ALTON — Sister M. Agnes Schmidt, a Sister of Divine Providence, 87, died May 26 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.
GREENFIELD, Wis. — Sister Joan Frances Mueller (Alphonsetta), SSSF, who lived her religious vocation as an educator, died on May 18, at Our Lady of the Angels Convent. She was 93 years old.
Lorraine G. Jakel, the mother of Father Pat G. Jakel, died May 28 in Highland. She was 89 years old.
AURORA, Colo. — A funeral Mass was celebrated May 10 at Rupert Mayer Chapel in Aurora, Colo., for Jesuit Father David A. Wayne, who died May 8 in Aurora at age 76.
Born in Decatur, he graduated from St. Teresa High School in 1955 and entered the Society of Jesus at St. Stanislaus Seminary in Florissant in 1955. After novitiate, Father Wayne studied philosophy and education at St. Louis University and taught English at St. Louis University High School from 1962 to 1964, while completing a master’s in education. He then taught English at St. John’s College in Belize for one year before beginning theology studies at St. Mary’s College in Kansas. After two years at St. Mary’s, Father Wayne completed a bachelor’s degree in sacred theology at SLU and was ordained to the priesthood at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis in 1968.
After ordination, Father Wayne returned to St. Louis University High where he taught religion for several years. He served as a building superintendent both at St. Louis University High and at Jesuit Hall at St. Louis University. For a year, he served as assistant academic principal at Regis Jesuit High in Aurora and for three years was the director of the Extension School, a high school certificate program at St. John’s College in Belize. During his time in Belize, he also served as minister of the community.
From 1981-1995, Father Wayne was the minister of the Jesuit Hall Community at St. Louis University. In 1995, he was assigned to Regis Jesuit High School in Aurora where he served as the facilities manager for 14 years. During this time, he kept the plant running, supervised students attending the school on work-study, served as a confessor and celebrated Masses. In 2009, Father Wayne stepped down as facilities manager, but continued to help with building maintenance and operation at both the high school and the Jesuit community. He also continued to engage in pastoral ministry with students and families.
Survivors include a brother, William Wayne of Durham, Mo.; and three sisters, Susan Welch of Mt. Pleasant S.C.; Nan Schmidbauer of Sun City, Ariz.; and Elizabeth Torcasso of Christopher.
ALTON — Sister Geraldine Thiel, CDP passed away peacefully on April 27, having suffered with Alzheimer’s disease for many years.
ALTON — Sister M. Clare MacNeil, FSGM, 57, died May 9 at Saint Anthony’s Health Center.
Sister Joan Barbara Fenton (also known as Sister M. Philip), age 70, a Springfield Dominican Sister for 50 years, died April 24.
Sister Hermogene Ruesken, OSF, 99, of the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis died April 5 at St. Francis Convent, Springfield.
Sister Mary Ellen Rombach, 89, of the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis died March 27 at St. Francis Convent, Springfield.
Sister Barbara Cox, 69, a Dominican Sister of Springfield for 49 years, died Feb. 19. She was born to Tom and Marie Struckmeyer Cox in Aurora.
Dolores B. Corbett, mother of Deacon Daniel Corbett of the Springfield diocese, died Jan. 12 at age 99.
Sister Peggy Conway, OP, 50, a Dominican Sister of Springfield for 25 years, died Dec. 23, 2013.
WEST PEORIA — Sister Mary Judith (Jean Marie) Morris, 78, a member of the Sisters of St. Francis of the Immaculate Conception, died on Nov. 26 at Mother of Peace Home.
ALTON — Sister Mary Magdalen Fearon, OSU, died Nov. 14 at the Ursulines’ Queen of Peace Health Care Center. She was 95 years old.
Sister M. Jolene Pachay, OSF, of the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis died Nov. 21 at St. Francis Convent, Springfield. She was 99 years old.
ALTON — Sister Gertrude Becker, OSU, also known as Helen Gansforth Becker, died Nov. 13 at the Ursulines’ Queen of Peace health care center in Alton. She was 102, and her decades of service included many years in Springfield.
RUMA — Sister Mary Edith Donze, ASC, died Oct. 29 at the ASC Ruma Center. She was 102 years old and had been an Adorer of the Blood of Christ for 85 years.
Sister Barbara Mary Lanham, OSF, age 78, of the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis died Oct. 19 at St. Francis Convent, Springfield.
ALTON — Sister Michael Marie Driscoll, OSU, baptized Elizabeth Ann Driscoll, died Sept. 29 at Saint Anthony's Hospital. She was 83 years old.
ST. LOUIS — Sister Lucy Spinner, OSU, also known as Anna Gertrude Spinner, died Sept. 15 at the Ursulines' Queen of Peace health care center in Alton. She was 104.
Sister Dolores Bieser, OSF, of the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis died Aug. 27 at St. Francis Convent, Springfield.
LANCASTER, Pa - Sister Eric Albrecht, ASC, died on Aug. 21 at Lancaster General Hospital in Lancaster, Pa. She made first vows on July 1, 1962 and final profession on July 1, 1967. She was 76 years old and had been an Adorer of the Blood of Christ for 51 years.
Sister Marian Zarones, 81, a Dominican Sister of Springfield, died July 17.
RUMA — Sister Dorothy Ann Ax, an Adorer of the Blood of Christ, died July 28 at the ASC Ruma Center. She was 87 years old and had been an Adorer for 71 years.