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Sister Mary Martina (Jennie) Mataya

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

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.

IA Missions:

St. Mary, Centerville

Marycrest College, Davenport

Cosgrove Consolidated, Cosgrove

Melrose Public, Melrose

Parnell Public, Parnell

St. Mary, Marshalltown

Lenihan, Marshalltown

Dowling High, Des Moines

St. Joseph, Dunlap

Prairie City Public, Prairie City

Humility of Mary Center, Davenport

Bishop Drumm Retirement Center, Johnston