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Sister of Mercy served in orphanage, school and hospital ministries

Sister of Mercy Mary Agnes Tamisiea, whose service included caring for children in orphanages, students in schools and patients in hospitals, died March 24 at age 99.

Her funeral was March 30 at Mercy Villa, where she most recently served in prayer ministry, and interment was at Resurrection Cemetery, both in Omaha.

Born in Missouri Valley, Iowa, Sister Tamisiea began her service in the 1940s, as an assistant in the College of Saint Mary library and at St. James Orphanage, both in Omaha.

She also served in orphanages in Iowa and Oregon; then turned to teaching and worked in Colorado, Iowa and Missouri. She left teaching in 1972 for ministry in hospitals, including assistant chaplain from 1982 to 1986 at then-Archbishop Bergan Mercy Hospital in Omaha.

After retiring in 1988, she served 15 years as a volunteer in pastoral care at Mercy Hospital in Council Bluffs.

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