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Sister Rosemary Powers

Formerly Sister Mary Gilbert

Sister Rosemary was born on January 18, 1917 and died on December 16, 2009.

Sister Rosemary Powers

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Sister Rosemary, formerly Sister Mary Gilbert, was born Cecilia Rosemary Powers on Jan. 18, 1917. She died on Dec. 16, 2009. She was 92 years old and had been a Sister of Providence for 74 years.

Sister Rosemary entered the Congregation on Jan. 12, 1935. She professed first and final vows on Aug. 15, 1937 and 1942, respectively.

She began her 40-year plus ministry in teaching at St. Catherine, Indianapolis, in 1937. She taught at other schools in Indiana, as well as schools in Illinois and St. Louis, where she ministered at Annunziata for several years. She returned to the Woods in 1984 and ministered as an administrative assistant while volunteering in the Archives Department.

An avid sports fan, Sister Rosemary enjoyed the NCAA basketball tournament and taught tennis.


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