Sister Florence Kuhn (Sister Virginice), Poor Handmaid of Jesus Christ, died on May 25, 2021 at the Catherine Kasper Home, Donaldson, Indiana.
She was born in Quincy, IL on June 16, 1923 to Theodore and Anna (Kroeger) who preceded her in death along with her brothers Albert, John, Clarence, and Carl and her sisters Virginia and Esther. She was the sixth of seven children. She is survived by her sister-in-law Margie Kuhn and several nieces and nephews.
Sister Florence entered the Poor Handmaid Community in 1941 taking the name Sister Virginice. Sr. Florence professed her vows on June 25, 1944.
Sister Florence graduated with a B.S. in Humanities at Loyola University, Chicago, IL and received her Master’s degree in Special Reading from Cardinal Stritch College. Her primary ministry for 43 years included assignments for St. Augustine, Chicago, IL; Angel Guardian Orphanage, Chicago, IL; St. Mary’s Edwardsville, IL; Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Hammond, IN; St. John’s Belleville, IL; Germantown Elementary, Germantown, IL; St. Mary’s Mt. Carmel, IL and St. Mary’s East Chicago, IN. Semi retirement provided time for her to be a Sister Hostess at St. Mary Medical in Gary, IN and then for Pastoral Care activities at St. Vincent’s Nursing Home in Quincy, IL.
No life story would be complete without acknowledging that Sister was a diehard Cardinal baseball fan. Visitors to her room might readily conclude that was so true when viewing walls, mementos and often her clothing. Her excitement with the Cardinal teams passed onto others most especially to those when she ministered when she was close to St. Louis not so much the Chicago area!
She officially retired on February 17, 2013 and moved to Catherine’s Cottage and then moved to the Catherine Kasper Home at the Center of Donaldson, IN.
Visitation will be held at the Ancilla Domini Chapel at the Center of Donaldson, IN on Friday, May 28, 2021 from 9:30 am to 11 am ET. The Mass of Resurrection will follow in the Chapel at 11:00 am ET and burial will follow the Liturgy in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Donaldson, IN. The services will be livestreamed beginning at 11:00 am ET: www.poorhandmaids.org/live.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ,
PO Box 1, Donaldson, Indiana 46513 or on www.poorhandmaids.org.
Belinda Osborne says
You always had a smile. I enjoyed talking with you when I worked at St. Vincent’s Nursing Home. Thankful I got to know you.
margaret pixey says
Deepest sympathies to all the PHJC community. Sr. Florence was Indiana die hard St. Louis Cardinal Fan. Today everyone needs to wear their colors in her honor. She alwasy wore a smile and mintered Gods love to all. During my vocation at CKH she volunteered in Pastoral Care, distributing Jesus, in the Eucharist, vsiting residents, cheering up the staff, Praying with others and many other duties, She aslo shared her own life experiences of Pastoral Care with me. Quincy will always be in her heart, she loved it there. Sr. Florence is a real trooper as Saint Katerina Kasper was.
Hugs, prayers, and sympathies,