Sister Evangelista Bankemper, 1896-1980

Born March 26, 1896, Covington, Kentucky
Entered St. Walburg Monastery, August 14, 1917
First Profession July 7, 1919
Died June 29, 1980

Sr. Evangelista Bankemper was born to John and Mary Stecht Bankemper and given the name Clara at her baptism. Clara was one of nine children, five girls and four boys. Clara entered St. Walburg Monastery on August 14, 1917. She became Sr. Evangelista the next year. Sr. Evangelista made first profession on July 7, 1919 and final profession on July 6, 1922. She celebrated her Silver Jubilee on July 6, 1944; Golden on August 10, 1969 and Diamond on July 1, 1979.

Sr. Evangelista was a teacher in the following schools:

  • St. John Orphanage (Grades 3-8) 1919-1927
  • St. Henry (Grades 5-8) 1929-30
  • St. Benedict (Grade 8) 1930-32
  • St. Benedict Commercial 1945-46
  • Holy Guardian Angels (Grades 5-8) 1932-35
  • Holy Cross High 1935-41
  • St. Anthony (Grades 5-8) 1941-43
  • St. Henry High 1943-45
  • Covington Latin School 1946-64
  • Blessed Sacrament (Grade 6) 1964-68

Sr. Evangelista assisted as organist in some of these missions. After retirement she tutored at Villa Madonna Academy. Her death occurred on June 29, 1980.

Sister Evangelista Bankemper, 1896-1980

Born March 26, 1896, Covington, Kentucky
Entered St. Walburg Monastery, August 14, 1917
First Profession July 7, 1919
Died June 29, 1980

Sr. Evangelista Bankemper was born to John and Mary Stecht Bankemper and given the name Clara at her baptism. Clara was one of nine children, five girls and four boys. Clara entered St. Walburg Monastery on August 14, 1917. She became Sr. Evangelista the next year. Sr. Evangelista made first profession on July 7, 1919 and final profession on July 6, 1922. She celebrated her Silver Jubilee on July 6, 1944; Golden on August 10, 1969 and Diamond on July 1, 1979.

Sr. Evangelista was a teacher in the following schools:

  • St. John Orphanage (Grades 3-8) 1919-1927
  • St. Henry (Grades 5-8) 1929-30
  • St. Benedict (Grade 8) 1930-32
  • St. Benedict Commercial 1945-46
  • Holy Guardian Angels (Grades 5-8) 1932-35
  • Holy Cross High 1935-41
  • St. Anthony (Grades 5-8) 1941-43
  • St. Henry High 1943-45
  • Covington Latin School 1946-64
  • Blessed Sacrament (Grade 6) 1964-68

Sr. Evangelista assisted as organist in some of these missions. After retirement she tutored at Villa Madonna Academy. Her death occurred on June 29, 1980.