Sr. Patricia's Story
Sr. Patricia Connor, formerly Sr. Cajetan, age 88 of the Srs. of St. Francis in Oldenburg, died Monday, November 6, 2017 at the convent. Born September 6, 1929 in Hays, Kansas, she is the daughter of Matilda (Nee: Thiel) and Charles Connor. She entered the convent September 11, 1949 and made her final vows August 12, 1955. She taught at schools in Ohio and Indiana from 1951 to 1965, then served as Principal of St. Pauls School in New Alsace, Indiana from 1965 to 1974. In 1974 she accepted the position of Assistant Librarian at Marian University in Indianapolis, retiring in 2009 after 35 years.
She is survived by her sisters Gladys Connor, Lorrie Blackwill, Kay Religa and Karen Vail, all of Kansas; brothers James of Oklahoma and Larry of Kansas as well and numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents.
Visitation is Monday, November 13th, from 1 -3 p.m. at the convent. Funeral services follow at 3 p.m. with Rev. Robert Weakley O.F.M. officiating. Burial follows in the convent cemetery. Weigel Funeral Home, Batesville, is in charge of arrangements. For online condolences and complete notice go to www.weigelfh.com. Memorials may be made to the Srs. of St. Francis, P.O. Box 100, Oldenburg, IN, 47036 (www.OldenburgFranciscans.org).
Published on November 9, 2017