Sister Anne Lawrence celebrates 60 years of religious profession in 2020.
Sister Anne Lawrence was born in the south-central Illinois community of Greenville, and spent the greater part of her 60 years of religious profession educating children in Central Illinois. Her early years were spent in elementary schools. She taught most grades at one time or another, K-8, often taught music, and was principal at Little Flower School, Springfield, and at Sacred Heart Granite City, Ill.
She studied history and political science and in 1978 made the shift to secondary education, teaching at Marian Catholic High School in Chicago Heights and at Sacred Heart-Griffin, Springfield, where she brought her educational ministry to a conclusion as a beloved and patient tutor, in 2019. She now ministers in community service, overseeing supply distribution and filling in as organist for community prayer.
Sister Anne Lawrence was named Constance June by her parents, Stella and Erwin Buchmiller, who are deceased. Her brother Gregory is deceased. She has two living siblings, Marylin McDevitt, Highland, Ill., and Karen Rossi, Decatur, Ill.
Sister Anne Lawrence’s Ministry Assignments
1960-1961 St Bernadette, Evergreen Park, Ill., Grade 1
1961-1962 Sacred Heart, Granite City, Ill., Grades 1-2, music
1962-1966 St Bernadette, Evergreen Park, Ill., Grade 1
1966-1968 Christ the King, Springfield, Ill., Kindergarten
1968-1969 St Mary, Paris, Ill., Grades 4-5, music
1969-1970 St Frances Cabrini, Springfield, Ill., Grade 7, music
1970-1971 St Peter, Aurora, Ill., Grades 5-6, music
1971-1977 Little Flower, Springfield, Ill., Principal
1977-1978 Sacred Heart, Granite City, Ill., Principal, Grade 8, music
1978-1993 Marian Catholic, Chicago, Heights, Ill., History & government
1993-2019 Sacred Heart-Griffin, Springfield, Ill., History, finance office, tutor
2019-Present Sacred Heart Convent, Springfield, Ill., Supply manager