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Obituary - Sister Catherine Dominic Stack, OP

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Sister Catherine Dominic Stack, OPSister Catherine Dominic Stack, 93, a Dominican Sister of Springfield, died Dec. 19 at Sacred Heart Convent in Springfield.

She was born to Maurice and Catherine (Galvin) Stack in Chicago and joined the Springfield Dominicans in 1938.

Sister Catherine Dominic began her ministry in elementary education. She taught in Springfield and Jerseyville before applying her talents and skills to nursing. Sister Catherine Dominic served in nursing and health care administration in Wellington, Texas; Denver, Colo.; Jackson, Miss.; and Rogers, Ark., for 40 years. She was director of pastoral care at St. Mary-Rogers Memorial Hospital in Rogers, Ark., from 1983-1994 and chaplain there from 1994-2004. In 2004, she retired to Sacred Heart Convent.

Sister Catherine Dominic was preceded in death by her parents, seven brothers and two sisters. She is survived by several nieces and nephews.

The funeral Mass was held Dec. 21 at Sacred Heart Convent, with Father Peter Witchousky, OP, presiding. Commendation and burial were held Dec. 22 at Calvary Cemetery in Springfield.

Kirlin-Egan and Butler Funeral Home, Springfield, was in charge of arrangements.

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