Sr. Rosetta made her profession on June 24, 1940, and was active in community for sixty-five years. She was a teacher for most of her life, teaching in many parishes in the state of Arkansas. Once Sr. Rosetta retired from teaching, she assumed a variety duties at the monastery. She served in various capacities in our dining room, and especially enjoyed helping the sisters look their best by setting and combing out hair. She worked in both these duties until quite recently, when she became ill.
She is survived by three sisters, Marie LaBrie of Culver City, CA; Madeline Whitney of Portland, Maine, and Rosetta Fulmer of Greenbrier, AR; and one brother, Clemens Kuettel of Center Ridge, numerous nieces and nephews, and her sisters in community.
Sr. Mary Ruth Wewers was a devoted teacher for 41 years. For the last 24 years she taught at the St. Boniface Catholic Church Elementary School. She returned to St. Scholastica Monastery with profession on June 24, 2005, moving into our Infirmary area.
A member of a very large and loving family, she is survived by seven sisters: Sr. Adrian Wewers of St. Scholastica Monastery, Mary Edelhuber of Paris, Benita Siebenmorgen of Morrisons Bluff, Wilma Ahlert & Debbie Bentley of Fort Smith, Sarah Wewers of New Orleans, Pat Reid of Guthrie, OK, and two brothers, Joe & Harold Wewers of Fort Smith. She is also survived by the sisters of her religious community and numerous nieces and nephews.
Sister Herman Joseph Berkemeyer was born October 11, 1910, made monastic professon on June 24, 1931, and died on December 9, 2005.
She was a native of St. Vincent, AR. Sister earned her B.S.E. from Incarnate Word College, San Antonio, TX, and taught primary grades for 35 years. Of these, 17 were spent at St. Joseph Orphanage, North Little Rock, and 24 years in the Nazareth Independent School System, Nazareth, TX.
In her free time she loved to bake cookies and care for house plants, but her special treat was playing cards with her family, friend, and the Sisters, just any willing person.
Survivors include eight sisters, Sister Anita Berkemeyer of St. Scholastica, Marie Beck of Fort Smith, Louise Sponer of Hatieville, Rita Rehm of Perry, Helen Ward, Marilyn Riedmueller, and Pat Stout of Morillton, and Paula Patton of North Little Rock, three brothers, Herman of Lake Village, John of Atkins, and Raymond of Morillton, and an extended family.
Sr. Clara Marie made her religious profession June 24, 1950, and subsequently served in a variety of capacities. She was at Subiaco Abbey for many years, and later while serving in Paris, AR she visited hospital patients and nursing home residents. Sr. Clara Marie managed the Retreat Center kitchen, and also was a co-founder of the Center Bakery. Her tasty breads and delicious pies were special ordered by area residents, and Trinity students consumed dozens of cookies weekly.
She is survived by four sisters: Lorene Jansen, Mildred Komp, Leona Komp, all of Fort Smith, and Madonna Komp of Charleston; one brother, Phillip Komp of Wichita Falls, Texas; and also by sisters of her religious community in Fort Smith, AR.