Mataya Mary Martina Jennie

Sister Mary Martina (Jennie) Mataya

May 7, 1915 - October 28, 1997   |   Passed On

Sister was an excellent science teacher and often received recognition of such.

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Ven Horst Mary St John

Sister Mary St. John (Emma) Ven Horst

July 12, 1908 - July 17, 1996   |   Passed On

Sister St. John was a whirlwind of energy who brought together the first string ensemble at Ottumwa Heights College...

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Wight Mary St Charles

Sister Marie Wight

January 15, 1927 - May 24, 1994   |   Passed On

Besides being a teacher, she also served as a creative principal. Her last 20 years were spent in the foothills of Lewistown, MT ministering to her beloved elderly and caring for her many animals

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Sister Frances Marie (Ellen) Melroy

April 2, 1909 - October 17, 1991   |   Passed On

After teaching for five years, she took nurse's training at St. Joseph Hospital, Ottumwa, where she was pediatric nurse, clinical instructor and supervisor of nurses for almost 20 years. There, she invented a special oxygen mask and nipple for children with cleft palates.

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Gordon Mary Jerome

Sister Mary Jerome (Theresa) Gordon

June 26, 1890 - September 28, 1987   |   Passed On

She taught upper grades and commercial subjects in high school, then in later years, was librarian. Sister Jerome had a remarkable sense of humor, loved people, disliked routine and enjoyed travel.

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Hazard Mary Berchmans

Sister Mary Berchmans Hazard

December 15, 1888 - January 31, 1984   |   Passed On

In addition to over 60 years of teaching including 24 years as political science instructor at Ottumwa Heights College, she also taught summer school nearly every year for 40 years, two of which were spent teaching African American children in Mississippi.

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Sister Mary Vincent (Mary) Hayes

June 16, 1897 - January 31, 1984   |   Passed On

When she was 29-years-old, she joined the Irish women who came as missionaries to Great Falls, Montana upon the invitation of Mother Mary Francis Mangan.

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Sister Mary Stephen (Clara) Hanson

July 22, 1896 - May 4, 1978   |   Passed On

She taught grade and high school for 50 years. Her hobbies were embroidery, reading and doing challenging puzzles. Sister had a sense of humor and a great spirit of prayer

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Sister Mary Matilda Herber

September 14, 1890 - June 24, 1972   |   Passed On

During her active years, and more so upon retirement, she gathered gifts and took them to nursing homes and needy people.

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Walsh Maryantoinette

Sister Mary Antoinette (Anna) Walsh

July 31, 1884 - February 3, 1966   |   Passed On

Sister was the first of three Walsh sisters to join the Congregation of the Humility of Mary. Throughout her life she was a teacher in public and parochial schools staffed by CHMs.

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Sister Mary Frances Therese (Rosalie) Doyle

February 12, 1906 - December 14, 1965   |   Passed On

She was a talented music teacher for all grades.

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Sister Mary of the Cross (Nancy Antoinette) Heafy

December 24, 1871 - January 22, 1961   |   Passed On

Sister was always quiet, unassuming and a very prayerful person, generous to a fault. For over 50 years she was engaged in domestic service at St. Vincent Home and St. Ambrose College in Davenport.

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Galvin Mary Joseph

Sister Mary Joseph Galvin

September 29, 1856 - August 10, 1933   |   Passed On

Along with Mother Mary Vincent Lawler, she was responsible for the establishment of St. Joseph Hospital in Ottumwa, and it is said, the best known member of the community. She had an aptitude for comforting the ill, for music, business and oral reading.

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