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Sister Kathleen Kelly

July 21, 1932 ~ August 17, 2021 (age 89)


Sister Kathleen Kelly, formerly Sister Edward Marie, passed away on Tuesday, August 17, 2021, at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana. She was 89 years old and had been a Sister of Providence for 70 years.

Funeral services for Sister Kathleen will take place on Friday, August 27, 2021, at the Church of the Immaculate Conception at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.

A Wake will take place at 10 a.m., followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m.

Memorial contributions may be made in honor of Sister Kathleen to the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.

Complete Ministry

In Indiana: Teacher, St. Patrick, Terre Haute (1953-55); Teacher, St. John the Baptist, Fort Wayne (1955-57); Teacher, St. John, Evansville (1958-61); Pastoral Associate, Nativity of Our Savior Parish, Portage (1993-2001); Spiritual Director/Volunteer/Receptionist, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods (2012-2021); Prayer, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods (2021).

In Illinois: Teacher, St. David, Chicago (1957-58); Teacher, St. Andrew, Chicago (1965-67); Teacher/Assistant Principal, St. Andrew, Chicago (1967-69); Teacher, Mother Theodore Guerin High School, River Grove (1969-82); Pastoral Associate, Queen of Apostles Parish, Riverdale (1982-92); Minister of Care, St. Thomas of Villanova Parish, Palatine (2001-06); Student-Institute for Spiritual Leadership, Living Word Center, Arlington Heights (2006-08); Spiritual Director/Ministry of Care, St. Thomas of Villanova Parish, Palatine (2008-09); Spiritual Director/Ministry of Care/Kairos Prison Retreat Ministry, St. Thomas of Villanova Parish, Palatine; Dwight Correctional Institute, Dwight (2009-11).

In California: Teacher, St. Ambrose, Hollywood (1961-65).

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