Sister Theresa Marie was an outgoing and caring person who loved to share her gift of singing. An educator for 37 years, she taught in the Diocese of Owensboro, the Archdiocese of Louisville, and in Nebraska, and Missouri. Her final teaching ministry was at Mount Saint Joseph Academy, Maple Mount (1973-80).
She served as Director of Refugees for the Diocese of Owensboro (1980-94) and as parish minister at St. Stephen Cathedral (1987-97). A hospital chaplain (1994-96), she continued to serve as a Eucharistic minister at Owensboro Medical Health System even after her retirement in 1994.
Survivors include two brothers, Robert Louis, and John Owen Wilkerson, both of Owensboro; nieces and nephews, and the members of her religious community.