Obituary | Sr. Rita Flaherty, CSJ

A funeral Mass for Sister Rita (Marie Edouarda) Flaherty, CSJ, was celebrated July 25 at Nazareth Living Center Chapel. Sister Rita died July 19 at St. Clare Hospital in Fenton. She was 97, had been a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet for 78 years and taught at the grade school, high school and college levels.

Obituary | Sr. Beverly Reck, SSND

A funeral Mass for Sister Beverly (Mary Evelyn) Reck, SSND, was celebrated July 29 in the School Sisters of Notre Dame Theresa Center chapel in south St. Louis County. Sister Beverly died July 24 at Veronica House in Bridgeton. She was 79 and a former teacher, principal and librarian.

Obituary | Deacon Robert J. Powers

A funeral Mass for Deacon Robert J. Powers was celebrated Aug. 5 at Sacred Heart Church in Florissant. Deacon Powers died July 31. He was 89 and had been a deacon for 32 years.

Obituary | Sister M. Cecily Jones

A memorial Mass for Loretto Sister M. Cecily Jones was celebrated July 29 at the Church of the Seven Dolors on the grounds of Loretto Motherhouse in Nerinx, Ky. Sister Cecily, known by many as "Peggy," was a poet, longtime peace and justice advocate, former dean of students at Webster College (now University) in Webster Groves, and once served as campaign manager for U.S. Rep. Pat Schroeder of Colorado.

Sister Cecily, 93, died July 18 at Loretto Motherhouse Infirmary.

Obituary | Father Joseph F. Bona, SJ

A funeral Mass for Jesuit Father Joseph F. Bona was celebrated July 29 at the St. Charles College Chapel in Grand Coteau, La. Father Bona died July 17 in Grand Coteau. He was 91 years old and a priest for 45 years. September 1 would have been his 50th jubilee in the Society of Jesus.

Obituary | Deacon Steven H. Wohlert

A funeral Mass for Deacon Steven H. Wohlert was celebrated July 24 at St. Louis Abbey Church in Creve Coeur. Deacon Wohlert, 77, died July 19.

Born in Kansas City, Mo., Deacon Wohlert married Eileen Wohlert (nee Rogan) in 1982. Prior to retirement, Deacon Wohlert worked for 40 years for Union Carbide, Energizer and Ralston Purina. He was ordained to the permanent diaconate in 1999 by Cardinal Justin F. Rigali and was assigned to St. Anselm Parish, where he served for his entire ministry.

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