Sister Anna Schlett 1928-2013

October 5, 1928 - September 27, 2013

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Sister Anna Schlett who passed away on September 27, 2013 of dementia at Nazareth Living Center in St. Louis. She was 84 years old.

Sister Anna  was born on October 5, 1928 in De Soto, MO to Frank and Olive (Hearst) Schlett. She entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet on February 14, 1949 and made her final profession on August 15, 1956 as Sister Patrick Joseph.  She graduated from Fontbonne College in 1959 with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education.

Sister Anna began teaching elementary education at St. James Grade School in Denver, Colorado in 1951 and then in Kansas City, Mo. at Holy Rosary Grade School in 1956. 

In 1958 Sister Anna began nearly 20 years of service in higher education. She was the registrar at the College of St. Teresa and continued as it was renamed to Avila College . She held this position until 1979. 

After attending Clinical Pastoral Education at St. Joseph Hospital in Houston, Texas she received her clinical pastoral certificate.  In 1980 Sister Anna began her 12 years of service as a hospital chaplain at Providence-St. Margaret Health Center in Kansas and then in 1984 at St. Joseph Medical Center. In addition to chaplain, Sister Anna became the director of the Pastoral Care Department in 1988. 

Sister Anna was a community volunteer at Nazareth Living Center in St. Louis from 1992-94.  She then moved to Shawnee Mission, Kan. and volunteered as a research assistant and in pastoral ministry.

She officially retired in 2003, and since 2012, she ministered in prayer and witness at Nazareth Living Center.

A Memorial Mass is planned for Thursday, October 4,  2013 at 10:00 a.m. at the Nazareth Living Center Chapel, 2 Nazareth Lane, St. Louis, MO 63129. Sister Anna donated her body to science.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, St. Louis Province, 6400 Minnesota Ave., St. Louis, MO 63111. Donate online.


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