Sister Elene Marie Jobin dies at age 96

March 14, 2009 by

Sister Elene Marie Jobin died Saturday, March 14, 2009, at Cloud County Health Center in Concordia. She was 96 years old and was in her 80th year as a Sister of St. Joseph.

She was born in Lake Linden, Mich., on Jan. 17, 1913, to Elzeor and Celina Page Jobin, the seventh of eight children, and was baptized Mary Louise. She entered the Sisters of St. Joseph, Concordia on July 28, 1928. On March 19, 1929, Mary Louise received the habit of the Sisters of St. Joseph and was given the name Sister Elene Marie. She pronounced first vows on March 19, 1931, and final vows on Aug. 15, 1934.

Sister Elene Marie received a bchelor’s degreee in social science from Marymount College in Salina. She taught in schools staffed by the Sisters of St. Joseph in the Kansas cities of Clyde, Salina, Aurora, Schoenchen, Pfeifer, Beloit and Concordia, and in Silver City, N.M., Grand Island, Neb., and St. George, Ill. In 2002, she retired to Nazareth Motherhouse in Concordia.

Sister Elene Marie was preceded in death by her parents, five brothers and two sisters. A Bible Vigil Service will be held Monday, March 16, 2009, at 7 p.m. in the Nazareth Motherhouse Chapel with Sister Liberata Pellerin as the eulogist. The Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday, March 17, 2009. at 10:30 a.m. in the Motherhouse Chapel with the Rev. Jack Schlaf presiding. The burial will be in the Nazareth Motherhouse Cemetery.

Chaput-Buoy Mortuary, 325 W. 6th St., Concordia, KS is in charge of arrangements. Memorials for Sister Elene Marie Jobin may be given to the Sisters of St. Joseph Health Care/ Retirement Fund or the Apostolic Works of the Sisters; P.O Box 279, Concordia KS 66901.

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