Sr. Johnette Finis, 91, OSB, Ferdinand

Sr. JohynetteSister Johnette Finis, OSB, 91, Monastery Immaculate Conception, Ferdinand, died Thursday ( June 20) at the monastery.

She was born in Vincennes on January 23, 1922, to John and Catherine (Baier) Finis.

She entered the Sisters of St. Benedict of Ferdinand in 1940 and made her monastic profession of vows in 1942. She was a music teacher for 32 years, teaching at St. Benedict and St. Joseph schools in Evansville, Assumption and Christ the King schools in Indianapolis and Precious Blood and Holy Angels schools in Fort Wayne as well as in Haubstadt, Ferdinand and St. Meinrad. She was director of religious education at Celestine and a music minister for parishes in Boonville, Louisville, Lanesville, Montgomery and Evansville. She worked in volunteer services for Holy Family Parish and Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper. She served in hospitality as a receptionist at Kordes Center and in supportive services at the monastery. Since 1997, she has served in the ministry of prayer.

Surviving are nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Margaret Furry and Sister Kathleen Finis, OSB, and two brothers, Father John Finis and Frank Finis.

Funeral services at 4:30 p.m. Monday at the monastery. Burial will be in the monastery cemetery. Friends may call from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday and 2 to 4:15 p.m. Monday at the monastery. A wake service will be held at 7:15 p.m. Sunday. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sisters of St. Benedict of Ferdinand.
Becher Funeral Home in Ferdinand is in charge of arrangements.

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