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Sister Ann Stephen Stouffer

February 26, 1939 ~ December 9, 2021 (age 82)


Sister Ann Stephen Stouffer died on Dec. 9 at Clinton Gardens In Clinton, IN. She was born on Feb. 26, 1939 in Wabash, IN to Howard and Katherine Murnan Stouffer and was baptized Judy Marie.
Sister Ann Stephen entered the Congregation of the Sisters of Providence on Feb. 2, 1960 and professed Final Vows on Aug. 15, 1967. She earned a bachelor's degree from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College and a master's degree from Indiana University.
Of her 62 years as a Sister of Providence, she ministered in education for 44 years in Indiana, Illinois, and California. For 19 of those years, she served as principal. In 2008, she returned to the Motherhouse to serve as administrator of Providence Hall. As her health began to diminish, she gave service in a variety of ways and beginning in 2019, she committed herself totally to the ministry of prayer.
Sister Ann Stephen had a beautiful smile, sparkling blue eyes and great wit. She loved the out-of-doors, whether it was organizing camping trips or tending to the flowers and shrubs in Providence Hall courtyard. She was a faithful friend to many, building relationships that endured wherever she ministered.
She is survived two brothers, Stephen Stouffer of Indianapolis and John Stouffer of McCormick, SC. She is preceded in death by a brother, James Stouffer.
The wake is on Dec. 21 beginning at 10:00 a.m. in the Church of the Immaculate Conception followed by the mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Terry Johnson presiding. Guests are welcome but masks must be worn. Burial is in the cemetery of the Sisters of Providence. DeBaun Funeral Homes and Crematory assisted with arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sisters of Providence, 1 Sisters of Providence, St. Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876.

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