Sister Mary Jane Fladung, OSB, formerly known as Sister Mary James, 87, of St. Scholastica Monastery entered into eternal life Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2010, in Olathe, Kan. She entered St. Scholastica Convent as a postulant, Aug. 28, 1938 and made her first profession on June 24, 1941. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in French from Mount St. Scholastica College, Atchison, Kan. and taught at St. Mary School, Barling, Ark; St. Joseph School, Paris, Ark.; St. John School; Brinkley, Ark., St. John School, Fort Smith, Ark; St. Joseph School, Ada, Okla.; St. Joseph School, Billings, Mo.; St. Gabriel School, Kansas City, Mo.; and St. Pius X School, Moberly, Mo.; . In 1969, Sister Jane was among the founding members from St. Scholastica who started a new monastic community, Our Lady of Peace Monastery, in Columbia, Mo., where she served as sub-prioress. In 1976 she became a Vista volunteer and co-founder of Koinonia House, a place for women in crisis situations.
In her later years, Sister Jane taught others how to live in the present moment, teaching by example. She was a present to others reminding them of the presence of Christ with them always.
In 2010, Our Lady of Peace Monastery was dissolved, and Sister Jane transferred to St. Scholastica.
Her funeral Mass was held Saturday, September 25, at St. Scholastica Monastery Chapel, followed by her burial at St. Scholastica Cemetery.
Sister Jane is survived by two sisters, Margie Korte and Rosemary Hogan, both of Ottawa, Kan.; two brothers, Gene Fladung of Louisburg, Kan., and John Fladung of Olathe; many nieces and nephews and her religious community.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters and one brother.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Scholastica Continuing Care Fund, P. O. Box 3489, Fort Smith, AR 72913.Donate In Sr. Jane Fladung’s Memory
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