It's all about the journey.
(1946 - 2015)
Sister Melba Beine, born on January 5, 1946, in Yates Center, Kansas, was the middle daughter of the three girls born to Walter and Jeanette (Trusler) Beine. Her father came from a family of farmers and operated a grain elevator. Her mother was a homemaker and a musician who played the church organ at First Presbyterian.
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(1942 - 2015)
Sister Helen Faiver, the fifth child and the youngest of the three daughters of Leo and Margaret (Kremer), was born on June 26, 1942, in Lansing, Michigan. Her father was a mechanical engineer and worked for John Bean as a draftsman and designer of food sprayers. Her mother was a homemaker.
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You are a great book with a hundred chapters; each open to be read at once
Excerpt from Mesa Negra, a poem by M. Joan Loeffler, OP
(1928 – 2015)
Marjorie Joan Loeffler, known as Sister Paul Catherine, was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on March 20, 1928. She was the third child of Robert and Augusta (Wadle) Loeffler. In her autobiography, she said this about her ancestry: …
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(1933 - 2015)
Wilma was born to George and Ursula Tegethoff near Morrowville, Kansas, on February 17, 1933. She enjoyed her school days and life growing up on a farm. The elementary schools she attended had few students, but Wilma enjoyed her childhood and liked being with her siblings and her schoolmates. She graduated from Morrowville High School with a class of 20.
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