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Sister Rita Black

Sister Rita was born on December 18, 1927 and died on March 30, 2017.


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Sister Rita Black was born Rita Mae on Dec. 18, 1927. She died on March 30, 2017. She was 89 years old and had been a Sister of Providence for 71 years.

Sister Rita entered the Congregation on July 22, 1945. She professed first and final vows on Jan. 23, 1948 and 1953, respectively.

Sister Rita ministered as a teacher at several schools in Indiana, Illinois and California, including time at St. Benedict and St. Margaret Mary schools, both in Terre Haute, Indiana. In 1975, she began a ministry in nursing, eventually traveling to Alabama, where she ministered with Edmundite Missions, serving African communities.

Sister Rita was a known card shark.


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