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Sister Mary Charles Spalding

Sister Mary Charles was born on January 7, 1914 and died on March 11, 2011.

Sister Mary Charles Spalding

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Sister Mary Charles was born Frances Ruth Spalding on Jan. 7, 1914. She died on March 11, 2011. She was 97 years old and had been a Sister of Providence for 80 years.

Sister Mary Charles entered the Congregation on Dec. 24, 1930. She professed first and final vows on Aug. 15, 1933 and 1938, respectively.

For more than five decades, Sister Mary Charles ministered in education, beginning at All Saints, Hammond, Indiana, in 1933. She taught at other schools in Indiana, as well as schools in Illinois, North Carolina, Oklahoma and Washington, D.C. She returned home to the Woods in 1995 where she ministered as a receptionist at Providence Spirituality & Conference Center.

Sister Mary Charles’ aunt, Sister Francis Genevieve Greenwell, was also a Sister of Providence.


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