Sister Catherine taught at St. Cecilia School

Sinsinawa Dominican Sister Catherine Cox, who taught in the Omaha archdiocese, died May 15 at St. Dominic Villa, in Hazel Green, Wisconsin. She was 80.

A funeral Mass was held at the Dominican motherhouse in Sinsinawa May 20, followed by burial in the motherhouse cemetery.

 A native of Hazel Green, Sister Catherine, also known by her religious name, Sister Anne Mary, professed first vows in 1961, and made her perpetual profession in 1966. 

She taught at St. Cecilia School in Omaha from 1968 to 1970, and also served at Catholic schools in Illinois and Wisconsin.

Sister Catherine’s 51 years in education included 33 years as a teacher and five years as a principal. In other areas of education, Sister Catherine served as counselor and supervisor of a resource learning center for four years, assistant superintendent of teachers for three years and teacher personnel supervisor for four years.

“She loved children of the primary grades most of all,” according to a written tribute by her order. “Sister Catherine loved to laugh and play and delight in the lives of the young. She was most at peace in their presence,” the tribute said.

Memorials may be made to the Sinsinawa Dominicans, 585 County Road Z, Sinsinawa, WI, 53824-9701 or at online.

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