Sr. Mary Gilbert Schipp, OSB (formerly Vera Katharine), 86, died peacefully, on July 3, 2020.  Sr. Mary Gilbert was born on February 14, 1934 in Ferdinand, Indiana to the late Gilbert and Laura Schipp.  She entered Monastery Immaculate Conception in Ferdinand, Indiana in 1952.  She was a founding member of Our Lady of Grace Monastery in Beech Grove.

She graduated from Academy Immaculate Conception, Ferdinand, Indiana.  She received a BS Degree in Education from St. Benedict College and taught at various schools in the Diocese of Evansville, Indiana and the Archdiocese of Indianapolis.  She received her MBA from the University of Notre Dame and served as a Bookkeeper at St. Paul Hermitage.  In 1974 she became the Administrator of St. Paul Hermitage. Sr. Mary Gilbert was appointed Treasurer of her Religious Community in 1986, a position she held until her retirement in 2015.


Sr. Mary Gilbert was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Robert Schipp.  She is survived by her sisters, Clarissa Schipp of Ferdinand, Indiana, Norma Jean Schipp of Jasper, Indiana, brother, David Schipp of Jasper, Indiana, her Religious Community and several nieces and nephews.

Due to restrictions connected to the coronavirus, no public wake or funeral will be held. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Retired Sisters’ Fund, c/o Sisters of St. Benedict, 1402 Southern Avenue, Beech Grove, Indiana 46107 or online at  Little & Sons Funeral Home, Beech Grove, is entrusted with the arrangements.   


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