Sr. Mary Lenora Black, OSB

Sr. Mary Lenora Black, OSB


Sr. Mary Lenora Black OSB, 93, passed away on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at Our Lady of Rickenbach in Clyde, Missouri.

Sr. Lenora was born on September 15, 1926 in Lake Worth, Florida to Lester M. and Lillian J. (Porter) Black. She was a graduate of Tufts College and Nazareth College. She was an Analytical Chemist for four years.

She entered the Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Adoration on August 5, 1952 and was given the name Sr. Mary Lenora Black. Her first Profession of vows was on February 11, 1954 and her Final Profession of vows was on March 12, 1959. 

She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Lois Mae Black.

She is survived by four nephews, Tom Henning, John Henning, Paul Henning and Michael Henning and her Monastic Family. 

A wake will be held at the Benedictine Convent Chapel in Clyde at 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 17.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9 a.m. Friday, October 18 at the Benedictine Convent Chapel with burial following at the Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Clyde.

Arrangements are under the care of Price Funeral Home. Online condolences can be made at


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