Obituaries

Obituary | Father Carl Dehne, SJ

A funeral Mass for Jesuit Father Carl Dehne was celebrated May 17 at St. Francis Xavier College Church in St. Louis. Father Dehne died May 13. He was 80 years old, a Jesuit for 58 years and a priest for 46 years.

Obituary | Deacon Raymond A. Dickerson Jr.

A funeral Mass for Deacon Raymond A. Dickerson, Jr. was celebrated May 16 at St. Peter Church in St. Charles. Deacon Dickerson died May 11. He was 82.

Born on May 25, 1934, in St. Louis, Deacon Dickerson married Myrna (Buschnann) Dickerson on April 23, 1955. They were blessed with two children: Holly Freeman and Beth Brinkley; along with four grandchildren and a great-granddaughter. Deacon Dickerson served in the United States Army before being honorably discharged.

Obituary | Father Robert L. Corbett

A funeral Mass for Father Robert L. Corbett, a retired parish pastor, was to be celebrated May 11 at Christ Prince of Peace Church in Manchester.

Father Corbett, 91, died May 8.

Born in St. Louis, Father Corbett studied as a seminarian in Rome, one of the first seminarians to study at the rebuilt North American College, and was ordained a priest there in 1951 by Archbishop Martin J. O'Connor.

Obituary | Sr. Patricia Keating, OP

A funeral Mass was celebrated for Sparkill Dominican Sister Patricia Keating May 2 at Our Lady of the Rosary Chapel in Sparkill, N.Y.

Sister Patricia, 74, died April 27 at Siena Hall in Sparkill.

Born in Bronx, N.Y., Sister Patricia entered the Dominican Congregation of Our Lady of the Rosary in Sparkill in 1960 and received the name Sister Kevin Michael. She professed first vows in 1962 and final vows in 1967.

Sr. Mary Judith Orf, CPPS

The funeral Mass for Sister Mary Judith Orf, CPPS, was held April 24 in St. Joseph Chapel at the Sisters of the Most Precious Blood motherhouse in O'Fallon. Sister Mary Judith died April 20 at Mount Carmel Senior Living in O'Fallon. She was 91.

Born on Sept. 7, 1925, in Flint Hill, Sister Mary Judith was the eighth of Alphonse and Elizabeth Orf's eleven children. She entered the Sisters of the Most Precious Blood in 1944 and professed vows in 1947. She was to celebrate the 70th anniversary of her profession on June 4.

Obituary | Sr. Kara Ryan, SSND

A memorial Mass for Sister Kara Ryan was celebrated April 6 in the School Sisters of Notre Dame Theresa Center chapel in south St. Louis County.

Sister Kara died March 23 at Maria Health Care Center in Baltimore. She was 81 and a former teacher, computer programmer and professor.

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