Obituaries

Obituary | Sister Patricia O’Brien, CSJ

A funeral Mass for Sister Patricia O'Brien, CSJ, was celebrated Nov. 30 at Nazareth Living Center. Sister Patricia, a medical technologist and teacher, died Nov. 26 at Nazareth. She was 82.

Sister Patricia was born Aug. 30, 1935, in Evanston, Ill. She entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in 1953 and made final profession in 1961. She was formerly known as Sister Robert Margaret.

She earned a bachelor's in biology from the College of St. Teresa in 1958 and a master's in hospital/health care administration from the University of Oklahoma in 1974.

Obituary | Sister Christian Marie Ehrhardt, SSND

A funeral Mass for Sister Christian Marie Ehrhardt, SSND, was held Nov. 28 at Theresa Center Chapel at Sancta Maria in Ripa in St. Louis. Sister Christian Marie, a former teacher, missionary, pastoral minister and tutor, died Nov. 22, at Sancta Maria in Ripa in St. Louis. She was 68.

Sister Christian Marie was born in Quincy, Ill. She entered the congregation of the School Sisters of Notre Dame in 1967. She professed first vows in 1970 and final vows in 1976.

She earned a bachelor's degree in American Studies from the former Notre Dame College in St. Louis in 1971.

OBITUARY | Sister Margaret Ann Moser, OSU

A funeral Mass for Sister Margaret Ann Moser, OSU, was celebrated Dec. 4 at St. Rita Church in Dallas. Sister Margaret Ann, also known as Sister John Marie, died Nov. 16 in Dallas after a brief stay in hospice at the age of 80. She served in the Archdiocese of St. Louis in the 1970s.

Born in Dallas, she graduated from Ursuline Academy of Dallas in 1956 and shortly thereafter joined the Ursuline Sisters. She professed vows in 1959.

Obituary | Sister Helen Louise Schmitz, OSU

A funeral Mass for Sister Helen Louise Schmitz, OSU was celebrated Nov. 21 in the chapel at St. Francis Convent Motherhouse in Springfield, Ill. Sister Helen Louise, formerly known as Mother Mary Julian, died Nov.13 at Loretto Home at the Franciscan Motherhouse in Springfield. She was 98.

Obituary | Sister Ann Clare Hendel, CPPS

A funeral Mass for Sister Ann Clare Hendel, CPPS was celebrated Nov. 7 at St. Joseph Chapel in O'Fallon. Sister Ann Clare died Oct. 28 at Mount Carmel Senior Living in O'Fallon. She was 93.

Born in Florissant, Sister Ann Clare was the eighth of 11 children of Nicholas and Bertha (Albers) Hendel. She attended St. Elizabeth Academy, making a daily trek 90 minutes each way via bus and streetcar. After graduation in 1942, she entered the Sisters of the Most Precious Blood of O'Fallon.

Obituary | Sister Mary Ann Averbeck, CPPS

A funeral Mass for Sister Mary Ann Averbeck, CPPS will be celebrated Dec. 4 at St. Joseph Chapel in O'Fallon. Sister Mary Ann died Nov. 25. She was 85.

The only child of Margaret (Arning) and Leo Averbeck, she was born in Quincy, Ill., in 1932. She attended Quincy College for two years before entering the Sisters of the Most Precious Blood of O'Fallon in 1952. When she became a novice in 1953, she was given the name Sister Margaret Leo in honor of her parents. She majored in music at Fontbonne College with a concentration in voice.

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