Obituaries

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

Sr. Helen Cecilia Lowen, OP

Born into eternal life: 20 Mar 2011

Sr. Francis Marie Lawler, OP

Born into eternal life: 17 Mar 2011

Sr. Francis Marie Lawler (99) died on Thursday, March 17, 2011, at Mohun Health Care Center (Columbus, OH) in her 80th year of religious profession. Margaret Lawler was born on September 26, 1911, in Columbus, Ohio, to Joseph and Mary (Kaiser) Lawler; she was one of three children.

Sr. Malachy Stockemer, OP

Born into eternal life: 8 Mar 2011

Sr. Malachy Stockemer (84) died on March 8, 2011, at the Great Bend Motherhouse Infirmary (Kansas) in her 63rd year of religious profession. Elizabeth Magdalen was born on February 26, 1927, to Peter John and Katherine Pauline (Fischer) Stockemer in Cunningham, Kansas. She entered the Novitiate of the former congregation of the Dominican Sisters of the Immaculate Conception in Great Bend in 1943, and she made her Profession of Vows as Sr. Malachy on August 13, 1947.

Sr. Eileen Pentecost, OP

Born into eternal life: 26 Feb 2011

Sr. M. Eileen Pentecost (92) died on Saturday, February 26, 2011, at Regina Health Center (Richfield, Ohio) in her 73rd year of religious profession. Rosemary Pentecost was born on April 24, 1918, in Nashville, Tennessee, to Frank and Helen Mae (Rothenburg) Pentecost. Because of her father's job with BF Goodrich Rubber Company, Rosemary and her family moved to Akron when she was young; she attended St. Paul Elementary School and then Garfield High School. On October 4, 1936, Rosemary entered the Novitiate of the Dominican Sisters of Akron from St. Paul Parish, making her

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