Sister Christine  Patrick
Sister Christine Patrick died on March 18 at Mother Theodore Hall, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. She was born on Feb. 5, 1931 in Indianapolis, IN to Walter C. and Anna Scheidegger Patrick and was baptized Eleanor Mae.
Sister Christine entered the Congregation of the Sisters of Providence on Feb. 2, 1950 and professed Final Vows Aug.15, 1957. She earned a bachelor's degree from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College and a master's degree from Indiana University. In her 70 years as a Sister of Providence, she ministered as teacher and principal for 44 years in schools in Illinois, Indiana, Oklahoma, Washington, DC and Florida. She taught at Saint Margaret Mary School from 1958 to 1961. She interrupted her education ministry for seven years to serve as administrator of the Infirmary at the Motherhouse, from 1982 to 1989. A lover of animals, especially dogs, upon retirement she volunteered at the Southeastern Guide Dogs in East Palmetto, FL as well as serving at her parish in Bradenton, FL.
Sister Christine was an extraordinary teacher and administrator, able to inspire her staff to strive for excellence. A woman of deep faith and prayer, she gave herself without reserve to any task set before her.
Sister Christine is survived by a sister, Zoe Booker, of Indianapolis, IN. She is preceded in death by four sisters, Sister Ann William Patrick, SP, Sister Paul Patrick, SP, Joan Obergfell, and Margaret Hannon, as well as two brothers, Bernard Patrick and T. Dan Patrick. Due to the restrictions on group meetings, no public wake and funeral is scheduled. Burial is in the cemetery of the Sisters of Providence on March 27. The DeBaun Funeral Homes and Crematory assisted with arrangements. One may share or read memories of Sister Christine on the Sister of Providence webpage at Memorial contributions may be made to the Sisters of Providence, 1 Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876.
Published on March 24, 2020


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Dianne Glaser, niece
Mar 27, 2020
So many wonderful memories of
You, Aunt E! Seeing you at St. Mary
of The Woods and St. James!!
We’ll take good care of Mom for
May you Fly With Angels❣️
I Love You, Dianne
Stephen Ierulli and Family
Mar 27, 2020
Sister was such a wonderful and caring person. She made her positive impact on our entire family while acting as our Principal of St Joseph Catholic School. Even after retiring from that position Sister was a very important part of our family and her strong faith continued to be a guiding light of inspiration. God Bless, you will be missed but thought of often.
Joan Harris
Mar 26, 2020
My Aunt, Sister Christine was a kind, caring and Faith-Filled woman. Her smile and sense of humor were a Blessing to all who knew her. She is in Heaven with her Family now .... She will be missed!
Elaine Rosier
Mar 26, 2020
It was a blessing to me becoming a friend with Sister Christine. Sister was very well respected and loved by all at St. Joseph School and Church.
Marianne Ridgell
Mar 26, 2020
I met S. Christine in 1978 when we were working in Washington, DC. I not only gained a beautiful friendship but her loving family as well. I know we will all miss her beautiful smile, sense of humor, but such great memories give us peace.
Jim Obergfell
Mar 25, 2020
Love to you - always, Aunt Christine (Eleanor) Patrick. Thank you for always being there for so many people!!! Thank you!!!