Sister James Lorene Hogan, CSJ 1924-2014

Sister James Lorene Hogan

March 23, 1924 – June 5, 2014

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Sister James Lorene Hogan, CSJ who passed away on June 5 at Nazareth Living Center in St. Louis, Mo. She was 90 years old.

Parents James O. and Lorine Ellen (Staehlin) Hogan welcomed Patricia Ann Hogan to the world on March 23, 1924. She entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet on September 15, 1942 and made her final profession on August 15, 1948 as S. James Lorene.

In 1952, S. James Lorene received her bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Fontbonne College, St. Louis, Mo. She continued her education, obtaining a master’s in deaf education from Kent State University, Canton, Ohio, in 1960 and an education specialist degree from Michigan State University, E. Lansing, Mich., in 1964.

For 48 years, S. James Lorene devoted her life’s work to teaching. The first 17 years of her ministry were spent at the St. Joseph Institute for the Deaf in University City, Mo., from 1945 to 1962. She then taught junior high for a year at St. Viator Grade School in Chicago, Ill.

After completing her degree at Michigan State in 1964, S. James Lorene became a faculty member at Fontbonne University in St. Louis, where she remained for the next 29 years.

In 1994, S. James Lorene stepped down from teaching and retired. It was then that she began another extensive mission. For the past 19 years, she served the dear neighbor as a volunteer at the St. Augustine-Wellston Center in Wellston, Mo. In May she moved to Nazareth Living Center, living out the rest of her days in prayer and witness.

Sister James Lorene will be laid to rest at Calvary Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are planned for Monday, June 9 at Nazareth Living Center, 2 Chapel Lane, St. Louis, Mo. The viewing will be at 11:00 a.m., followed by Mass at 1:00 p.m.

She is survived by her sisters Mary Ann Barry, Rosemary Childress and Kathleen Geary, and brother Msgr. Daniel Hogan.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, St. Louis Province, 6400 Minnesota Ave., St. Louis, MO 63111-2899. Donate online.

Posted June 6, 2014

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