Providence Sister Marilyn Rose (Margie Marie) Ginder, 86, died Feb. 21 in St. Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana.
An Indiana native, she entered the Congregation of the Sisters of Providence in 1949 and professed final vows in 1956.
She taught school for 16 years before becoming director of a mental-health center and serving as a psychology professor in Indiana.
In the Archdiocese of Chicago, she taught at St. Leo (1951-1954) and St. Francis Borgia (1958-1962).
She is survived by her sister, Marilyn Simpson.
Sister of Notre Dame de Namur Lorraine Oswald, 83, died Feb. 9 in Cincinnati. A native of Chicago, she graduated from Notre Dame High School for Girls in 1951 and was a Sister of Notre Dame de Namur for 57 years.
Sister Lorraine, known as “Ozzie,” taught at St. Peter Canisius School (1966-1967) and later was a member of the St. Robert Bellarmine Community for 27 of the 29 years she taught in Villa Park, Illinois.
In addition to teaching, Sister Lorraine used the carpentry skills she learned from her father as volunteer with Cincinnati Housing Partners, helping renovate homes that were made available to low-income, first home buyers.
Sister of Notre Dame de Namur and World War II veteran Marguerite (Marguerite Michael) McHugh, 93, died Feb. 6 in Reading, Ohio.
A native of Cincinnati, she entered religious life in 1954 and made final vows in 1962.
Sister Marguerite had many ambitions in her school years. In 1942 she joined the WAVES and became a gunnery instructor at the U.S. Naval Station in Norfolk, Virginia. After the war, while discerning her vocation, she remained active with Catholic War Veterans. In 2012 she was inducted into the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame.
She served in educational and social-service ministries in Ohio and Illinois. In the Archdiocese of Chicago, she served at St. Robert Bellarmine (1958-1963).
Sister Marguerite is survived by her youngest sister, Margie.
Providence Sister Regina Shaughnessy, 94, died Feb. 4 in St. Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana.
An Indiana native, Sister Regina entered the Sisters of Providence in 1949 and professed final vows in 1957. She taught high school English, worked in administrative-service positions then joined the staff of the congregation archives.
In the Archdiocese of Chicago, she taught at St. Columbkille High School (1952- 1956).
Adrian Dominican Sister Joyce (Mary Cherubim ) Banks, 85, died Feb. 1 in Adrian, Michigan.
Born in Chicago, she graduated from Aquinas Dominican High School. She was in the 67th year of her religious life.
Sister Joyce taught music and was a music director in Michigan, Virginia, South Carolina, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and in Illinois.
In the Archdiocese of Chicago, she taught at Aquinas High School (1966-1973) and was music director at Immaculate Heart of Mary High School, Westchester (1980- 1998).
Sister Joyce is survived by a sister, Jean Griffin.
Sinsinawa Dominican Sister Jean (Honoria) Richter, 88, died Jan. 30 in Sinsinawa, Wisconsin.
Born in Chicago, Sister Jean made her first religious profession in 1948 and her final profession in 1951. She taught elementary school and was a college teacher and administrator in Wisconsin, Illinois, New York and Italy.
In the Archdiocese of Chicago, Sister Jean taught at St. Vincent Ferrer, River Forest (1950-1953), and served as the dean of Rosary College School of Fine Arts in Florence, Italy (1975-1980).
She is survived by a sister, Margaret “Peggy” Wolfe.
BVM Sister Sarah Ann Braig, 72, died Jan. 29 at Mercy Hospital in Dubuque, Iowa.
Born in Iowa, she entered the BVM congregation in 1965 and professed final vows in 1975.
In the Archdiocese of Chicago, Sister Sarah taught first grade at St. Peter, Antioch. She also ministered as a teacher and in health care in Iowa, Oregon and Missouri.
She is survived by brothers Thomas and James Braig and sister Betsy Ann Cerutti.