Obituaries (387)

ST. LOUIS — Sister Miriam Patricia Faricy, OSU, died peacefully May 12, at St. Andrew’s at Francis Place in Eureka, Mo. She served many years in the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois.

Springfield Dominican Sister Mary Albrecht, OP, also known as Sister M. Henrica, died peacefully on May 5, at Sacred Heart Convent. She was born in Carrollton, in 1929 to Henry J. and Edith E. Langer Albrecht and baptized Mary Christina. She joined the Dominicans in 1947 and professed her vows in 1949 at Sacred Heart Convent in Springfield.

Springfield Dominican Sister M. Ruthanne Huss, OP, died peacefully on May 3, at St. John’s Hospital. She was born in Aurora in 1933, to Francis J. and Ruth (Raboine) Huss and baptized Frances Jane. She joined the Dominicans in 1954 and professed her vows in 1956 at Sacred Heart Convent in Springfield.

Sister Anne Therese Mayol, OSU, died peacefully on May 1, at St. Andrew’s at Francis Place in Eureka, Mo. A Springfield native, she served many years in the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois.

Born on Oct. 7, 1933, to Alexander and Gertrude Link Mayol, she entered the Ursuline community in 1953 and professed her vows in 1956. She earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from The College of New Rochelle in New York, and a master’s degree in secondary school guidance and counseling from The College of St. Thomas in Minnesota.

ST. LOUIS — Sister Mary Ellen Neeves, OSU, died peacefully April 13 at St. Andrew’s at Francis Place in Eureka, Mo. Also known as Sister Philip Marie, she served many years in the Springfield diocese.

She was born Dec. 11, 1938, in Bloomington to William Vernon and Mildred Knecht Neeves and grew up in Pana. A later move to Decatur brought her into contact with the Ursuline Sisters, and she entered the Ursuline community in 1956, professing her vows in 1959. She earned a bachelor’s degree from the College of New Rochelle in New York and a master’s degree from Providence College in Rhode Island.

ALTON — Sister Joan Ann Springman, OSU, died peacefully April 18 at St. Agnes Home in Kirkwood, Mo. An Alton native, she served many years in the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois.

She was born on Feb. 24, 1934, at her home in Alton, the youngest of eight children of Joseph J. and Elizabeth (Valerius) Springman. She entered the Ursulines in July 1953 and professed her vows in January 1956, becoming known as Mother Mary Immaculata. She wanted to be a religious from the time she was in the second grade.

Sister Owen Marie McArdle, OSF, of the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis died on April 8 at St. Francis Convent in Springfield. She was 86 years old.

Sister Owen Marie, the former Barbara Maureen McArdle, was born in Cleveland, Ohio, on April 19, 1934, the daughter of Francis and Barbara Reulbach McArdle. She entered the congregation on Sept. 8, 1953 and professed her religious vows on June 13, 1956.

Sunday, 07 March 2021 00:31

In Memoriam - Sister Joan Winkler, OSF

Sister Joan Winkler, OSF, of the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis died on Feb. 14, at St. Francis Convent, Springfield. She was 86 years old.

Sister Joan was born in Breese, on Sept. 25, 1934, the daughter of Raymond and Anna Margaret Cope Winkler. She entered the congregation on Feb. 2, 1951 and professed her religious vows on Oct. 4, 1953.

Brother Joel Marc Rousseau, FFSC, died on Feb. 20, at the Franciscan Brothers of the Holy Cross at St. James Monastery in Springfield.

The former Dean LaVerne Rousseau was born on June 28, 1954 in Cavalier, N.D., to the late James and Gertrude (Boyer) Rousseau. He was the eighth of nine children, being the fourth son. Dean grew up in Walhalla, N.D., where he attended St. Boniface School and graduated from Walhalla High School in 1972. He attended the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks before entering the Franciscan Brothers of the Holy Cross in the summer of 1977. He was invested with the habit of the congregation on Sept. 1, 1977 at St. Anthony’s Novitiate in Riverton. He made his first vows on Jan. 24, 1979 — making his final vows on Jan. 21, 1984.

Sunday, 07 February 2021 14:40

In Memoriam - Sister Regina Marie Bernet, OP

Springfield Dominican Sister Regina Marie Bernet, OP, died suddenly, Jan. 14, at Sacred Heart Convent. She was born in Springfield in 1934 to Albert and Jennie (Otto) Bernet and baptized Marilyn Ann. She joined the Dominicans in 1954 and professed her vows in 1955 at Sacred Heart Convent in Springfield.

