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Sister David Ellen Van Dyke

Sister David Ellen was born on March 12, 1929 and died on July 9, 2011.

Sister David Ellen Van Dyke

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Sister David Ellen was born Luella Mae Van Dyke on March 12, 1929. She died on July 9, 2011. She was 82 years old and had been a Sister of Providence for 63 years.

Sister David Ellen entered the Congregation on July 22, 1947. She professed first and final vows on Jan. 23, 1950 and 1955, respectively.

Her first teaching ministry was at St. Paul, Sellersburg, Indiana, in 1950. She taught at other schools in North Carolina and Indiana, including stints at Sacred Heart in Terre Haute, Indiana, in the 1960s, 1970s and 1990s. She also ministered in the Providence Printery. After 10 years as principal at Sacred Heart, she officially returned home to the Woods in 2002.


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