Brazil, has been the home to Annunciation for the past 150 years.
The church membership included about 150 families, which formerly included the two sisters, who passed away within a year of each other.
They each also stated that, should they both pass, their estate would be bequeathed to Annunciation Church.
Father Harold Rightor II, Annunciation's current parish priest, did not know the ladies, nor that the role of executor of the sister's estate had been passed to him from his predecessor until contacted by Indiana Benefits Recovery President, Brent Minnick.
Minnick's company helps Indiana residents and businesses recover funds due to them that are lost or unknown to the parties involved. Associates Chuck Kudek and Deanna Charcalla were on the team involved in the recovery, which involved at least 40 hours worth of research.
"We never would have known about this generous donation," Father Rightor said.
"I have only been here for a little over a year and did not know the sisters personally."
Father Rightor stated that although he has known people who have made generous donations to the church, he has not heard of many who have donated their entire inheritance.
As for the plans for the money, Father Rightor stated, "The church and rectory are both very old, and they both are heated using the old, original boilers. Replacing them is one of several projects that are under consideration."
Indiana Benefits Recovery uses several research methods to identify and recover lost money.
Once the owner of the assets agrees to become a client, Indiana Benefits Recovery works with them throughout the process, performing research using a team of attorneys.