A funeral Mass for Brother Richard Middleton was celebrated at the Marianist Residence Chapel in San Antonio Aug. 24. A St. Louis native, Brother Richard died Aug. 18 at age 87. He had served as a teacher and librarian at Marianist high schools for more than 40 years.
Brother Richard attended McBride High School in St. Louis, where he first encountered members of the Society of Mary. He joined the postulate at Maryhurst in Kirkwood at age 15.
A memorial Mass was celebrated Aug. 29 at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in University City for Deacon Albert X. Vaughn, a former administrator with the St. Louis Board of Education and a deacon for 24 years. Deacon Vaughn died Aug. 24 at the age of 81.
Born in St. Louis, Deacon Vaughn married Nada Woods in 1971 and they had one daughter, Mirian Williams.
A funeral Mass for Sister Dolores Coleman was celebrated Aug. 28 at Seton Residence Chapel in Evansville, Ind. Sister Dolores, 94, died Aug. 25 at Seton Residence. She was a Daughter of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul for 74 years and an inductee in the Gulfport, Miss., Hall of Honor.
Born in Meridian, Miss., Sister Dolores entered the Daughters of Charity in St. Louis in 1941. She earned a bachelor's degree in education and French from Fontbonne University (then College) in St. Louis in 1947 and a master's degree in English from DePaul University in Chicago in 1954.
A funeral Mass for Visitation Sister Mary Christine Martens was celebrated Aug. 18 at Mercy Center Chapel in Creve Coeur. Sister Mary Christine, 90, died Aug. 12 at the Visitation Monastery at Catherine's Residence in Creve Coeur.
Born Mary Teresa Martens in Coleman, Wis., she entered the Visitation Monastery in St. Paul, Minn., in 1943 and made first profession of vows in 1945 and final vows in 1948.
A funeral Mass for Father Theodore H. Burghoff was celebrated Aug. 26 at St. Peter Church in Kirkwood. Father Burghoff, 90, died Aug. 22 at Mother of Good Counsel Home in St. Louis.
The archdiocesan priest was known for knocking on the doors of hundreds upon hundreds of homes within the parishes where he served. He visited every registered parishioner's home where he was pastor or senior priest in residence.
A funeral Mass for Sister Helen Margaret Schuette was to be celebrated Aug. 22, in St. Joseph Chapel of the Sisters of the Most Precious Blood motherhouse in O'Fallon. Sister Helen Margaret died Aug. 7 at age 84.