Sister Ann Therese's Services
Visitation: 4:00 p.m.—6:15 p.m., Monday, November 25, 2019, Sacred Heart Convent Chapel, 1237 W. Monroe St. in Springfield. Visitation begins with a prayer service.
Funeral Mass: 6:30 p.m., Monday, November 25, 2019, Sacred Heart Convent Chapel, Dominican Father Peter Witchousky, celebrant.
Morning Prayer, Remembering, and Final Commendation: 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, November 26, 2019, at Sacred Heart Convent Chapel. Burial follows at Calvary Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Dominican Sisters Retirement Fund, 1237 W. Monroe St., Springfield, IL, 62704.
Springfield Dominican Sister Ann Therese Haupers died November 21, 2019, at Sacred Heart Convent, Springfield, Ill. She was born in Chicago in 1918 to William and Ann Theresa (Kavanaugh) Haupers, who named her Mary Elizabeth. In 1940 she made profession of vows at Sacred Heart Convent, Springfield.
Sister Ann Therese’s calm temperament and kind demeanor suited her well for her ministerial life. For a total of 28 years she taught music in Catholic elementary schools throughout Illinois in Paris, Philo, Carrollton, Penfield, Granite City, and Aurora. During her six years in Philo she was also the principal. For another 22 years she was a classroom teacher, first at her home parish, St. Edward, Chicago, then at Holy Cross, Mendota, 1970-1979; and Ss. Peter & Paul, Cary, 1979-1990.
Sister Anne Therese was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers William (Estelle) and Peter (Margaret) Haupers, and her sister Catherine (Robert) Lewis. She is survived by her nephews, Peter, Michael, and Joseph Haupers, and Jim Lewis; her nieces Joan Kallas and Catherine Smith, and her Dominican Sisters.
The Dominican Sisters and family of Sister Ann Therese are served by Butler Funeral homes. Visit https://www.butlerfuneralhomes.com/ to offer your condolences.
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