Sister Maretta served at Our Lady of the Ozarks, Carthage, Mo.; St. John’s Hospital, Springfield; and St Joseph’s Home for the Infirm and Aged, Monroe, La. The remainder of her ministry was in various departments at St. Francis Convent.
She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Lila Jane Fredericks and Mary Ellen Lohman.
She is survived by one brother, Alvin Kurk, Quincy; several nephews and nieces; several great-nephews and great-nieces, as well as her Franciscan Sisters with whom she shared her life for over 68 years.
A visitation with a wake service was held Dec. 22, at St. Francis Convent. Eucharistic Celebration and Rite of Christian Burial took place on Dec. 23 at St. Clare of Assisi Adoration Chapel at St. Francis Convent with Father Dennis Koopman, OFM, celebrant.
Burial followed in Crucifixion Hill Cemetery.
The Franciscan Sisters and family of Sister Maretta Kurk, OSF, were served by Butler Funeral Home - Springfield.