ALTON — Sister Mary Grace (Donna) Cozzoli was called home by our Lord into his eternal peace on Jan. 24. She died, strengthened through the sacrament of the sick and accompanied by the prayers of the Sisters, at the infirmary at St. Francis Convent in Alton.

Sunday, 27 December 2020 02:40

In Memoriam - Sister Bernadette Forquer, DC

EVANSVILLE, IND. — Sister Bernadette (baptized Mary Bernadette) Forquer died on Nov. 29, at Seton Residence in Evansville, Ind. Sister Bernadette was born on Feb. 1, 1933 in Santa Monica, Calif., and was one of two children of William J. and Dorothy (Dahle) Forquer. She graduated from Bishop County High School in Los Angeles, and entered the Daughters of Charity in St. Louis, in 1952.

Sunday, 27 December 2020 02:39

In Memoriam - Father Albert Langheim, OFM

Father Albert Langheim, OFM, died Dec. 6 at Sunrise Manor in Virden. He was born April 9, 1927 in Girard to Henry and Elizabeth (Sommer) Langheim. He was one of 10 boys.

Sunday, 27 December 2020 02:36

In Memoriam - Sister Mary Ann Mueller, ASC

RUMA — Sister Mary Ann Mueller, ASC, died Dec. 7 at the Ruma Center. She was 93 years old and had been a professed member of the Adorers of the Blood of Christ for 76 years.

Sunday, 27 December 2020 02:30

In Memoriam - Sister Peggy Stovall, OSU

ST. LOUIS — Sister Peggy Stovall, OSU, died Dec. 4 at Valley View Health and Rehabilitation in Moberly, Mo. She served many years in the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois.

Sunday, 13 December 2020 13:12

In Memoriam - Sister Marianne Mullen, OSU

ST. LOUIS — Sister Marianne Mullen, OSU, died peacefully Nov. 13 at St. Andrew’s at Francis Place in Eureka, Mo. She served many years in the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois.

Also known as Sister Marie Michelle, she was born July 3, 1934, in St. Louis to Walter J. and Lillian Kramer Mullen. A graduate of Ursuline Academy in Kirkwood, Mo., she entered the Ursuline Sisters in 1956 and professed her vows in 1958.

Springfield Dominican Sister M. Melanie Roetker, OP, died peacefully on Nov. 16, at Sacred Heart Convent in Springfield.

She was born in Mattoon in 1942 to Harold C. and Elsie (Knollenberg) Roetker and baptized Mary Melanie. She joined the Dominicans in 1960 and professed her vows in 1962 at Sacred Heart Convent in Springfield.

Wednesday, 25 November 2020 15:41

In Memoriam - Sister Marie André Dougherty, OP

Springfield Dominican Sister Marie André Dougherty, OP, died on Oct. 28 at HSHS St. John’s Hospital in Springfield.

She was born in Jerseyville in 1943 to William and Florence (Beiermann) Dougherty and baptized Agnes Marie. She joined the Dominicans in 1964 and professed her vows in 1966 at Sacred Heart Convent in Springfield.

Wednesday, 25 November 2020 15:40

In Memoriam - Sister Mary Dorothy Kiel, CDP

Sister Mary Dorothy Kiel, a Sister of Divine Providence, passed away on Nov. 11 at Stearns Nursing and Rehab Center. She was 90 years old.

Born Dec. 16, 1929 in Brussels, she was the daughter of William and Dorothy (Schmidt) Kiel.

Sunday, 15 November 2020 16:45

In Memoriam - Father James Fanale, CSV

ST ANNE — Father James F. Fanale, CSV, passed away unexpectedly on Oct. 13, in St. Anne. He was 77.

Father Fanale was born on Nov. 19, 1942 in Springfield, the son of Michael and Gertrude (Davis) Fanale.

Sunday, 15 November 2020 16:42

In Memoriam - Sister M. Sara Koch, OP

URBANA — Springfield Dominican Sister M. Sara Koch, OP, died suddenly on Oct. 18, in Urbana.

She was born in Mt. Sterling in 1940 to Raymond and Marie (Redmond) Koch, and baptized Marcia Sue at St. Mary Church, Mt. Sterling. She joined the Dominicans in 1959 and professed her vows in 1961 at Sacred Heart Convent in Springfield.

Sunday, 01 November 2020 18:17

In Memoriam - Sister Charlotte Gaughan, SSND

Sister Charlotte Gaughan, a School Sister of Notre Dame and retired educator, died peacefully on June 15 at age 94.

Born in Pana, she met the School Sisters of Notre Dame in high school and following graduation, she entered the candidature at Sancta Maria in Ripa in St. Louis in 1944. She was received into the novitiate in 1946 and given the name Mary Carol Therese. She pronounced her first vows in 1947 and final vows in 1953. She returned to her baptismal name in 1970.

Springfield Dominican Sister Margaret Therese Hebert, OP, died Oct. 6 at Sacred Heart Convent in Springfield. She was born in Pana in 1952, to Noel and Mary Louis (Fullerton) Hebert, and baptized Margaret Louise at St. Patrick Church. She joined the Dominicans in 1973 and professed her vows in 1976 at Sacred Heart Convent.

Sunday, 01 November 2020 18:12

In Memoriam - Sister M. Dominic Joerger, OP

Springfield Dominican Sister M. Dominic Joerger, OP, died Oct. 9 at Sacred Heart Convent, in Springfield. She was born in Mendota, in 1924, to Lawrence and Julia (Jones) Joerger, and baptized Mary Ann at Holy Cross Parish in Mendota. She joined the Dominicans in 1943 and professed her vows in 1945 at Sacred Heart Convent.

ST. LOUIS — Sister Francis Marie Thrailkill, OSU, died peacefully Oct. 2 at Our Lady of Wisdom Healthcare Center in New Orleans. She was a former president of Springfield College in Illinois.

The daughter of Franklin and Mary Myrtle Huggins Thrailkill, she was born Barbara Ann Thrailkill on Sept. 21, 1937, in San Antonio, Texas. She graduated from Ursuline Academy in San Antonio and entered the Ursuline Sisters in 1955, making her vows in 1958.

Sunday, 01 November 2020 17:59

In Memoriam - Deacon Jerry L. Cato II

GLEN CARBON — Deacon Jerry L. Cato II, 52, of Edwardsville, passed away at his home on Oct. 12.

He was born Jan.17, 1968 in Granite City, a son of the late Jerry and Patricia Jane (Piggott) Cato.

Sunday, 18 October 2020 14:40

In Memoriam - Sister M. Julia Kuropka, FSGM

ALTON — Sister M. Julia Kuropka, FSGM, died on Sept. 22 at St. Francis Convent Infirmary in Alton. She was 94.

Sister M. Julia was born on March 26, 1926, in Werden, Kreis, Oels., Diocese of Breslau, Germany. She entered the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Francis of the Martyr St. George on March 5, 1953, was received into the novitiate on Oct. 3, 1953, and made her first profession of vows on Oct. 4, 1955, all in Germany. She consecrated herself to the Lord forever in final profession on Sept. 16, 1959, at the St. Francis Convent in Alton. She celebrated her Golden Jubilee in the motherhouse on Oct. 16, 2004, and her Diamond Jubilee in Alton, on Oct. 5, 2014.

Sunday, 04 October 2020 17:04

In Memoriam - Sister Mary Regina Berkel, OP

Sister Mary Regina Berkel, OP, 79, of Springfield, passed away on Sept. 14 at HSHS St. John’s Hospital. She was born May 15, 1941, in Queen’s Lake Memphis, the daughter of George F. and Irene Elizabeth (Farthing) Berkel who preceded her in death.

At the age of 21, she entered the Dominican Monastery in Catonsville, Md. Her religious profession was on Oct. 25, 1964.

Sunday, 04 October 2020 16:59

In Memoriam - Sister Mary Jane Schrage, ASC

RUMA — Sister Mary Jane (Mary Victor) Schrage, ASC, died Sept. 19 at the Ruma Center. She was 85 years old and had been a professed Adorer of the Blood of Christ for 67 years.

She was born on Aug. 14, 1935 in St. Rose, one of six children in the family of the late William and Alma (Goestenkors) Schrage.

ST. LOUIS — Sister Miriam Teresa Graczak, OSU, died peacefully on Aug. 25 at St. Andrew’s at Francis Place in Eureka, Mo. She served many years in the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois.

She was born June 30, 1929, in Ellisville, Mo., to Alice and Joseph Graczak. She entered the Ursulines in 1947 and professed her vows in 1952. She earned a bachelor’s degree in music from Xavier University in New Orleans.

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