Sister Anne Therese Mayol, OSU
October 7, 1933 – May 1, 2021
Sister Anne Therese Mayol, OSU, died peacefully May 1, 2021, at St. Andrew’s at Francis Place in Eureka, Missouri. A native of Springfield, Illinois, she served many years in the Springfield diocese.
Born Oct. 7, 1933, to Alexander and Gertrude Link Mayol, she entered the Ursuline community in 1953 and professed her vows in 1956. She earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from The College of New Rochelle in New Rochelle, New York, and a master’s degree in secondary school guidance and counseling from the College of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Sister Anne Therese was a teacher, principal, business manager and leader known for her warm, ready smile, contagious laugh, sense of humor and attention to detail. She served in Alton, Springfield and Decatur, Illinois, and in San Antonio, Texas. While living in Alton, she taught at St. Bernard in Wood River from 1958-63, SS. Peter and Paul School from 1963-64, and Marquette High School from 1964-70 and 1975-77. She taught at St. Teresa High School in Decatur from 1983-84, was principal of Ursuline Academy in San Antonio from 1971-75 and 1986-92, and business manager for Ursuline Academy in Springfield from 1993-2000.
She also held many local leadership positions throughout the Ursulines’ Central Province and was assistant provincial leader from 1984-90.
Sister Anne Therese was preceded in death by her brother, Robert Mayol, and her sister Rosemary Flannigan-Buscher. She is survived by her sister Dr. Kay Pangle; cousins Mary Jean (Hartzel) Bruno and Theresa Rose Kraus; and several nieces and nephews.
A wake and funeral Mass were held on May 8 at St. Joseph Church in Springfield.