Obituaries

Sr. Ruth Elsner, OP

Born into eternal life: 24 Nov 2014

Please pray for our Sister Ruth Elsner, OP (St. Catharine, KY), who died last night, November 24, at Spring View Hospital (Lebanon, KY). She has chosen to be cremated; arrangements and an obituary will be forthcoming.

Sr. Mary Michael Spangler, OP

Born into eternal life: 22 Nov 2014

Please pray for our Sister Mary Michael Spangler, OP (Columbus, OH), who died Saturday afternoon, November 22, at Mohun Health Care Center. An obituary will follow.

Funeral Arrangements

Tuesday, November 25
Columbus Motherhouse Chapel
3pm          Wake
4:45pm     Vigil of Remembrance
7pm           Viewing Closes

Sr. Rita Agnes Masse, OP

Born into eternal life: 16 Nov 2014

Dominican Sister of Peace Rita Agnes Masse, OP (93), died Sunday November 16, 2014, at Mohun Health Care Center, Columbus, OH. She was born February 16, 1921, in Zanesville, OH, to Frank and Julia Ann McCabe Masse. She was a teacher in Pennsylvania, New York, Connecticut and Ohio where she taught in Marietta, Steubenville, Lancaster and Columbus at Bishop Watterson High School. She served as the Archivist at the Columbus Chancery Office and was a Myers-Briggs presenter throughout the United States. She is preceded in death by her parents and sisters, Sr.

Sr. Nancy McAward, OP

Born into eternal life: 14 Nov 2014

Dominican Sister of Peace Nancy McAward, OP (82), died Friday, November 14, 2014, at Mohun Health Care Center, Columbus, OH. She was born August 1, 1932, in Flushing, NY, to the late Patrick J. and Lucy Aupenanager McAward. She is also preceded in death by her sister, Barbara Quinn and brother, Patrick J. McAward. She is survived by her sisters, Frances Costello and Mary Patricia Bell.

Sr. Nancy was a teacher in elementary and secondary schools in New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and Ohio, and served as Postulant Director in the former St. Mary of the Springs Congregation.

Sr. Patricia Martinez, OP

Born into eternal life: 14 Nov 2014

Dominican Sister of Peace Patricia Martinez, OP (89), died Friday, November 14, 2014, at Salina Regional Health Center in Salina, Kansas.

Born May 13, 1925, in Little River, KS, as Pasquala Martinez, Sr. Patricia was the daughter of the late Gregorio and Placida Gomez Martinez. She entered the Dominican Sisters Community in Great Bend October 10, 1943, and pronounced her first vows August 13, 1946. She celebrated 65 years of religious profession in 2011.

Sr. Paulette Boll, OP

Born into eternal life: 8 Nov 2014

Sr. Paulette Boll, OP, died on Saturday, November 8, 2014, at the age of 88 at Mohun Health Care Center, Columbus, OH. Sr. Paulette was the daughter of George and Amelia Boll. One of 11 children, Sr. Paulette was born in Pedro, OH in 1926 and entered the Dominican Sisters of St. Mary of the Springs in 1951.

Sr. Mary Peter Brumter, OP

Born into eternal life: 6 Oct 2014

Obituary by Sr. Bernadine Baltrinic and Sr. Theresa Damicone

Sr. Mary Peter Brumter, OP, died on Monday, October 6, 2014, at the age of 88 at the Akron Motherhouse Wellness Center (Akron, OH). Sr. Peter was the middle child of Urban and Mary Mickley Brumter's seven children. She entered the Sisters of St. Dominic of Akron, now Dominican Sisters of Peace, from St. Mary Church (Wooster, OH) on September 8, 1943, and made religious profession on August 26, 1945.

Sr. Rosemary Murphy, OP

Born into eternal life: 16 Sep 2014

Rosemary Murphy was born May 2, 1918 to Marion and Joseph Murphy in Waterford, NY, the only girl among four brothers. Her family was active in St. Mary’s Parish staffed by the Augustinians but there was no Catholic school or religious sisters in the area. She remembers skipping religious education classes and using the money for ice cream instead! Later on in Cuba she made sure her religion classes were engaging and involved the students in discussions, and they voted her the best religion teacher they ever had.

Sr. Irene Euman, OP

Born into eternal life: 28 Aug 2014

Sister Irene Euman, O.P. (85), Dominican Sister of Peace for 64 years, died August 28, 2014, at Mohun Hall Health Care Center, Columbus, OH.

Sr. Bertilla Brungardt, OP

Born into eternal life: 28 Aug 2014

Sister Bertilla Brungardt, 86, died Thursday, August 28, 2014, in the Dominican Sisters' convent infirmary, Great Bend, KS.

Born December 17, 1927, in Liebenthal KS, as Germana Brungardt, Sister Bertilla was the daughter of the late Adam Joseph and Josephine Heili Brungardt. She was raised by her father and stepmother, Emma Wasinger Quint Brungardt. She entered the Dominican Sisters' Community September 10, 1944, and pronounced her first vows August 13, 1947. She celebrated 65 years of religious profession in 2012.

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