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Sister Joan Walz

Obituary for Sister Joan Walz

July 1, 1931 - July 5, 2017
Mount Saint Joseph, Kentucky | Age 86


Sister Joan Walz, 86, an Ursuline Sister of Mount Saint Joseph, died July 5, 2017, in Owensboro, in her 67th year of religious life. She was a native of Hawesville. Her former religious name was Sister Joan of Arc. Sister Joan was a compassionate, hard-working and selfless person. She always knew when someone needed her to listen or to share her wonderful sense of humor. She was a teacher at Mount Saint Joseph Academy (1965-69), and at Trinity High School in Whitesville (1969-73). She was director of retirement at Maple Mount from 1973-88, and served on the community's Leadership Council from 1980-88, the last four years as assistant superior. She worked as a nurse at Maple Mount from 1993-99. She has ministered throughout the Diocese of Owensboro, in Nebraska and in Louisville. She retired to the Motherhouse in 2016, and was active in prayer.

Survivors include a sister, Dorothy Jackson of Owensboro, and a brother, George (Nancy) Walz, of Harned; nieces and nephews and the members of her religious community.

The funeral Mass is at 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 10, at Mount Saint Joseph, where visitation begins Sunday at 4 p.m., with a wake service at 6:30 p.m.
Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory, Owensboro, is handling arrangements.

Gifts in memory of Sister Joan may take the form of donations to the Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph, 8001 Cummings Road, Maple Mount, KY 42356.

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Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory

900 Old Hartford Road
Owensboro, KY 42303
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