A funeral Mass was celebrated Oct. 27 for Loretto Sister M. Eloise Jarvis, a pianist and flutist who began the Master of Music Program at Webster University in Webster Groves, initiated a jazz studies program and founded an orchestra there. The Mass was at the Church of the Seven Dolors on the grounds of the Loretto Motherhouse in Nerinx, Ky.
Sister Eloise, 91, died Oct. 21 at Loretto Motherhouse Infirmary in Nerinx.
A funeral Mass was celebrated Oct. 27 at Mount Saint Joseph in Maple Mount, Ky., for Ursuline Sister Jean Madeline Peake, a retired educator
Sister Jean Madeline, 99, an Ursuline Sister of Mount Saint Joseph, died Oct. 23 at Mount St. Joseph, in her 80th year of religious life. Sister Jean Madeline entered the novitiate in 1934 and made perpetual profession in 1939. She is a 1965 graduate of Brescia College in Owensboro, Ky.
A funeral Mass was celebrated Oct. 11 at St. Sabina Church in Florissant for Deacon Paul D. Porterfield, who served at St. Sabina and St. Ann parishes and as a hospital chaplain.
Deacon Porterfield, 75, died Oct. 7.
Born in St. Louis, he married the former Carol Ann Mueller in 1961. Deacon Porterfield served his country for two years in the U.S. Air National Guard in the European Theater of Operations. He was employed by General Motors Corp. in Wentzville.
A funeral Mass was celebrated Oct. 21 at Marian Chapel at the Sarah Community in Bridgeton for Sister Merida Ramirez, DC, a pharmacist who once was chief pharmacist at DePaul Hospital in St. Louis.
Sister Merida, 77, died Oct. 16 at the Sarah Community.
Born in Lajas, Puerto Rico, Sister Merida was baptized Erika Ramirez. A 1956 graduate of Immaculate Conception Academy in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, she earned a bachelor's degree in pharmacy from the University of Puerto Rico in Rio Piedras in 1962. Sister Merida entered the Daughters of Charity in St. Louis in 1963.
A funeral Mass was celebrated Oct. 10 at Nazareth Living Center's chapel in south St. Louis County for Dominican Sister Anne McNeive, a retired educator and social worker. A second Mass was celebrated at Our Lady of the Rosary Chapel at the Dominican Convent in Sparkill, N.Y., on Oct. 13.