Sister Teresa Ann Ellegood, OSF


Clinton Franciscan Sister Teresa Ann Ellegood OSF, age 96, of Clinton died Friday, Nov. 19, 2010 at the Alverno Health Care Facility, Clinton.

A Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 A.M. on Tuesday, Nov. 23 at The Canticle, 843 13th Ave. N., Clinton. Rev. Joseph Nguyen will preside. Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m., Monday, Nov. 22, at The Canticle with a rosary at 4 p.m. and scripture service at 6:30 p.m. Burial will be in St. Irenaeus Cemetery. Casket bearers will be relatives, friends and members of the Sisters of St. Francis. The Pape Funeral Home is assisting.

Sister Teresa was born in Fancy Farm, Kentucky on Aug. 8, 1914, the daughter of Lawrence W. and Teresa Hobbs Ellegood. She attended St. Denis Elementary School in Fancy Farm, graduated from Mount St. Clare Academy, Clinton, received her A.A. degree from Mount St. Clare College, Clinton, and her B.A. from St. Ambrose College, Davenport. Sister Teresa Ann held an Iowa Elementary Professional Teaching Certificate. She joined the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Francis in Clinton on Aug. 23, 1930 and received her final vows on June 21, 1936. She celebrated her 80th jubilee as a Clinton Franciscan this past summer.

Sister Teresa Ann taught primary and intermediate grades for 57 years. She taught in Vail, Denison, Lourdes, Perry, Hawarden, and Fonda in Iowa; in Carrollton, Missouri; in Toluca, Oak Lawn and Chicago in Illinois. She retired to Mount St. Clare Convent in 1990 where she assisted with the Mount St. Clare tutoring program. She lived at The Canticle from 1997 until 1999 when she moved to The Alverno Health Care Facility.


Sister Teresa Ann is survived by one sister, Dorothy Russell of Mayfield, Kentucky and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by six brothers and two sisters. Online condolences may be left at

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