ALTON — Sister Dolores Marie Ramsey, OSU, died Oct. 19 at the Ursulines’ Queen of Peace Infirmary. She taught many years in Springfield.
She was born Dolores Elizabeth Ramsey on Dec. 17, 1913, in Edwardsville, the daughter of Rufus Ramsey and Isabelle Muren, and was a graduate of Ursuline Academy. She entered the Ursuline Sisters in January 1932, and made her vows in July 1934.
She studied at Springfield College, Ursuline College in New Orleans, Webster College in St. Louis and St. Louis University. She received a master’s degree from Notre Dame University.
A long-time teacher and administrator, Sister Dolores Marie taught at Blessed Sacrament in Springfield from 1936 to 1943, at Ursuline Academy in Springfield from 1944 to 1947, and at Springfield College from 1967 to 1971.
She also served in Decatur; New Orleans; Frontenac, Minn.; Santa Rosa Calif.; and Laredo, San Antonio and Dallas, Texas. She was principal of Ursuline Academy in Dallas from 1947 to 1964.
Sister Dolores Marie gave her body to science through St. Louis University Medical School. A memorial Mass was held Oct. 30, at Ursuline Convent Chapel in Alton, with Msgr. Virgil Mank presiding.
Memorials may be made to the Ursuline Sisters Retirement Fund, 353 S. Sappington Road, St. Louis, MO 63122.