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Sr. Simon entered St. Scholastica in 1940 and made her religious profession on June 24, 1943. Her first ministry assignment was as an office worker at the Clarksville Hospital. She earned an art degree and a teaching degree, taught for 30 years, and was in community for 62 years. She was particularly gifted as a water colorist and enjoyed writing poetry.

In addition to the Clarksville assignment, Sr. Simon taught in Stuttgart, Charleston, Russellville, Subiaco, Fort Smith and Barling. After retiring from teaching, she was sacristan for 12 years at the monastery. Later she lived in Fayetteville and then in Subiaco as a companion to sisters working in those locations. For the last several years, Sr. Simon had resided in our Infirmary.

She is survived by two sisters, Gertrude Lawler of Santa Fe, N.M., and Katherine Pendleton of Washington, IN; and a brother, Alois Edelhuber of Paris, AR. In addition to many nieces and nephews, she is also survived by her Sisters in community.

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Sr. Maurine came to St. Scholastica as a high school student, and made her religious profession of faith on June 24, 1936. She taught elementary school for a total of 49 years in Arkansas and Texas, and earned a BSE in Education.

After retiring from teaching in 1985, she did parish work in Kansas City, then in Little Rock. Once she returned to the monastery, she had a variety of assignments. Sr. Maurine worked in the laundry, was sacristan, and faithfully rang the Angelus Bells each day. She also had dining room duties and made coffee for all our meals. For eleven years she held the position of assistant Oblate Director. She regularly visited nursing homes, entertaining the residents with her fine harmonica playing.

Sr. Maurine is survived by one sister, Agnes Warren of Woodward, OK; two brothers, Alvin Schmucker of Hereford, TX, and Arnold Schmucker of Tucson, AZ; several nieces and nephews, and members of her religious community.