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Sister Mary Lois Speaks

Obituary for Sister Mary Lois Speaks

August 18, 1944 - May 6, 2017
Maple Mount, Kentucky | Age 72


Sister Mary Lois Speaks, 72, an Ursuline Sister of Mount Saint Joseph, died Saturday, May 6, 2017, in her 54th year as an Ursuline Sister. She was a native of Henderson.
Sister Mary Lois greeted everyone with a wide smile and was always available with a listening heart. She loved nature and teaching, fought for social justice issues and helped organize the Ursuline Associates as their second director (1991-96).
Sister Mary Lois was a teacher at St. Alphonsus School, St. Joseph (1966-67) and Blessed Mother School, Owensboro (1967). She was parish coordinator at St. Pius X Parish, Owensboro (1972-76). She also taught and served elsewhere in Kentucky and in Nebraska. She served as the charismatic renewal coordinator for the Archdiocese of Louisville (1982-89), and served in Marion County from 1997-2017 in education and spiritual direction.
Survivors include a sister, Phyllis Speaks of Henderson; three brothers, Don Speaks and William Francis Speaks of Henderson and John Speaks of Owensboro; nieces and nephews and members of her religious community.
Visitation begins at 4 p.m. Tuesday in the Motherhouse Chapel, with a wake service at 6:30. The funeral Mass is at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory is handling arrangements.
Gifts in honor of Sister Mary Lois can be made to the Ursuline Sisters, 8001 Cummings Road, Maple Mount, KY 42356.

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900 Old Hartford Road
Owensboro, KY 42303
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