Sr. Teresina was born in Tontitown, Arkansas on April 12, 1915 and was baptised Agnes Cecilia Lazzari by her parents Joseph and Josephine Lazzari. She made her Religious Profession June 24, 1938.
A dedicated teacher, she received a bachelor’s degree in education from Avila College in Kansas City and taught at St. John’s and St. Boniface in Fort Smith, St. John’s in Brinkley, Arkansas, St. Pius X in Moberly, Missouri, St. Joseph in Fayetteville, Arkansas, St. Benedict in Subiaco, Arkansas, St. Joseph’s in Tontitown, Arkansas and Amarillo, Texas, and Paris, Arkansas. She retired back home to St. Scholastica Monastery in June, 1987.
She is survived by a brother, James Lazzari of Hood River, Oregon.
Sr. Jeannette was born in Conway, Arkansas, May 10, 1915, and was given the name Virginia by her parents, Philip and Johanna Marendt Yaeger. She made her Religious Profession June 24, 1933, and began her 73 and 1/2 years of service to others.
Her mother died when she was very young. She, a sister and two brothers, were cared for by our sisters in an orphanage in North Little Rock, Arkansas.
She touched the lives of many through her love of music. She had a great love for the Virgin Mary. On Saturdays she would play songs dedicated to Mary.
She is survived by one sister, May Andrews, St. Louis, Missouri, and nieces and nephews. Proceeding her in death were her parents, Philip, and Johanna and her brothers, Philip and Matthew, and her sister, Irene Broderick.