"If you are from Nebraska, you know everybody and everybody knows you."
Dominican Sister of Peace Sr. Josetta Barnard, a native of Omaha, knew everybody and in fact was a close friend for almost 80 years with Sr. Columba Casey and Sr. Paschala Noonan. The threesome entered Dominican Life together and they were lifelong friends. She is survived by a host of other friends as well.
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.
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. 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.