Sister Ursula Stample, 101, Wolcottville, died Saturday, July 19, 2014 at her residence.
She was born March 14, 1913, in LaGrange, Ill., to Peter and Mary (Morasky) Stample.
She was baptized Ursula Constance Stample at Precious Blood Perish in Chicago, Ill. She moved to LaGrange, Ill., where she was confirmed at St. Xavier Parish as a teenager. At the age of 21, she entered into the convent of the Sisters of Saint Joseph in Illinois where she also worked as a lifeguard. While still living in Illinois, she was an 8th grade teacher at various schools and at Cook County Hospital with disabled children. Her family moved to Martin Lake in LaGrange in 1941. She graduated from Loyola University with an education degree. While living in LaGrange, Ind., she worked at Kneipp Springs in Rome City for three years. She also taught 8th grade at Holy Angels Parish in Sturgis, Mich. She later became the director of religious instruction at St. Gasper Parish in Rome City.
Surviving are one niece, Kathrena Fehrman, Plainfield, Ill.; and one nephew, Richard Blaha, Illinois.
She is preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Mildred Fehrman, and one nephew, Richard Fehrman.
Graveside service will be 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 22, at St. Gasper Cemetery in Rome City with Father Bernard Ramenaden officiating. Memorial Mass will be held at a later date by the The Sisters of St. Joseph of LaGrange in LaGrange Park, Ill.
Online condolences may be sent at www.carneyfrostfuneral home.com.
Carney-Frost Funeral in LaGrange is in charge of arrangements