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Obituary | Sr. Alicia Whatley, DC

A funeral Mass for Sister Alicia Whatley, who served in the 1960s and '70s in St. Louis, was celebrated May 28 at the Seton Residence Chapel in Evansville, Ind.

Sister Alicia, age 82 and a professed Daughter of Charity for 53 years, died May 25 at Seton Residence in Evansville.

Born in Mobile, Ala., Sister Alicia was a 1954 graduate of Bishop Toolen High School in Mobile and worked for Catholic Charities in Mobile until she entered the Daughters of Charity in St. Louis in 1964.

Obituary | Deacon Otis White

A funeral Mass for Deacon Otis White was celebrated June 1 at St. Augustine Church in St. Louis. Deacon White, 90, died May 25.

Obituary | Deacon Frank R. Danna Sr.

A funeral Mass for Deacon Frank R. Danna Sr. was celebrated May 31 at Holy Rosary Church in Warrenton. Deacon Danna died May 23 at the age of 89.

A native of St. Louis, he graduated from Chaminade College Preparatory High School. He continued his education at St. Mary's University in Texas, followed by Saint Louis University. Deacon Danna worked in banking and was the president of several mortgage companies. He married Margaret (Vatterott) Danna on Dec. 28, 1950. She died in December 2016.

Obituary | Sr. Rosemary Micka, CDP

A funeral Mass for Sister Rosemary Micka was celebrated May 24 at St. Mary's Church in Alton, Ill. Sister Rosemary, formerly Sister Mary Bernard, died May 20 at age 98.

OBITUARY | Sister Janis Yaekel, ASC

The funeral Mass for Sister Janis Yaekel, ASC, was celebrated May 17 at the Ruma Center Chapel in Ruma, Ill. Sister Janis died May 12 at the Ruma Center. She was 66 years old and had been a professed Adorer of the Blood of Christ for 37 years.

Born Aug. 2, 1951, in Belleville, Ill., Sister Janis made first profession on June 1, 1980, and final vows on Aug. 14, 1983. She earned a bachelor's degree in social studies from the former Notre Dame College in St. Louis in 1973, and a master's degree in religious education at St. Meinrad (Indiana) School of Theology in 1980.

OBITUARY | Msgr. Richard J. Lubeley

The funeral Mass for Msgr. Richard J. Lubeley will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 9, at Mary Queen of Peace Church in Webster Groves, where he spent 20 years in ministry — his longest tenure at one place as a priest.

Archbishop Robert J. Carlson will be the main celebrant at the Mass, with Father Gerry Meier as homilist. A wake will be held Tuesday, May 10, 4-8 p.m. at Mary Queen of Peace. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery.

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