Sr. Sue (Sr. Catherine James) Keene (75) died on August 6, 2011,
at Sansbury Care Center in St. Catharine, Kentucky, in her 55th year
of religious life. She was born on
December 18, 1935, in Springfield, Kentucky, to James William and Catherine
(Thompson) Keene as one of six children. She entered the Dominican Sisters of St. Catharine of Siena on September
12, 1954, and made her Profession of Vows as Catherine James on August 15,
Sr. Mary Colette (Ruth Mary) Philips died July 26, 2011, in New Orleans, Louisiana, in her 55th year of religious profession at age 82. She was one of two girls and seven boys born to Dudley Anthony and Jeanne Guerineau Philips; one of the boys, Roy, was her fraternal twin.
She entered the Dominican Sisters, Congregation of St. Mary, in New Orleans and professed her first vows on June 15, 1957. At her final profession in 1960, she received a gold band inscribed with the motto "My God and My All," a saying that guided her life as a Dominican woman religious.
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 (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
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 (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 (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 (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
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.