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Remembering Alumni, Family and Friends of Providence

We try our best to recognize the passing of all of our graduates and supporters. However, we rely upon graduates and families to keep us informed. Due to the difficulty of tracking graduates living outside of the southern Indiana area, we kindly ask that anyone with information about someone not listed below please notify us.

Gary Petry

Gary Petry, father of Kim (Petry) Johnson ’84, passed away Oct. 22, 2017.
Becher-Kluesner Funeral Home obit

Dominique Ellis-Denning

Dominique Ellis-Denning, brother of PHS Volleyball assistant coach Brandy Denning, passed away Oct. 19, 2017.  The PHS Volleyball community has set up a gofundme account to pay for his burial expenses.
A.D. Porter & Sons Funeral Home obit

Diane E. Swank ’67

Diane Swank, Class of 1967 and sister of Barbara (Swank) Gallegos ’68, Suetta (Swank) Fischer ’71, Paul Swank ’75, Teresa (Swank) Brady ’78, and Mark Swank ’81, and aunt of Venesa (Brady) Stewart ’01, Chris Brady ’02, Derek Brady ’05,  Eric Gallegos ’07, and Hannah Brady ’18, passed away Oct. 23, 2017.
Scott Funeral Home obit

Ruth Kahl

Ruth Kahl, mother of Robert L. Kahl Jr. ’61 (dec.) and Sandra (Kahl) Frost ’64, passed away Oct. 19, 2017
Newcomer obit

Martha (Becht) Jenkins ’59

Martha (Becht) Jenkins, Class of 1959, passed away Oct. 19, 2017. She was sister to PHS alumnus John Becht ’55, aunt to PHS alumni Laura (Becht) Wimp ’82, Jay Becht ’84 (Elizabeth Harlowe ’85), Tom Becht ’86, and great aunt to PHS alumni J.B. Wimp ’10, Joe Becht ’11, Daniel Becht ’12, and Andrew Wimp ’13.
Bosse Funeral Home obit

LeRoy Miller

LeRoy Miller, husband of Rose Marie (Tinius) Miller ’56, father of Theresa (Miller) Ebersold ’76, Madonna (Miller) Moody ’78, Robert L. Miller ’82, Steven T. Miller ’88, and Laura (Miller) Cronin ’90, and grandfather to PHS alumni Craig Mauck ’96, Amy (Mauck) Lawson ’99, and Brad M. Mauck ’05, passed away Oct. 20, 2017.
News & Tribune obit

Bettie Jean Spencer

Bettie Jean Spencer, mother of former PHS Director of Development Suzanne Corrao (’98-’02), mother-in-law of Pete Corrao ’72, and grandmother of Christina (Corrao) Tumbleson ’01, Phil Corrao ’99, Spencer Corrao ’11, and Tony Corrao ’14, passed away Oct. 15, 2017.
Newcomer obit

Patrick Galligan ex-’55

Patrick Galligan, who started PHS with the Class of 1955, brother of William F. Galligan ’59 (Sylvia (Hentrup) Galligan ’61), uncle of  Edward Galligan ’82, Doug Galligan ’84, and Anna (Galligan) Judd  ’88 (Lane Judd ’88), passed away Oct. 16, 2017.
Newcomer obit

Charles “Charlie” Staser

Charles “Charlie” Staser, husband of Mary Anne (Carney) Staser ’64, father of Julie Anne (Staser) Grantz ’87 (dec.) (Charles Grantz ’87), brother to Louis Staser (dec. – withdrew from PHS 1953), brother-in-law of Patrick Carney ’55, grandfather of Andrew Grantz ’07 and Nathanial Grantz ’13, and uncle to PHS alumni Theresa (Carney) Berbet ’83 and Patrick E. Carney ’82, passed away Oct. 17, 2017. He was a long-time member of the Booster Club and Monday Night Crew.
Kraft Funeral Service obit

Alma Henry

Alma Henry, mother of Mark Henry ’75, Karen (Henry) Johnson ’76 (Stewart ’76), Phillip Henry ’78, and Jim Henry ’80 and grandmother of PHS alumni Lisa (Johnson) Schaffner ’00 and Kyle Johnson ’04, passed away Oct. 15, 2017.
News & Tribune obit

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