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Sister Edna Scheller

Sister Edna was born on May 28, 1932 and died on June 8, 2020.


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Sister Edna was a native of Evansville, Indiana. Her final ministry was in residential services for the Congregation.

Sister Edna entered the Congregation on January 8, 1950. She professed first and final vows on August 15, 1952 and 1957, respectively.

She graduated from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College with a bachelor’s degree in education. She also has a master’s degree in education from Indiana University.

Sister Edna’s first teaching ministry took place at St. Francis Borgia, Chicago. She has also taught at schools in North Carolina, Indiana and California.

Sister Edna also ministered as principal at Good Shepherd in Evansville (seven years); Good Shepherd in Pacifica, California (three years); St. Ambrose in Hollywood, California (six years); and Sacred Heart School in Clinton, Indiana (seven years).

Here is a list of her complete ministries:

In Indiana: Teacher, St. Catherine, Indianapolis (1956-57); Teacher, St. Bridget, Indianapolis (1957-65); Teacher, St. Luke, Indianapolis (1965-68); Teacher, St. Thomas Aquinas (1968-70); Teacher, Good Shepherd, Evansville (1970-77); Health Care Administrator, Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods (1988-92); Principal, Sacred Heart School, Clinton (1993-2000); Driver, Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods (2001); Coordinator of Transportation, Sisters of Providence (2001-16); Residential Services, Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods (2016-20).

In Illinois: Teacher, St. Francis Borgia (1952-55).

In North Carolina: Teacher, Blessed Sacrament (1955-56).

In California: Teacher, St. Joseph, Hawthorne (1977-79); Principal, Good Shepard, Pacifica (1979-82); Principal, St. Ambrose, Hollywood (1982-88).


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