Sister Macrina Wiederkehr

July 28, 1939April 24, 2020
Obituary of Sister Macrina Wiederkehr
Sister Macrina Wiederkehr, 80, died April 24, 2020, at St. Scholastica in Fort Smith, Arkansas. The family of Henry Wiederkehr and Marion (Eveld) Wiederkehr welcomed their daughter, Martha Ann, into their family on July 28, 1939, in Altus, Arkansas. Upon being received at St. Scholastica Convent on June 24, 1957, she took the name, Sister Mary Macrina Wiederkehr. Sister Macrina taught at St. Boniface School in Bigelow, AR; St. Joseph School in Ada, OK; St. Gabriel School in Kansas City, MO; served at St. Francis deSales Parish in Lebanon, MO, Springfield, MO, Branson, MO, El Dorado, MO, Marshfield, MO, Ozark, MO, and at St. Thomas Newman Center in Fayetteville, AR. She served St. Scholastica Monastery and Center as a Vocation Director, retreat director and spiritual director; and in Diaconate Ministry for the Diocese of Little Rock. She is a beloved author of nine books. She earned her B.A. in Elementary Education at Mt. Angel College in Mt. Angel, OR, and her Masters in Religious Education at St. Thomas University, Houston, Texas. She is survived by her brother, Joseph Wiederkehr; two sisters, Edna O’Neill and Mary Lou Bennett; her beloved nieces, and members of her Benedictine family. She is preceded in death by her parents; her brothers, Raymond and Basil Wiederkehr; sisters, Henriette Ann and Dorothy Alice Wiederkehr. The Mass for Christian Burial for Sister Macrina will be held at a later date after the restrictions mandated due to the COVID-19 virus have been lifted. Please remember Sister Macrina in your prayers. In lieu of flowers please make memorials to St. Scholastica Monastery Continuing Care Fund, 1315 S. Albert Pike Avenue, Fort Smith, AR 72903. Arrangements and cremation are under the direction of Fentress Mortuary in Fort Smith.

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  • Marion (Eveld) Wiederkehr Mother (deceased)
  • Henry Wiederkehr Father (deceased)
  • Henriette Ann Sister (deceased)
  • Dorothy Alice Wiederkehr Sister (deceased)
  • Edna O’Neill Sister
  • Mary Lou Bennett Sister
  • Raymond Wiederkehr Brother (deceased)
  • Basil Wiederkehr Brother (deceased)
  • Joseph Wiederkehr Brother
  • Sister Macrina is also survived by her beloved nieces and members of her Benedictine family.

  • St. Scholastica Monastery Continuing Care Fund 1315 S. Albert Pike Avenue, Fort Smith, Arkansas 72903


Mass for Christian Burial at a Later Date