Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana


June 5, 2014

Sister Kathleen McShay, OSF, 79


Sister Kathleen McShay, OSF, 79, of the Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg, died Wednesday, June 4, 2014, at the convent.

Born May 9, 1935, in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of Mildred (Sage) and Hubert McShay. She entered the convent Sept. 8, 1953, and made her final vows Aug. 12, 1959. 

Sister Kathleen worked 48 years as a teacher, director of religious education, home health care worker, hospital chaplain and pastoral associate. Schools she taught at and parishes she assisted with include St. Mary's, Evansville; Holy Family, Richmond; St. Bernadette's, St. Mark's, St. Lawrence and Nativity Parish, Indianapolis; Archdiocesan office, Indianapolis; St. Peter's, Columbia City; St. Michael's, Brookville; Holy Guardian Angels, Cedar Grove; St. Mary's, Middletown, Ohio; St. Bartholomew's, Cincinnati; St. Mary's, Oxford, Ohio; and St. Mary's, Warsaw, Missouri; The Community Hospital, Indianapolis; Richmond Hospital, Richmond; Home Health Care, Franklin; and Margaret Mary Health, Batesville, is where she served as chaplain or in home health care. 

She is survived by her sister, Mary Ellen Barnes, as well as several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Pat Kegeris and brother William McShay.

Visitation is Friday, June 6, from 1-3 p.m. followed by funeral services at the convent chapel with the Rev. Pat McCluskey, OFM, officiating. Burial will be in the convent cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Sisters of St. Francis, P.O. Box 100, Oldenburg, IN 47036 (


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