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Sister Leona Walsh

Formerly Sister Mary Charlene

Sister Leona was born on September 21, 1930 and died on June 10, 2010.

Sister Leona Walsh

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Sister Leona, formerly Sister Mary Charlene, was born Leona Marie Walsh on Sept. 21, 1930. She died on June 10, 2010. She was 79 years old and had been a Sister of Providence for 57 years.

Sister Leona entered the Congregation on Feb. 14, 1953. She professed first and final vows on Aug. 15, 1955 and 1960, respectively.

Her teaching ministry began in 1955 at St. Catherine, Indianapolis. She taught at other schools in Indianapolis, as well as schools in Illinois. From 1963 to 1976, she taught or served as a librarian at Ladywood High School, later known as Ladywood-St. Agnes in Indianapolis. In 1976, she returned to the Woods to minister as librarian at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, where she stayed until 2002.

Sister Leona enjoyed playing the card game Bridge.


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