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Sister Mary Frances Therese (Rosalie) Doyle

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

Sister Mary Frances Therese was born on a farm near Parnell, Iowa. Her mother was born in Ireland.

Sister and her classmates, Sisters Marie Fleurette Russell and Therese Martin Milkanin, chose names honoring St. Theresa, the "Little Flower." She was proud of her Jesuit nephew.

She was a talented music teacher for all grades. Sister was brought by air ambulance from Great Falls to Ottumwa just a month before she died of cancer on December 14, 1965. Her family was deeply appreciative that Sister had been able to care for her dying mother years earlier.

Missions:

St. Joseph, Fort Madison

St. Mary, Ottumwa

St. Mary, Marshalltown

Cosgrove Consolidated, Cosgrove

St. Mary, Ottumwa

Melrose Public, Melrose

Parnell Public, Parnell

St. Joseph, Dunlap

Our Lady of Lourdes, Bettendorf

St. Anthony Des Moines

St. Pius X, Des Moines

St. Joseph, Neola

Catholic Central, Great Falls, MT