Sunday, 06 September 2020 16:20

In Memoriam - Sister Genevieve Goessling, OSU

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Sister Genevieve Goessling for obitST. LOUIS — Sister Genevieve Goessling, OSU, died peacefully on Aug. 12 at St. Clare Hospital in Fenton, Mo.

Born Barbara Ann on Feb. 7, 1939, in St. Louis to John Gregory and Genevieve Dennis Goessling, Sister Genevieve grew up in Alton. She entered the Ursulines in 1957 and professed her vows in 1960. She earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from the College of New Rochelle in New York.

A beloved teacher for more than 30 years, Sister Genevieve taught in Springfield at Blessed Sacrament School from 1971 to 1975 and at St. Aloysius School from 1975 to 1979. She was principal at St. Thomas School in Decatur from 1981 to 1982. She taught at Marquette High School in Alton from 1985 to 1986 and at St. Ambrose School in Alton from 1986 to 1989.

Sister Genevieve also taught at St. Peter School in Kirkwood, Mo., Ascension School in Oak Park, O’Connell Junior High School and Our Lady of Guadalupe School, both in Galveston, and Our Lady of Lourdes School in Jennings, Mo.

She also served many years as treasurer for the Central Province and the Ursuline community in Missouri.

Sister Genevieve is survived by sisters Bridget Slatten and Judy Paulter and brother John Goessling.

A funeral Mass was celebrated Aug. 18 at Ss. Peter and Paul in Alton. Burial was at St. Patrick Cemetery in Godfrey.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Ursuline Sisters Retirement Fund, 353 S. Sappington Road, St. Louis, MO 63122.