Dominican Sister of Peace Sister Raymunda Brooks (Mary Frances), (93), died at Mohun Health Care Center, Columbus, Ohio on Thursday, August 12, 2021.
Sr. Raymunda was born in 1928 to Emma Margaret Aber and Clark Raymond Brooks of Zanesville, OH. She entered the Congregation in 1947 and made Final Profession in 1949.
She attended Ohio Dominican University, earning her Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education in 1956. She returned to academia and earned her Master of Arts in English from Duquesne University in 1964.
Sister Raymunda ministered as an elementary and high school teacher and administrator in New York, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. She also enjoyed coaching her students in cheerleading, tennis, and debate.
A woman of many gifts and talents, Sister Raymunda served as president of the Mid-State Athletic Board Executive Committee, vice-president of the Sisters’ Council Executive Board of the Archdiocese of New York, vice-president of the Sister’s Council of the Diocese of Columbus, and as ecclesiastical notary at the Marriage Tribunal for the Diocese of Columbus. She was a co-founder, along with Sister Marie Granger, of the Dominican Learning Center in Columbus.
One of Sr. Raymunda’s favorite ministries was serving as RCIA director at Blessed Sacrament Parish in Newark, OH. She enjoyed sharing faith in the Church that she had served throughout her life.
Sr. Raymunda entered her final ministry of prayer and presence at the Mohun Health Care Center in Columbus, OH, in 2020.
She was preceded in death by her parents Clark Raymond and Emma Margaret Aber Brooks, and her brothers, Joseph, William, and Thomas Brooks.
A private Memorial Service was held on August 21, 2021, at the Dominican Sisters of Peace Motherhouse Chapel followed by burial at St. Joseph Cemetery in Columbus, OH, by Egan-Ryan Funeral Home.
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