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Sister Mary Mark Deters

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Wednesday, October 27, 2010
A Mass of Christian Burial for Franciscan Sister Mary Mark Deters was celebrated Oct. 18 at the motherhouse chapel of the Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg, Ind. Sister Mary Mark, 96, died Oct. 13 at St. Clare Hall, the congregation’s healthcare facility.

A native of Missouri, Sister Mary Mark entered the Oldenburg Franciscan community in 1932 and professed her final vows in 1938. 
Sister Mary Mark served as a teacher and principal for 61 years, and spent an additional seven years as an education supervisor for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. In the archdiocese she ministered at the following schools: St. Anthony in Dayton; St. James of the Valley in White Oak; St. Aloysius Gonzaga in Bridgetown; the former St. Bonaventure and St. Bartholomew in Cincinnati; and John XXIII in Middletown, where she spent 26 years as vice principal and in various other capacities.
In 1998 Sister Mary Mark was the recipient of the archdiocese’s first Religious of the Year Award. She retired to the Oldenburg motherhouse in 2001.
Sister Mary Mark is survived by one brother, Richard. Interment was in the congregation’s cemetery.
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