OBITUARY

Sr. Lucille Kerschen

May 22, 1929April 10, 2019

Sister Lucille Kerschen ASC, 89, was born May 22, 1929 in Aleppo, KS to Frank and Ann (Scheer) Kerschen and entered eternal rest April 10, 2019.

She professed her first vows on July 1, 1945. Her education includes a BS and MS in Education and Elementary Administration; MA in Latin and Ancient History; MA in Theology. Occupations throughout her lifetime include former principal of St. Francis of Assisi, Wichita and Kinsley, KS; former elementary school teacher at St. Joseph, Ellinwood, St. John’s, McAlester, OK and St. Joseph Catholic School, Wichita.

Preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Sister Remigia, ASC, Marlene, Loretta, Louise, Grace, Mary Alice and Genevieve; brother, Alfred.

Survivors include brother, Walter, Wichita; nieces, nephews, friends and former students; Sisters of the ASC Community.

The Welcoming will be held at 2 p.m. followed by the Wake Service at 7 p.m. Friday, April 12, 2019, The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, April 13, 2019, all at Chapel of the New Covenant, Adorers of the Blood of Christ, Wichita Center, 1165 Southwest Blvd. Interment at the Community Cemetery of the Adorers of the Blood of Christ, Wichita.

A memorial fund has been established for the retirement of Sisters, ASC, 1165 Southwest Blvd., Wichita, KS 67213.

Services

  • Wake Service Friday, April 12, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, April 13, 2019
  • Committal Service Saturday, April 13, 2019
REMEMBERING

Sr. Lucille Kerschen

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Harry Simpson

April 13, 2019

Well done, good and faithful servant. Well done.

Nancy Soonsel

April 12, 2019

Sister was a great teacher. She taught me and a few of my kids. They told me that they will always remember what they learned in her class room. She may have seemed a little strict but we retained what we learned. She loved children. Rest in peace.

Bruce Maybrier

April 12, 2019

I will always remember sister at recess she could hit farther kick farther and out run all of us even in her dress shoes! I remember running down the sideline of a field at bishop Carroll playing for Margaret Mary and looked over and there was sister running beside me step for step cheering me on priceless. she was a great teacher and role model , I'm surprised we didn't get some girls to become nuns from all the great role models we were blessed with.

Margaret Vaughan

April 11, 2019

Sr Lucille was a wonderful friend, confidant, and colleague of mine for many years. She gave me the confidence to take on new challenges, just as she herself did. I've always called her my "Church history guru" because she helped me begin teaching Church history when I knew very little. Because of her influence, I fell in love with that subject and continued to teach it to both middle schooler and adults for years to come. My children remember her as the "ice cream lady' because we would often go to the Dairy Queen together. I will miss her confident smile and strong sense of social justice...rest in peace, my dear friend!

Daniel Voth

April 11, 2019

I have fond memories of Sister Lucille centered around baseball. During family get togethers at Grandma Loretta’s house, there would always be a conversation about baseball with her, Sister Remigia, and Aunt Marlene, with me in the middle. I really enjoyed those talks at a very young age and was always impressed with their knowledge. My favorite times were when the sisters and Uncle Walt would drive through Cimarron on one of their many summer adventures and stop and catch one of my games. I’m pretty sure I played my best when those 4 were in attendance. I had the best cheering section at the park!

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY