Obituaries

Obituary | Sr. Ruth Butler, CSJ

A memorial Mass for Sister Ruth Butler was celebrated June 5 at Nazareth Living Center's chapel in south St. Louis County.

Sister Ruth, 94, died June 1 at Nazareth after a heart attack. She served in elementary education for 52 of her 75 years of ministry.

OBITUARY | Sister Loretta Luecke

A funeral Mass for Sister Loretta Luecke was celebrated June 3 at the chapel of the Sisters of the Most Precious Blood motherhouse in O'Fallon. Sister Loretta died May 22 in Anchorage, Alaska. She was 82 and a member of the Precious Blood sisters for 61 years.

Born in New Haven, Sister Loretta entered the Sisters of the Most Precious Blood as a postulant in 1952; she made her first profession of vows in 1955 and her final vows in 1958. She earned a bachelor's degree in elementary education in 1971 from the College of St. Mary in Omaha, Neb.

Obituary | Father Carl Dehne, SJ

A funeral Mass for Jesuit Father Carl Dehne was celebrated May 17 at St. Francis Xavier College Church in St. Louis. Father Dehne died May 13. He was 80 years old, a Jesuit for 58 years and a priest for 46 years.

Obituary | Deacon Raymond A. Dickerson Jr.

A funeral Mass for Deacon Raymond A. Dickerson, Jr. was celebrated May 16 at St. Peter Church in St. Charles. Deacon Dickerson died May 11. He was 82.

Born on May 25, 1934, in St. Louis, Deacon Dickerson married Myrna (Buschnann) Dickerson on April 23, 1955. They were blessed with two children: Holly Freeman and Beth Brinkley; along with four grandchildren and a great-granddaughter. Deacon Dickerson served in the United States Army before being honorably discharged.

Obituary | Father Robert L. Corbett

A funeral Mass for Father Robert L. Corbett, a retired parish pastor, was to be celebrated May 11 at Christ Prince of Peace Church in Manchester.

Father Corbett, 91, died May 8.

Born in St. Louis, Father Corbett studied as a seminarian in Rome, one of the first seminarians to study at the rebuilt North American College, and was ordained a priest there in 1951 by Archbishop Martin J. O'Connor.

Obituary | Sr. Patricia Keating, OP

A funeral Mass was celebrated for Sparkill Dominican Sister Patricia Keating May 2 at Our Lady of the Rosary Chapel in Sparkill, N.Y.

Sister Patricia, 74, died April 27 at Siena Hall in Sparkill.

Born in Bronx, N.Y., Sister Patricia entered the Dominican Congregation of Our Lady of the Rosary in Sparkill in 1960 and received the name Sister Kevin Michael. She professed first vows in 1962 and final vows in 1967.

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