Sister Joanne Geartts, O.P.


Sister Joanne Geartts, O.P., who taught theology at Fordham University in 1975, died July 28 at Columbia Hospital in Milwaukee, Wis. She was 82. She served for 47 years as a teacher of theology in high schools and as a director of religious education at assignments in Illinois, Texas, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Washington, D.C. Formerly known as Sister Margarita, she was born in Escanaba, Mich. She professed final vows as a Sinsinawa Dominican in Wisconsin in 1954. She is survived by a sister, Mary Catherine Valleau. A Funeral Mass was offered Aug. 1 in Queen of the Rosary Chapel at Sinsinawa, with burial in the motherhouse cemetery.



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