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Sister Ruth Ellen Doane

February 5, 2021


Sister Ruth Ellen Doane passed away on Friday, February 5, 2021, at Union Hospital, Terre Haute, Indiana. She was 84 years old and had been a Sister of Providence for 67 years.

Funeral services for Sister Ruth Ellen will take place on Thursday, February 25, 2021, in the Church of the Immaculate Conception.

A virtual wake will take place at 10:30 a.m., followed by funeral liturgy without Eucharist at 11 a.m.

We welcome you to share your memories of Sister Ruth Ellen in the comment section below.

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

Sister Ruth Ellen Doane

Complete Ministry

In Illinois: Teacher, St. Athanasius, Evanston (1956-61); Mathematics Curriculum Director, Providence-St. Mel, Chicago (1980-85); Adult Education Coordinator/Adjunct Faculty, Our Lady of the Westside, Chicago/Triton College, River Grove (1985-88).

In Indiana: Teacher, St Patrick, Indianapolis (1961-68); Teacher, Our Lady of Providence High School, Clarksville (1970-77); Teacher, Marian Heights Academy, Ferdinand (1988-93); Pastoral Associate, St. Ferdinand Parish, Ferdinand (1993-99); Adjunct Facilitator, Oakland City University, Ferdinand (1999-2000); Development Office Assistant, Providence Cristo Rey High School, Indianapolis (2007-08); Volunteer, A Caring Place Adult Day Services, Indianapolis (2009-13); Volunteer, The Crisis Connection, Indianapolis (2013-14); Volunteer, Catholic Radio and Central Indiana Council on Aging, Indianapolis (2014-15); Volunteer, Providence Spirituality & Conference Center, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods (2016-2020); Prayer, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods (2020-21).

In Massachusetts: Teacher, Cheverus High School, Malden (1968-69).

In Germany: Teacher, American International School, Dusseldorf (1977-80).

In Iowa: Pastoral Associate, St. Mary Magdalen Church/St. Patrick, Bloomfield (2000-07).


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