Sr. Teresa Carol Van Compernolle, 89, of the Srs. of St. Francis, died Tuesday, March 25, 2014.
Born Nov. 26, 1924, 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.
Sr. Teresa Carol was a creative primary school teacher who spent most of her career teaching first grade. She came from a large family and her quiet style and patience provided a very nurturing environment for her students.
Schools she taught at include St. Joseph’s, St. Aloysius, St. Clare’s and St. Bonaventure’s in Cincinnati, Ohio; St. Ann’s in Hamilton, Ohio; Holy Cross in St. Louis, Mo.; Our Lady of Sorrows in Kansas City, Mo.; Little Flower, St. Lawrence and Holy Trinity in Indianapolis; St. Gabriel’s in Connersville and St. Anthony’s in Morris. Later in life, she spent three years at a business office in Florida before returning to the Motherhouse where she became a nanny to 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.
Services were all March 28, at the convent chapel, with Rev. Robert Gilday officiating and burial in the convent cemetery. Weigel Funeral Home handled arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the Srs. of St. Francis, P.O. Box 100, Oldenburg, IN, 47036.