Obituaries

Sr. Mary Benedicta Beckes, OP

Born into eternal life: 26 Nov 2010

Sr. Benedicta (Sr. Mary Benedicta) Beckes (98) died on November 26, 2010, at Lourdes Nursing Home in Waterford, Michigan, in her 82nd year of religious profession.

Born Rose Beckes, a miner's daughter, to Andrew and Elizabeth (Michalak) Beckes in Allouez, Michigan, she was one of 11 children. When Rose was still young, her mother died at the age of 39. Though her father never remarried, Rose and her siblings grew up in a house full of love and support.

Sr. Maryagnes Slattery, OP

Born into eternal life: 22 Nov 2010

Sr. Maryagnes Slattery (Sr. M. Robert) died on Monday, November 22, 2010, at the age of 87 at Regina Health Center (Richfield, OH) in her 67th year of religious profession. She was born in Akron, OH, and was the daughter of the late Thomas and Mary Regan Slattery; she was one of ten children. Maryagnes entered the Sisters of St. Dominic of Akron on June 20, 1941, from St. Paul Parish; graduated from Our Lady of the Elms High School in 1942; and made religious profession as Sr. M. Robert on July 25, 1943. She earned a BSE from St. John College (Cleveland, OH) in 1955.

Sr. Ursula Marie Wagner, OP

Born into eternal life: 21 Nov 2010

Sr. Ursula Marie (90) died on November 21, 2010, at Mohun Health Care Center, Columbus, Ohio, in her 71st year of religious profession.

Born Eleanor Wagner to John and Ida (Tornes) Wagner in Columbus, Ohio, she was one of five children. She entered the Novitiate of the former Dominican Sisters of St. Mary of the Springs in Columbus in 1938 and made her Profession of Vows in 1940 as Sr. Ursula Marie.

Sr. Ursula Marie earned a BA from the College of St. Mary of the Springs (now Ohio Dominican University) and an MA from Notre Dame University.  Her ministry

Sr. Ellen Bailie, OP

Born into eternal life: 19 Nov 2010

Sr. Ellen (Sr. Paschal) Bailie (79) died on November 19, 2010, at Mohun Health Care Center (Columbus, OH) in her 56th year of religious profession.

Born to Alexander Harrigan and Agnes (Darragh) Bailie in New York, New York, Ellen was one of four children. She made her first profession of vows as Sr. Mary Paschal at St. Mary of the Springs, Columbus, on July 9, 1955.

With a distinct knack for and love of the written word, Sr. Ellen earned BA, MA, and PhD degrees in English. She ministered in education for more than 40

Sr. Mary Teresa Mittelbronn, OP

Born into eternal life: 10 Nov 2010

Sr. Mary Teresa Mittlebronn (99) died on November 10, 2010, at Mohun Health Care Center (Columbus, OH) in her 81st year of religious profession.

Of German and French descent, she was born in New Orleans to Ernest and Emeli (Pellerin) Mittelbronn and raised as one of seven children. She entered the Dominican Sisters of St. Mary in New Orleans, made her first vows in 1930, and made her Perpetual Profession of Vows in 1933.

Sr. Dolores Staub, OP

Born into eternal life: 23 Oct 2010

Sr. Dolores Staub (92) died on October 23, 2010, at Mohun Health Care Center (Columbus, OH) in her 71st year of religious profession.

She was born in Detroit, Michigan, to Charles and Edith (Collins) Staub, who named their daughter Phyllis. As a child, Phyllis discovered a great passion for music. Though her parents did not have much money, they always found the means to provide their five children with music lessons, and even saved enough money to purchase a family piano,

Sr. Stanislaus Langlinais, OP

Born into eternal life: 1 Oct 2010

Sr. Stanislaus Langlinais, OP, was found dead October 1, 2010, in her home of 33 years after she failed to arrive at the Catholic Community Center in Galliano, LA, that morning. "Stash," as she was known among her original Eucharistic Missionaries of St. Dominic congregation ("Sr. Stan" to the people along Bayou Lafourche), kept postponing her retirement.

Sr. M. Gerald Vietmeier, OP

Born into eternal life: 2 Sep 2010

Sr. M. Gerald Vietmeier (89) died on September 2, 2010, at Regina Health Center (Richfield, OH) in her 71st year of religious profession.

Born Mary Clare to William and Mary Elizabeth (Richweisz) Vietmeier in Moon Run, Pennsylvania, she was the oldest of ten children.  She entered the Sisters of St. Dominic, Akron, on September 8, 1937, and made her Profession of Vows on July 2, 1939.

Sr. M. Gerald earned a BSE from Siena Heights College (Adrian, MI) in 1952, and an MA from The Catholic University of America (Washington DC) in 1969.

Sr. Marion O'Keefe, OP

Born into eternal life: 23 Aug 2010

Sr. Marion O’Keefe (86) died on August 23, 2010, at Sansbury Care Center (St. Catharine, KY) in her 63rd year of religious profession.

Born in Chicago, Illinois, to Edward and Loretta (Brown) O’Keefe, Marion was one of four children.  She attended St. Bartholomew, where she met the Dominican Sisters whom she would later join.  She entered the former St. Catharine of Siena Congregation (St. Catharine, KY) in 1945 and made her First Profession on March 7, 1947.

Sr. Eillene Patricia Primrose, OP

Born into eternal life: 21 Aug 2010

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