Sister Sibyllina Mueller, 81, died early Sunday morning, Dec. 9 in the Dominican Sisters’ Convent Infirmary in Great Bend. Born Jan. 10, 1931, in Wichita, as Theresa Susanne Mueller, Sister Sibyllina was the daughter of the late John and Sibylla (Ternes) Mueller. She entered the Dominican Sisters’ Community on Aug. 26, 1945, and pronounced her first vows June 10, 1948. She celebrated 60 years of religious profession in 2008.
Sister Sibyllina was a parochial grade school teacher of grades one through six from 1948 to 1964. After her education in speech pathology at Wichita State University, she was a staff member of the Institute of Logopedics in Wichita and later an educational consultant in learning disabilities at Central Kansas Medical Center in Great Bend. She began the Art of Learning Center in Great Bend, which later moved to Wichita, where she was director for more than 20 years. She retired to the motherhouse in Great Bend in 2006. Even after her retirement she aided elderly sisters with speech difficulties.
Sister Sibyllina is survived by her Dominican Sisters of Peace religious community; and her sister, Lucy Jenks of Wichita.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday at the Dominican Chapel of the Plains, 3600 Broadway in Great Bend with the Rev. Jarrod Lies as presider and the Rev. Ken Van Haverbeke as homilist. The Rev. Francis Oroffa MSP will also concelebrate. Cremation has taken place at Sister Sibyllina’s request and inurnment will follow the Mass in the Dominican Sisters’ Resurrection Cemetery in Great Bend. A wake service will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday at the convent. The register book will be available to visitors from noon until 7 p.m. on Wednesday, and before the funeral service at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday at the convent. Memorials in honor of Sister Sibyllina may be sent to: Dominican Sisters of Peace, Office of Mission Advancement, 2320 Airport Dr., Columbus OH 43219-2098.
Funeral arrangements provided by
Bryant Funeral Home*
1425 Patton Road
Great Bend, KS 67530
Great Bend (Kan) Tribune, Dec. 11, 2012