Sister Adelma Pabst, OSB, who was a radiological and medical technician for 40 years, entered into eternal life on July 20, 2009 at the age of 87, at St. Scholastica Monastery. She was born on January 27, 1922 in Pleasant Green, Missouri to Aloysius and Wilhelmine Pabst. She entered St. Scholastica Convent on August 31, 1938 and made her monastic profession on June 24, 1941. She became certified as a radiologic technologist in 1946 and was a member of American Society of Radiologic Technologists. She attended Incarnate Word College in San Antonio, Texas and became certified as a laboratory technologist in 1961. During her career, she worked at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Boonville, Missouri; Municipal Hospital, Clarksville; St. Vincent’s Infirmary, Little Rock; St. Mary’s Hospital, Dermott; and Conway County Hospital, Morillton. After retiring from hospital work, she worked in St. Scholastica Infirmary from 1975-1982 and in the monastery gift shop from 1982-84.
After receiving her Pastoral Care certificate in 1986, she worked in counseling at Arkansas Children’s Hospital and Conway County Hospital. Even after her retirement she continued to volunteer in the general office.
Sister Adelma is survived by two brothers, Robert Pabst, Texas; and John Pabst, Missouri; one sister, Dolores Krewet, Festus, Missouri; nieces and nephews and the members of her monastic community.
Her funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. David McKillin, chaplain, in the monastery chapel on July 23, followed by interment in the monastery cemetery. Her nephews and caregivers from St. Scholastica Infirmary served as pallbearers.
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