Sister Mary Martina (Jennie) Mataya
Sister Martina was born in Albia, IA of Croation parents. After entering the Congregation of the Humility of Mary in 1930 at age 15, she finished high school and two years of college at Ottumwa Heights. She went on to finish a degree in home economics and biology from the College of St. Catherine, St. Paul, Minnesota.
Sister was an excellent science teacher and often received recognition of such. Her retirement years included a variety of ministries and travel.
St. Mary, Centerville
Marycrest College, Davenport
Cosgrove Consolidated, Cosgrove
Melrose Public, Melrose
Parnell Public, Parnell
St. Mary, Marshalltown
Dowling High, Des Moines
St. Joseph, Dunlap
Prairie City Public, Prairie City
Humility of Mary Center, Davenport
Bishop Drumm Retirement Center, Johnston