Obituary | Sister Mary Ann Averbeck, CPPS

A funeral Mass for Sister Mary Ann Averbeck, CPPS will be celebrated Dec. 4 at St. Joseph Chapel in O'Fallon. Sister Mary Ann died Nov. 25. She was 85.

The only child of Margaret (Arning) and Leo Averbeck, she was born in Quincy, Ill., in 1932. She attended Quincy College for two years before entering the Sisters of the Most Precious Blood of O'Fallon in 1952. When she became a novice in 1953, she was given the name Sister Margaret Leo in honor of her parents. She majored in music at Fontbonne College with a concentration in voice.

Sister Helen Kerrigan, BVM

A funeral Mass for Sister Helen (Paulita) Kerrigan, BVM, was celebrated Nov. 21 at the Marian Hall Chapel in Dubuque, Iowa. Sister Helen died Nov. 16 at Marian Hall. She was 96 and had been a Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary for 77 years.

Born in Davenport, Iowa, on March 19, 1921, she entered the BVM congregation on Sept. 8, 1940. She professed first vows on March 19, 1943, and final vows on Aug. 15, 1948.

Obituary | Sister Evelyn Marie Peterman, FSM

A memorial Mass for Sister Evelyn Marie Peterman, FSM, will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 4, at The Sarah Community Chapel in Bridgeton. Sister Evelyn died Nov. 15 at The Sarah Community. She was 88 and had been a Franciscan Sister of Mary for more than 74 years.

Evelyn Marie Peterman was born Dec. 7, 1928, in St. Louis and entered the Sisters of St. Mary on July 29, 1943, receiving the name Sister Cecilia Marie. She professed final vows Feb. 11, 1950.

Obituary | Sister Mary Antona Ebo, FSM


Sister Mary Antona Ebo, a Franciscan Sister of Mary whose courageous words during the March 10, 1965, march in Selma, Ala., became a rallying cry for many in the Civil Rights movement, died Nov. 11 at The Sarah Community in Bridgeton. She was 93 and was a Franciscan Sister of Mary for 71 years.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m., Monday, Nov. 20, at St. Alphonsus "Rock" Church, 1118 N. Grand Blvd. in north St. Louis. Visitation will take place at 9 a.m., preceding the Mass. Archbishop Robert J. Carlson will preside at the Mass.

OBITUARY | Sr. Dorothy Scheopner, SL

A funeral Mass for Loretto Sister Dorothy (formerly Sister Mary Stephanie) Scheopner was celebrated Oct. 28 at the Church of the Seven Dolors at the Loretto Motherhouse in Nerinx, Ky.

Sister Dorothy, who taught and tutored for 21 years in the St. Louis Archdiocese, died Oct. 16 at Loretto Motherhouse Infirmary. She was 82 and in her 60th year as a Sister of Loretto at the Foot of the Cross.

OBITUARY | Ann Prebil

A funeral Mass for Ann Prebil was celebrated Oct. 28 at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in University City. A co-founder of the Creighton Model FertilityCare System who taught the method all over the world, Prebil died Oct. 23 after a nearly nine-year battle with ovarian cancer. She was 71 years old.

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