A funeral Mass for Sister Wilfreda Kern was celebrated May 16 at the Ruma Center in Ruma, Ill.
An Adorer of the Blood of Christ for 77 years, Sister Wilfreda died May 12 at the Ruma Center. She was 95.
Born in Red Bud, Ill., and baptized Rosalie Kern, she made first vows in 1938 and final vows in 1943. She received a bachelor's degree in 1961 and a master's degree in 1967, both in education from St. Louis University.
A memorial Mass was celebrated for Sister Joanne Whalen, DC, May 13 at the Sarah Community's Marian Chapel. Sister Joanne, 85, died April 30 at The Sarah Community in Bridgeton. She was a Daughter of Charity for 53 years.
Born in Chicago, she earned a bachelor's degree in French from Rosary College in River Forest, Ill., in 1953; and a master's degree in special education from Cardinal Stritch College in Milwaukee in 1971. She worked for several years before entering the Daughters of Charity in June of 1962.
A memorial Mass for Sister Alvina Marie Lorch was celebrated April 30 in the Ursuline Academy Chapel in Kirkwood. She died April 22 in Eureka at age 93.
Born in St. Mary's, Mo., in 1922, Sister Alvina received her secondary education at Ursuline Academy in Kirkwood and entered the Ursulines on July 15, 1940, in Crystal City. She made profession of vows on July 21, 1943.