Date of death: 10/15/2007
Saint Meinrad Class: SS 1987
Franciscan Sister Ramona Lunsford died at St. Clare Hall, the health care facility for the Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis, in Oldenburg. She was 71.Audrey Louise Lunsford was born on Sept. 8, 1936, in Oak Forest.She entered the Oldenburg Franciscan community on Sept. 8, 1954’her birthday’and professed her final vows on Aug. 12, 1960.Sister Ramona ministered as a teacher and principal at St. Michael the Archangel School in Indianapolis, the former St. Bernadette School in Indianapolis and the former Holy Trinity School in Indiana-ípolis as well as at St. Lawrence School in Lawrenceburg.She also served as school supervisor for the archdiocesan Office of Catholic Education in Indianapolis.Sister Ramona also served as a teacher and principal at Catholic schools in Ohio and ministered as the director of public relations for the Catholic Schools Office in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati.From 1982-86, Sister Ramona served as a member of the General Council for the congregation of the Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis in Oldenburg.From 1988 until 2000, she ministered as director of development for the Oldenburg Franciscans.From 2001-07, Sister Ramona served as a clerical assistant and a driver for the sisters residing at St. Clare Hall.Surviving are five sisters, Rita Gramman of Brookville, Emilie Market of Brookville, Alice Springman of Beech Grove, Charlene Bravard of Batesville and Elaine Amberger of Batesville as well as five brothers, Richard Lunsford of Guilford, Arnold Lunsford of Greencastle, Ralph Lunsford of Brookville, Steve Lunsford of Batesville and Willie Lunsford of Napoleon.Memorial gifts may be sent to the Sisters of St. Francis, P.O. Box 100, Oldenburg, IN 47036.Published in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis Criterion on 11/7/2008.