S. Elizabeth Peplow, CSJ 1937-2011

Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet | Sister Elizabeth Peplow | Obituary

July 10, 1937 - March 29, 2011

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Sister Elizabeth (Liz) Peplow, CSJ (S. Walter Suzanne) who passed away March 29 of a stroke at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. She was 73 years of age.

S. Liz was born in Peoria, Ill. to parents Walter David and Theoclete (Jacobs) Peplow. She entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet on September 15, 1956 and made her final profession on August 6, 1964. She received her bachelor's degree in elementary education from Fontbonne College in St. Louis in 1965 and then her master's in theology from the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind. in 1971.

S. Liz spent her life serving to those in the St. Louis area. She began spent the first few years of her career as a teacher at St. Mary Magdalen Grade School (1959-1963) and St. Edward Grade School (1963-1968). She then went on to work as a parish work coordinator at Saints Mary & Joseph Parish.

For more than 20 years, she served as a pastoral associate at Blessed Sacrament Parish (1971-1982) and St. Dominic Savio Parish (1987-2001). She was also executive director at the St. Charles Lwanga Center from 1982-1987.  

In 2001, S. Liz was named director of development and programming for Nia Kuumba, a house of discernment for African-American Women. Then, in 2009, she served as assistant director for Microfinancing Partners in America and remained there until her death.

Funeral services will be at the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet Motherhouse, 6400 Minnesota Ave, St. Louis, MO 63111. The wake will be Thursday, March 31 from 3-8 p.m. with a wake service at 7 p.m. A Mass of the Resurrection will be Friday, April 1 at 10 a.m. Burial will be at Resurrection Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, St. Louis Province, 6400 Minnesota Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63111-2899. Make an online donation.

Read the obituary at the St. Louis Beacon.

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