Sister Florence Kane 1921-2012
7/9/1921 – 7/20/2012
Please pray for the repose of the soul of Sister Florence Kane who passed away on July 20 of acute renal failure at Nazareth Living Center in St. Louis. She was 91 years old.
Sister Florence was born on July 9, 1921 in Stark, Wis., to parents William and Frances (Linsmere) Kane. She entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet on Sept. 15, 1938 and made her final vows on Aug. 15, 1944. She received her bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Fontbonne College in 1951 and a master’s in audiology from Northwestern University in 1956.
Sister Florence dedicated her life to serving those with hearing loss. She began as a teacher at CSJ-sponsored St. Joseph Institute for the Deaf in 1941, when it was located in University City, Mo. After 20 years of teaching she became an audiologist at the school, a position she held for another 20 years.
From 1982-1990 she continued at the school (now located in Chesterfield, Mo.) as an audiology consultant, while also consulting at the St. Louis Province Office of Aging and at Fleishman’s Hearing Center until 2008.
After nearly 70 years of serving the deaf and hearing impaired, Sister Florence moved to Nazareth Living Center and continued ministering in volunteer service. She remained a beloved figure St. Joseph Institute for the Deaf, officially “retiring” from the school in 2010.
Sister Florence donated her body to St. Louis University Medical Center. A Memorial Mass will be held on Thursday, July 26 at 10:45 a.m. at Nazareth Living Center, 2 Nazareth Lane, St. Louis, Mo. 63129.
Sister Florence is survived by her sisters, Mary Titulaer, Margaret Kane and Lucille Jauquet, all who reside in Wisconsin.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, St. Louis Province, 6400 Minnesota Avenue, St.Louis MO 63111. Donate online.