Frances Gregory, Mary Bridget Nickens, Elizabeth Zoeller, Julia, Kathleen Anne, Molly and Timothy O’Connor. Grandmother of 10.

O’HARA, Eleanor Rose, 89, St. Anthony of Padua, Clarksville, Oct. 8. Mother of Joyce Cermai, Allen and Leo O’Hara. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of 10.

PATTEN, Dorothy, 86, St. Paul, Tell City, Oct. 17. Mother of Denise Grannon, Dione Jarboe, Dinah Thompson, Dean and Douglas Patten. Grandmother of 11. Great-grandmother of eight.

RAYMOND, Anne Mildred, 98, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Oct. 12. Mother of Mary Davidson, Rebecca Graham, Sandra Wildridge, Linda, Joseph and Michael Raymond. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of 16. Great-great-grandmother of one.

REH, Klaw, 75, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Oct. 7. Husband of Poe Meh. Father of Nyay, Plae, Prae, Say and Seh Reh.

ROLF, Eleanor C., 76, Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Indianapolis, Oct. 11. Mother of Kathleen Buis, Teresa Cooper and Deanna Miller. Sister of Millie Carter, Kay Prather, Gail Waltz, Al, Charlie, Dan, Herman, Sam and Urbie Wagner. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of 12.

RUWE, Thomas, 81, All Saints (St. Joseph Campus), Dearborn County, Oct. 3. Husband of Jean Ruwe. Father of Diane Broughton, Kathy Eckstein, Beverly Rauch and David Ruwe. Brother of Mary Ann Beetz. Grandfather of 13. Great-grandfather of 24.

SCHUMAN, Albert J., 95, All Saints (St. Joseph Campus), Dearborn County, Oct. 5. Husband of Teresa Schuman. Father of Marjorie Fluegeman, Mary Lou Jonas, Carol Schwanholt, Judy Sutthoff, Loraine Werner and John Schuman. Brother of Lucille Roell and Leroy Schuman. Grandfather of 19. Great-grandfather of 13.

SEGER, Lula Frances, 96, Most Holy Name of Jesus, Beech Grove, Sept. 24. Mother of Rita Mae Hildebrandt, Monica Want, Eric and Tony Seger. Sister of Donna Arianoutsos, Barbara Bowers and Nancy Morris. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of seven.

THIES, Estel L., 77, St. Louis, Batesville, Oct. 20. Husband of Patricia (Huser) Thies. Father of Dana Breazeale. Brother of Uvon Thies. Grandfather of three.

TURNER, Carl, 96, St. Andrew, Richmond, Oct. 14. Father of Mary Carver, Joan Rantanen, Jim and Ken Turner. Brother of Jane Johnson, Evelyn Williams, Edward, Elmer, Fred and Howard Turner. Grandfather of 10. Great-grandfather of 10.

VECERA, Ruby, 93, St. Andrew, Richmond, Oct. 16. Mother of Juliet Allen and Diane Price. Sister of Lillian Wickemeyer. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of one.

WOLZ, Mary Jane, 77, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyd County, Oct. 16. Wife of George Wolz. Mother of Michelle Draper and Stephanie Eichenberger. Sister of Martha Fessel, Judy Kruer, Regina Philpott, Dorothy Thomas, Elizabeth Timperman, Calvin, Jim, Leon and Martin Schindler Jr. Grandmother of eight. Great- grandmother of six.

WYNNE, Ann, 70, former member of St. Malachy, Brownsburg, Sept. 22. Sister of Kathleen Givan, Theresa Ploughe, Lawrence and Patrick Wynne. †

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