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Sister Mary John Agnes Smith, BVM
April 5th, 2016

Sister Mary John Agnes Smith died March 25 at the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Marian Hall in Dubuque, Iowa. Burial was in Mount Carmel cemetery there. Sister John Agnes was 89 years old and a religious for 70 years.


Born in Iowa, she entered the BVM congregation Sept. 8, 1945, from her home parish Holy Trinity in Grimes. She professed first vows March 19, 1948, and final vows Aug. 15, 1953.


In the Archdiocese of San Francisco, Sister taught first and second grade at St. Paul School in San Francisco and also taught at schools in states including Nebraska, Illinois, Colorado and Iowa.


Survivors include her brother Daniel and her sister Jeanne Phelan both of Iowa.


Memorials may be given to the Sisters of Charity, BVM Support Fund, 1100 Carmel Drive, Dubuque, Iowa 52003.


From April 7, 2016 issue of Catholic San Francisco.






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