Sr. Kathleen Scott

Nurse, Pastoral Associate

Little Company of Mary Sister Kathleen Scott, 74, died April 6 at Little Company of Mary Hospital in Evergreen Park.

She was born in Youngstown, Ohio, and was nurse for many years at Little Company of Mary Hospital.

She then became director of religious education and pastoral associate at St. Clare of Montefalco parish. Her most recent assignment was as the parish nurse at St. Joseph, Homewood.

Sr. Eva Sheehan

BVM Sister Eva Sheehan, 98, died April 1 in Dubuque, Iowa.

Born in Ireland, she entered the BVM congregation in 1937 and professed final vows in 1945.

In the Archdiocese of Chicago, Sister Eva taught first and second grade at St. Charles and Annunciation in Chicago and St. Eulalia in Maywood. She also taught elementary school in Iowa, Wyoming, New York, Hawaii, South Dakota, Missouri and California.

She is survived by a sister, Margaret Kotlanger.

Br. Leo Ryan

Education Leader

Viatorian Brother Leo V. Ryan, 89, died June 22 at the Moorings of Arlington Heights Rehabilitation Center.

Born in Iowa, he served in the U.S. Army in 1945 and 1946 before earning a bachelor’s degree in business from Marquette University. He went on to earn an MBA from DePaul University and a doctorate in management and educational administration from St. Louis University.

He pronounced his first vows as a Viatorian in 1950 and made his final vows in 1955.

He served in a variety of positions in high schools in Springfield and Peoria, Illinois, and at St. Louis and Marquette universities.

He was chairman of the Department of Management in Loyola University Chicago’s College of Business Administration in 1965, then spent 1966 as the deputy director and administrative office for the U.S. Peace Corps in Nigeria.

He served the Viatorians as member of the General Council in Rome and then as director of education for the Province of Chicago before being named the first president of St. Viator High School, Arlington Heights (1972-1974).

He then was named dean of the College of Business Administration at the University of Notre Dame (1975-1980) and dean of the College of Commerce and the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business at DePaul University (1980-1988).

From 1991 to 2001, he lectured at universities in Finland and Poland, and he moved into the Viatorian retirement residence in Arlington Heights in 1999. He served as chairman of the province’s Querbes Commission from 2001-2009.

He is survived by a sister, Elizabeth Hart.

Sr. Julie Coyne

Sinsinawa Dominican Sister Julie Coyne (Mary Novella), 84, died June 18 in Sinsinawa, Wisconsin.

Born in Chicago, Sister Julie made her first religious profession in 1952 and her final profession in 1955. She was an artist, taught for 46 years and served as principal for one year. Sister Julie served in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Illinois.

In the Archdiocese of Chicago, Sister Julie taught at St. Philip the Apostle, Northfield (1957-1960); St. Thomas the Apostle (1969-1971); and St. Vincent Ferrer, River Forest (1972-1974).

She is survived by a sister, Mary Lee.