SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – A Mass of Christian Burial for Sister Josephine Therese
was celebrated Tuesday, April 12, at Sacred Heart Convent in Springfield. Sister Uhll died on April 9. Her legacy of service is the 40 years she gave to healthcare administration at St. Dominic Health Services in Jackson.
She retired in 1995 from her role as president and board chair, having overseen the growth of St. Dominic’s from a small hospital to a multi-institutional health system that remains today the only Catholic health system in Mississippi. One of her most cherished accomplishments was the development of St. Catherine’s Village, a life care retirement facility in Madison.
A memorial service to honor the life of Sister Uhll will be held at the St. Dominic Chapel in Jackson Tuesday, April 26, at 7 p.m.
She was born in Morrisonville, Ill., in 1918. Her earliest years of religious life were spent in elementary school education in Illinois and Minnesota. She made her profession of vows in 1937 at Sacred Heart Convent, Springfield.
Sister Uhll was a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. Sister Josephine Therese was preceded in death by her parents, sister Mary Jo Figueira and brothers Roy B., and James D. Uhll. She is survived by her Dominican Sisters; nephews James D. (Mary Ann) Uhll, David (Dena) Uhll, Robert (Debbie) Uhll, Thomas (Shirley) Uhll, and nieces Nancy Hay, Barbara (Connie Joe) Mason, and Sharon Therese (Joe) Bencze.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the St. Catherine’s Village Dominican Fund, 200 Dominican Drive, Madison, MS 39110 or Dominican Sisters Retirement Fund, 1237 W. Monroe St., Springfield, IL 62704.