Sr. Kathleen McShay O.S.F., 79, of the Sisters of St. Francis in Oldenburg, passed away Wednesday, June 4, 2014, at the convent.
Born May 9, 1935, in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of Mildred (Sage) and Hubert McShay.
She entered the convent Sept. 8, 1953, and made her final vows Aug. 12, 1959. Sr. Kathleen worked 48 years as a teacher, director of religious education, home health care worker, hospital chaplain and pastoral associate.
Schools at which she taught and parishes she assisted include St. Mary’s in Evansville, Holy Family in Richmond, St. Bernadette’s, St. Mark’s, St. Lawrence and Nativity Parish in Indianapolis; St. Peter’s in Columbia City, St. Michael’s in Brookville, Holy Guardian Angels in Cedar Grove, St. Mary’s in Middletown, Ohio; and St. Mary’s in Warsaw, Missouri.
She served as chaplain or in home health care at Community Hospital in Indianapolis, Richmond Hospital in Richmond, Home Health Care in Franklin and Margaret Mary Health in Batesville.
She is survived by her sister Mary Ellen Barnes as well as several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Pat Kegeris, and brother, William McShay.
Visitation is from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, June 6, at the convent chapel.
Funeral services follow at 3 p.m., Rev. Pay McCluskey O.F.M. officiating.
Burial will be in the convent cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Srs. of St. Francis, P.O. Box 100, Oldenburg, IN 47036 (www.OldenburgFranciscans.org).