Sister Patricia Neihouse died July 22, at Mount Joseph Senior Village in Concordia, KS. She was 81 years old and a Sister of St. Joseph for 63 years. She was born in Salina, KS on July 25, 1936 to John and Inez (Faulke) Neihouse, the fifth of thirteen children, and was baptized Patricia Helen. She entered the Sisters of St. Joseph, Concordia, Kansas on September 8, 1954. On March 18, 1955, Patricia received the habit of the Sisters of St. Joseph and was given the name Sister Mary Jonella, later changing back to her baptismal name. She pronounced first vows on March 19, 1956 and final vows on March 19, 1959.
Sister Pat received a BA degree in metaphysics and social studies from Marymount College in 1963. She taught in Concordia from 1956-1960; followed by a year in Leawood, KS. With the exception of a couple years when she took a sabbatical to care for her ailing sister, Pat served the community in Brazil from 1963 to 2017, holding several leadership positions on the Brazilian Council. Due to ill health, Pat return to the United States to the Motherhouse in November of 2017 and to Mount Joseph Senior Village in 2018.
Sister Pat was preceded in death by her parents and six sisters. She is survived by two brothers and four sisters. A Bible Vigil Service will be held July 26 at 7:00 p.m. in the Nazareth Motherhouse Chapel with Sister Janet Lander as the eulogist. The Mass of Christian Burial will be July 27 at 10:30 a.m. in the Motherhouse Chapel with Father Jim Dallen presiding. The internment of cremains will be in the Nazareth Motherhouse Cemetery. Chaput-Buoy Funeral Home, 325 W. 6th St., Concordia, KS is in charge of arrangements. Memorials for Sister Patricia Neihouse may be given to the Sisters of St. Joseph Health Care/ Retirement Fund or the Apostolic Works of the Sisters; P.O Box 279, Concordia, KS 66901. For online condolences, please visit www.chaputbuoy.com.
- AG News