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Sister Rita Clare Gerardot

Sister Rita Clare Gerardot, passed away on Monday, June 20, 2022, at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana. She was 95-years-old and had been a Sister of Providence for 78 years.

Funeral services for Sister Rita Clare will take place on Thursday, June 30, 2022, in 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 Rita Clare to the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.

We welcome you to share your memories of Sister Rita Clare in the comment section below.

Sister Rita Clare Gerardot

Complete Ministry

In Indiana: Teacher, St. Catherine, Indianapolis (1947-51); Teacher, St. John, Vincennes (1952-53); Teacher/Principal/Superior, Sacred Heart, Whiting (1956-59); Teacher, St. John the Baptist, Fort Wayne (1965-67); Superior/Principal, St. Luke, Indianapolis (1967-69); Principal, St. Luke, Indianapolis (1973-77); Teacher, St. John the Baptist, Fort Wayne (1977-79); Pastoral Minister, St. Martin de Porres Parish, Syracuse (1981); Parish Minister with Elderly and Poor, Cathedral Parish, Indianapolis (1981-89); Health Care, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods (1992-93); Local Community Representative (LCR) Health Care, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods (1993-96); Director of Wellness Center, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods (1996-2008); Volunteer, Terre Haute, West Terre Haute, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods (2008-2015); Volunteer, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods (2015-2021); Prayer, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods (2021-2022).

In Illinois: Teacher, St. Columbkille, Chicago (1953-55); Teacher, St. Angela, Chicago (1955-56); Principal/Superior, St. Francis Xavier, Wilmette (1962-65); Receptionist/Administrative Assistant, Mother Theodore Guerin High School, River Grove (1989-92).

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  1. Vicki Tatman on June 21, 2022 at 4:38 pm

    Sr. Rita was my Great Aunt. I sure enjoyed the years our family would come down to The Woods for the weekend and stay in the little house. Sr. Rita always had a smile on her face. When she came up to visit, her stories often had me laughing so hard. She brought a new perspective to being a nun.

  2. madonna on June 22, 2022 at 6:44 pm

    May the angels take her to paradise. We may have briefly crossed paths at St. Catherine’s in Indianapolis. She surely would have been there with my brother and/or sister. Does anyone have any idea what grade she would have taught. Is Sister Rita Clare her religious name?

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