Sister Annella Reginelli, OSB of St. Scholastica Monastery, Fort Smith, entered into eternal life on October 18, 2013 at the age of 98. She was born September 25, 1915 in Lake Village, AR, to Alexander and Anne Reginelli. She entered St. Scholastica Convent in 1931 and made her monastic profession June 24, 1934. She earned her Bachelors degree in Education at Mount St. Scholastica College, Atchison, KS in 1955. Her 49 years of teaching were spent at St. Meinrad, Prairie View; St. Anne, Paris; Archbishop O’Brien, Russellville; St. Joseph, Fayetteville; Sacred Heart, Verona, MO; Sacred Heart, Charleston; St. Mary, Lake Village, and St. Joseph Orphanage, North Little Rock, where she was the administrator from 1955-61. After her retirement from teaching at age 72, Sister Annella returned to St. Joseph’s, doing child care in their day care center until 1997. She was proud of her rose garden and was delighted to share her roses with the sisters.
Sister Annella was preceded in death by her parents, four sisters, and five brothers. She is survived by the members of her monastic community
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