Sister Mary Linus Oberkoetter, OSB, 89, of St. Scholastica Monastery entered into eternal life on January 1, 2012. Born Rosemary Frances Oberkoetter, she took the name Sister Mary Linus when she entered the novitiate, and made her monastic profession in 1955. During her career, she taught in St. Mary School, Lake Village; and St. Mary School, McGehee; served as a prefect in St. Scholastica Academy; did office work in St. Joseph Hospital, Boonville, Mo.; and served in various positions in the monastery, including chauffeuring and working in the greenhouses and print shop.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Herman and Clara Oberkoetter, and a sister, Sister Hermana Oberkoetter, OSB of St. Joseph Monastery, Tulsa, Ok. She is survived by one sister, Mary Oberkoetter, and one brother, Herman Oberkoetter, of Ozark; and her religious community.

Her funeral Mass was celebrated on January 4 with Rev. David McKillin, OSB, presiding; followed by burial 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. Mary Linus Oberkoetter’s Memory
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