November 7, 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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BENNETT, William Jeffrey, 60, Annunciation, Brazil, Oct. 15. Husband of Barbara (Goodhart) Bennett. Brother of Susan Abernathy and Julie Ahrens.

BUCHHEIT, Evelyn, 94, Holy Family, New Albany, Oct. 21. Mother of Debbie Brattain and Barbara Hellman. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of six.

CLOUSER, Miriam B., 91, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Oct. 23. Mother of Kathleen Lappas, Elizabeth Mazerolle, Karyn Moore, Suzanne Morris and Mimi Sedneck. Grandmother of 11. Great-grandmother of one.

DANCEL, Manuel Thomas, M.D., 85, American Martyrs, Scottsburg, Oct. 16. Father of Michelle Dancel-Light and Clarissa Dancel-Warren. Brother of Lucene Ericta, Marina Miguel, Consuelo Ramos, Gregoria Roberto and Encarnacion Silvano.

DARE, Dorothy, 83, St. Mary, Richmond, Oct. 19. Wife of Byron Dare. Mother of Gary and Jeff Dare. Grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of six.

DOSS, Carolyn (Gaither), 72, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Oct. 2. Mother of Lisa and Mona Doss. Sister of Mary Ann Bays, Dolores Kuhn, Loretta Utterback, Bob and George Gaither. Grandmother of one. Great-grandmother of one.

ECKSTEIN, Julie A., 43, St. Maurice, Napoleon, Oct. 24. Mother of Carmen and Jared Eckstein. Daughter of Charles and Lucille Simon. Sister of Jennifer Ricke, Janet Wagner, Sandra Wenning, Joseph, Michael, Paul and Tony Simon.

EVANS, Bryan F., 51, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Oct. 12. Son of Frank and Kathy Evans. Brother of Angie and Scott Evans.

EVESLAGE, Richard L., 93, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyd County, Oct. 26. Husband of Frances Eveslage. Father of Jane Byrd, Donald and James Eveslage. Brother of Paul Eveslage. Grandfather of nine. Great-grandfather of 12. Great-great-grandfather of one.

FARTHING, Jona T., 25, Good Shepherd, Indianapolis, Oct. 13. Son of Robert and Jean Farthing. Brother of Jamie, Jason and Joel Farthing. Grandson of George and Katie Bender and Paul and Helen Farthing.

FOHL, Ruth, 79, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Oct. 22. Wife of James Fohl. Mother of Beth Bailey, Shelly Lindley, Julie Proud, Jim, Mike and Nick Fohl. Sister of Robert Hale. Grandmother of 18.

GEIER, Frances, 95, Holy Family, Richmond, Oct. 24. Mother of Alice McGarvey, Cathy Stockdale and Ann White. Grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of four.

GOODHART, Edith Mary, 83, Annunciation, Brazil, Oct. 25. Mother of Barbara Bennett, Donna Miller, Elizabeth Stanley, Connie Yarber, Laura Tilson, Daniel, Richard, Robert, Ronald and Russell Goodhart. Grandmother of 19. Great-grandmother of one.

GRADY, Ruth L., 78, St. Anthony, Indianapolis, Oct. 16. Sister of Catherine Eastwood, Rose Cawiezell and Dorothy Grady.

GRONOTTE, Joseph G., 53, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, Oct. 12. Husband of Michelle Gronotte. Father of Jonathan, Michael and Stephen Gronotte. Son of Rosemary Gronotte. Brother of Cindy Bauder, Jane Ann Wright, Danny and John Gronotte. Grandfather of two.

HAGERDON, Ray B., 88, St. Paul, Tell City, Oct. 23. Father of Karen Doogs, Jan Flamion, Judy Schneider, Donna Seamon and Linda Vojaskovic. Grandfather of 17. Great-grandfather of 20.

HEWITT, Tim M., 64, SS. Francis and Clare of Assisi, Greenwood, Oct. 21. Husband of Karen (Trinkle) Hewitt. Father of Benjamin, Michael and Peter Hewitt. Brother of Mark Hewitt.

HUSTON, Lois T., 97, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Oct. 5. Mother of Jeanne Hasbrook, Carol Vlasich, Jack, Jay and Jeffrey Huston. Grandmother of 13. Great-grandmother of 11.

KUNTZ, Charles Wayne, 60, St. Boniface, Fulda, Oct. 18. Husband of Karen Kuntz. Father of Amy Freeman, Andrea and Adam Kuntz. Brother of Betty Garland, Doris Graman, Judy Schmitt and Sister Romain Kuntz. Grandfather of four.

MEER, Carol, 84, St. Mary, Greensburg, Oct. 23. Mother of Malcom Meer. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of nine.

MENKEDICK, Bernice L., 76, St. Mary, Greensburg, Oct. 21. Wife of Harold Menkedick. Mother of Donna Wren, Chris, Doug, Kevin, Mike and Phil Menkedick. Sister of Anna Mae Nobbe, Julianne Raver, Herbert, Rick and Steve Lamping. Grandmother of 14. Great-grandmother of eight.

