ALTON — Sister Mary Ann Haug, CDP, age 97, died Dec. 4 at Saint Clare's Villa in Alton. Formerly known as Dorothy Barbara Haug, Sister Mary Ann spent all of her active ministry in education, including four pivotal years in the 1950s as novice mistress for the Sisters of Divine Providence in St. Louis.
Sister Mary Ann was born to Adolph and Anna Marie (Arnold) Haug on Oct. 7, 1914, in Brussels. She entered the Sisters of Divine Providence in the Province of St. Peter in Pittsburgh in 1930 and took Mary Ann as her religious name, in honor of Jesus's mother and grandmother. She celebrated her 80th jubilee with the Divine Providence community in 2010. She graduated from St. Louis University in 1941 with a bachelor of science in sociology, with a minor in psychology.
Sister Mary Ann's teaching ministry began at St. Mark School in Venice (1933-38), and as principal, (1947-52). She also taught at Mt. Providence School in Normandy, Mo. (1941-45, 1969-91) and as principal (1960-62), St. Joseph School in Meppen, St. Stanislaus School in Wardsville, Mo. (1952-56), St. Mary's School in Madison (1962-69, both teacher and principal). She also taught for one year at St. Pius X School in Shreveport, La.
Sister Mary Ann is survived by her nephews Alfred Haug and William Haug; two great-nephews; five great-nieces; and hundreds of Sisters of Divine Providence and Divine Providence associates. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers, Lawrence Haug and Msgr. William Haug, and her sister, Sister Mary William Haug, CDP.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Dec. 7 at St. Mary's Church, Alton. Burial was at Calvary Cemetery in St. Louis.
Memorials can be made to the Sisters of Divine Providence in care of the Development Office, Providence Center, 3415 Bridgeland Drive, Bridgeton, MO 63044-2604, or online at www.divineprovidenceweb.org/support-us/donate-now.php.