Sister Martha Ann Rifner
Sister Martha Ann was born on March 1, 1925 and died on January 16, 2021.
Sister Martha Ann was born in Muncie, Indiana, and grew up in New Castle, Indiana. Her final ministry was in residential services at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.
Sister Martha Ann entered the Congregation in 1953, professing first vows in 1955 and final vows in 1960.
She graduated from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College with a bachelor’s degree in education and has a master’s degree in elementary education from Indiana State University.
Of her ministries, Sister Martha taught at St. Mary Carmelite in Joliet, Illinois, from 1959-1966, and also taught at Flaget Elementary in Vincennes, Indiana, from 1977-1987.
She returned to the Woods in 1987 to minister as the Congregation’s Director of Transportation, a position she maintained until 2001.
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