Sr. Francis Joan  Clements O.S.F.
Sr. Francis Joan Clements, age 94 of the Sisters of St. Francis in Oldenburg, Indiana, died Sunday, October 6, 2019 at the convent. Born June 2, 1925 in Clementsville, Kentucky, she is the daughter of Anna and Robert Clements.

She taught at schools in Indiana, Ohio and Missouri. When asked which grade was her favorite, she responded, "Teaching the fifth grade was my favorite. Fifth graders felt like learning could be fun and often told me that I made it enjoyable. Math was my favorite subject to teach. Sr. Florence Marie was my math teacher and she really inspired me to learn more about it. I also found it rewarding to offer a class at Marian University for Sisters who were going to teach in inner-city schools."

Sr. Francis Joan is survived by nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she is also preceded in death by sisters Patricia Wassermann, Mary Masters and brother William Clements. Visitation is Friday, October 11th from 1 - 3 p.m. at the convent. Funeral services will follow at 3 p.m. with Rev. Robert Weakley OFM officiating and burial will follow in the convent cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Sisters of St. Francis, P.O. Box 100, Oldenburg, Indiana, 47036 ( For complete notice and online condolences go to
Published on October 7, 2019


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