A funeral Mass was celebrated for Sister Marcy Romine, OSF, Feb. 20 at St. Justin Martyr Church in Sunset Hills. Sister Marcy, 67, died Feb. 14 at her apartment in New Orleans. She was a member of the Franciscan Sisters of Our Lady of Perpetual Help for 47 years.
Born in St. Louis, she entered the Franciscan Sisters of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in 1968 and professed perpetual vows in 1974. She received a bachelor's degree from the University of Missouri-St. Louis and an master's degree from Loyola University in New Orleans.
A memorial Mass will be celebrated for Jesuit Father Donald W. Reck at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 11, at the Jesuit Hall Community Chapel in St. Louis. Father Reck, 83, died Feb. 23 in St. Louis after a long illness. He was a Jesuit for 64 years and a priest for 51 years.
Born in St. Louis, he graduated from St. Louis University High School in 1951. He spent a year at St. Louis University before entering the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) at St. Stanislaus Seminary in Florissant in 1952.
A funeral Mass was to have been celebrated for Jesuit Father Robert T. Costello on March 2 at St. Francis Xavier (College) Church. Father Costello, 87, died Feb. 21 in St. Louis after a brief illness. A Jesuit for 65 years and a priest for 53 years, he was a former president of St. Louis University, head of the Missouri Province of Jesuits and chaplain at De Smet Jesuit High School.
A funeral Mass for Sister Edith Vogel was celebrated Feb. 9 at Nazareth Living Center Chapel in south St. Louis County. Sister Edith, 93, died Feb. 6.
Born in St. Louis, she graduated from St. Alphonsus Liguori (Rock) High School and then worked in the credit office of Ely Walker Dry Goods Co., transcribing dictation. She entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in 1947 and made first profession in 1949 and final profession in 1952. Sister Edith received a bachelor's degree in elementary education/history from Fontbonne College in 1961.
A funeral Mass for Sister Loretta Gegen, ASC, was to be celebrated Friday, Feb. 24 in Wichita, Kan. She died Feb. 20 at the Adorers of the Blood of the Christ's Wichita Center. She was 91 and an Adorer of the Blood of Christ for 72 years.
A funeral Mass for Sister Joanne Fitzpatrick, RSCJ, was to be celebrated Saturday, Feb. 25, in Atherton, Calif. Sister Joanne died Feb. 16 at the Oakwood community for retired religious sisters. She was 84 and was in the Society of the Sacred Heart for 64 years.