October 6, 2017

Obituaries

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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BARNARD, Frances E., 89, St. Michael, Brookville, Aug. 23. Mother of Cindy McElfresh and Anthony Barnard. Sister of Mary Hoffman, Marge Senefeld, Fred and John Rosenberger. Grandmother of five. Great‑grandmother of 16. Great‑great-grandmother of two.

BEATTY, Craig J., 50, Sacred Heart, Clinton, Sept. 12. Father of Rainie Beatty‑Robinson. Grandfather of one.

CARNES-SCHROEDER, Norma, 87, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Richmond, Sept. 20. Mother of Sallye Creech, Amy Shake, Lisa Simmons and Julie Stout. Sister of Linda Keever‑Webb. Grandmother of 11. Great-grandmother of 12.

CHINN, Robert T., 78, St. Ambrose, Seymour, Sept. 4. Husband of Carolyn Chinn. Father of Mary Allman, Cynthia Dwyer, Patricia Stuckwish and Robert Chinn, Jr. Brother of Bettye J. Ferguson, Charles, Joe, John, Wayne and William Chinn. Grandfather of nine. Great-grandfather of three.

CREECH, Anna, 91, St. John the Apostle, Bloomington, Sept. 21. Mother of Sarah and Paul Creech. Grandmother of two. Great-grandmother of one.

CRONIN, Ellen M. Naughton, 89, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Sept. 11. Mother of Annie Burns, Karen Branson, Maureen Carr, Kathryn Forestal, Jean Greiner, Susan Lienhop, Joseph and Patrick Naughton. Grandmother of 16. Great-grandmother of 24.

EHA, Hazel, 95, Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Indianapolis, Sept. 21. Mother of Mary Lomax, Joanne Skirvin, Daniel and Robert Eha. Sister of Florence McGarter, Evelyn Smith and Walter Peters. Grandmother of 11. Great‑grandmother of 14.

GARY, Louise (Hiner), 94, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Sept. 23. Wife of George Gary. Mother of Rebecca Bradley, Georgeann Ferrer and Joseph Gary. Sister of Kathy Anderson, Joseph and Tony Hiner. Grandmother of 10. Great‑grandmother of 11.

GRIGGS, James R., 84, St. Monica, Indianapolis, Sept. 19. Husband of Mary Ann Griggs. Father of Aaron, Andy, Joel, Matt and Rick Griggs. Brother of Joan Morehead and Lynda Peters. Grandfather of seven. Great-grandfather of three.

GUMBEL, Bernard, 64, St. Ambrose, Seymour, Sept. 1. Husband of Pamela Gumbel. Father of Megan Davis, Katie Nakamura and Nick Gumbel. Brother of Delores Fuhrman, Joann Rentchler and Lawrence Gumbel. Grandfather of nine.

HUTT, Anna, 80, Our Lady of Lourdes, Indianapolis, Sept. 12. Wife of Jack Hutt. Mother of Joann Davis, Tommi Jean Lavelle, Mary Catherine Mayer, Susann Wilson, Kristin, John, Matthew and William Hutt. Sister of Margaret Peiffer. Grandmother of 28. Great‑grandmother of 10.

MCGAFFNEY, Robert T., 88, Sacred Heart, Clinton, Sept. 16. Father of Robbin Grigsby, Shawn May, Vivian McCoy, Gary, Paul and Stanley Maxwell. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of 11.

O’DANIEL, Thomas P., 91, St. Charles Borromeo, Bloomington, Sept. 14. Father of Jayne Hendricks, Karen Scholl, Donna and David O’Daniel. Brother of Maurice O’Daniel. Grandfather of 11. Great-grandfather of nine.

OSSORIO, Rita, 92, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Sept. 20. Sister of Annamarie Taylor, Pia Zona and Mario D’Auria. Aunt of one.

PETRILLI, Matthew, 43, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Sept. 9. Husband of Krista Petrilli. Brother of Brittney Petrilli.

