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TWENTY SOMETHING | ‘Greater horizons’: Tending to each other and our common home

"One should leave a field better than you found it," an old farmer's saying went.

Sometimes that called for heavy lifting. Other times it just meant picking up a rock as you crossed and placing it at the field's edge.

That counsel stuck with Sister Amy Hereford, CSJ, who grew up on a 10-acre farm in Missouri where sheep roamed and blackberries grew wild. She planted whatever vegetable seemed to be lacking.

Obituary | Sr. Edith Vogel, CSJ

A funeral Mass for Sister Edith Vogel was celebrated Feb. 9 at Nazareth Living Center Chapel in south St. Louis County. Sister Edith, 93, died Feb. 6.

Born in St. Louis, she graduated from St. Alphonsus Liguori (Rock) High School and then worked in the credit office of Ely Walker Dry Goods Co., transcribing dictation. She entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in 1947 and made first profession in 1949 and final profession in 1952. Sister Edith received a bachelor's degree in elementary education/history from Fontbonne College in 1961.

Obituary | Sr. Sarah Ann Mitra, CSJ

A funeral Mass for Sister Sarah Ann Mitra was celebrated Feb. 13 at Nazareth Living Center Chapel in south St. Louis County. Sister Sarah, 80, died Feb. 8.

Born Rose Marie Mitra in St. Louis, she attended Rosati-Kain High School, entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in 1954 and made first profession in 1957 and final profession in 1962.

Obituary | Sister Martha Ritter, CSJ

A funeral Mass for Sister Martha Ritter was celebrated Jan. 25 at Nazareth Living Center Chapel. Sister Martha died Jan. 22. She was 94 and had been a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet for 75 years.

Obituary | Sr. Andrea Marie Rentmeester, CSJ

A funeral Mass for Sister Andrea Marie Rentmeester, CSJ, was celebrated Jan. 3 at Nazareth Living Center Chapel. Sister Andrea Marie died Dec. 21 at Nazareth. She was 91 and a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet for 78 years.

Born Nov. 30, 1925, in Preble, Wis., Myrtle Agnes Rentmeester entered the Sisters of St. Joseph in 1943, received the name Sister Andrea Maria and professed first vows in 1946. She made final profession in 1949.

Obituary | Sr. Kathleen Kevin Ryan, CSJ

A funeral Mass for Sister Kathleen Kevin Ryan was celebrated Dec. 23 at Nazareth Living Center Chapel in south St. Louis County.

Sister Kathleen, 88, died Dec. 20 at Nazareth of complications of dementia.

Born in Chicago, she entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in 1947 and made her final profession in 1952. She received a bachelor's degree in history from Fontbonne College in 1958.

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