Dominican Sister of Peace Sister Philomena Cook

Dominican Sister of Peace Philomena Cook

Dominican Sister of Peace Sister Philomena Cook, 85, died on November 23, 2020, at Akron General Cleveland Clinic.

Sister Philomena was born Frances Lucille to Elizabeth Marconi and Fred Cook of Alliance, OH. She attended and graduated from our founded school, Our Lady of the Elms High School. She entered the Congregation in 1952, made first profession in 1954, and took her final vows in 1960.

Her early ministry was at her own alma mater, Our Lady of the Elms, where she served at the Preschool, made altar breads and helped in the Motherhouse Infirmary.

She was called to serve as a caretaker and graduated from Saint Joseph Practical School of Nursing in Akron in 1959, earned a certificate in Pod geriatrics from Saint Vincent Hospital and Medical Center in Toledo, studied Rehabilitation at Marquette University, and took courses at Akron University for Long Term Care and Psychiatric Nursing in the Elderly.

Sister Philomena was one of the first nurses at St. Edward Home in Fairlawn. She ministered at Allen Memorial Nursing Home in Mobile, AL, then returned to her hometown to serve as Congregational Health Care Coordinator, Infirmary Administrator, and liaison for Regina Health Center at the Akron Motherhouse. She also served as Program Assistant at Manor Care and Program Consultant at Sunrise Assisted Living in Montrose, OH, which later became Brookdale Senior Living.

Sister Philomena put her enormous creativity to work for both her patients and her community.   She researched, developed, and implemented many programs that focused on enhancing her patient’s sense of self-esteem and dignity. After she retired, she volunteered at the Country Clothing Center and Soup Kitchen and helped with community projects, including assisting with the creation of educational projects for children who were missing school due to COVID-19. She also recycled used greeting cards into new and more beautiful cards for use by her community – Sisters from all over the country sent cards to help her with this work.

Sister Philomena is survived by her brother, Alfred; sister, Claudia Rowley both of Alliance; niece, Lisa Danford, nephew, and grandniece.

Private burial services were conducted at Holy Cross Cemetery in Akron, OH, on December 2, 2020. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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Dominican Sister of Peace Sister Edwina Devlin

Dominican Sister of Peace Edwina Devlin

Dominican Sister of Peace Sister Edwina (Evelyn) Devlin, 106, died at Mohun Health Care Center, Columbus, OH on Sunday, November 15, 2020.

Sister Edwina was born in 1914 in Yakima, WA, to Elizabeth Irvin and John Ross Devlin. Her mother died when Edwina was just six years old, and she moved to Steubenville, OH to live with her grandparents. There she was introduced to Dominican Sisters.

After graduating from Catholic Central High School, she entered the community in 1932, made first profession in 1934 and took her final vows in 1937. She served God’s people as a Dominican Sister for 86 years.

Sr. Edwina earned a Bachelor of Science in English from St. Mary of the Springs, now Ohio Dominican University, in Columbus, OH, in 1945. She returned to study in 1960 and earned a Master of Arts in English from Hunter College in New York City. She also studied Spanish and Latin American Studies at Catholic University in Puerto Rico and earned an Advanced Certificate in Religious Education.

She began her ministry as a teacher in elementary and secondary schools in Connecticut, New York and Pennsylvania. She was one of three Sisters chosen to serve as the Congregation’s first missionaries in Chimbote, Peru. Once there, she taught children during the day, adults in the evening, and provided religious programs for the teachers in the schools.

She was in Chimbote when a devastating earthquake destroyed the convent. Although two visiting Sisters were killed, Sr. Edwina and the other Dominican Sisters remained to help their neighbors. She remained there until 1975 to help rebuild the convent and expand the apostolic work of the Sisters.

Upon returning the US, Sr. Edwina directed RCIA programs in several Ohio parishes and worked as an Ecclesiastical Notary in the Columbus Diocesan Office. She also served the Congregation in the Human Resource Office as the Coordinator for Community Retirement and later volunteered at St. Thomas Parish in Zanesville, OH.

After moving to the Columbus Motherhouse in 2000, Sister Edwina served as a volunteer and began a ministry of correspondence with her former students. She moved to a ministry of prayer and presence at the Mohun Care Center in 2011.

When Sister Edwina was asked the secret to her long and happy life, she explained that “I never worry. I just trust in the Lord. I believe all of us are here to do what God inspires us to do and coming to that realization brings happiness.”

She was preceded in death by her parents John Devlin and Elizabeth Irwin Devlin, her brothers, John, Patrick, and Joseph and her sister, Anamary Devlin.

Funeral services and burial at St. Joseph Cemetery were held privately on November 25, 2020.  A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

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Dominican Sister of Peace Sister Mary Hoguet

Dominican Sister of Peace Mary Hoguet

Dominican Sister of Peace Sister Mary Immaculata Hoguet, 99, died at Mohun Health Care Center, Columbus, OH, on Tuesday, November 10, 2020.

Sister Mary was born Mary Rita in 1922 in Lansdowne, PA, to Mary Elizabeth McWilliams and Francis Hoguet.

She entered the community in 1941, made first profession in 1944, and took her final vows as a Dominican Sister in 1947. Sister Mary earned her Bachelor of Arts in Social Work from the University of Dayton and her CPE certification from the University of Michigan Hospital. Always interested in improving her ability to minister effectively, she also took courses in clinical pastoral education, psychopathology, and spiritual direction.

