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Ruth Ellen once wrote, “I was blessed in life with very good women and men to love – my parents, family and friends, and the Sisters of Notre Dame.” Ruth Ellen was the youngest of four children born to her German Catholic father and Irish Catholic mother in the small

Father Patrick M. McMullen passed away on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 in Batavia, Ohio. He was born on March 18, 1959 in Frankfurt, Germany. He received a B.S. in Elementary Education from Xavier University, Cincinnati and a M.Div. in Theological Studies from the Athenaeum of Ohio/Mount St. Mary’s Seminary of

Sister Verlina (M. Benet) Mescher, 85, died peacefully on May 17 at Hospice of Dayton. She was born February 1935 in Maria Stein, OH, and entered the Sisters of the Precious Blood Dayton, OH August 30, 1951. For 69 years she faithfully served God and His people. Private services will

DELHI TOWNSHIP, OHIO – May 4, 2020 – Sister of Charity of Cincinnati Catherine Kirby died April 14, 2020, at the age of 84 in Tri-Health Rehabilitation Center, Dana Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio. Sister Catherine was born Margaret Louise Kirby on Feb. 7, 1936 to Harold J. and Mary C. (Sheppard)

Sister Irene Holz CPPS. Holz, Sister Irene, 92, died peacefully on April 6 at Hospice of Dayton. She was born March 1928 in Cleveland, OH, and entered the Sisters of the Precious Blood, Dayton, OH, February 14, 1957. She faithfully served God’s people for 63 yrs. in Virginia, Michigan, Indiana,

ADRIAN, MICHIGAN—March 23, 2020—Sister Barbara Gass, formerly known as Sister Gerald Cecelia Gass, died Monday, March 23, 2020, at the Dominican Life Center in Adrian, Michigan. She was 93 years of age and in the 75th year of her religious profession in the Adrian Dominican Congregation. Sister Barbara was born

Sister Claire Louise Sharpshair, 88, died March 30 at Maria Joseph Center in Dayton, Ohio, under the care of Hospice. She was born March 1932 in Cincinnati and entered the Sisters of the Precious Blood in Dayton August 30, 1950. For 70 years she faithfully served God’s people throughout Ohio

DELHI TOWNSHIP, OHIO – Feb. 18, 2020 – Sister of Charity of Cincinnati Helen Margaret Cullen died Feb. 12, 2020, at the age of 93 in Mother Margaret Hall, the nursing facility of the Sisters of Charity. Sister Helen Margaret was born Honora Cullen on July 8, 1926, to Walter

CINCINNATI, Ohio – Glenmary Father John Sebastian Rausch died Sunday, Feb. 9 at age 75. A missioner for 53 years, Father John was a staunch advocate for the people and environment of Appalachia and of Catholic social teaching. Father John is survived by sisters Marian J. McGinity and Melanie V.

Sister Mary Alberta Bodde, SC Sister Mary Alberta Bodde, SC, a Sister of Charity of Cincinnati, died Dec. 21, at the age of 96. Sister Mary Alberta was born on May 9, 1923, in Goodells, MI. She was raised on a poultry farm, the oldest of five children. She was