Obituaries

Obituary | Fr. Daniel Harris, CM

A funeral Mass was celebrated for Vincentian Father Daniel E. Harris Feb. 1 at St. Catherine Laboure Church in Sappington. Father Harris, an associate professor of homiletics at Aquinas Institute of Theology in St. Louis, died Jan. 28 at age 69.

Obituary | Sr. Mary Lou Talmon, CPPS

A funeral Mass for Sister Mary Lou Talmon was celebrated Jan. 27 at St. Joseph Chapel in O'Fallon

Sister Mary Lou, 70, died Jan. 21 at Villa Theresa Haven in O'Fallon after years of struggling with cancer.

Born in Omaha, Neb., Sister Mary Lou entered the Sisters of the Most Precious Blood in O'Fallon after her high school graduation in 1964 and made final vows in 1972. She received a bachelor's degree in social science from Fontbonne College in 1970.

Obituary | Sr. Ruth Hollenbach, SSND

A funeral Mass for Sister Ruth (Mary William) Hollenbach was celebrated Jan. 20 in the School Sisters of Notre Dame Theresa Center chapel in south St. Louis County.

Sister Ruth died Jan. 16 at Anna House in Bridgeton. She was 91 and a former teacher, university president and cook.

Obituary | Sr. Mary Ralph Heckemeyer, RSM

A funeral Mass for Mercy Sister Mary Ralph Heckemeyer was celebrated Jan. 15 at Mercy Center Chapel in Frontenac.

Sister Mary Ralph, 92, died Jan. 11.

Born in St. John's Station, Mo., Sister Mary Ralph entered the Sisters of Mercy in 1944 and professed perpetual vows in 1950. She earned a bachelor's degree in nursing education from Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., in 1952 and a master's degree in social work from Barry School of Social Work in Miami in 1968.

Obituary | Sr. Charleen Barta, SSND

A funeral Mass for Sister Charleen Barta was celebrated Jan. 7 in the School Sisters of Notre Dame Theresa Center chapel in south St. Louis County. Sister Charleen, a retired educator, died Jan. 3 at Anna House in Bridgeton. She was 84.

Born in St. Louis, Sister Charleen entered the congregation of the School Sisters of Notre Dame in 1948. She professed first vows in 1951 and final vows in 1957. She earned a bachelor's degree in sociology in 1959 from Notre Dame College in St. Louis and a master's of theology in 1984 from St. Meinard College in St. Meinard, Ind.

Obituary | Sr. Rose Mary Willett, CSJ

A memorial Mass for Sister Rose Mary Willett was celebrated Jan. 6 at Nazareth Living Center Chapel in south St. Louis County.

Sister Rose Mary, 86, died Dec. 27 at Nazareth of lymphoma.

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