July 31, 2020

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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ARNOLD, Pete K., 65, St. Lawrence, Lawrenceburg, July 9. Husband of Dawn Arnold. Father of Anne Ogonek, April Pearson, PJ Arnold and Tim Fassold. Brother of Paul Arnold. Grandfather of five.

BRAUN, Anton R., 80, St. Matthew the Apostle, Indianapolis, May 1. Husband of Janet Braun. Stepfather of Christine Smith and Andrew Teipen. Step-grandfather of four.

CLIDINST, James L., 68, Our Lady of Lourdes, Indianapolis, April 18. Brother of Rose Marie Houff. Uncle of one. (correction)

CLOUSER, Alfred L., 83, Christ the King, Indianapolis, July 4. Uncle of several.

DAVIS, Jerry L., 72, Holy Family, New Albany, June 29. Husband of Florenda Davis. Father of Jennifer Dominique, Marlyn Torres, Jeff Davis and Richard Torres. Brother of Connie and Jack Davis. Grandfather of three. Great-grandfather of one.

DEOGRACIAS, Alicia, 93, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, July 3. Mother of Cecilia Lok, Carmelo, Frank and John Deogracias. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of five.

FILLENWARTH, Jr., Edward J., 80, Christ the King, Indianapolis, July 2. Husband of Val Fillenwarth. Father of Sheila Mays, Diane Schultz, Bill, Brian, Dan, Drew and Jack Fillenwarth. Brother of Jeanmarie McGowan and Marianne Rhinesmith. Grandfather of 17. Great-grandfather of four.

GALBO, Mary Margaret (Aust), 96, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, April 29. Mother of Mary Margaret Evans, Janie Landon, Jim and Joe Galbo. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of nine.

GARNEAU, Claire, 84, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, July 6. Mother of Cheryl Francis, Jeanette Garneau, Jo Ann Hopkins and Elizabeth Jones. Sister of John and Vince Field. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of 12.

GILLAND, Rose Marie (Lobeck), 86, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, July 6. Mother of Mark, Matthew and Robert, Jr., Gilland. Sister of Kathleen Bower and Bernadette Hartshorne. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of seven.

HARRELL, Rebecca, L., 73, Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Indianapolis, July 3. Wife of James Harrell. Mother of J. David and John Harrell. Sister of Cynthia Hurst, Amy James, Nancy Rizzi and Theresa Schroeder. Grandmother of five.

HENSLEY, Carolyn S., 82, St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Cambridge City, July 1. Mother of Vickie McIntyre and Richard Smallwood. Sister of Linda Ellison. Grandmother of two. Great-grandmother of six. Great-great-grandmother of three.

HIGDON, Francis C., 75, St. John Paul II, Sellersburg, June 30. Father of Cathie Lori, Theresa Sellmer and Tony Higdon. Brother of Charlotte Caudill, Rose Miner, Linda Skees, Gary, Michael and Norman Higdon.

HUBER, Sr., Paul M., 88, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, July 9. Father of Marilyn Matthews, David, Edward and Paul Huber, Jr. Brother of Annie and Carl Huber. Grandfather of five. Great-grandfather of 12.

HUNT, Margery, 65, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Richmond, July 8. Wife of Lari Hunt. Mother of Abby, Anna and Adam Hunt. Grandmother of two.

JONES, Brian N., 78, St. Charles Borromeo, Bloomington, July 4. Husband of Deborah Jones. Father of Deborah Davidson, Meredith Feschyn, Caroline Fineberg and Benedict Jones. Brother of Adele Calcavecchio and Pamela Edge. Grandfather of six.

KINSEY, James, 82, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Richmond, July 10. Husband of Bonnie Sue Kinsey. Father of John, Michael and William Kinsey. Brother of Pam Garafalo. Grandfather of three.

KLENKE, John J., 96, St. Peter, Franklin County, June 22. Father of Clara Moody, Ron and Tom Klenke. Grandfather of nine. Great-grandfather of 19.

KREUTZJANS, George R., 89, St. Ann, Jennings County, June 29. Father of Diana Abel, Theresa Dexter, Alicia Greene, Victoria Smith, David, Gerald, Jeff and John Kreutzjans. Brother of Edward Kreutzjans. Grandfather of 13. Great-grandfather of 19.

KREUTZJANS, Shirley A., 69, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, July 8. Sister of Rita Elmore, Judy Hester, Gene, Leon and Tim Kreutzjans. Aunt of several.

LANDERS, Michael, 71, St. John Paul II, Sellersburg, July 1. Husband of Patty Landers. Father of Sara Lacy, Misty Slater, Missy Timberlake and John Landers. Brother of Jerry Landers. Grandfather of 13. Great-grandfather of one.

LEWIS, Thomas, 76, St. Michael, Greenfield, July 3. Husband of Sondra Lewis. Father of Donis Inman, Scott Blackford and Neil Lewis. Brother of Randi Throckmartin. Grandfather of five.

MARRS, Carolyn R., 90, St. Mary-of-the-Woods, St. Mary-of-the-Woods, June 26. Wife of John Marrs. Mother of Angela Guhin, Sheila Moore, Gloria Savant, Cindy Winert, Bill, Dave, Greg, Matt and Steve Marrs. Grandmother of 33. Great-grandmother of 25.

MCKINLEY, Thomas J., 89, St. John Paul II, Sellersburg, July 1. Husband of Joanne McKinley. Father of Margie Blair, Mickey Hicks, Mary Kay Mattingly, Marc, Matt and Mike McKinley. Grandfather of 19. Great-grandfather of 18.

