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The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
  • Sister Agnes Eileen Dunn

  • The Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth mourn the loss of Sister Agnes Eileen Dunn, 92, who died on Sunday, April 28, in Ross Hall at the Mother House in Leavenworth, Kan. after celebrating her 75th anniversary as a Sister of Charity.
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  • The Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth mourn the loss of Sister Agnes Eileen Dunn, 92, who died on Sunday, April 28, in Ross Hall at the Mother House in Leavenworth, Kan. after celebrating her 75th anniversary as a Sister of Charity.
    Lavona Dunn was born to Samuel and Agnes Dowling Dunn on May 10, 1920 in Ellinwood, Kan.
    She graduated from Assumption Grade School, Topeka, Kan. and St. Aloysius Academy, Kansas City, Mo. Lavona entered the religious community of the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth on August 15, 1938 and, as Sister Agnes Eileen, made her profession of vows on March 1, 1940.
    Sister Agnes Eileen received a B.S. in Education from Saint Mary College, Leavenworth, Kan. and a M.S. in Education from Eastern Montana College, Billings, Mont. with a specialization in reading. She taught in elementary parochial schools across the Midwest and West for 46 years. Leaving the classroom in 1986, Sister Agnes Eileen went to St. Joseph Hospital in Denver, where she worked in the sacristy and in the library. She retired to the Mother House in 2000.
    She was preceded in death in the community by her aunt, Sister Mary Alexandrine Dowling. Survivors include her sister, Mrs. Pat Muller, St. Marys, Kan.; nieces, nephews, friends, and her SCL community.
    A vigil will be held at 7 p.m. on Sunday, May 5, in Ross Chapel of the Sisters of Charity Mother House in Leavenworth, where friends may call after 4 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Ross Chapel at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, May 6. Interment will follow in Mount Olivet Cemetery on the Mother House grounds. Davis Funeral Chapel 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.

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