Obituaries

Sr. Jane Hamilton, DC; served in education, was pastoral minister

A funeral Mass was celebrated Dec. 7 for Sister Jane Hamilton, Daughter of Charity, in the Seton Residence Chapel in Evansville, Ind.

Sister Jane, a former educator and pastoral minister, died at Seton Residence on Dec. 5. She was 81.

A St. Louis native, she entered the Daughters of Charity on Dec. 2, 1946, receiving the religious name Sister Laboure. She earned a bachelor's degree from Fontbonne College in 1955 and a master's degree in religious education from the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas, in 1975.

Sister Angela Kirchgesner; CRE

A memorial Mass was celebrated Nov. 21 for Ursuline Sister Angela Kirchgesner at St. Francis Convent in Springfield, Ill.

Sister Angela died Nov.14 at the Loretto Home of St. Francis Convent. She was 88.

A native of Springfield, she made her first profession of vows as an Ursuline in 1942. She earned a bachelors's degree from the College of New Rochelle in New York and a master's degree from St. Louis University.

Sister Angela taught for many years in cities throughout Illinois and in New Orleans.

Sr. Mary Frances Moore, BVM sister for 64 years and longtime educator

A funeral Mass was celebrated Dec. 9 for Sister Mary Frances Moore, a Sister of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, at Marian Hall Chapel in Dubuque, Iowa.

Sister Mary Frances, a longtime educator, died Dec. 4 at Marian Hall. She was 83 and a Sister of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary for 64 years.

A native of St. Louis, she was a graduate of Xavier High School.

She entered the BVM congregation from St. Margaret of Scotland Parish in 1945, receiving the religious name Sister Eugene.

Sister Suzanne Dolan; St. Louis native, was missionary in Pakistan

A funeral Mass was celebrated Dec. 2 at Our Lady of the Rosary Chapel in the Dominican Convent in Sparkill, N.Y., for Sister Suzanne Dolan, a former teacher and longtime missionary in Pakistan.

Sister Suzanne, 89, died Nov. 27 in Siena Hall Infirmary at the convent in Sparkill.

Born Cecilia Dolan in St. Louis, she entered the Dominican Congregation of Our Lady of the Rosary in Sparkill in 1938 and became known as Sister Mary Suzanne, professing her first vows in 1940 and her final vows in 1945.

Sr. Alma Riggs, SL; 78 years as religious

A funeral Mass was celebrated Nov. 24 for Loretto Sister Alma Riggs in the Church of the Seven Dolors in Nerinx, Ky. Sister Alma, a religious for 78 years, died Nov. 22 at age 93.

A native of Loretto, Ky., she entered the Loretto Sisters in 1933, receiving the religious name Sister Mary Eucharia, and professed her vows in 1935. She earned a bachelor's degree from Webster College in Webster Groves in 1955.

Sr. J. Muster, CSJ; teacher for many years

A funeral Mass was celebrated Nov. 20 for Sister Jacqueline Muster at Nazareth Living Center. Sister Jacqueline, a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet for 58 years, died Nov. 17 of cancer. She was 84.

A native of St. Louis, she attended Blessed Sacrament School and Rosati-Kain High School.

She entered the Sisters of St. Joseph in 1950, receiving the religious name Sister Mary Michael, and made her final profession of vows in 1958.

She earned a bachelor's degree in elementary education from Fontbonne College in 1966.

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