Clara Ternes, ASC, MA ’76 (deceased)

Former Vice President at Southern Illinois Health Systems

Sr. Clara Ternes held degrees from St. John’s Hospital School of Nursing, Saint Louis University, and CTU. As a dedicated medical professional for almost 60 years, Sr. Clara ministered in Pastoral Care at a variety of Illinois hospitals, taught at the Institute of Religion in Houston and Texas Woman’s University, and then served for 19 years as Vice President of Mission, Values and Ethics for the Southern Illinois Health Systems in Carbondale, Illinois. She was professed for 72 years as an Adorer of the Blood of Christ.