Obituaries

Obituary | Sr. Mary Antoinette Stenger, FSM

A funeral Mass was celebrated for Sister Mary Antoinette Stenger, FSM, Feb. 25 in the chapel at The Sarah Community in Bridgeton. A Franciscan Sister of Mary for 68 years, she died Feb. 21 at The Sarah Community. She was 87.

Obituary | Sr. Clare Reinert, SSND

A funeral Mass was celebrated Feb. 16 in the School Sisters of Notre Dame Theresa Center chapel in south St. Louis County for Sister Clare Reinert, SSND, a former principal, teacher and pastoral administrator.

Sister Clare, 85, died Feb. 11 in St. Louis County.

Born in Dubuque, Iowa, she entered the School Sisters of Notre Dame in 1948 and professed first vows in 1951 and final vows in 1957. She earned a bachelor's degree in theology from the former Notre Dame College in St. Louis in 1957 and a master's degree in home economics from the University of Wisconsin-Stout in 1962.

Obituary | Sr. Margaret Ann Majors, DC

A funeral Mass was celebrated Feb. 16 at the Marian Chapel of The Sarah Community in Bridgeton for Sister Margaret Ann Majors, a retired educator.

Sister Margaret Ann, 85, died Feb. 14 at The Sarah Community.

Born in Paris, Texas, she attended high school in Chicago and entered the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul in St. Louis in 1950. She earned a degree in education from Xavier University in New Orleans in 1980.

Obituary | Sr. Charlotte Marie Schwartz, SL

A funeral Mass was celebrated Jan. 24 for Loretto Sister Charlotte Marie Schwartz, a former educator, at the Church of the Seven Dolors on the grounds of the Loretto Motherhouse in Nerinx, Ky.

A native St. Louisan, Sister Charlotte Marie had been the oldest living Sister of Loretto and the oldest living Webster University alum. She would have celebrated her 104th birthday April 26. She died Jan. 20 at the motherhouse in Nerinx.

Obituary | Sr. Mary Celine Gress, FSM

A funeral Mass was celebrated in the chapel at The Sarah Community in Bridgeton Jan. 28 for Sister Mary Celine Gress, who ministered to dying sisters over the years. Sister Celine died Jan. 21 at The Sarah Community. She was 102 and a Franciscan Sister of Mary for more than 80 years.

Obituary | Sr. Annikki Rauhamäki, CPPS

A memorial Mass was celebrated for Sister Annikki Rauhamäki on Jan. 20 in St. Joseph Chapel at the Sisters of the Most Precious Blood Motherhouse in O'Fallon. A funeral Mass was celebrated Jan. 28 at St. Henry's Cathedral in Helsinki, Finland.

Sister Annikki, 85, died Jan. 5 in Helsinki.

Born Anna Teresa in Helsinki, Sister Annikki was cared for during World War II by the Sisters of the Most Precious Blood in a children's home in Helsinki and later joined the community, which still runs The English School there.

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