November 28, 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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BARBALAS, Peter M., 88, St. Pius X., Indianapolis, Nov. 14. Husband of Eleanor Barbalas. Father of Mary Ray, Theresa and Michael Barbalas. Brother of Vicky, Andy and John Barbalas. Grandfather of five.

BARNETT, Howard John, 85, St. Patrick, Terre Haute, Nov. 10. Husband of Kathleen Barnett. Father of Kathy, Kelly, Kerry and Kitty Barnett. Brother of Jane Harris, Katherine Williams, Donald and George Barnett. Grandfather of seven.

BAUMAN, Florence, 90, St. Andrew the Apostle, Indianapolis, Sept. 5. Mother of Janet, Mary Beth and Mark Bauman. Grandmother of six.

BISCHOFF, Norma A., 103, St. Michael, Brookville, Nov. 12. Mother of Anita Bischoff. Sister of Donald and Francis Holman. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of eight. Great-great-grandmother of five.

BUCHANAN, Paul L., 88, Prince of Peace, Madison, Nov. 9. Father of Linn Crocker. Brother of Lucille Adams. Grandfather of two. Great-grandfather of two.

CAMPBELL, Wintress Ann (Lentz), 90, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, Nov. 13. Mother of three. Sister of one. Grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of two.

COOTS, Edwin M., III, 83, Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Jeffersonville, Oct. 20. Husband of Freda Ann Coots. Father of Jennifer Draggoo, Sarah Short, Leslie Taylor, Anne Woods and Edwin Coots IV. Brother of Barbara Bibb. Grandfather of 10.

GERAETS, Dr. Gertrude J., 90, Prince of Peace, Madison, Nov. 3. Sister of Theodore Geraets.

GRUBER, Barbara Faye (Fleischer), 85, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, Oct. 25. Mother of Karen Schulze and Stephen Gruber. Grandmother of one.

HANNON, Evelyn, 94, Christ the King, Indianapolis, Nov. 4.

HANNUM, Robert, 54, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, Oct. 21. Husband of Mary Hannum. Father of Paige and Spencer Hannum. Son of Robert Hannum and Martha Hannum. Brother of Lisa Moore and John Hannum. Grandson of Juanita Hannum.

HENDRICKS, John, 90, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, Oct. 18. Father of Jacqueline Gregory and John Hendricks. Grandfather of four. Great-grandfather of four.

HUNTER, Darbie L., 34, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Nov. 14. Wife of Jason Hunter. Mother of Harrison Hunter. Daughter of David Ortman. Sister of Anthony, Charles and Michael Ortman.

KOCHERT, Sandra, 64, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, Nov. 8. Wife of Mike Kochert. Mother of Olivia Yeager.

LAWLESS, William G., 85, St. Matthew the Apostle, Indianapolis, Nov. 7. Husband of Martha Lawless. Father of Ann and Phillip Lawless. Brother of Patricia Baughman, Margery Wakefield and Donald Lawless.

MERRELL, Aurelia S., 91, St. Michael, Brookville, Oct. 30. Mother of Sandra Barrett. Grandmother of two. Great-grandmother of one.

MURPHY, Patricia A., 79, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, Oct. 21. Mother of Linda Bogle, James, John and Joseph Murphy. Sister of Ethel Sullivan, Don and Richard Zingraf. Grandmother of 11. Great-grandmother of five.

PADGETT, John A., 48, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Nov. 9. Husband of Debra Padgett. Father of Darian Padgett. Son of Judith Padgett. Brother of Sheila and Jim Padgett.

PFLUM, Peggy, 76, St. Gabriel, Connersville, Nov. 9. Wife of Kenny Pflum. Mother of Deborah Cox, Sherri Gettinger and Michael Pflum. Sister of Sue Frank, Barbara Gettinger and William Hamilton. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of nine.

PITMAN, Nancy D., 58, St. Joseph, Corydon, Nov. 5. Daughter of Robert Pitman. Sister of Anthony, Eric, Michael, Paul, Richard and Robert Pitman.

PORFIDIO, Betty Lou, 87, St., Mary, Richmond, Nov. 12. Mother of Rebecca McClain, David, Michael, Richard and Thomas Porfidio. Grandmother of 11. Great-grandmother of 21.

SCHNEIDER, Kenneth J., 86, St. Mary, Rushville, Nov. 10. Father of Sally Croom, Susan Howard, Barbara VanSickle and Steve Schneider. Brother of Marvin and William Schneider Jr. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of five.

STAPLETON, R. Beri, 81, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, Oct. 18. Mother of Jamie and Matthew Stapleton. Grandmother of two.

STEINER, William, 78, Christ the King, Indianapolis, Nov. 7. Husband of Jean Steiner. Father of Christina Millsaps, Melissa Robinson, Joseph and William Steiner Jr. Brother of Sue Terpack and Ron Steiner. Grandfather of seven. Great-grandfather of three.

THIBODEAU, Michael L., 59, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Nov. 9. Father of Ryan Orban and Nicole Thibodeau. Son of Ethel Thibodeau. Brother of Barb Moore, Suzie Purol, Marcel, Mark and Matt Thibodeau. Grandfather of one.

VENARDI, Anthony, 67, Sacred Heart, Clinton, Nov. 7. Son of Mildred Venardi. Brother of Pam Balaban.

WALPOLE, Marie G., 93, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Nov. 18. Mother of Elizabeth Walpole. Sister of Eddie Hartman.

WEBER, Joseph Paul, 62, Holy Family, New Albany, Nov. 9. Husband of Kathy Weber. Father of Erin, Christopher and Patrick Weber. Brother of Patty Smith. Grandfather of five.

WOOLEY, Eileen Louise, 81, St. Bridget of Ireland, Liberty, Nov. 1. Mother of Theresa Brashears, Kathleen Brooker, Carol Rhoads, Susan Phenis, Ann, David, Jim, Steve and Tim Wooley. Grandmother of 30. Great-grandmother of 34. Great-great-grandmother of two. †

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