Sister Ursula McGann, OSU
December 30, 1931 – June 27, 2018
Sister Mary Ursula McGann died peacefully June 27, 2018, at Mercy Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. She is remembered as a favorite high school teacher, remarkable person and wonderful role model.
The daughter of Robert Allan and Mary McNamara McGann, Sister Ursula was born Dec. 30, 1931, in Electra, Texas. She entered the Ursuline Sisters in July 1954, professing her vows in January 1957.
She earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Our Lady of the Lake College in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and a master’s degree in theology from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas.
A beloved teacher, Sister Ursula taught many years at Ursuline academies in Galveston and San Antonio, Texas, and at Villa Maria Academy in Frontenac, Minnesota. She also served in finance in many capacities for the Central Province. She was bursar for Springfield College in Springfield, Illinois, and treasurer for many Ursuline communities including those in Jennings, Missouri; San Antonio and Dallas, Texas; and the Ursuline Interprovincial Novitiate Community in Chicago, Illinois.
Among her many ministries, she was a catechist for Immaculate Conception Parish in St. Mary, Missouri; registrar for Cardinal Ritter Preparatory High School in Jennings, Missouri; and bookkeeper for the Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio. She also served on the Ursuline leadership team at the Ursuline Provincialate in Crystal City, Missouri.