Funeral arrangements are pending for Father Timothy L. Bannes, pastor of St. John the Baptist Parish in Gildehaus, who died suddenly Oct. 26.
Father Bannes, 52, was ordained for the Archdiocese of St. Louis in 2007 by Cardinal Rayond L. Burke at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis.
His first assignment was as associate pastor of Holy Infant Parish in Ballwin. Father Bannes was appointed administrator of St. John the Baptist Parish in Gildehaus in 2013 and pastor of Franklin County the parish the next year.
A memorial Mass for Loretto Sister Lois Zeis was celebrated Sept. 30 at the Church of the Seven Dolors on the grounds of Loretto Motherhouse in Nerinx, Ky. A teacher and social worker, Sister Lois died Sept. 27 at Loretto Motherhouse Infirmary. She was 91.
Born in St. Louis and baptized Irene Ann Zeis, she attended St. Philip Neri School and St. Alphonsus High School, both in St. Louis. She earned a bachelor's degree in sociology, with minors in English and philosophy, from Webster University in Webster Groves in 1946 and began teaching at Notre Dame High School in St. Louis.
A memorial Mass for Sister Michael White was celebrated Oct. 3 in the Nazareth Living Center Chapel in south St. Louis County. Sister Michael, a retired educator, died Sept. 22 at Nazareth at age 92.
Born Patricia Eileen White in St. Louis, Sister Michael entered Sisters of St. Joseph in 1944 and made her final profession in 1950. She received a bachelor's degree in elementary education from the University of Dayton in 1959 and a master's degree in elementary education from St. Louis University in 1967.
A memorial Mass for Sister Marianne Kramer will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, at Holy Spirit Church, 3120 Parkwood Lane in Maryland Heights, with a gathering for visitation at 9:30 a.m. Sister Marianne, 78, died Sept. 30 in St. Louis.
A funeral Mass for Sister Mary Linus Erzer was celebrated Sept. 30 at the Ruma Center in Ruma, Ill. An Adorer of the Blood of Christ for 71 years, Sister Mary Linus died Sept. 24 at the Ruma Center. She was 90.
Born in Neier, she was inspired by the Adorers she met in elementary school. She made her first vows in 1945 and her final vows in 1950. Her service in Illinois reached both youth and the aged at Catholic Children's Home in Alton, St. Ann's Home in Chester, and St. Henry's Seminary in Belleville.
A memorial Mass for Sister Joan Haas was celebrated Sept. 28 at Nazareth Living Center's chapel in south St. Louis County.
Sister Joan, 97, died Sept. 28 at Nazareth.
Born in El Paso, Ill., Sister Joan entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in 1937 and was received into the novitiate in 1938 as Sister Mary Geraldine. She received a bachelor's degree in Spanish from Fontbonne College in 1951, a master's degree in Spanish education from the St. Louis University in 1954 and a doctorate degree in educational psychology from Fordham University in 1963.