Sister Jean Marie Iadevito 1940-2016


(S. John Christine)
January 27, 1940 - August 14, 2016

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Sister Jean Maire Iadevito who passed away on August 14 at Nazareth Living Center in St. Louis, Missouri. She was 76  years of age.

Sister Jean was born on January 27, 1940, in St. Louis, Missouri, to parents Joseph and Mafalda (Baccala) Iadevito. She entered the Sisters of St. Joseph on September 15, 1961, and made her final profession on August 6, 1969.

She received her bachelor’s degree in art/English from Fontbonne College in St. Louis in 1966 and masters' in art from the University of Notre Dame in 1971 and in creation spirituality from Holy Names College in Oakland, California in 1989.

Sister Jean's first ministry was as a junior high teacher at St. Mary on the Hill Grade School in Augusta, Georgia (1966-1968).  For the next 20 years Sister Jean taught on the secondary level at Academy of Our Lady in Peoria, Illinois (1968-1973), St. Thomas Aquinas High School in St. Louis (1973-1974), and at St. Teresa's Academy in Kansas City, Missouri (1974-1988).

In 1989, she attended at Holy Names College in Oakland, California, and she began to combine her artistic and creative talents with her ministries.  Sister Jean spent the next four years honing her abilities as an artist at the St. Joseph Novitiate Community in Denver, Colorado. 

From 1991 to 2011, she worked with mentally ill adults in various capacities at CHARG Resource Center and with women, who were homeless, at the Gathering Place in Denver, Colorado. Over the years, her work in adult education there spanned from teacher to artist to GED coordinator to client advocate. 

Since 2014 she served in the ministry of prayer and presence at Nazareth Living Center in St. Louis.

Service will be held on Monday, August 22 at the province Motherhouse beginning at 10 a.m. with a time of remembrance, followed by a funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m.

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.


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