July 2, 1914 - June 11, 2010
Sister Mary Cyril Coesens, PHJC passed away on June 11, 2010 at the Catherine Kasper Home, Donaldson, Indiana. She was born Bertha Coesens to Cyril and Eugenia (Cornelis) Coesens on July 2, 1914 in South Bend, Indiana. She entered the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ community and professed her first vows on June 25, 1933.
Sister Mary Cyril ministered in education from 1933 to 1976 at various schools in Minnesota, Indiana and Illinois. In 1976 she began a new career as a nurse’s aide and physical therapist at Catherine Kasper Home and continued her ministry with the elderly until her retirement in 2002.
May Sister Mary Cyril rest in peace!
Memorial contributions may be made to the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ, PO Box 1, Donaldson, IN 46513.