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Sister Jane Bodine

Formerly Sister Janet

Sister Jane was born on September 9, 1919 and died on March 30, 2017.


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Sister Jane, formerly Sister Janet, was born Anna Jane on Sept. 9, 1919. She died March 30, 2017. She was 97 years old and had been a Sister of Providence for 80 years.

Sister Jane entered the Congregation on Jan. 6, 1937. She professed first and final vows on Aug. 15, 1939 and 1945, respectively.

Sister Jane ministered as a teacher in elementary schools, primary schools and high schools, teaching many subjects at the higher levels, including chemistry, physics and journalism. She also ministered as an assistant principal for five years and all of her teaching assignments were in Indiana and Illinois.

In 1970, she began a ministry by creating the United Southside Community Organization Adult Education Program in Indianapolis.

She was the first woman religious to serve on the board of the National Catholic Developmental Council.


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