Sister Katherine Wewer, OSB, 87, entered into eternal life on January 12, 2015. The oldest of three children born to John and Katharine (Telaar) Wewer was born October 24, 1927 and grew up in Morrison Bluff, AR. She entered St. Scholastica Monastery in 1945, choosing the name of Sister Eugenia. In 1973, she asked to be released from her vows and worked as a dietician in North Little Rock. In 1979, she asked to be readmitted to St. Scholastica, making her first vows in 1981 and using her baptismal name of Katharine. Sister Katharine celebrated two silver jubilees (1945-72 and 1981-2006) and was a sister for a total of 59 years.
She worked in the culinary arts at Subiaco Abbey, the monastery kitchen, and St. Joseph Home for Children in North Little Rock. She also worked as a receptionist and chauffeur in the monastery. She became a patient in the infirmary in 1992.
She was preceded in death by her parents and brother Caspar. She is survived by one sister, Christine Wewer, and her monastic family.
The funeral Mass was celebrated on January 14, 2015 with Fr. David McKillin presiding followed by her burial in the monastery cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Scholastica Continuing Care Fund, P. O. Box 3489, Fort Smith, AR 72913. Donate In Sr. Katharine Wewer’s Memory
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