Obituaries

Sr. Rebecca Betz, OP

Born into eternal life: 7 Feb 2014

Dominican Sister of Peace Rebecca Betz, 88, died on Friday, February 7, 2014, at Regina Health Center in Richfield, Ohio.

Sr. Rebecca was born on January 1, 1926 in Braddock, Pennsylvania. In 1956, she entered the Sisters of St. Dominic of Akron, now the Dominican Sisters of Peace, and made Religious Profession in 1958.

Sr. Rebecca earned a BSE from St. John College, Cleveland, in 1963; she also earned an MSE from the same school in 1976.

Sr. Martha Leyden, OP

Born into eternal life: 1 Jan 2014

Dominican Sister of Peace Sr. Martha Leyden, 81, died on Wednesday, January 1, 2014, at Regina Health Center, Richfield, Ohio. Sr. Martha (formerly Sr. Paula) was the daughter of Michael and Catherine Leyden and entered the Sisters of St. Dominic of Akron, now the Dominican Sisters of Peace, from St. Sebastian Parish after graduating from St. Vincent High School in 1950. She made first profession of vows on August 4, 1952.

Sr. Mary Agnes McMahon, OP

Born into eternal life: 27 Dec 2013

Dominican Sister of Peace Sr. Mary Agnes McMahon died at Mohun Health Care Center, Columbus, Ohio, on Friday, December 27, 2013. She was born in McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania on January 5, 1918, to Joseph M. and Leona (Stenger) McMahon. She entered the Novitiate of the former Dominican Sisters of St. Mary of the Springs in Columbus in 1935 and made her Profession of Vows in 1937.

Sr. Bernadette Marie Lynch, OP

Born into eternal life: 19 Dec 2013

Dominican Sister of Peace Bernadette Marie Lynch, OP (89), a native of Charlestown, Massachusetts, died on December 19, 2013, at Sansbury Care Center, St. Catharine, Kentucky.

Surely old St. Nick missed having Sr. Bernadette around this Christmas to see that the stockings were hung with great care for good little girls and boys.

Sr. Shirley Ann Nugent, OP

Born into eternal life: 14 Dec 2013

Sr. Shirley Ann Nugent (formerly Sister Reginald), 82, died at on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at Regina Health Center, Richfield, Ohio. She was born on March 25, 1931 to Calvin and Paula Nugent in Akron, Ohio. She was a graduate of St. Vincent High School in Akron in 1948 and entered the Sisters of St. Dominic of Akron, now the Dominican Sisters of Peace, from St. Martha Parish that same year. She earned a BSE from St. John College, Cleveland in 1955 and an MSE from the University of Akron in 1969.

Sr. Stella Spangler, OP

Born into eternal life: 26 Nov 2013

Dominican Sister of Peace Sr. Stella Spangler (formerly Sr. Joseph Damien) died at Mohun Health Care Center in Columbus, Ohio on Tuesday, November 26.

Sr. Mary Emma Muckensturm, OP

Born into eternal life: 12 Nov 2013

Dominican Sister of Peace Sr. Mary Emma Muckensturm died at Mohun Health Care Center in Columbus, Ohio in the early hours of November 13, 2013.

Sr. Mary Barbara Brys, OP

Born into eternal life: 10 Nov 2013

Sr. Mary Barbara was born Cecilia Marie Brys on June 2, 1922, to Joseph and Anna (Tomko) Brys in Bell, Pennsylvania. Cecilia was one of eleven children born to Anna; six children were born during her previous marriage, where she became widowed, and five children, including Cecilia, were born to Anna and Joseph.

Sr. Mary Della Quinn, OP

Born into eternal life: 1 Nov 2013

Dominican Sister of Peace Mary Della Quinn passed away on Friday, November 1, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, after a brief illness. She was born on March 30, 1934, in Memphis to Clement J. Quinn, Sr., and Marie (Westney) Quinn.

Sr. Wilhelmina Frohnapfel, OP

Born into eternal life: 6 Oct 2013

Dominican Sister of Peace Wilhelmina Frohnapfel died at Mohun Health Care Center in Columbus, Ohio on Sunday, October 6, 2013. She was born Wilma Marie in St. Joseph Settlement near Proctor, West Virginia, on September 11, 1919 to Henry and Agatha (Haid) Frohnapfel. She and her sister, Dominican Sister of Peace Agnes Imelda, grew up in Delaware, Ohio, attending St. Mary’s Grade and High Schools there for 12 years.

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