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June 15, 2011

A Mass of Christian Burial for Sister of Charity of Cincinnati Anita Marie Howe was celebrated June 14 in the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception at the congregation’s Delhi Township motherhouse. Sister Anita Marie, 81, died June 9 at Mother Margaret Hall, the Sisters’ nursing facility. She was a Sister of Charity for 61 years.


A native of Chicago, Sister Anita Marie earned a bachelor’s degree in nutrition from the College of Mount St. Joseph, along with a master’s degree and doctorate in education from the University of Cincinnati.


After beginning her ministry as a dietician in Colorado and New Mexico, Sister Anita Marie returned to Cincinnati in 1967 to serve in campus ministry at the University of Cincinnati’s Newman Center. She went on to serve as the assistant dean of women at the College of Mount St. Joseph, then as a dietician and supervising nutritionist with the Cincinnati Health Department.


In 1983 Sister Anita Marie was elected to a four-year term as executive secretary for her community. She then became the first assistant vice president of mission effectiveness at Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati, serving for four years. Her affiliation with the hospital continued for the next two decades through board service and volunteer work.


After earning a certificate in archival and museum administration from Wright State University, Sister Anita Marie served as community archivist from 1992 until her retirement in 1996.


Sister Anita Marie is survived by her brothers, Bob and Jim. Interment was in the Sisters of Charity cemetery.  

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