Obituaries

Obituary | Sr. Elizabeth Weiman, CPPS

A funeral Mass for Sister Elizabeth Weiman was celebrated May 13 at St. Joseph Chapel of the Sisters of the Most Precious Blood in O'Fallon.

Sister Elizabeth, 94, died May 6. A retired educator and parish staff member, she would have celebrated her 75th jubilee as a Sister of the Most Precious Blood on May 15.

Obituary | Sr. Wilfreda Kern, ASC

A funeral Mass for Sister Wilfreda Kern was celebrated May 16 at the Ruma Center in Ruma, Ill.

An Adorer of the Blood of Christ for 77 years, Sister Wilfreda died May 12 at the Ruma Center. She was 95.

Born in Red Bud, Ill., and baptized Rosalie Kern, she made first vows in 1938 and final vows in 1943. She received a bachelor's degree in 1961 and a master's degree in 1967, both in education from St. Louis University.

Obituary | Deacon Robert E. Wertz

A funeral Mass for Deacon Robert E. Wertz was celebrated May 11 at Our Lady of Sorrows Church. Deacon Wertz, age 86, died May 6.

Obituary | Sr. Joanne Whalen, DC

A memorial Mass was celebrated for Sister Joanne Whalen, DC, May 13 at the Sarah Community's Marian Chapel. Sister Joanne, 85, died April 30 at The Sarah Community in Bridgeton. She was a Daughter of Charity for 53 years.

Born in Chicago, she earned a bachelor's degree in French from Rosary College in River Forest, Ill., in 1953; and a master's degree in special education from Cardinal Stritch College in Milwaukee in 1971. She worked for several years before entering the Daughters of Charity in June of 1962.

Obituary | Sr. Alvina Marie Lorch, OSU

A memorial Mass for Sister Alvina Marie Lorch was celebrated April 30 in the Ursuline Academy Chapel in Kirkwood. She died April 22 in Eureka at age 93.

Born in St. Mary's, Mo., in 1922, Sister Alvina received her secondary education at Ursuline Academy in Kirkwood and entered the Ursulines on July 15, 1940, in Crystal City. She made profession of vows on July 21, 1943.

Obituary | Sr. Virginia Orth, SSND

A funeral Mass for Sister Virginia Orth was celebrated April 28 in the School Sisters of Notre Dame Theresa Center chapel in south St. Louis County.

Sister Virginia, 80, died April 23 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. She was a former teacher and principal.

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