Sister Margaret Alice Daues, CSJ 1928-2015

Sister Margaret Alice Daues

February 5, 1928 – April 10, 2015

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Sister Margaret Alice Daues who passed away on April 10 at the Village of Nazareth in St. Louis, Missouri. She was 87 years of age.

S. Margaret was born on February 5, 1928 to parents Frederick Herbert and Alice Agnes (Hutti) Daues in St. Louis. She entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet on September 15, 1945, and made her final vows on August 15, 1951.

Throughout her years as a CSJ, S. Margaret obtained an extensive education. She received her bachelor’s degree in home economics from Fontbonne College in St. Louis, 1961; a master’s in education administration from St. Xavier College in Chicago, 1968; and a doctorate in education administration from Fordham University in New York, New York, 1983.

In 1948, S. Margaret began her teaching career at St. Gregory Grade School in St. Ann, Missouri. From there, she taught at several other schools in Missouri, Oklahoma and Colorado:

  • Sacred heart Grade School, Muskogee, Oklahoma (1950)
  • Notre Dame de Lourdes Grade School, Wellston, Missouri (1951)
  • St. Francis de Sales Grade School, Denver (1953)
  • St. Philip Neri Grade School, St. Louis (1953)
  • All Saints Grade School, St. Louis (1954)
  • St. Gregory Grade School, St. Ann (1958)
  • St. James Grade School, Denver (1959)

S. Margaret then took on the administrative role of principal at St. Cecilia Grade School, in Peoria, Illinois. After six years there, she returned to St. Louis and her role as teacher at St. Roch Grade School.

A year later, in 1968, S. Margaret moved to the southern state of Alabama where she remained for the next 12 years. She was principal at Little Flower Grade School in Mobile until 1973. She then went on to hold two positions for the Diocese of Mobile: superintendent of schools (1973-1979) and vicar for education (1979-1980).

From there, she left for New York, New York to go back to school and earn her doctorate in education administration from Fordham University.

In 1983, S. Margaret returned to the south, this time in Shreveport, Louisiana to serve at the Diocese of Shreveport as vicar for education. She was named the chancellor of diocese in 1986 and held that position until 2003. She was then the director of mission effectiveness for two years.

S. Margaret retired to St. Louis in 2005 and continued her ministry service as a volunteer. In 2013, she moved to the Village of Nazareth, where she remained until her passing.

A Mass of the Resurrection was held on April 16 at Nazareth Living Center in St. Louis. S. Margaret Alice is buried at Resurrection Cemetery.

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.

April 17, 2015

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