Obituaries

Celebrate with us the lives of our Sisters, who have gone before us and have answered God’s call in her own unique way. If you are having trouble finding the obituary of one of our Sisters, please email info@oppeace.org for assistance.

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Sr. Carmelite Zibilich, OP

Dominican Sister of Peace Carmelite Zibilich, OP, died at Mohun Health Care Center, Columbus, OH, on June 28, 2015. She was born in 1937 in New Orleans, LA, and in 1956 entered the Dominican Sisters of St. Mary’s, New Orleans, now the Dominican Sisters of Peace. She earned a BA degree in English/Education from St. Mary’s Dominican College, New Orleans, a MA degree in English from the University of North Carolina and a MA in Counseling Psychology from Loyola University in Chicago. She was a Licensed Professional Counselor and Spiritual Director. She taught high school and college in New Orleans. She ministered as a  counselor and spiritual director in Missouri, Mississippi and Louisiana. She was also involved in Formation ministry for the congregation. Continue reading →

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Sr. Venard Kessler, OP

Dominican Sister of Peace, Sr. Venard Kessler, OP, died at Mohun Health Care Center, Columbus, OH on June 8, 2015. She was born in 1917 in Lancaster, OH, and in 1936 entered the congregation of St. Mary of the Springs, now the Dominican Sisters of Peace.  She professed vows on August 14, 1938. Continue reading →

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Sr. Pat McCabe, OP

In the 60th year of her religious life, at the time of her death, Dominican Sister of Peace Patricia McCabe, OP, died at Mohun Health Care Center, Columbus, OH on Friday, May 29, 2015. She was born in Princeton, NJ, in 1932. She entered in 1952 and was professed in 1955 in the former congregation of St. Mary of the Springs, now the Dominican Sisters of Peace. She was preceded in death by her parents, David and Irene Duntlin McCabe and is survived by her sister, Anne McCabe Twele. Continue reading →

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Sr. Marie Klein, OP

Dominican Sister of Peace Marie Klein, OP, was born as Mary Ann Agatha to Tony and Mary Hoffman Klein in Fowler, KS. Her family increased by two more sisters, all three of which became Dominican Sisters in Great Bend. There were no brothers, just the three girls. Sr. Marie Antoinette is the only surviving sibling, Sr. Ruth being the first to enter eternal life. Continue reading →

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Sr. M. Alice Kessler, OP

Sr. M. Alice Kessler, OP, the former Eva Kessler, died at 94 on May 19, 2015, at Regina Health Center, Richfield, OH. She was the daughter of Philip and Alice Kessler and entered the Sisters of St. Dominic of Akron, now Dominican Sisters of Peace, from St. Paul Parish, North Canton, Ohio on September 8, 1939. She made profession of vows on July 13, 1941. Continue reading →

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