Obituaries

Obituary | Sr. Catherine Albers, OSF

A funeral Mass for Sister Catherine Albers was celebrated Jan. 4 at Our Lady of Angels Convent Chapel in Wheaton, Ill.

Sister Catherine, 96, died Dec. 27 at Resurrection Life Center in Chicago.

Born in St. Louis, she entered the Wheaton Franciscan order in 1938 and professed perpetual vows in 1944. Sister Catherine received a bachelor's degree in nursing and a master's degree in health administration.

Obituary | Sr. Yvonne Thranow, DC

A funeral Mass for Sister Yvonne Thranow was celebrated Dec. 9 at Seton Residence Chapel in Evansville, Ind. The Daughter of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul died Dec. 5 at Seton Residence. She was 89 and had served as a teacher, social worker, agency director and local community superior.

Born in Los Angeles and baptized Rita Yvonne, she entered the Daughters of Charity in St. Louis in 1946. She earned a bachelor's degree in history from Fontbonne College (now university) in St. Louis in 1952 and a master's degree in social work from St. Louis University in 1954.

Obituary | Sister Virginia Marie Jones, RSM

A funeral Mass for Mercy Sister Virginia Marie Jones was celebrated Dec. 13 at Catherine's Residence in Frontenac.

Sister Virginia Marie, 88, died Dec. 9. She was a Sister of Mercy for 68 years.

Born in Somerville, Mass., Sister Virginia Marie entered the Sisters of Mercy community in 1948 and professed final vows in 1954. She received a bachelor's degree in nursing from St. Mary's College in Xavier, Kan., in 1957 and a certificate in pastoral education in 1991.

Obituary | Sr. Olive Louise Dallavis, CSJ

A funeral Mass was celebrated for Sister Olive Louise Dallavis Dec. 7 at Nazareth Living Center Chapel in south St. Louis County.

Sister Olive Louise, former president of Avila University in Kansas City, Mo., died Dec. 1 at Nazareth. She was 95.

Obituary | Sr. Clara Ternes, ASC

A funeral Mass for Sister Clara Ternes, ASC, was celebrated Dec. 1 at the Ruma Center Chapel in Ruma, Ill. Sister Clara, a former hospital executive who taught medical ethics, died Nov. 27 at the Ruma Center.

She was 88 years old and had been an Adorer of the Blood of Christ for 72 years.

Born in Wichita, Kan., in 1928, Sister Clara made first profession with the Adorers in 1944 and final vows in 1949.

Obituary | Sr. Margaret Mary Robins, DC

A funeral Mass for Sister Margaret Mary Robins, DC, was celebrated Nov. 29 at Seton Residence Chapel in Evansville, Ind. Sister Margaret Mary died Nov. 24 at the Seton Residence in Evansville. She was 95 years old and was a Daughter of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul for 78 years.

Sister Margaret Mary was born in 1921 in St. Louis and entered the Daughters of Charity in St. Louis in 1938. She earned a bachelor's degree in education from Fontbonne College in 1948.

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