Sister Mary followed the Dominican tradition of itinerancy through her long religious life, which began with her ministry as an educator in Cuba, New Jersey, and New York. She served as Assistant Director of Novices at St. Catherine Hall and as Coordinator of the Dominican Retreat Center, both in Elkins Park, PA.

During her post at El Centro in Miami, FL, she assisted incoming Cuban refugees who were fleeing the Castro regime. She also ministered in retreat work in New York and Pennsylvania and served as a hospital chaplain in Michigan and Florida.

Sr. Mary entered a ministry of prayer and presence at Mohun Care Center in Columbus, OH, in 2014.  She enjoyed music, drawing, reading, needlepoint, puzzles, and even ping pong, but her focus was always on the wellbeing of those around her.

In her preaching at Sr. Mary’s funeral, Sr. Anne Lythgoe, OP, remembered Sr. Mary fondly. “Mary was a serious person who, in whatever she encountered, would do it right and well. She prepared well for her ministry and felt called by God throughout her life. She expressed it that way. A continuing call from one mission to another, freely taken up because Mary knew in her deepest self that God’s grace would be with her.  No matter what hardships would come her way, Mary was in tune with this sense of God’s invitation to respond to the next season of life, the next movement of the Spirit. and she felt confident, justified in her choices,” Sr. Anne recalled.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Francis and Mary Elizabeth McWilliams Hoguet, her brothers, Francis, Eugene and George and her sisters, Jane, and Anne Hoguet. She is survived by nieces and nephews.

Funeral services and burial at St. Joseph Cemetery were held privately on November 17, 2020. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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Dominican Sister of Peace Sister Madeleine McCune

Dominican Sister of Peace Madeleine McCune

Dominican Sister of Peace Sister Madeleine Louise (Mary Gloria) McCune, 98, died on October 18, 2020, at Sansbury Care Center, St. Catharine, Kentucky.

Born in 1922, Sister Madeleine was one of the three children of Louise Queriallo and Frank McCune.

Sister Madeleine entered the community in 1940, made first profession in 1942 and took her final vows in 1945. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Studies/Education from Siena College, Memphis, TN, in 1960.

Sister ministered as a teacher and Principal for nearly 60 years, serving in Chicago, Omaha and Hastings, NE, and her hometown of Memphis, TN. She took pride in her ministry as both a teacher and administrator, and once told the pastor at Saint Anne School in Memphis that “the ‘e’ at the end of St. Anne’s name stands for excellence.”

When she could no longer serve full time, Sister Madeleine continued to teach part time as a tutor at Madonna Learning Center, a learning facility for children and young adults with special needs and their families.

Beginning in 2012, Sister Madeleine began her ministry of prayer and presence at the Sansbury car Center in St. Catharine, KY.

The late Sr. Elaine DesRosiers, OP, in her preaching at Sr. Madeleine’s funeral, remembered her as a “gracious Southern Lady” who “left the light on for many people.” She remembers that Sr. Madeleine was especially welcoming and hospitable to the members of the Board of St. Agnes/St. Dominic when they visited Memphis for Board meetings.

Sister was preceded in death by one brother, Louis.  She is survived by one brother Frank, six nieces and their many offspring.

A private funeral Mass was held on October 21, in Sansbury Care Center Chapel, St. Catharine, KY, with burial following in the St. Catharine Motherhouse cemetery.

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Dominican Sister of Peace Sister Edith Hauser

Sr. Edith Hauser

Dominican Sister of Peace Sister Edith (Mary Louise) Hauser, 93, died on October 30, 2020, at the Dominican Sisters of Peace convent infirmary, in Great Bend, KS.

Sister Edith was born in Saint Leo, Kansas in 1927 to Mary Schnittker and Edward Hauser. One of eight children, she became accustomed to living in community at an early age.

Like her sister Amadea, Edith entered religious life. She became a postulant in 1944, made first profession in 1946 and took final vows in 1952. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and a Master of Science in Education from St. Mary College in Leavenworth, KS.

For sixty years she ministered as a teacher and principal, often holding both positions at the same time, in Colorado, Kansas and Oklahoma. She loved shaping the hearts of her young students and commented in her personal annals that “After teaching 60 years I like to hear good things about my former pupils – their concern for the less fortunate, the professional jobs they hold, their good Christian lives as parents, teachers, doctors, etc. They give their Catholic education as the starting point.”

Sr. Edith served the Congregation as a member of the General Council for four years, and later ministered as sacristan and community volunteer.

In her preaching at the Funeral Mass, Sr. Renee Dreiling remembered Sr. Edith as one who “loved Dominican life and the blending together of study, prayer, preaching and action. After our June retreat,” Sr. Renee said, “I heard her say, ‘Well of course the preaching was great – they are good Dominicans!’”

Sister Edith was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, and three sisters.  She is survived by one sister, Angela Scantlin, numerous nieces and nephews, as well as the Dominican Sisters of Peace.

A Vigil of Remembrance was held on November 1 and the Mass of Christian Burial was held on November 2, both at the Dominican Chapel of the Plains at the Great Bend Motherhouse. Sr. Edith was buried at Resurrection Cemetery.

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