Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana

Obituaries

February 2, 2014

Sister Constance Smith, 91

Sister Constance Smith, 91, of the Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg, died Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, at the convent. 

Born Nov. 28, 1922, in Batesville, she was the daughter of Teresa (Miller) and Arthur Smith.

She entered the convent Sept. 15, 1942, and made her final vows Aug. 12, 1948. A teacher, she spent three years in elementary education before moving on to secondary education, teaching math, physics, chemistry and electronics for over 50 years. Schools she taught at include Holy Trinity, St. Louis; Our Lady of Mercy, Dayton, Ohio; Fenwick High School, Middletown, Ohio; St. Mary Academy and Scecina High School, Indianapolis; and Oldenburg Academy. 

She retired to the Motherhouse in 1997, but stayed active as director of retirement along with some substitute teaching at Oldenburg Academy. 

Sister Constance is survived by her sisters, Mildred Schaedel, New Smyrna Beach, Fla., and Mary Jo Fry, Batesville; and brother Norbert Smith, Carmel.

She was preceded in death by her parents, sister Rita Schneider and brothers George, Harold, Louis and Carl Smith.

Visitation is Monday, Feb. 3, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. followed by the service officiated by the Rev. Joseph Nelson, OFM, at the Motherhouse. Burial is in the convent cemetery. Memorials may be made to Sisters of St. Francis, P.O. Box 100, Oldenburg, IN, 47036 (www.OldenburgFranciscans.org). Weigel Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

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