obituaries

OBITUARY | Sister Ruth Margaret Raupp, CSJ

A funeral Mass for Sister Ruth Margaret Raupp was celebrated Feb. 1 at the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet motherhouse in south St. Louis.

Sister Ruth Margaret died Jan. 29 at Nazareth Living Center in St. Louis. She was 96 and a member of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet for 70 years.

Born in Decatur, Ill., she entered the Sisters of St. Joseph in 1946 and made her final profession in 1952. She earned a bachelor's degree in philosophy from Fontbonne College in 1943 and a master's degree in philosophy and secondary education from St. Louis University in 1955.

Obituary | Sister Mary Carol Mautemps, D.C.

The funeral Mass for Sister Mary Carol Mautemps, D.C., was celebrated Jan. 26 at the Seton Residence Chapel in Evansville, Ind. Sister Mary Carol died Jan. 23 at Seton Residence. She was 92 years of age and enjoyed 74 years of vocation as a Daughter of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul.

Obituary | Sister Mary Vianney Johnson, RSM

A funeral Mass for Sister Mary Vianney Johnson was celebrated Feb. 6 at Mercy Center Chapel in St. Louis. Sister Vianney, a member of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, died Feb. 2 at the age of 84.

Born Joann Cecilia Johnson in St. Louis, she graduated from Mercy High School in St. Louis and earned a bachelor's degree in elementary education from Webster College in St. Louis and a master's degree in education administration from St. Louis University. She entered the Sisters of Mercy in 1951 in St. Louis, and made perpetual vows in 1957.

Obituary | Sister Mary Doris Ashcraft, FSM

A memorial mass for Sister Mary Doris Ashcraft, FSM, will be celebrated at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9 in the chapel at The Sarah Community in Bridgeton. Sister Doris died Jan. 26 at The Sarah Community. She was 82 and had been a Franciscan Sister of Mary for 62 years.

Obituary | Sr. Virginia Ann Driscoll, SL

A funeral Mass for Loretto Sister Virginia Ann Driscoll was celebrated Jan. 10 at the Church of the Seven Dolors on the grounds of Loretto Motherhouse in Nerinx, Ky. Sister Virginia Ann was a longtime educator who taught and was principal at the former DeAndreis High School in St. Louis and served on the faculty at Webster College (now university) in Webster Groves.

Sister Virginia Ann died Dec. 29 at Loretto Motherhouse Infirmary. She was 98 and in her 77th year as a Sister of Loretto at the Foot of the Cross.

Obituary | Msgr. John J. Kennedy

A funeral Mass for Msgr. John J. Kennedy was celebrated Jan. 23 at St. Luke the Evangelist Church in Richmond Heights. He was an educator and longtime pastor of St. Luke before his retirement.

Msgr. Kennedy, 93, died Jan. 18. Born in St. Louis, he attended St. Louis Preparatory Seminary and Kenrick Seminary and was ordained in 1949 at Kenrick by then-Archbishop Joseph E. Ritter.

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