A funeral Mass was celebrated Feb. 26 at the Nazareth Living Center chapel for Sister Mary Jane Ruoff, a retired teacher and religious education coordinator.
Sister Mary Jane, 87, died Feb. 23 at Nazareth of vascular dementia.
Born in Peoria, Ill., she entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in 1948, having completed a bachelor's degree in sociology at Fontbonne College. The next year she received the habit and name Sister Catherine Therese. She received a master's degree in elementary education from St. Louis University in 1957.
A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Sunday, March 16, at St. Mary of Victories Church, 744 S. Third St., just south of Downtown, for Father Joseph Somos, a native of Hungary and former administrator of St. Mary of Victories Parish.
Father Somos, 78, died in Hungary Feb. 14. He was ordained in the Diocese of Vac, Hungary, in 1959. He served at St. Mary of Victories Parish from 1978 to 1991, when he was named pastor of a parish in Chicago. He retired and moved to Hungary in 1999.
A funeral Mass was celebrated Feb. 24 in the chapel at the Sarah Community in Bridgeton for Sister Irene A. Radtke, founder and former director of Almost Home, a transitional housing program for homeless mothers younger than 18 and their children.
Sister Irene, a Franciscan Sister of Mary for 60 years, died Feb. 20 at the Sarah Community in Bridgeton. She was 85.
A funeral Mass was celebrated Feb. 19 at the Vincentian Community Chapel at St. Mary's of the Barrens in Perryville for Vincentian Father Edward J. Mullin, a former teacher at St. Louis Preparatory Seminary South and a former chaplain at DePaul Health Center.
Father Mullin, 86, died Feb. 15 at St. Mary's of the Barrens.
A native of Chicago, he entered the novitiate of the Congregation of the Mission in 1945 and took his vows in 1947. He completed his philosophy and theology training at St. Mary's of the Barrens Seminary in Perryville and was ordained in 1954.