Obituaries

Sr. Louise Hageman, OP

Born into eternal life: 25 Jul 2011

If anything at all can be said of Sr. Louise Hageman, it was that she was a lover of life! Nature, people, God, the universe - she was passionate about all of them. Nurtured in a small rural community, Willowdale, Kansas, the seasons of the year found her enjoying all the seasons of growth, whether it was in the wide open spaces of the fields or the flowers and vegetables she loved to care for in the garden. She delighted in sitting on the porch in the early morning, Scripture and coffee in hand, catching glimpses of the great variety of birds in the yard.

Sr. Mary Bertrand Turzak, OP

Born into eternal life: 16 Jul 2011

Sr. Mary Bertrand Turzak (87) died on July 16, 2011, in Waterford, Michigan, in her 73rd year of religious life. She was born on April 3, 1924, in Portage, Pennsylvania, to Andrew and Mary Turzak as one of five children. She entered the Dominican Sisters of St. Rose of Lima on August 21, 1938, and made her Perpetual Profession of Vows on August 18, 1947.

Sr. Virginia King, OP

Born into eternal life: 1 Jul 2011

Sr. Virginia (Sr. Ancilla) King (83) died on July 1, 2011 (just one day shy of her 84th birthday), at Mohun Health Care Center (Columbus, OH) in her 64th year of religious profession. Virginia was born on July 2, 1927, in Zanesville, Ohio, to Chester and Lillian (Brennan) King. Following her high school graduation from St. Thomas, Virginia began working for a local telephone company. One summer day, she visited a friend at St. Mary of the Springs (now Dominican Sisters of Peace) and suddenly had the sense

Sr. Mary Norbert McLoughlin, OP

Born into eternal life: 20 Jun 2011

Sr. Mary Norbert McLoughlin (95) died on June 20, 2011, at Mohun Health Care Center (Columbus, OH) in her 72nd year of religious profession. Myra McLoughlin was born on January 27, 1916, in New Haven, Connecticut, to Robert Leo and Celina (Foisie) and was one of three children. In 1937, she graduated from Albertus Magnus College (New Haven, CT) with a BA in romance languages and entered the Novitiate of the former Dominican Sisters of St. Mary of the Springs following graduation. Two years later, she made her Profession of Vows as Sr. Mary Norbert on August 14, 1939.

Sr. Frances Marie Heitz, OP

Born into eternal life: 10 Jun 2011

Sr. Frances Marie Heitz (96) died on June 10, 2011, at the Great Bend Motherhouse Infirmary (Kansas) in her 79th year of religious profession. Thecla Rose was born on October 5, 1914, to Ben and Mary (Robben) Heitz in Ost, Kansas. She entered the Novitiate of the former congregation of the Dominican Sisters of the Immaculate Conception in Great Bend in 1929, and she made her Profession of Vows as Sr. Frances Marie on August 22, 1932.

Sr. M. Augusta Johnson, OP

Born into eternal life: 3 May 2011

Sr. M. Augusta Johnson (94) died on May 3, 2011, at Sansbury Care Center (St. Catharine, Kentucky) in her 75th year of religious profession. Edith Cecilia was born on February 18, 1917, in Omaha, Nebraska, to Erick and Mary (Cleary) Johnson and was one of five children. She entered the Novitiate of the former Dominican Sisters of St. Catharine of Siena in 1935 and made her Profession of Vows in 1937 as Sr. Mary Augusta.

Sr. Charlotte Clayton, OP

Born into eternal life: 23 Apr 2011

Sr. Charlotte (Sr. Mary Charlita) Clayton (93) died on April 23, 2011, at Sansbury Care Center (St. Catharine, Kentucky) in her 67th year of religious profession. Charlotte was born on February 2, 1918, in Bertrand, Nebraska, to Claude and Elizabeth (Murphy) Clayton and was one of four children. She entered the Novitiate of the former Dominican Sisters of St. Catharine of Siena in 1942 and made her Profession of Vows in 1944 as Sr. Charlotte.

Sr. Aquinette LeFort, OP

Born into eternal life: 14 Apr 2011

Sr. Aquinette LeFort (93) died on April 14, 2011, at Sansbury Care Center (St. Catharine, Kentucky) in her 74th year of religious profession. Margaret was born on October 20, 1917, in Watertown, Massachusetts, to David and Mary (Chaisson) LeFort. She entered the Novitiate of the former Dominican Sisters of St. Catharine of Siena in 1935 and made her Profession of Vows in 1937 as Sr. Aquinette LeFort.

Sr. Catherine Bourgeois, OP

Born into eternal life: 27 Mar 2011

Sr. Catherine (Sr. Mary Virginia) Bourgeois (78) died on March 27, 2011, at Grant Medical Center (Columbus, OH) in her 61st year of religious profession. Catherine was born on May 14, 1932, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to Eugene Oliver and Una Sarah (Chauvin) Bourgeois and was one of ten children. She entered the Novitiate of the former St. Mary's Dominican Sisters in New Orleans, Louisiana, and made her Profession of Vows in 1951.

Sr. Mary Isabel Geldreich, OP

Born into eternal life: 20 Mar 2011

Sr. Mary Isabel Geldreich (88) died on March 20, 2011, at Mohun Health Care Center (Columbus, OH) in her 70th year of religious profession. Born Gladys Frances on April 7, 1922, in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, she was the seventh child of John Jacob and Lola (Clay) Geldreich. When Gladys was only three, her mother died, leaving the children's father with eight little ones. With a strong desire to keep the family together, John Jacob entrusted the children to the Dominican Sisters, who provided them with excellent care in a home-like atmosphere. Admiring the Sisters for

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