Sister Mary Antonine Owens
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Sister of Mercy Mary Antonine Owens died Sept. 18 at McAuley Convent in Cincinnati. She was was 95 years old and had been a Sister of Mercy for 74 years.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at the convent on Sept. 20, with interment at St. Joseph Cemetery Oct. 1.
Sister Mary Antonine, a native of Hamilton, received a bachelor’s degree in education from the Atheneum of Ohio and taught first and second grade for 38 years. In 1979 she became a nurse’s assistant and continued in that ministry for 16 years. She ministered as a pastoral visitor in Mercy hospitals in Hamilton and Fairfield until last January.
She was well known for “walking” for a variety of charity groups until 2008 and raised thousands of dollars on their behalf. In her later years, she would begin a walk two hours early with a nurse accompanying her.