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Sister Ruth Ellen Doane

Sister Ruth Ellen was born on April 19, 1936 and died on February 5, 2021.

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Sister Ruth Ellen is a native of Jasper, Indiana. Her final ministry was in prayer at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.

Sister Ruth Ellen entered the Congregation on January 4, 1954. She professed final vows on August 15, 1961.

She graduated from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics. She also has a master’s degree in mathematics from Cornell University and another master’s degree in theology from Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology.

She has ministered as a teacher and pastoral associate. Sister Ruth Ellen was a member of the adjunct faculty at Oakland City University.

Here is her complete ministry

Sister Ruth Ellen Doane

Complete Ministry

In Illinois: Teacher, St. Athanasius, Evanston (1956-61); Mathematics Curriculum Director, Providence-St. Mel, Chicago (1980-85); Adult Education Coordinator/Adjunct Faculty, Our Lady of the Westside, Chicago/Triton College, River Grove (1985-88).

In Indiana: Teacher, St Patrick, Indianapolis (1961-68); Teacher, Our Lady of Providence High School, Clarksville (1970-77); Teacher, Marian Heights Academy, Ferdinand (1988-93); Pastoral Associate, St. Ferdinand Parish, Ferdinand (1993-99); Adjunct Facilitator, Oakland City University, Ferdinand (1999-2000); Development Office Assistant, Providence Cristo Rey High School, Indianapolis (2007-08); Volunteer, A Caring Place Adult Day Services, Indianapolis (2009-13); Volunteer, The Crisis Connection, Indianapolis (2013-14); Volunteer, Catholic Radio and Central Indiana Council on Aging, Indianapolis (2014-15); Volunteer, Providence Spirituality & Conference Center, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods (2016-2020); Prayer, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods (2020-21).

In Massachusetts: Teacher, Cheverus High School, Malden (1968-69).

In Germany: Teacher, American International School, Dusseldorf (1977-80).

In Iowa: Pastoral Associate, St. Mary Magdalen Church/St. Patrick, Bloomfield (2000-07).


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