Obituaries (September 20, 2019) (2024)

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AEMMER, Helen J., 84, St.Mary-of-the-Knobs, FloydCounty, Sept. 1. Mother of Cindy Spainhour and Michael Aemmer. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of eight.

ARTHUR, Marjorie H., 86, St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Aurora, Aug. 3. Aunt of several.

BELVIY, Martha J., 94, HolyFamily, New Albany, Aug.19. Mother of Mary and Patricia Stiller. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of four.

BURNETT, Shannon T., 55, SS. Francis and Clare of Assisi, Greenwood, Sept. 1. Husband of Denise Burnett. Father of Hunter and Mallory Burnett. Brother of Debbie Hochstetler.

CLARK, Barbara J., 93, St.Joseph, Corydon, Aug. 31.

Mother of Mary Spies, Charles, Edward and Joseph Clark. Grandmother of 11. Great‑grandmother of 12.

COLIN, Wanda (Gates), 94, Holy Family, New Albany, Aug.24. Mother of Janice Scott, Judith Rusinko, Daniel and Michael Colin. Sister of Gayle Colin. Grandmother of 16. Great-grandmother of 20.

DOYLE, John E., 89, St.Louis, Batesville, Sept.5. Father of Patricia and Jon Doyle. Brother of Audrey Hildebrand, Doris Huffman, Mary Jane Hughes, Judy, Calvin, David and Dick Doyle. Grandfather of two. Great‑grandfather of two.

GESENHUES, Marietta E.(Banet), 102, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyd County, Sept. 1. Mother of Janice Fessel, Mary Silva, Victoria Summerville, George, Jr., Herman and Norman Gesenhues. Grandmother of 19. Great-grandmother of 28.

GIGERICH, Francis, 72, St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Aurora, June 22. Father of Jessie and Samuel Gigerich. Brother of Kay Gigerich, Joyce Palmer and Rita Smith.

HARDY, James, 90, St. John Paul II, Sellersburg, Aug. 31.

Husband of Rose Hardy. Father of Rose Dietrich, Mary Reel, Linda Taylor, George and Michael Hardy. Brother of Sharon Zoeller and Thomas Hardy. Grandfather of 11. Great-grandfather of 29. Great-great-grandfather of three.

JORDAN, Lucille, 96, SacredHeart of Jesus, Indianapolis, Sept. 4. Mother of Donna Duncan, Joyce McAllister, Gloria Need and Mark Jordan. Grandmother of 13. Great-grandmother of 20. Great-great-grandmother of five.

KELLEY, Robert, 82, St.Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Aurora, Aug. 1. Husband of Rose Kelley. Father of Linda Fogt, Diane Kelley and Karen Lammers. Grandfather of six.

KESTLER, Shirley Mae, 85, St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Aurora, Dec. 16, 2018. Mother of Gayle Schehr, Donna Withers and Gerard Morano. Sister of David and Herman Tope. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of three.

LEIST, James A., 85, HolyFamily, New Albany, Sept.5. Brother of Rose Mary Leist. Uncle of several.

LEWIS, Cory N., 22, St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Aurora, Feb. 18. Son of Thomas, Jr. and Carina Lewis. Brother of Bret and Drew Lewis. Grandson of Patricia Dirkhising and Harriett Johnson.

MATTINGLY, Chandra, 65, St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Aurora, Aug. 18. Wife of Robert Mattingly. Mother of Andrea Stadtfield, Cynthia and Nathan Mattingly. Sister of Terri Mollman and Karen Wind.

MATTINGLY, Mary, 101, St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Aurora, March 15. Mother of Carol Hallett and Paul Mattingly. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of three. Great-great-grandmother of three.

MOSS, Judith K. (Haigerty), 81, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Sept. 4. Mother of Arlene Foust, Gary, Mark, Mike, Ron and Tim Moss. Sister of Jeanine Adkins, Janet Patterson, Joe and Tom Haigerty. Grandmother of 17. Great-grandmother of four.

PFEIFFER, Barbara J., 66, St.Lawrence, Indianapolis, Sept. 1. Wife of Bill Pfeiffer. Mother of Bud and Jim Hufnagel. Grandmother of four.

SAWYER, Ida Mae, 94, St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Aurora, April 2. Sister of Loretta Schipper and Louis Schipper, Jr.

SCHAFER, Elma Jean (Heitz), 94, Prince of Peace, Madison, Sept. 4. Mother of Kathy Dunn, Rose Ferguson, Jane, Michael and Norbert Schafer. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of 23.

SCHEELE, Theresa M., 51, Holy Family, Oldenburg, Sept.8. Daughter of Dolores Scheele. Sister of Roberta Weisenbach, Edward and Michael Scheele. Aunt of several.

SOHMER, Joseph, 36, St.Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Aurora, Feb. 15. Father of Coraline Sohmer. Son of Paul Sohmer and Donna Plageman. Brother of Michael, Robert and Thomas Sohmer. Grandson of Lucille Langen.

SPALDING, Vicky, 68, St.Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Aug. 15. Mother of Katie Ochs. Daughter of Dottie Spalding. Sister of Judy Mueller, Kathy Sutherland, Debbie and Fred Spalding.

STOLLE, Maurice, 87, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Richmond, Sept. 9. Husband of Margie Stolle. Uncle of several.

SVARA, Dorothy, 94, St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Aurora, Sept. 1. Mother of Jean Brown, Amy Deamron, Ellen Koenig, Julie Wiseman, Mary and Charles Svara. Grandmother of 15. Great-grandmother of eight.

THIE, Ruby E., 89, St.Therese of the Infant Jesus (LittleFlower), Indianapolis, Aug. 9. Mother of Chris, Matt and Mark Thie. Sister of Mildred Holloran and Davey Milner. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of 10.

WHEATLEY, Frances, 100, Good Shepherd, Indianapolis, Aug. 27. Mother of James Wheatley. Grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of four.

WILLIAMS, Virginia, 84, St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Aurora, June2. Mother of Sharon Conn, Andy, Danny and Robert Williams. Grandmother of five. Great‑grandmother of five.

ZELTNER, Carol, 82, St. Joan of Arc, Indianapolis, Aug. 31. Wife of George Zeltner. Mother of Katherine Hargraves and Betsy Kadlec. Grandmother of seven. †

Obituaries (September 20, 2019) (2024)
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