Sr. Francis Assisi Kennedy, age 82 of the Sisters of St. Francis in Oldenburg, Indiana died Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at the convent. Born Anna Marie on January 13, 1938 in Indianapolis, Indiana, she is the daughter of Helen Marie (nee: Walsh) and Paul Kennedy.
She entered the convent as a senior at the Immaculate Conception Academy in 1956 and made final vows in 1961. Sr. Francis Assisi earned a B.A. in English from Marian University, an M.A. in English from John Carroll University in Cleveland, and she later earned a second M.A. in Literature from the Bread Loaf School of English at Middlebury College in Vermont.
Sr. Francis Assisi taught elementary through college aged students in schools throughout Indiana and Ohio teaching predominantly English, Journalism, Latin and Religion, earning the Indianapolis Archdiocese’s Excellence in Education award. She was also a member of the Marian College English Department for five years, assisted her Community with journalism and public relations work as well as writing for religious and educational journals.
Visitation will be Friday, February 7th from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. at the convent, followed by funeral services at 3:00 p.m. with Rev. Robert Weakley, OFM officiating. Due to chapel renovations, services will be held in the convent’s community room on second floor. Burial will be in the convent cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Sisters of St. Francis, P.O. Box 100, Oldenburg, Indiana, 47036 (www.OldenburgFranciscans.org). For complete notice and online condolences go to ww