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Sister Theresine Will OSB

September 10, 1928May 15, 2020

Sr. Theresine Will, OSB (formerly Mary Rose), 91, died peacefully of natural causes, on May 15, 2020 at St. Paul Hermitage where she was a resident. Sr. Theresine was born on September 10, 1928 in Evansville, Indiana to the late Henry and Pauline Will. Sr. Theresine entered Monastery Immaculate Conception in Ferdinand, Indiana in 1948. She was a founding member of Our Lady of Grace Monastery in Beech Grove.

She attended immaculate Conception Academy in Ferdinand, Indiana and graduated in 1948. She received her BS Degree in Elementary Education from St. Benedict College and her MS from St. Francis College in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She began her career in the classroom in 1951 at Christ the King School, Indianapolis. In 1956, Sr. Theresine began a kindergarten at Our Lady of Grace Academy and taught young minds there for 12 years. She also taught at Transfiguration School in Florissant, Missouri and St. Ambrose in Seymour, Indiana. After her time in education, Sr. Theresine worked in the health care area at Our Lady of Grace Monastery and in 1992, she became the housekeeper for the Archbishop. She retired in 2006.

Sr. Theresine was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Edward and Bob Will and sister, Martha Schnur. She is survived by her Religious Community, brothers Leo, Donald, Cyril, Mike, Marvin, of Evansville, Indiana and Ramon of Newburgh, Indiana. Sisters, Judy Vogler, Jeffersonville, Indiana and Elaine Pokorney, Evansville, Indiana. Many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

Due to restrictions connected to the coronavirus, no public wake or funeral will be held. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Retired Sister’s Fund, c/o Sisters of St. Benedict, 1402 Southern Avenue, Beech Grove, Indiana 46107 or online at www.benedictine.com" target="_blank">www.benedictine.com. Little & Sons Funeral Home, Beech Grove, are entrusted with the arrangements. To view entire obituary visit www.benedictine.com.


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Cindy Cessna McKinnis

May 21, 2020

She was my 1st Grade Teacher at Transfiguration in Saint Louis 1969. Loved her, very kind and very gentle. I remember her fondly❤️🙏❤️


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