Sister Karen Macksey
Sr. Karen Macksey was born in Oskaloosa, Iowa, and entered the Congregation of the Humility of Mary in 1948. She made her first vows in 1951.
She graduated from Marycrest College in Davenport with a bachelor's degree in elementary education. She taught in elementary schools in Iowa including St. Vincent, John F. Kennedy and Holy Trinity School in Davenport, in Ottumwa at St. Mary and St. Patrick and in Marshalltown at St. Mary/St. Henry. She also taught at St. Austin in Minneapolis. After she retired from teaching in 1996, she volunteered at Holy Trinity School in Davenport and Humility of Mary Shelter, Inc. She is in a ministry of prayer and witness and lives at Bishop Drumm Retirement Center in Johnston.