Sister Hermana Siebenmorgen, OSB, of St. Scholastica Monastery, Fort Smith, a retired teacher and principal, entered into eternal life on November 22, 2011 at the age of 94. She was born on September 6, 1917 in Morrison Bluff, AR to Anton and Anna Siebenmorgen. She entered St. Scholastica Convent in 1933 and made her monastic profession on June 24, 1936. She earned her B.S.E. in Education at Mount St. Scholastica College, Atchison, Ks. in 1961, and did graduate study in Library Science at University of Arkansas Conway and Little Rock. She taught for 57 years at Holy Redeemer School, Clarksville; St. Boniface School, Fort Smith; and St. Mary School, Lake Village. The last 34 years of her teaching career (1959-1993) were spent as teacher and principal of St. Edward School, Little Rock. She retired to the monastery in 1993 and assisted her community in many different ways.
She is preceded in death by her parents; four sisters—Ida Hunt, Helen Wewers, Louise Mikijanis, and Antonia Standley; and four brothers—Leo, Lawrence, Stever, and Edward. She is survived by one sister, Martha Vorster, Fort Smith; one brother, Fred Siebenmorgen, Fort Smith; and nieces and nephews.
Vespers for the dead were held on November 24, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. in the Monastery Chapel. The Funeral Mass was held on November 25 at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. David McKillin presiding followed by interment in the monastery cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Scholastica Continuing Care Fund, P. O. Box 3489, Fort Smith, AR 72913.Donate In Sr. Hermana Siebenmorgen’s Memory
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