Sister Ellen Clare (Dolores Marie) Measner died on October 24, 2023 at Seton Residence in Evansville, Indiana. Sister was born on October 27, 1936 in Chicago, Illinois and was one of two children of Clarence Edward and Eleanor Elizabeth (Stewart) Measner. She graduated from Mundelein Cathedral High School in Chicago and entered the Daughters of Charity in St. Louis, Missouri in 1955.
Sister Ellen Clare received a B.S. degree in Biology from Marillac College in St. Louis in 1959 and an LPN certificate from Chicago Public Schools in 1983. Sister served in a variety of ministries including as a college teacher at St. Mary Medical Center in Evansville, Indiana (1959-1964) and at St. Joseph Hospital in Alton, Illinois (1964-1967); as a CCD teacher in San Antonio (1967-1969); and as a secondary teacher at St. Patrick High School in Chicago (1969-1970).
Sister then served as a house mother for one year at Allen Memorial Home in Mobile, Alabama (1970-1971); then, she was missioned to Marillac Social Center in Chicago to serve as the Coordinator of Model City (1971-1985). Sister then served as a nurse at St. Joseph Hospital in Chicago (1985-1989); as an Elderly Outreach Worker at St. Margaret Services in Montgomery, Alabama (1989-2001); as a Homemaker at Catholic Charities (2002-2009) in Chicago; a Shop Assistant at St. Vincent de Paul Center in Chicago (2009); and as an Assistant Activities Director at Villa Maria in Birmingham, Alabama (2009-2014). Sister then came to Seton Residence to serve in the Ministry of Prayer in 2014, which she continued until the time of her death.
A Wake Service was held on Thursday, October 26, in the Seton Residence Chapel and the Mass of Christian Burial took place on Friday, October 27, in the Seton Residence Chapel with interment in St. Joseph Cemetery.
Sister Ellen Clare was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Robert, and she is survived by loving family members, her Sisters in Community and many friends. Donations may be made to the Daughters of Charity, 4330 Olive Street, St. Louis, MO 63108.