Sr. Mary Consuella Bauer

July 29, 1916January 3, 2011

Marcus and Frances Frederick Bauer welcomed Florentine into their family July 29, 1916. She entered St. Scholastica Convent in 1931 and on her investing day she received the name of Sister Consuella . For 21 years she taught in the elementary and high schools in Arkansas, Texas, and Missouri. She was principal at St. Scholastica Academy nine years, Superintendent of Arkansas Catholic Schools for four years; Diocesan Director of Religious Education for eight years; and community secretary for eight years. She also worked in Pastoral Ministry in North Little Rock. Sister Consuella, 94 of St. Scholastica passed away Monday, January 03, 2011.

Vespers for the dead will be 7:30 PM Tuesday, January 4, 2011 at St. Scholastica Monastery Chapel. Funeral Mass will be 10:30 AM Wednesday, January 5, 2011 with Monsignor John O’Donnell as preside, at St. Scholastica Monastery Chapel with burial to follow at St. Scholastica Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Fentress Mortuary of Fort Smith.

She is survived by one brother Linus and his wife Vernoica Bauer of Little Rock, two sisters: Pat Presley of Baltimore, MD and Connie Bulmaski and her husband Joe of North Little Rock; one brother-in-law Fred Woeltje of Morrison Bluff, nieces, nephews, and her Religious Family. Those who preceded her in death were her parents, four sisters; Regina, Cecilia Krallman, Marie Woeltje, Helen Moore and one brother Roman Bauer.

In lieu of flowers please send memorials to the St. Scholastica Monastery P.O. Box 3489 Ft. Smith, AR 72913.


  • Vespers for the Dead Tuesday, January 4, 2011
  • Funeral Mass Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Sr. Mary Consuella Bauer

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Judy Zimpel

January 7, 2011

When I remember Sister Consuella I think of her warm smile, her quick step, and her brilliant mind. I was fortunate to be one of her "Scho girls".
May you rest in peace in the presence of Jesus Christ.

Linda Fiddler

January 6, 2011

Sister Consuella touched many lives with her inspirational manner and soft words. She had the grace and presence to convey her interest in all she met.

Lisa Jones

January 6, 2011

Peace be with you. You were always so kind to me while I was there. My prayers are with your family and your Sisters at the Convent. I love you, Lisa Jones
(Van Buren,Ar)

Jane Brummel

January 5, 2011

My condolences to the community and family of Sr. Counsuella. She touched my life and continued to brighten it on successive visits to the Monastery. I am saddened to hear of her passing, but know that it is the rest that she sought in her final years.

carolyn harper

January 5, 2011

Gentle and gracious, she was an uncommon woman; she will be missed. Carolyn Burns Harper '66

Jackie Wewers

January 5, 2011

To the family of Sister Consuella: I, too, was privileged to have been in classes she taught at St. Scholastica (1958-1960). I have fond memories of those days. God's peace be with her and her family.

Mary F. Rybak

January 4, 2011

May eternal light shine upon her. I was privileged to have been her student at the Academy. She taught exceedingly well and gave much more than the academic lessons. Mary Florence Schoen Rybak '60

January 4, 2011

What a wonderful holy life you lived. Peace be with you now.
Jane and Phil Baxter

January 4, 2011

May she rest in peace! I thank God for her touching my life.
Elizabeth Koch Patty 1954