Dominican Sister of Peace Cornelia Bock, OP (96) died on June 20, 2016 in the Dominican Sisters’ convent infirmary in Great Bend, KS. Sr. Cornelia was born on March 25, 1920, in Anaheim, CA; her parents were Paul and Barbara (Diefenbach) Bock.
Shortly after, the family moved to Willowdale, KS, where Sr. Cornelia attended St. Peter’s Elementary School and met the Dominican Sisters. She entered the Dominican Sisters of Great Bend (now the Dominican Sisters of Peace) in 1935 and pronounced her first vows on August 17, 1938. Sr. Cornelia celebrated 75 years of religious profession in 2013.