Obituaries

Obituary | Sr. Mary Louise Jaegers, FSM

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.

Obituary | Sr. Rose Ann Boyle, SSND

A funeral Mass for Sister Rose Ann Boyle was celebrated Sept. 6 in the School Sisters of Notre Dame Theresa Center chapel in south St. Louis County.

Sister Rose Ann died Sept. 2 at Anna House in Bridgeton. She was 88 and a former teacher in the archdiocese.

In memorial: Phyllis Schlafly

Phyllis Schlafly addressed those gathered at the #WomenBetrayed rally in July 2015 outside St. Louis Planned Parenthood. Mrs. Schlafly, who was involved in pro-life issues for many years, died on Sept. 5.

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.

Obituary | Sr. Helen Miljour, CSJ

A funeral Mass for Sister Helen Miljour was celebrated Aug. 18 at the Nazareth Living Center Chapel in south St. Louis County.

Sister Helen, formerly known as Sister Mary Alvina, died Aug. 14 at Nazareth. She was 86.

Born in Perkins, Mich., she met the Sisters of St. Joseph when she was in first grade in a catechism class. She entered the community in 1948 and professed final vows in 1956.

Obituary | Sr. Jean Marie Iadevito, CSJ

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.

Obituary | Sr. Elsie Marie Graff, RSM

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.

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