Obituaries (February 10, 2017) (2024)

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BASHAM, Genevieve, 95, St. Anthony of Padua, Clarksville, Jan. 15. Mother of Nancy Westerfield, Rose Zanone, David, Larry, Michael, Richard III and Timothy Basham. Sister of Stella Nash and William Howard. Grandmother of 22. Great-grandmother of 47. Great-great-grandmother of one.

BASS, Mary L., 86, St. Mary, Greensburg, Dec. 11. Mother of Marcia Henry, Norma Smith, Ken and Larry Bass. Sister of Mildred Holtz, Irene Kohrman and Clara Tekulve. Grandmother of six. Step-grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of three.

BLACKBURN, Sarah, 94, St. Anthony, Indianapolis, Jan. 4. Mother of Vera Jo Atha, Delmera Sue Kernodle and Patrick Blackburn. Sister of Mary Rossano. Grandmother of 15. Great-grandmother of nine.

BRATTAIN, Mary K., 69, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Jan. 18. Mother of Jim Montgomery. Sister of Maggie and Steve Keefe. Grandmother of one.

CAHILL, James S., 62, St. Ann, Indianapolis, Jan. 24. Husband of Kimberly Cahill. Brother of Barbara Winningham, Danny and Gary Cahill. Uncle of several.

GOMEZ, Jose de Jesus, 47, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Jan. 19. Husband of Bianca Jaramillo de Gomez. Father of Karen and Pamela Gomez.

GOODMAN, Paul H., 102, St. Charles Borromeo, Jan. 25. Brother of Larry Goodman. Uncle of several.

GREENE, Shirley G., 80, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Indianapolis, Jan. 27. Mother of Jeffrey Greene. Grandmother of two.

GRIESEMER, Leonard A., 80, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Jan. 21. Husband of Jane Griesemer. Father of Jill Funk, Donna Treece, Ann Worden and Richard Griesemer. Brother of Hazel Hills and Vernon Griesemer. Grandfather of nine.

HARTLAGE, Bertha L., 100, St. Mary, Lanesville, Jan. 31. Mother of Betty Mason and Harold Baker. Step-mother of Mary Ann Carter, Rosie Coomes and Martin Hartlage. Sister of Jerry Baker. Grandmother of 13. Great-grandmother of 22. Great-great-grandmother of 10.

HENSLEY, Kathleen A., 81, St. Ambrose, Seymour, Jan. 28. Wife of Earl Hensley, Sr. Mother of Donna Howard, Kathleen Simmons, Helen Reynolds and Earl Hensley, Jr. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of five. Great-great-grandmother of one.

LANG, Susette M., 67, St. Mary, New Albany, Jan. 20. Mother of Denise Conway, Ed, James, Ron and Tom Lang. Sister of Betsy Finger and Barrie Ottersbach. Grandmother of 10.

LAWRENCE, Robert, 86, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, Jan. 30. Husband of LaVerne Lawrence. Father of Dr. Tom and Dr. Steve Lawrence. Grandfather of three. Great-grandfather of one.

MCKINLEY, Homer F., 88, St. Michael, Bradford, Jan. 30. Husband of Norma McKinley. Father of Dan, David, Doug, Pat and Franciscan Father Stephen McKinley. Brother of Thomas McKinley. Grandfather of nine. Great-grandfather of eight.

RIEDMAN, Gerald T., 91, St. Gabriel, Connersville, Jan. 25. Father of Joanne Cygan, Laura Tyner, Mary, Mark, Steve and William Riedman. Brother of Mary Jo Underwood, James and Msgr. Joseph Riedman. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of two.

REISERT, Maverna J., 88, St. Gabriel, Connersville, Jan. 31. Mother of Dennis, Mark and Richard Reisert. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of nine.

RITTER, Wymond L., 80, St. John Paul II, Clark County, Jan. 15. Husband of Brenda Ritter. Father of Fawn Mount, Jim and Rick Ritter. Step-father of Rhonda Bomon, Kathy Buit and Kim Coats. Brother of Margaret Kloock and Jay Ritter. Grandfather of 17. Great-grandfather of 16.

SCHUNK, Marjorie E., 91, Christ the King, Indianapolis, Jan. 22. Wife of Arthur Schunk. Mother of Mary Louden, Arthur, David, Michael and Peter Schunk. Sister of Paul Chapin. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of seven.

STIMMING, Charles E. Jr., 84, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Jan. 21. Husband of Maggie Stimming. Father of Mary, Maureen, Christopher and Joseph Stimming. Grandfather of seven.

STUCKER, William E., 94, Prince of Peace, Madison, Jan. 21. Father of Joanne Beyer, Lisa Todd and Robert Stucker. Grandfather of eight. Great-grandfather of four.

SWEANY, Tipton J., 72, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Jan. 31. Husband of Laura Sweany. Father of Mike and Pat Sweany. Brother of Sally Meth. Uncle of several.

WAGNER, Mary H. (White), 91, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Indianapolis, Jan. 25. Mother of Mary Kay Hood and John Wagner. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of seven. Great-great-grandmother of two.

WESSEL, Roselyn C., 95, St. Louis, Batesville, Jan. 29. Mother of Lorraine Hampson, Mary Hornbach, Lucy Mikula, Janet Scheidler, Donna Weitlisbach, David and Kevin Wessel. Sister of Robert Kuntz. Grandmother of 23. Great-grandmother of 28. †

Obituaries (February 10, 2017) (2024)


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