Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana


March 27, 2014

Sister Teresa Carol Van Compernolle, 89

Sister Teresa Carol Van Compernolle, 89, a member of the Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg, died Tuesday, March 25, 2014, at the convent. 

Born Nov. 26, 1924, in Kansas City, Mo., she was the daughter of Matilda (Soetaert) and Alphonse Van Compernolle. She entered the convent Sept. 8, 1944, and made her final vows Aug. 12, 1947.

Sister Teresa Carol was a creative primary school teacher, spending most of her career teaching first grade. Coming from a large family, her quiet style and patience provided a very nurturing environment for her students. Schools she taught at included St. Joseph’s, St. Aloysius, St. Clare’s and St. Bonaventure’s, Cincinnati; St. Ann’s, Hamilton, Ohio; Holy Cross, St. Louis; Our Lady of Sorrows, Kansas City; Little Flower, St. Lawrence and Holy Trinity, Indianapolis; St. Gabriel’s, Connersville; and St. Anthony’s, Morris. 

In later years, she spent three years at a business office in Florida before returning to the Motherhouse, where she became a nanny for three boys before retiring.

She is survived by nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; stepfather Alphonse Van de Walle; brothers Henry, Maurice, William, John, Alphonse and Albert Van Compernolle; stepsisters Mary Trow and Audry O’Neil; and stepbrother Maurice Van de Walle.

Visitation is Friday, March 28, from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the convent chapel. Funeral services follow at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Robert Gilday officiating. Burial is in the convent cemetery. 

Memorials may be made to the Sisters of St. Francis, P.O. Box 100, Oldenburg, IN, 47036 ( Weigel Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Text Only
Featured Ads
AP Video
US Trying to Verify Video of American's Killing FBI Director Addresses Ferguson Shooting in Utah Raw: Police at Scene of St. Louis Shooting Police: 2 Calif. Boys Planned School Shooting NOLA Police Chief Retires Amid Violent Crimes Lunch Bus Delivers Meals to Kids Out of School Water Bottles Recalled for Safety Researcher Testing On-Field Concussion Scanners Rockets Fired From Gaza, in Breach of Ceasefire Raw: Japanese Military Live Fire Exercise Police, Protesters Clash in Ferguson Independent Autopsy Reveals Michael Brown Wounds Nashville Embraces Motley Crue Obama: 'Time to Listen, Not Just Shout' Lawyer: Gov. Perry Indictment a 'Nasty Attack' Raw: Russian Aid Convoy Crosses Into Ukraine Iowa Man Builds Statue of a Golfer Out of Balls Assange Gets Cryptic About Leaving Embassy in UK Raw: Building Collapse in South Africa, 9 Dead Raw: Pope Francis Meets 'Comfort Women'
Seasonal Content
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.