Sister Theresa Schmidlkofer Obituary – Oklahoman
Sister Theresa Schmidlkofer was born Theresa Mae Schmidlkofer to Frank Schmidlkofer and Nellie (Tescier) Schmidlkofer in Shawnee, OK on December 1, 1931. Her siblings included her six brothers: Frank, Vincent, Leo, Bernard, Paul and Joseph; his three sisters: Rita, Mary and Rosie. His sister received her early education and high school in St. Benedicts, Shawnee, OK. She continued her education and received a BA from Webster University, St. Louis, MO; a MAT from Notre Dame University, Notre Dame, IN; also, CPE Certificate, St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO.
Sister Schmidlkofer entered the Sisters of Mercy in Webster Groves, MO on September 8, 1949, and made her final profession of religious vows on August 16, 1956. In 1959, Sister began her career as an elementary school teacher Sacred Heart, Oklahoma City, OK. She also taught at Mount St. Mary’s High School, Oklahoma City, OK; St. Charles Borromeo School, Oklahoma City, OK; St. Joseph School, Slaton, TX; Our Lady of Guadalupe School, Amarillo, TX; and Mercy High School, St. Louis, MO. Sister was then commissioned as Director of Young Adult Ministry, Archdiocese of Oklahoma City, OK; director of social services at Bethany Village Nursing Home, Oklahoma City, OK; and Pastoral Associate, Senior Outreach Program, Sacred Heart Parish, Oklahoma City, OK.
Sister Theresa was then sent on a mission in 2016 to Mercy Health Center Convent, Oklahoma City, OK. The sister continued her daily prayers and enjoyed taking care of the flowers in the convent, reading and feeding the birds. She continued to love and was loved by her family, community members and colleagues.
Sister was predeceased by her parents, brothers and sisters. Immediate survivors include her nieces: Catherine Brandon and Cynthia Hickson and their families, numerous other nieces, nephews and their families, Sisters of Mercy, Mercy Co-workers, Mercy Associates, friends, compassionate doctors and caregivers.
Christian Interment Mass on Monday, May 23, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at Mercy Health Center Convent, Oklahoma City with interment to follow at Resurrection Memorial Cemetery.
Posted May 21, 2022
Posted in The Oklahoman