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Sr Patricia Ann "Pat" Kelley
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Birth: Jun. 22, 1936
Death: Sep. 27, 1987

Sr. Pat entered her religious community, the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, after graduating from Incarnate Word Academy in St. Louis in 1955. She received her bachelors and master's degrees from Incarnate Word College in San Antonio.

During her professional life, Sr. Pat worked as a teacher, vocational counselor and volunteer probation and parole officer in hospitals and in pastoral service. After 25 years of religious life, Sr. Pat went to Sedona, Ariz. in 1980 for a yearlong retreat. She returned determined to devote the rest of her life to helping the poor and elderly.

In March 1981 she was selected to administer a one-year $20,000 grant from the National Council of Senior Citizens. The grant established "Missouri Project Energycare" to assist low- and fixed-income elderly with energy-related needs.

By 1983, just two years after it was established, funding for Missouri Project Energycare ceased. In September of that year, Sr. Pat continued the work she had begun by founding Missouri Energycare, Inc. as an independent nonprofit organization. She served as the organization's president and executive director.

On Monday September 28, 1987, Sr. Pat was found murdered in her office, a victim of senseless violence. News of her death made headlines. A St. Louis Post-Dispatch editorial called her "sort of a saint" and stated that "she raised not only money she also raised the consciousness of those who could make a difference in the plight of those who too often have to do without." 
 
Burial:
Incarnate Word Cemetery
Bel-Nor
St. Louis County
Missouri, USA
 
Created by: Katie
Record added: Sep 15, 2011
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Sr Patricia Ann Pat Kelley
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