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Sister Joan Clare Stewart

A Mass of Christian Burial for Sister of Charity of Cincinnati Joan Clare Stewart was celebrated Dec. 28 in the motherhouse chapel. Sister Joan Clare, 78, died Dec. 20. She was a Sister of Charity for 59 years.

A native of Detroit, Sister Joan Clare earned a bachelor’s degree in education from the College of Mount St. Joseph and a master’s degree with a specialty in reading from Xavier University. Her ministries in-cluded 39 years as an educator in Catholic elementary schools and 14 as a pastoral associate. In the archdiocese, she served at St. Dominic, St. Saviour and St. Boniface in the Cincinnati area; St. Mary in Greenville; St. Brigid in Xenia; St. Patrick in Troy; and Piqua Catholic. She went on to minister at St. Mary Parish in Piqua.

Sister Joan Clare is survived by her brothers, Greg and Doug. Interment was in the Sisters of Charity cemetery.

Sister Miriam Clare Glandorf

A Mass of Christian Burial for Sister of Charity of Cincinnati Miriam Clare Glandorf was celebrated Dec. 27 in the mother-house chapel. Sister Miriam Clare, 98, died Dec. 16. She was a Sister of Charity for 76 years.

A native of Norwood, Sister Miriam Clare earned a bachelor’s degree in education from the College of Mount St. Joseph and a master’s degree in administration from Xavier University. Her ministries included 56 years as an educator in Catholic elementary schools in New Mexico, Michigan and Ohio. In the archdiocese, Sister Miriam Clare served at St. Dominic, St. Jude, St. Saviour, Holy Cross and St. Vincent de Paul in the Cincinnati area, and St. Albert in Kettering. Following her retirement in 2000, Sister Miriam Clare continued to volunteer where needed. She moved to Mother Margaret Hall in 2013.

Sister Miriam Clare is survived by her brother, Bill. Interment was in the Sisters of Charity Cemetery.

Sister Helen Attenweiler

A Mass of Christian Burial for Sister of Charity of Cincinnati Helen Attenweiler was celebrated Dec. 20 in the motherhouse chapel. Sister Helen, 81, died Dec. 11.

A native of Troy, Sister Helen entered the congregation in September 1955. She earned a bachelor’s degree in education from the College of Mount St. Joseph and a master’s degree in education as a reading specialist from Xavier University.

Sister Helen’s ministries were centered in the intermediate and primary Catholic school classroom, spanning a total of 56 years. In the archdiocese, she served at St. Teresa in Springfield, and Cure of Ars, St. Lawrence and St. William in the Cincinnati area. She spent 37 years of her classroom ministry at St. William and was the last Sister of Charity to serve the families there.

Interment was in the Sisters of Charity Cemetery.

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