Sr. Mary Judith Howe OSB
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Sr. Mary Judith Howe OSB, 89, (formerly Margaret Elizabeth) died peacefully at St. Paul Hermitage where she was a resident.
She was one of 10 children born in Bristow, Ind., to Arthur and Pear (Miller) Howe. She entered Monastery Immaculate Conception, Ferdinand, IN, in 1941. She was a founding member of Our Lady of Grace Monastery, Beech Grove, Ind. An educator throughout her career, she taught at various schools in the Diocese of Evansville, and the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, Sr. Mary Judith received her BA degree from St. Benedict College and her MBA from the University of Notre Dame. She also served her religious community as their Treasurer.
Her parents; brothers, William, Homer, Ernest and Albert Howe; her sisters, Geneva, Verna and Joan Howe, Cordelia Hoefling and Virginia Barnes preceded Sr. Mary Judith in death.
Her religious community; several nieces and nephews survive her.
Visitation will be on Wednesday, February 27, 2013, from 1 until 2:30 p.m. at St. Paul Hermitage and from 4 until 8 p.m. at Our Lady of Grace Monastery with a wake service at 7 p.m. Her funeral will be Thursday, February 28, 2013, at 4 p.m., with visitation from 2 p.m. until the funeral. Memorial contributions may be made to the Retired Sister's Fund, c/o Our Lady of Grace Monastery, 1402 Southern Avenue, Beech Grove, Indiana 46107 or online at www.benedictine.com. Little & Sons Funeral Home, Beech Grove, are entrusted with the arrangements.
Published in Courier Press on Feb. 26, 2013