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WERNER, CPPS, Sister Mary Canice Resurrection liturgy for Precious Blood Sister M. Canice Werner, 96, will be held at Salem Heights Chapel, 4960 Salem Ave., Dayton, OH on Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. Visitation will be at the Chapel on Thursday from 9:00-10:00 a.m. preceding the liturgy. Sister died at Maria Joseph Center in Dayton, OH on Monday, April 22, 2013. Canice had been a Sister of the Precious Blood for 81 years. The oldest of four children born to Bernard and Isabel (Nunlist) Werner, Frances was born in Oldenburg, Indiana in September, 1916. On January 21, 1932 at the age of 15, she formally entered the Congregation of the Sisters of the Precious Blood. Through 33 years Sister Canice ministered as a dedicated, always learning teacher and later as an innovative principal in elementary schools in Celina, Ottawa, Millville, Cleveland and Dayton, Ohio. She taught at the University of Dayton from 1966-69. After acquiring a master's in Educational Research Sister did full time research and evaluation six years for the Dayton Board of Education in Ohio. She served her Sisters in the Order for 12 years in various capacities: Southern Region Councilor, Secretary General and President. Leading her Congregation, this inspiring woman, collaborated with other Precious Blood Orders in articulating their common Precious Blood Spirituality. At the end of her presidency in 1984 she, with much enthusiasm, served in the Saginaw Diocesan School Office and later served as interim administrator of Marian Hall in Flint, MI. In the following 11 years Sister generously served in Dayton, OH as the Congregation's Mission Coordinator and was actively involved in the Interfaith Action for a Violence Free America, the Interfaith Ministers for Reconciliation, and the Greater Dayton Christian Connections. In 1999 Sister Canice retired to Salem Heights in Dayton, Ohio; in March, 2013 illness took her to The Maria Joseph Center. Sister Canice Werner is survived by her sister, Marie (Herman) Ruef of Dayton, Ohio and many nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death were her sister, Helen, who died in infancy and her brother Bernard Werner. Internment will take place in the Salem Heights Cemetery.
Published in Dayton Daily News on Apr. 23, 2013