OBITUARY | Sister Mary Janice Meiners, RSM

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The funeral Mass for Sister Mary Janice Meiners, RSM, was celebrated June 11 at Mercy Center chapel. Sister Mary Janice died June 6 at Mercy Hospital. She was 88 and had been in the Sisters of Mercy community for almost 70 years.

Born Feb. 8, 1930, in St. Louis, she entered the Sisters of Mercy on Aug. 21, 1948. In her early ministry, Sister Mary Janice taught elementary school in Gillespie, Ill. She received a bachelor's degree in nursing from Incarnate Word College in San Antonio and a master's in nursing supervision from Columbia University in New York. She ministered in health care in hospitals in Kansas, Texas, Missouri and Arkansas. For two years, she was a nurse at a leprosy hospital in Guyana, South America.

Sister Mary Janice volunteered with the Red Cross. She also responded to the disaster of 9/11 and served on the Governing Board for service to victims and families of Ground Zero.

Sister Mary Janice was extremely dedicated to the less fortunate. She always created ways to provide for the basic necessities of life for people in need. She reused almost everything and showed others how to do the same. Sister Mary Janice moved to Catherine's Residence in 2016 and continued to show creativity and dedication to the Sisters of Mercy. 

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