MEYER, Charles W., 66, St. Paul, Sellersburg, Oct. 12. Husband of Jane (Vogel) Meyer. Father of Amy Devry and Bart Meyer. Brother of Carol Homes, Clark and Jeff Meyer. Grandfather of five.

PENROSE, Harry Thomas, Jr., 68, St. Anne, New Castle, Oct. 19. Husband of Carol Ann Penrose. Father of Michael and Steven Penrose. Son of Josephine Penrose. Brother of Clyde and James Penrose. Grandfather of seven.

PIERCE, Raymond O., Jr., M.D., 83, St. Monica and St. Rita, Indianapolis, Oct. 18. Husband of Geraldine (Brundidge) Pierce. Father of Geralyn, LeAnnette, Lori, Gregory and Raymond Pierce III. Brother of Arnnetta Amin and Frances Reddix. Grandfather of seven. Great-grandfather of two.

RAKE, Audrey L., 79, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyd County, Oct. 26. Grandmother of two.

RENNEKAMP, Jerome R., 76, All Saints Parish, Dearborn County, Oct. 22. Husband of Mary (Werner) Rennekamp. Father of Julie Hamby and Eric Rennekamp. Brother of Joan Botts and Larry Rennekamp. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of one.

ROUSH, Steven K., 58, Our Lady of the Greenwood, Greenwood, Oct. 22. Husband of Rita Roush. Father of Kelly, Michael and P. Will Roush. Brother of Rhonda Bell and Dr. James Roush. Grandfather of four.

SPECK, Lawrence, 67, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Oct. 19. Husband of Donna Speck. Father of Matthew and Robert Speck. Brother of Carole Grindstaff, Barbara Hughey, Rita Kluemper, Cecilia Wilson, Ruth, Virginia and Russell Speck. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of seven.

STRAW, Charles, 71, Holy Family, New Albany, Oct. 21. Husband of Teresa Straw. Father of Richard Straw. Grandfather of five.

THIENEMAN, Doris J., 84, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyd County, Oct. 26. Mother of Carol Hurst, Karen Julius, Pam McIntire, Patty Slinker, Frank Jr., Kevin and Tony Thieneman. Grandmother of 14. Great-grandmother of 10.

Providence Sister Jean Ann Daniel ministered in Catholic schools for 42 years

Providence Sister Jean Ann Daniel died on Oct. 25 at Mother Theodore Hall East at St. Mary-of-the-Woods. She was 83.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Oct. 31 at the Church of the Immaculate Conception at the motherhouse. Burial followed at the sisters’ cemetery.

Patricia Ann Daniel was born on Jan. 18, 1931, in New Albany. She grew up as a member of the former Holy Trinity Parish in New Albany.

She entered the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods on Jan. 6, 1949, and professed final vows on Aug. 15, 1956.

Sister Jean Ann earned a bachelor’s degree in education at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College in St. Mary-of-the-Woods, and a master’s degree in education at Indiana State University in Terre Haute.

During 65 years as a member of the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Sister Jean Ann ministered for 42 years in Catholic schools in Illinois and Indiana.

In the archdiocese, she taught at the former St. Joseph School in Terre Haute from 1956-57 and at Holy Family School in New Albany from 1969-93.

From 1993-2006, Sister Jean Ann retired from teaching to care for her aging mother in New Albany. After her mother’s death, she ministered to the sick and shut-ins in New Albany until 2010.

In 2011, Sister Jean Ann retired to the motherhouse where she dedicated herself to prayer.

Memorial gifts may be sent to the Sisters of Providence, 1 Sisters of Providence Road, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, St. Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876.

Ursuline Sister Mary William Klipsch ministered in New Albany Deanery parishes

Ursuline Sister Mary William Klipsch died on Oct. 24, 2014, at Mercy Sacred Heart home in Louisville, Ky. She was 77.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Oct. 30 at the Ursuline Motherhouse chapel in Louisville. Internment will occur at a later date at St. Michael Cemetery in Louisville.

Sister Mary William was born on August 13, 1937, in St. Louis.

She entered the Ursuline Sisters of Mount St. Joseph in Maple Mount, Ky., in 1956. She professed first vows on Aug. 15, 1958, and final vows on Aug. 15, 1961. In 1975, she transferred to the Ursuline Sisters of Louisville.

Sister Mary William served as director of religious education at St. Anthony of Padua Parish in Clarksville from 1981-83 and at St. Paul Parish in Sellersburg from 1983-88.

She previously had ministered in Catholic schools and parishes in the Louisville Archdiocese.

Sister Mary William is survived by her siblings Pam, Bud, Marty and Tom Klipsch, and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial gifts may be sent to the Ursuline Sisters of Louisville, Mission Advancement Office, 3105 Lexington Road, Louisville, KY 40206. †

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