November 14, 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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BLACK, Richard T., 81, Holy Family, New Albany, Oct. 24. Father of Julie Hallal, Cindy and Sandra Black. Brother of Linda Davis, Juanita Riordon, Bill and Huey Black. Grandfather of four. Great-grandfather of one.

BOND, William H., 98, St. Michael the Archangel, Indianapolis, Oct. 17. Father of Linda, Robert and Roy Bond. Grandfather of nine. Great-grandfather of two.

CARMACK, Joan, 82, St. Rose of Lima, Franklin, Oct. 31. Mother of Jo Ellen Ford, James, Johnathan and William Carmack. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of four.

CUMBERLAND, Ruth Anne (Ellis) Morrow, 84, St. Charles Borromeo, Bloomington, Oct. 24. Wife of John Cumberland. Mother of Joni Carter and Stephen Morrow. Sister of Carolyn Livingston and David Ellis. Grandmother of two.

ECKSTEIN, Julie, 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 Eckstein.

FOOR, Mary, 93, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Oct. 21. Mother of Mary Hoover, Anita Winston, Carol Wysowski, Jan and Martha Foor. Sister of Rita Foley. Grandmother of 14. Great-grandmother of 13.

GAINES, Nathan P., 82, Prince of Peace, Madison, Oct. 22. Husband of Judith (Hurst) Gaines. Father of Nathan Gaines. Grandfather of five. Great-grandfather of eight.

GORMLEY, Joseph J., 90, St. Michael the Archangel, Indianapolis, Oct. 13. Husband of Sylvia Gormley. Father of Sherry Crane, Jody and Gregg Gormley. Brother of H. James Gormley. Grandfather of five.

HALL, Daniel R., 74, St. Mary, Navilleton, Oct. 27. Husband of Debra (Ingram) Hall. Father of Trina Moses and David Hall. Brother of Sudie Foman, Regina Kercheval, Grace Mayfield, John and Marvin Hall. Grandfather of three.

HOLTMAN, Mary V., 92, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, Oct. 29. Mother of Ginna Baumgart, Joanie Bezy, Jean Kreidler, James and Jerome Holtman. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of 13.

KISTNER, Virginia, 87, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Oct. 28. Mother of Kathy Dorsey, Bill, Frank III and Tom Kistner. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of three.

KORTMAN, Madeline J. (Kuznicki), 84, Prince of Peace, Madison, Oct. 28. Mother of Debra Haviland, Paula, Daniel and Dennis Kortman. Sister of Donna, Janice, Joan, Benjamin, Dean, Dick, Donnie, Ed, Frances, Jerry, Kenny and Mike Kuznicki. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of four.

LANE, Jerome Scott, 61, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Oct. 23. Husband of Carol Lane. Stepfather of Lewis McCane. Brother of D. Dee Gavaghan, Gary and Phil Lane.

LESTER, Ruth Ann, 80, St. Andrew, Richmond, Oct. 30. Mother of Sharon Robbins and Darlene Taylor. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of 13.

MAYER, Rita Mae (O’Gara), 79, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Oct. 30. Wife of Richard Mayer. Mother of Michele Dunn, Michael, Richard Jr., Robert and Stephen Mayer. Sister of Kathleen White and Thomas O’Gara. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of one.

McCORMICK, Jeanne R., 87, Christ the King, Indianapolis, Oct. 30. Mother of Sonia Crosier, Laura McCormick and Michelle Persinger. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of 11.

MEYER, Charles W., 66, St. Paul, Sellersburg, Oct. 12. Husband of Jane Meyer. Father of Amy Drury and Bart Meyer. Brother of Carol Holmes and Jeff Meyer. Grandfather of five.

MORROW, Catherine, 98, Christ the King, Indianapolis, Nov. 1.

NELSON, Marcella, 91, St. Mary, New Albany, Oct. 25. Mother of Shirley Baird, Connie Rice and Darlene Townsend. Sister of Delores Meisner. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of two.

NOWAK, Walter, 90, Immaculate Heart of Mary, Indianapolis, Nov. 2. Husband of Lorraine (Theobald) Nowak. Father of Sara Emmick and Lisa Jerry. Brother of Marion Nowak. Grandfather of four.

PAGE, Sharon Marie (Liosi), 76, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Oct. 31. Mother of Colleen, Christopher and Tony Page. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of four.

ROSENBERGER, Larry W., Sr., 74, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyd County, Oct. 31. Husband of Mary Rosenberger. Father of Kimberly and Larry Rosenberger Jr. Brother of Elaine Blunk and Donnie Rosenberger. Grandfather of two.

STEMLE, Robert J., 88, St. Anthony of Padua, Clarksville, Oct. 21. Husband of Betty Stemle. Father of Angela Cash, Judy Strange and Cary Stemle. Brother of Marilyn Jarboe, Margaret Smith, Edward Jr. and James Stemle. Grandfather of three. Great-grandfather of four.

UHLMAN, Virginia Rae, 84, St. Lawrence, Lawrenceburg, Oct. 24. Mother of Althea Tomijima, Diana, Janice, DeWayne, Matt and Todd Uhlman. Sister of Fern Stengle. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of one.

WHISLER, Thomas Charles, Sr., M.D., 76, St. Matthew the Apostle, Indianapolis, Oct. 28. Husband of Patricia (Lewis) Wisler, M.D. Father of Margaret Farney, Susan Kennedy, Maryanne O’Brien, Katherine Pfeffer, Anne and Thomas Wisler, M.D. Brother of Ruth Bishop, Mariam Johnson and John Wisler. Grandfather of 11.

WORTHAM, Sharon, 78, St. Mary, New Albany, Oct. 30. Mother of Greg Wortham. Sister of Joyce Becker and David Stemle. Grandmother of two. †

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