Sister Alice Hein, CSJ 1921-2017


June 13, 1921 - October 17, 2017

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Sister Alice Hein who passed away on October 17, 2017, at Nazareth Living Center in St. Louis, Missouri. She was 96 years of age.

Sister Alice Hein was born on June 13, 1921, in Unity, Wisconsin, to parents John P. and Martha A. (Powers) Hein.  She entered the Sisters of St. Joseph on September 15, 1941, was received as S. John Chrysostom, and made her final profession on August 15, 1947.

She received a bachelor’s degree in home economics from Fontbonne College in 1960 and a master’s in elementary education administration from St. Louis University in 1966.

Sister Alice taught elementary education for 47 years.  She began in 1944 on the Indian Reservation in Keshena, Wisconsin, at St. Joseph Industrial School. Nine years later, she returned to Missouri where she taught at a number of schools on the eastern side of the state for the next 12 years. In St. Louis, she taught at Holy Name Grade School (1953-58) and St. Anthony of Padua Grade School (1958-60).  Sister Alice was then teacher and principal at St. Rita Grade School in St. Louis (1960-63) and at St. Mary’s Grade School in Hannibal, Missouri (1963-64). The following year, she taught in O’Fallon, Missouri, at St. Barnabas Grade School.

In 1965, Sister Alice moved to the western part of the state, serving as principal and teacher at St. Patrick Grade School in St. Joseph, Missouri. She returned to St. Louis in 1968 to teach for three years at St. Louis Grade School. She then went back to the other side state for her final years of teaching on the elementary level were spent in Kansas City, Missouri: Northeast Consolidate Catholic School (1971-84) St. Stephen’s Academy (1984-91).

Sister Alice retired in 1991 and remained in the Kansas City area until 2001 when she moved to Nazareth Living Center in St. Louis to carry out her ministry of prayer and presence.

A Memorial Mass will be held Oct. 20 at 3 p.m. at Nazareth Living Center, 2 Nazareth Lane, St. Louis, MO 63129. 

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