The Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth mourn the loss of Sister Agnes
Virginia Hamm, 95, who died on Wednesday, October 31, 2012, in Ross Hall at the Mother House of the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth.
Rita Blanche Hamm was born on May 30, 1917 in Kansas City, KS, one of three children of Melvin and Agnes Edmondson Hamm. She graduated from Blessed Sacrament School and Ward High School, Kansas City, KS. Rita entered the religious community of the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth
on September 1, 1936. Given the name Sister Agnes Virginia, she made her profession of vows on June 28, 1938.
A gifted educator, Sister Agnes Virginia taught at parochial schools in KS, MO, and MT. She earned an MA in Speech and Drama from St. Louis University. From 1951-1963, she taught at Bishop Hogan High School in Kansas City, MO, and was principal there from 1963-1971. Later, she served as an Educational Consultant for Secondary Schools, was elected to a term in community leadership, and worked for the SCL Health Services Corporation and the SCL Health Insurance Program. Sister Agnes Virginia retired to Ross Hall in 2005.
In the SCL community, she was preceded in death by her cousin Sister Elizabeth Ann West.
Survivors include her sister-in-law Mary P. Hamm, Grove, OK, cousins, numerous friends and the SCL Community.
A vigil will be held at 7:00 p.m., on Tuesday, Nov. 6, in Ross Chapel of the Sisters of Charity Mother House in Leavenworth where friends may call after 4:00 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Ross Chapel at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 7. Interment will follow in Mount Olivet Cemetery on the Mother House grounds. R. L. Leintz Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Retirement Fund, 4200 S 4th ST, Leavenworth, KS 66048.