MEEK, Mary C., 84, St. Jude, Indianapolis, July 7. Mother of Paul and Rob Meek. Sister of John and Steve Dudas. Grandmother of two.

MILLER, Gary L., 65, St. Lawrence, Lawrenceburg, July 4. Husband of Linda Miller. Father of Karen Hatfield, Kim Lewis and Tony Montgomery. Brother of Robyn Autenrieb, JoAnn Oliver and Scott Miller.Grandfather of eight. Great-grandfather of five.

MURPHY, Kathleen L. (O’Connor), 82, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, July 1. Wife of Michael Murphy. Mother of Eileen Goodin, Maureen McHugh, Sheila and Patrick Murphy. Grandmother of 15.

RIGGINS, Eldon, 79, Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Indianapolis, July 2. Husband of Jane Riggins. Father of Jennifer Lock and David Riggins. Grandfather of five.

RISCH, Mildred, J., 89, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, June 28. Wife of Maurice Risch. Mother of Nancy Peinado, Hugh Forsha, Mark and Michael Risch. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of two.

ROSENBERGER, Melvin J., 86, St. John the Baptist, Starlight, July 3. Father of Michelle Geiger, Renee Hale, Robenette Rosenberger, Tressa Schell and Troy Rosenberger. Brother of Irvin Rosenberger. Grandfather of 10.

SANDER, David, M., 73, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, June 30. Husband of Marsha Sander. Father of Anna King, Elizabeth Piercy, Sarah Schilling and Zachary Sander. Brother of Mary Butler, Margie Cahill and Elizabeth Ferguson. Grandfather of six.

SULLIVAN, Jan, 81, St. John the Apostle, Bloomington, July 4. Mother of Linda Runyon, Kelly Staggs and Michael Sullivan. Sister of Melinda Shepherd and Doug Hatton. Grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of one.

TAYLOR, Jill E. (Banning), 69, St. Michael Brookville, June 24. Sister of Terry Banning, Jana Rae Fettig and Mickey O’Conner. Aunt of several.

WATERS, Dorothy E., 93, St. Charles Borromeo, Bloomington, July 9. Mother of Debbie Fulcher and Jeff Waters. Sister of Caroline Boecker, Catharine Francow, Helen Horlander, Anne, Edwin and Guy Magruder, Jr. Grandmother of eight. Step-grandmother of one. Great-grandmother of nine.

WOLLER, Dr. Philip A., 72, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, June 28. Husband of Barbara Jean Woller. Father of Sarah Fry, Teresa Pallas and Paul Woller. Grandfather of seven.


Benedictine Sister Mary Gilbert Schipp was an educator, served in administration

Benedictine Sister Mary Gilbert Schipp, a member of Our Lady of Grace Monastery in Beech Grove, died on July 3 in the monastery. She was 86.

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, no public funeral was celebrated. The burial took place at the sisters’ cemetery.

Vera Katherine Schipp was born on Feb. 14, 1934, in Ferdinand, Ind. She entered the Benedictine Monastery Immaculate Conception in Ferdinand in 1952, professed temporary vows on May 19, 1954, and perpetual vows on Aug. 10, 1957. Sister Mary Gilbert was a founding member of Our Lady of Grace Monastery, which was founded by Monastery Immaculate Conception.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in education at the former St. Benedict College in Ferdinand. Sister Mary Gilbert later earned a master’s degree in business administration at the University of Notre Dame in northern Indiana.

In the archdiocese, Sister Mary Gilbert taught in Indianapolis at Christ the King School from 1957-58 and at St. Pius X School from 1958-63. She also served at the former Our Lady of Grace Academy in Beech Grove from 1963-74. Sister Mary Gilbert also ministered as a bookkeeper at the St. Paul Hermitage from 1969-74 and as its administrator from 1974-86. In the monastery, she served as treasurer from 1986 until retiring from ministry in 2015.

She is survived by her sisters Clarissa Schipp of Ferdinand, Norma Jean Schipp of Jasper, Ind., and her brother, David Schipp of Jasper.

Memorial gifts may be sent to the Retired Sisters’ Fund, c/o Our Lady of Grace Monastery, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove, IN 46107.


Providence Sister Joan Zlogar served in Catholic schools, administration

Providence Sister Joan Zlogar died on July 14 at Mother Theodore Hall at the motherhouse of the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods in St. Mary-of-the-Woods. She was 90.

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, a virtual funeral service was held. Burial followed at the sisters’ cemetery.

Sister Joan was born on April 10, 1930, in Joliet, Ill. She entered the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods on July 22, 1950, and professed final vows on Jan. 23, 1958.

Sister Joan earned a bachelor’s degree in business at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College and a master’s degree in business at Indiana University.

During her 70 years as a member of the Sisters of Providence, Sister Joan ministered as a business teacher and school administrator for 30 years in schools in Illinois, Indiana and Washington, D.C. She also served for many years in administrative positions with her community.

In the archdiocese, Sister Joan served as the treasurer of the Indianapolis-based St. Gabriel Province of the order from 1978-85, at Cathedral High School in Indianapolis from 1985-86 and as the planned giving manager in the Office of Congregational/Mission Advancement at the motherhouse from 1997-2011.

She is survived by a brother, James Zlogar of Arlington Heights, Ill.

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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