Sister Dorothy Kammerer
A memorial liturgy for Precious Blood Sister Dorothy Kammerer was celebrated March 21 at Salem Heights Chapel in Dayton. Sister Dorothy, 93, died March 19 at Maria Joseph Center. She had been a Sister of the Precious Blood for 71 years.
A native of Norwood, Sister Dorothy entered the community on Aug. 24, 1940. She spent 26 years teaching business education to high school students in Arizona, Missouri, Indiana and locally. She went on to be elected treasurer of the Sisters of the Precious Blood. Next, she embarked on various projects to help the poor and homeless in Dayton and Central America. She founded the House of Bread, The Other Place and many more refuges. With the help of the other Sisters, she began the Dayton homicide prayer vigils. In recognition of her ministries, the University of Dayton honored Sister Dorothy with an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters. She entered fulltime retirement at Emma Hall in 2010.
Sister Dorothy willed her body to science. She is survived by her sisters, Precious Blood Sister Elizabeth Kammerer and Lois Wall.