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

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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

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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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Sister Frances Marie (Ellen) Melroy

April 2, 1909 - October 17, 1991   |   Passed On

After teaching for five years, she took nurse's training at St. Joseph Hospital, Ottumwa, where she was pediatric nurse, clinical instructor and supervisor of nurses for almost 20 years. There, she invented a special oxygen mask and nipple for children with cleft palates.

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Sister Mary Frances Therese (Rosalie) Doyle

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

She was a talented music teacher for all grades.

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Sister Mary Antoinette (Anna) Walsh

July 31, 1884 - February 3, 1966   |   Passed On

Sister was the first of three Walsh sisters to join the Congregation of the Humility of Mary. Throughout her life she was a teacher in public and parochial schools staffed by CHMs.

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Sister Mary Martina (Jennie) Mataya

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

Sister was an excellent science teacher and often received recognition of such.

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Sister Mary Jerome (Theresa) Gordon

June 26, 1890 - September 28, 1987   |   Passed On

She taught upper grades and commercial subjects in high school, then in later years, was librarian. Sister Jerome had a remarkable sense of humor, loved people, disliked routine and enjoyed travel.

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Sister Kayleen Heffron

Currently Serving

She based her nursing ministry in Ottumwa at St. Joseph’s Hospital which later became Ottumwa Regional Health Center. Her RN skills were used as an emergency room supervisor and also in the skilled nursing facility.

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