Sister Gregory Koehler, 1888-1982
Born December 28, 1888, Maysville, Kentucky
Entered St. Walburg Monastery, June 5, 1927
First Profession February 10, 1929
Died August 5, 1982
Sr. Gregory Koehler was born in Maysville, Kentucky on December 28, 1888 to August and Philomena Rulif Koehler and given the name Mary at her baptism. Mary was one of eight children, six girls and two boys. Mary entered St. Walburg Monastery on June 5, 1927 and received the name Sr. Gregory and the habit on February 9, 1928. She made first profession on February 10, 1929 and final profession on August 25, 1932. She celebrated her silver jubilee on July 2,1954 and golden jubilee on July 1, 1979.
Sr. Gregory cared for the young girls at St. John Orphanage for about eighteen years. Her other ministry was service to the community as cook and housekeeper at the following missions: Holy Guardian Angels; St. Henry; St. Francis Xavier, Falmouth; St. Ann, Manchester; All Saints, Walton. In her last years she did sewing and crafts at the monastery. Sr. Gregory died on August 5, 1982, the same day as Sr. Magdalene Rickling.