Sister Jean Margaret Black


Sister Jean Margaret taught at former Omaha school

Sister Jean Margaret Black, a member of the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, died July 27 at Mount Carmel Bluffs in Dubuque, Iowa. She was 98.

A funeral Mass was held Aug. 4 in the Mary Frances Clarke Chapel at Mount Carmel Bluffs, her order’s motherhouse, with burial in Mount Carmel Cemetery.

Sister Jean Margaret was born in Holbrook, Iowa. She earned a teaching degree from Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa, a bachelor’s degree in history from San Francisco College For Women in San Francisco, and a masters degree in reading from Clarke University in Dubuque.

She entered the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary in 1945 from St. Michael Parish in Holbrook. She professed first vows in 1947 and final vows in 1952.

Sister Jean Margaret served as a teacher at the former St. Bridget School in Omaha from 1968 to 1985. She also taught at St. Mary School in Lincoln as well as schools in Des Moines and Muscatine, Iowa, in Butte, Montana, and in San Francisco.

Memorials may be sent to Sisters of Charity, BVM Support Fund, 1100 Carmel Drive, Dubuque, IA 52003 or online at

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