Obituary | Sr. Jeanne Clare Scheer, OP

Sr. Scheer

A memorial Mass for Sparkill Dominican Sister Jeanne Clare Scheer was to be celebrated Oct. 28 at St. Richard Church in Creve Coeur. A funeral Mass was celebrated Oct. 18 at the Dominican Convent in Sparkill, N.Y.

A retired educator, Sister Jeanne Clare died Oct. 11 at the Dominican Sisters' Siena Hall in Sparkill, N.Y. She was 95.

Born in St. Louis and baptized Catherine Mary Scheer, she entered the Dominican Congregation of Our Lady of the Rosary in Sparkill in 1940 and received the name Sister Jeanne Clare. She professed first vows in 1942 and final vows in 1947.

Sister Jeanne Clare taught for five years at a school in the Bronx, N.Y., and received a bachelor's degree in education from Manhattan College in New York in 1954.

In the Archdiocese of St. Louis, Sister Jeanne Clare taught at Little Flower School, 1942-49; St. Kevin, 1954-58; Holy Redeemer, 1958-67; St. James, 1967-70; and St. Richard, 1970-78. She was religious education coordinator and pastoral associate at St. Richard Parish from 1978-2005. While at St. Richard, she also served as religious education coordinator at Our Lady of Mercy Parish in Hazelwood.

In 2005, Sister Jeanne Clare moved to New York to assist in Dominican Convent's Siena Hall. She retired about five years ago. 

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