Sister Dolores Schuh

Currently Serving

Sister Dolores Schuh lives at the Humility of Mary Center but she is not retired! She does proofreading for Liturgical Press, knits dishcloths for gifts , and is a pen pal with a death row inmate. She is also a writer.

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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 Claire Marie Patik

June 26, 1919 - April 3, 2005   |   Passed On

Sr. Claire Marie answered a request from her missionary priest brother to come to Papua, New Guinea and minister to the people there. This fulfilled a childhood dream nurtured since grade school. Sister was responsible not only for teaching but writing and printing textbooks for her students.

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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 Lucille Feehan

February 7, 1937 - August 4, 2020   |   Passed On

Sister is remembered fondly for her love of sewing, her generosity, and her Irish humor; admittedly, her laughter got her into trouble from time to time. Reflecting on the ups and downs of religious life, Sister Lucille declared that “it takes both the thorn and the blossom to make a beautiful rose.”

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Sister Marie Vittetoe

May 19, 1927 - July 31, 2020   |   Passed On

She was volunteer clinical laboratory consultant to Hospital Sacre Coeur Laboratory in Milot, Haiti, training technicians and facilitating a new clinical laboratory with automated instruments. She also served as a volunteer consultant and teacher for other labs in Haiti, and as curriculum consultant for the MT Educational Project at the National Public Health Laboratory of Haiti.

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Nancy Schwieters

Currently Serving

Sister Nancy served with John Lewis Community Services as a job connect and computer lab mentor. She continued that ministry with Humility of Mary Shelter, Inc. in Davenport

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Judith Carrara

Currently Serving

Her work in Davenport included social work/case management coordinator at Center for Aging Services (CASI); elder services program director at Friendly House; and supportive services coordinator to older residents for Signature Management.

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Rachel Beeson

Currently Serving

She was a member of the Seeds of Hope team in Davenport, matching volunteers with opportunities to serve the homeless, migrants and refugees, inner- city children and the elderly.

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Sister Maribeth Takes

May 28, 1927 - May 11, 2020   |   Passed On

Sister Maribeth is remembered as doing everything she undertook to perfection. One person commented that she never heard her complain. She was an excellent reading teacher and loved her students.

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Sister Marianne Nehus

December 23, 1952 - May 10, 2020   |   Passed On

Sister was involved for many years with the Animal Aid Humane Society, eventually becoming the executive director of the AAHS shelter in Moline, IL. She was honored by Governor Vilsack for her service on the Disabilities Policy Council in 2006.

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Sister Rosalind Restelli

Currently Serving

Sr. Rosalind was also a pastoral minister at St. Patrick Parish in Neola. She was the last Sister of Humility to serve in Neola, Iowa, having ministered there for 37 years.

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Sister Catherine Linnenkamp

Currently Serving

Her ministry as assistant registrar at Marycrest College began in 1986. She then became registrar at Teikyo/Marycrest University.

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Sister Mary Bea Snyder

Currently Serving

video produced in 2019 Sr. Mary Bea Snyder was born in 1945 in Davenport, Iowa, and...

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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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