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In Memory of Ann Marie Lindsey, Associate

Wednesday, 22 March 2006 19:00

March 23, 2006

Ann Marie Lindsey passed away on March 23, 2006 in Chicago. Ann became an Associate in 1991. Funeral services were in Chicago and a Mass of Christian Burial was held at her parish, St. Daniel the Prophet Church, on March 27, 2006. Along with being a PHJC Associate, Ann also was a member of St. Ignatius Mothers’ Club and the Glenola Club. Ann is survived by two sons, five grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Ann was also a sister of the late Rose Fox, also an Associate.

May she rest in peace.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ, PO Box 1, Donaldson, IN 46513.

Sister Stella

August 15, 1927 - March 4, 2006

Sister Stella Quitmeyer, PHJC, passed away on March 4, 2006 at Catherine Kasper Home, Donaldson, Indiana. She was born Mary Louise Quitmeyer to Joseph and Ida Quitmeyer on August 15, 1927 in Trenton, Illinois. She entered the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ community and professed her first vows on June 26, 1948.

For 22 years she ministered at Angel Guardian Orphanage, Chicago and St. John’s Orphanage, Belleville, Illinois. She also served in various positions at St. Anne’s Hospital, Chicago and at Meredith Home, Belleville as Program Director. Sister Stella retired to the Catherine Kasper Home in 1993.

May she rest in peace!

Memorial contributions may be made to the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ, PO Box 1, Donaldson, IN 46513.

In Memory of Sister Marien Plotzke, PHJC

Thursday, 02 February 2006 19:00
Sister Marien

May 3, 1913 - February 3, 2006

Sister Marien Plotzke, PHJC passed away on February 3, 2006 at the Catherine Kasper Home, Donaldson, Indiana. She was born Ottilia Plotzke to Joseph and Maria Plotzke in Hammond, Indiana on May 3, 1913. She entered the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ community and professed her first vows on June 25, 1934.

Sister Marien began her ministry as a teacher in 1934 at St. Boniface School in Germantown, Illinois. From there she served in various hospital business offices in Indiana and Illinois, as well as serving as the Poor Handmaid Treasurer and as Local Leader of Convent Ancilla Domini. After serving as a hostess at Lindenwood Retreat and Conference Center, Sister Marien retired to the Catherine Kasper Home in 1993. Sister Marien continued to serve after retirement for over 10 years. She was the proofreader for the PHJC Communications Office.

May she rest in peace!

Memorial contributions may be made to the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ, PO Box 1, Donaldson, IN 46513.

In Memory of Harold Stark, Associate

Monday, 26 December 2005 19:00
 Harold

December 27, 2005

On December 27, 2005, Quincy Associate Harold Stark passed away following a brief illness. He became an Associate in 1991. Harold served on the Associate/Sister Advisory Board for two years in 1995–1996. Harold’s surviving family includes four sons and a daughter, eleven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins. Harold was 76 years old. His Mass of Christian Burial was at St. Mary Catholic Church in Quincy, Illinois.

May he rest in peace.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ, PO Box 1, Donaldson, IN 46513.

In Memory of Sister Ethel Yuha, PHJC

Monday, 12 December 2005 19:00
Sister Ethel

March 24, 1916 - December 13, 2005

Sister Ethel Yuha, PHJC passed away on December 13, 2005 at the Catherine Kasper Home, Donaldson, Indiana. She was born Helen Yuha to Michael and Magdalen Yuha on March 24, 1916 in Gary, Indiana. She entered the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ community and professed her first vows on June 25, 1936.

Sister Ethel ministered for 57 years as a teacher, principal or librarian at several school in Indiana and Illinois. She retired to the Catherine Kasper Home in 2001, after serving as a volunteer librarian in the Avita Library at the Motherhouse in Donaldson.

May she rest in peace!

Memorial contributions may be made to the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ, PO Box 1, Donaldson, IN 46513.

In Memory of Vione (Vi) Kelly, Associate

Thursday, 08 December 2005 19:00
 Vione (Vi)

December 9, 2005

On December 9, 2005, Associate Vione (Vi) Kelly passed away in the Catherine Kasper Life Center. Among her survivors are three sisters: Mrs. Catherine Flood; and two Poor Handmaid Sisters, Sisters Margaret Hanon and Mary Boby. Vi and her husband, now deceased, had six children. They raised their family in Griffith, Indiana, and then Vi moved to Maria Center after her husband died. Along with raising her family, Vi taught high school Latin and English for 39 years. Vione became an Associate in 1984. Among her many contributions as an Associate, she served for two years on the Associate/Sister Advisory Board in 1989 and 1990. Vione was 90 years old.

May she rest in peace.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ, PO Box 1, Donaldson, IN 46513.