Loretto Sister Betty Obal

February 17, 1943 - October 12, 2018 
A funeral Mass for Loretto Sister Betty Obal was celebrated Oct. 18 at the Church of the Seven Dolors on the grounds of Loretto Motherhouse in Nerinx, Ky. Sister Betty mainly worked in Denver and Chicago serving the underserved, including people with disabilities, the dying, prisoners, ex-offenders and the homeless, and in New York City, where she was a U.N. NGO. She died Oct. 12 at Loretto Motherhouse Infirmary. Sister Betty was 75 and in the 35... READ MORE

Father Edward L. Maginnis, SJ

November 16, 1922 - October 7, 2018 
Father Edward L. Maginnis, SJ, died Oct. 7, 2018, at the Fusz Pavilion in St. Louis. He was 95 years old, a Jesuit for 78 years and a priest for 65 years. He was born in St. Louis on Nov. 16, 1922, to Louis E. and Nan Byrnes Maginnis, who preceded him in death. He is survived by his sister, Jane (Don) Musick of St. Louis and her family, as well as his brothers in the Society of Jesus. He will be remembered for his love of life and his profound im... READ MORE

Inez Romero

June 12, 1942 - August 1, 2018 
It is with great sadness that the family of Inez Romero announces her passing on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at the age of 76. Inez will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 57 years, Eppy Romero; their 3 boys Frank (Giga), Andrew (Annabelle) and Phillip; her eight grandchildren, Andrew Jr., Derek (Brittany), Brandon (Jasmine), Matthew (Audrey), Isaiah (Haleigh), Cecelia, Jayden and Chloe; and her 7 great-grandchildren, Lorenzo, Dominic, Danie... READ MORE

Father Martin Whealen, SJ

April 13, 1931 - July 19, 2018 
Father Martin Whealen SJ, Educator and Priest Dies in St. Louis Father Martin Whealen, SJ, died July 19, 2018, in St. Louis. He was 87 years old, a Jesuit for 68 years and a priest for 56 years. He was born in St. Louis, on April 13, 1931, to Martin J. and Lucille Haggenjos Whealen. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers Daniel and William. He is survived by his sister, Mrs. Mary Lou Sammelman Following his gradua... READ MORE

Sister Lois Dunphy (formerly Sr. Mary Carol)

December 2, 1923 - May 26, 2018 
Colorado native, Loretto Sister Lois (formerly Sister Mary Carol) Dunphy, died May 26 at Loretto Motherhouse Infirmary. She was 93 and in the 77th year of her life as a Sister of Loretto at the Foot of the Cross. She served as an educator and office manager in the Archdiocese of Denver for a quarter century and also served in Missouri, New Mexico and Texas. Sister Lois was born Dec. 2, 1923, in Eastlake, Colo., the second child of Coloradan... READ MORE

Sister Roberta Furey, SCL

May 6, 1936 - May 28, 2018 
Sister Roberta Furey, 82, a Sister of Charity of Leavenworth (SCL) for almost 65 years, died on May 28, 2018 at Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center, Denver. Sister Roberta dedicated 48 years of her ministry to children and youth at Mount Saint Vincent, an orphanage that transitioned to a residential and day treatment center. Roberta was born May 6, 1936 in Kansas City, Mo., the second youngest of seven children of Norris and Mabel Seiberli... READ MORE

Sister M. Angelus Caron

June 27, 1916 - April 3, 2018 
Sister Angelus taught for nearly 60 years, including nearly three decades in Colorado. She also served in Arizona, California, Kentucky, Missouri, Texas and Virginia. Sister Angelus died April 3 at Loretto Motherhouse Infirmary. She was 101 and would have celebrated the 82nd anniversary of her commitment as a Sister of Loretto at the Foot of the Cross later this month. Sister Angelus was born June 27, 1916, in Stockton, Kan., and baptized Bla... READ MORE

Father Edward P. Buvens, SJ

August 19, 1934 - March 27, 2018 
Father Edward P. Buvens, SJ, died Tuesday, March 27, 2018, at the St. Alphonsus Rodriguez Pavilion in Grand Coteau, La. He was 83 years old, a Jesuit for 60 years and a priest for 48 years. Admired by his Jesuit brothers for his big heart and generosity. Edward Paul Buvens was born to Paul G. and Ruby Ann Jones Buvens in Montreal, Quebec, Canada on Aug. 19, 1934. His parents preceded him in death; he is survived by his brothers in the Society... READ MORE

Father J. David Corrigan, SJ

November 1, 1934 - March 6, 2018 
Father J. David Corrigan, SJ, died March 6, 2018, in St. Louis. He was 83 years old, a Jesuit for 65 years and a priest for 52 years. Father Corrigan was born in Springfield, Ill., on Nov. 1, 1934, to John James Corrigan and Bernadine Gorey Corrigan. He is preceded in death by his parents and survived by his brother, Michael Corrigan, and his sister, Sr. Judith Ann Corrigan, SSND. Following his graduation from St. Louis University High, he ente... READ MORE

Lucille Doris Polifka

 
Lucille was born in Vesper, KS to Edward Flaherty and Mary Jensen Flaherty in May of 1920 and she graduated from High School in Beverly, KS in 1938. Lucille devoted her life to being a loving wife and mother, homemaker, and teacher. She enjoyed hosting Sunday family gatherings and holiday festivities and celebrating the achievements of her family and friends. Lucille was dedicated to her religion of Catholicism and the St Rose of Lima Catholic Ch... READ MORE

Sister Madeline Cecilia McHugh

November 9, 1920 - January 16, 2018 
Sister Madeline Cecilia McHugh, missioner, contemplative and educator died on January 16, 2018. She was 97 years old and a Maryknoll Sister for 78 years. She was born in Elizabeth, NJ on November 9th, 1920 to Mary (Serafin) McHugh and Matthew McHugh. She had two brothers: John and Matthew, Jr. and four sisters: Clare, Mary, Rita and Rose, all have predeceased her. In 1938, Madeline graduated from Sacred Heart High School in Elizabeth, NJ. For... READ MORE

Sister Katherine Wawersich

March 29, 1921 - December 20, 2017 
Sister Katherine Wawersich died peacefully on December 20, 2017 at the age of 96. Few words come close to truly describing the loving and powerful presence Sister Katherine was to her family, friends and community. A holy woman, gentle and wise and a gifted musician, Sister Katherine lived with a deep sense of gratitude for her Benedictine life. On March 29, 1921 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Sister Katherine came into the world with her twin bro... READ MORE