Mary Louise Steinberger Werner Genealogy

Werner, Mary L.

Obituary June 11, 2006

Mary Louise Steinberger Werner 88 years old, died June 8, 2006. Family members believe they discerned a gentle grin on her face as she bested the debilitating effects of end stage renal disease. She died peacefully at home surrounded by her 13 children, assorted sons and daughters-in-law, some of her 35 grandchildren and 55 great-grandchildren. She IS truly "FREE" at Last.

She was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, the 4th of 5 children of Joseph and Bertha Steinberger. She married James Louis Werner on June 17, 1939 at SS Peter and Paul Cathedral. He preceded her in death in 1965. She is survived by Helen (Paul) Volk, Jeanne (Richard) Schott, Theresa (Robert) Phillips, Ann Werner, Margie (Ray) Smith, Jim (Kay) Werner, Mike (Leah) Werner, John (Nancy) Werner, Joe (Cheri) Werner, Christine Werner, Mary Ann (Steve) Muensterman, Richard Werner and Stephen Werner. All were born in Beech Grove, Indiana, raised in Indianapolis and now reside in Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, South Carolina, Florida and California. In the years following Jim's death,

Mary acquired her Associate Degree in Nursing at Purdue on the IUPUI Campus, Indianapolis. She practiced as a registered nurse at St. Francis Hospital, Beech Grove, Indiana for 11 years while raising the 9 youngest of her 13 kids. On her retirement in 1981, Mary moved to Monticello where she resided for the past 25 years. She volunteered at White County Memorial Hospital and served as past President of the Hospital Auxiliary. She also volunteered for the RC bloodmobile, the Crisis Hotline and Eucharistic Adoration at Our Lady of the Lakes Church. She loved reading, card playing, crossword puzzles, fishing and sailing. When she had to give up Reading Club and Bridgerama, she became hooked on the I Love Lucy and Matlock reruns and a wide sampling of movies, game shows and whodunits.

The family extends grateful thanks for the quality care she received from Doctors at Arnett Clinic, Staff at St. Elizabeth dialysis, Wound Care & Hospice. Thanks to Fr. Goodrum at Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church in Monticello and special thanks to Fr. James Farrell of St. Barnabas Parish in Indianapolis for his comforting visit. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, June 12, 2006 at 1:30 p.m. at St. Mark Catholic Church. Friends may call on Sunday, June 11, 2006 from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Daniel F. O'Riley Funeral Home where prayers will be said on Monday at 1:00 p.m. prior to Mass. She will be buried at Holy Cross Cemetery in Indianapolis between her husband and her mother. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association 7363 E. 21st Street, Indianapolis, IN 46219, American Heart Association Greater Midwest Affiliate Memorials and Tributes Lockbox 3816 Paysphere Circle Chicago, IL 60674 or St. Mark Catholic Church 535 E. Edgewood Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46227.