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Sister Francis Margaret Otter — July 22, 1932-March 3, 2018

Sister Francis Margaret Otter died March 3, 2018, at Mt. Joseph Senior Village in Concordia, Kan. She was 85 years old and a Sister of St. Joseph for 67 years. She was born in Clayton, Kan., on July 22, 1932, to Frank and Margaret Bates Otter, the second of eight children, and was baptized Virginia Ann. She entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of Concordia on Feb. 1, 1951. On Aug. 15, 1951, Virginia received the habit of the Sisters of St. Joseph and was given the name Sister Francis Margaret. She pronounced first vows on Aug. 15, 1952, and final vows on Aug. 15, 1955.

Sister Francis Margaret received a BA in Social Science from Marymount College, Salina, Kan., in 1965. She began her 43-year teaching career in schools staffed by the Sisters of St. Joseph in Chicago, Ill., Concordia, Manhattan, Leawood, Junction City, Herndon, Salina, Oakley, Plainville, Kan., and El Paso, Texas. In 2005, Sister Francis Margaret retired to the Motherhouse; followed by a move to Mt. Joseph Senior Village in April 2016.

Sister Francis Margaret was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters and one brother. She is survived by two sisters, one of whom is also Sisters of St. Joseph — Sister Donna of El Paso, Texas – and JoAnn Long, of New Almelo, Kan.; and two brothers, Alvin of Wichita, Kan., and Marion of New Almelo, Kan. A Bible Vigil Service will be held 11 a.m. March 5 in the Nazareth Motherhouse Chapel with Sister Jean Rosemarynoski as eulogist. The Mass of Christian Burial will be 2 p.m. March 5 in the Motherhouse Chapel, Father Dan Scheetz presiding. The burial will be in the Nazareth Motherhouse Cemetery. Nutter Mortuary, 116 E. Sixth St., Concordia, is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials for Sister Francis Margaret Otter 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. To make an online donation in Sister Francis Margaret’s memory, click on the button below:


One thought on “Sister Francis Margaret Otter — July 22, 1932-March 3, 2018

  • What a beautiful creation of God was (is) Sister Francis Margaret. She always made me feel so loved whenever we met. One of those times was some years back when I went to the Motherhouse for a reunion. She was one of the few who didn’t mention how chubby I’d gotten. She just made me feel so beautiful by reminding me of the good times that we had when I was a young nun at Concordia, and how happy she felt to see me again. Farewell my friend. I will see you in heaven.

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