RIEDY, Anne P., 87, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, Sept. 23. Wife of Wilbur Riedy. Mother of Mary Davis, Katie Gallaway, Susan Kelley, Terri, Mark and Robert Riedy. Sister of Paula Cecil, Martha Daum, Susie Luker and Jimmy Skelley. Grandmother and great‑grandmother of several.

SCHAEFER, Raymond P., 67, St. Paul, Tell City, Sept. 21. Husband of Cathy Sue Schaefer. Father of Elizabeth Oeth and Isaac Schaefer. Brother of Mary Basham, Charles, Kenny and W. Clay Schaefer. Grandfather of three.

VANWHY, Bessie M., 85, Holy Trinity, Edinburgh, Sept. 10. Mother of Michael and Roland VanWhy. Grandmother of six. Great‑grandmother of five.

WILLIAMS, B.J., 93, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Richmond, Sept. 13. Husband of Pat Williams. Father of Debbie Meling. Grandfather of three. Great-grandfather of six.

WILLIAMS, Richard, 93. St. Michael, Brookville, Sept. 18. Husband of Mary June Williams. Father of Melanie Fullenkamp, Eric, Neil, Nicholas and Philip Williams. Grandfather of 11. Great‑grandfather of eight.

YOUNG, Ezell, 79, Holy Angels, Indianapolis, Sept. 20. Husband of Maxine Young. Father of Lawanda and Mark Young. Brother of Brenda Appleton, Joycell Ingrim, Vernita Jones, Voycell Neal, Doris Show, Blanchie and Donnie Young. Grandfather of four.


Jesuit Brother John Buchman served at Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School

Jesuit Brother Buchman, a member of the USA Midwest Province of the Society of Jesus, died on May 30 at the Colombiere Center in Clarkston, Mich. He was 83.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on June 5 at the Colombiere Center. Burial followed at the Society’s cemetery there.

Brother John was born on Sept. 10, 1933, in Beech Grove and grew up as a member of St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower) Parish in Indianapolis.

After graduating from Cathedral High School in Indianapolis in 1951, he became a postulant in the Society of Jesus and entered its novitiate in Milford, Ohio, on March 15, 1952. He professed final vows on Feb. 2, 1964, at Milford.

Throughout much of his time in the Society of Jesus, Brother John served as a cook for various communities of members of the order, including at Milford and at the order’s former theologate in North Aurora, Ill.

Beginning in 1971, Brother John began service to the Jesuits ministering at Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School in Indianapolis and remained there until his retirement in 2010.

In addition to cooking for his fellow Jesuits, Brother John also served at different periods in Brebeuf’s business office, its bookstore and cafeteria and as an administrative assistant to school administrators and to the rector and house manager of the order’s home at the school.

Surviving is a brother, Jerry Buchman of Noblesville, Ind.

Memorial gifts may be sent to the USA Midwest Province of the Society of Jesus at jesuitsmidwest.org/supportus.


Providence Sister Bernadette Mary Carroll served in schools in California and Indiana

Providence Sister Bernadette Mary Carroll died on Sept. 22 at Mother Theodore Hall at St. Mary-of-the-Woods. She was 94.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Sept. 28 at the Church of the Immaculate Conception at the motherhouse in St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Burial followed at the sisters’ cemetery.

Julia May Carroll was born on Dec. 5, 1922, in Alhambra, Calif. She entered the Sisters of Providence of

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods on Feb. 2, 1939, and professed final vows on Aug. 15, 1947.

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

During her 78 years as a member of the Sisters of Providence, Sister Bernadette Mary ministered in education for 28 years in schools in California and Indiana. She also served in leadership in her order and in parish and retreat ministry.

In the archdiocese, Sister Bernadette Mary served in Indianapolis at the former St. Catherine of Siena School from 1946-47 and the former St. Andrew the Apostle School from 1953-54. She also taught at the former St. Benedict School in Terre Haute from 1947-53.

In California, Sister Bernadette Mary served in several schools, ministered on the retreat staff at Marywood Center in Orange and in pastoral ministry at St. Teresa of Avila Parish in Los Angeles. She also cared for a sister there before retiring to the motherhouse in 2013 where she served in a variety of ways until her death.

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. †

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