A funeral Mass for Sister Mary Louise Jaegers, FSM, was held Sept. 20 in the chapel at the Sarah Community in Bridgeton. Sister Mary Louise, a longtime dietitian, died Friday, Sept. 16.
Sister Mary Louise was a Franciscan Sister of Mary for nearly 72 years and was 93.
She was born in Loose Creek, Mo., one of nine children in her family. She entered the Sisters of St. Mary in 1944 and received the religious name Sister Mary Conradine. She professed final vows in 1950. She received a bachelor's degree in 1952 and master's degree in 1956, both in dietetics from St. Louis University.
Longtime conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly died Sept. 5 at her home in Ladue. She was 92.
Mrs. Schlafly, an attorney who founded the Eagle Forum in 1972, spent 70 years engaged in conservative causes, including stopping ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment. She also was involved with life issues, and founded the National Republican Coalition for Life; and helped found the Cardinal Mindszenty Foundation, to raise awareness of the dangers of communism.
A memorial Mass for Sister Jean Marie Iadevito was celebrated Aug. 22 at Holy Family Chapel at the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet Motherhouse in south St. Louis.
Sister Jean, formerly known as Sister John Christine, died Aug. 14 at Nazareth Living Center in south St. Louis County. She was 76 and was an artist, poet, teacher, prolific writer, mentor and spokesperson for the downtrodden.
A funeral Mass for Mercy Sister Elsie Marie Graff was celebrated Aug. 17 at Catherine's Residence Chapel in Frontenac.
Sister Elsie, 98, died Aug. 8. She was a Sister of Mercy for 74 years.
Born in Kiowa, Colo., Sister Elsie entered the Sisters of Mercy in 1942 and professed perpetual vows in 1947. She earned a bachelor's degree in nursing education from St. Mary College in Xavier, Kan., in 1959.