Sister Liberata Pellerin passed May 11, 2017

May 11, 2017 by

Sister Liberata Pellerin died May 11, 2017, at Cloud County Health Center in Concordia, KS. She was 98 years old and a Sister of St. Joseph for 77 years. She was born in Lake Linden, MI, on December 17, 1918, to Louis and Alida Chartier Pellerin, the youngest of thirteen children, and was baptized Antoinette Elizabeth. She entered the Sisters of St. Joseph, Concordia, KS on September 2, 1939. On March 18, 1940, Antoinette received the habit of the Sisters of St. Joseph and was given the name Sister Liberata. She pronounced first vows on March 19, 1941 and final vows on August 15, 1944.

In 1954 Sister Liberata received a B.A. in education; from Marymount College, Salina. In 1964 she received a M.A. from Catholic University in Theology. She taught in institutions staffed by the Sisters of St. Joseph in Manhattan and Cawker City, KS and in Gladstone, MI. Sister Liberata was elected Vice President of the Congregation on December 30, 1969 to fill the unexpired term of S. Christella Buser; after this she was elected to a four-year term as Vice President on December 28, 1970.

In 1986 Sister Liberata accepted the position of Archivist for the community which she continued until 2005.

Sister Liberata was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters, and nine brothers. A Bible Vigil Service will be held May 13 at 7:00 p.m. in the auditorium of the Nazareth Motherhouse with Sister Marcia Allen as the eulogist. The Mass of Christian Burial will be May 15 at 4:00 p.m. in the Motherhouse Chapel with Rev. David Metz 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 Liberata 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. Vigil Service Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 7 p.m.

Funeral Mass, Monday, May 15, 2017 at 4 p.m. Nazareth Motherhouse


 • • • • • • •

Memorials for Sister Liberata Pellerin 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 Liberata’s memory, click on the button below:



8 Responses to “Sister Liberata Pellerin passed May 11, 2017”

  1. Larry and Diaane Pellerin on May 14th, 2017 4:31 pm

    Dear Aunt Liebe, We will miss you so very much. Your letters to us for so many years were filled with love, prayers and guidance to encourage us in our lives. It was such a great pleasure to be part of your 75th jubilee with several of our families. We especially enjoyed the private time you spent with us, telling about my dad Raoul, and the history of his life. It seems through all these years you were my guiding light helping me through the tough times I had in my younger years. You will be another angel in heaven who will always be in our prayers and thoughts. Love and miss you. RIP

    Larry and Diane

  2. Jane Koch Moore on May 12th, 2017 8:29 pm

    I remember fondly Sister Liberata as a teacher at St. Teresa’s School in Cawker City. My sympathy to her family. Hers was truly a life well lived. May she rest in peace.

  3. Dale & Barbara Paquette on May 12th, 2017 5:49 am

    Dear Great Aunt Libby,

    It was an honor to be part of your family. You will be greatly missed. It was a great experience getting to sit in the parlor at the Mana House just talking about family members who had passed on. Getting to know them from your perspective. You were the guiding light of our family. Sadly that light is now extinguished but the memory of your words & deeds will never be forgotten. RIP.

    Dale & Barb

  4. Lian on May 11th, 2017 8:44 pm

    I’ll remember all the days with you… the moment you reviewed my essay, Sunday’s lunch at a small table, your birthday card for me and everything else. Love you

  5. Tim Walter on May 11th, 2017 7:22 pm

    Sister taught me in 1964 & 1965, she is the reason I’m still a practicing Catholic. Someone who was way ahead of her time. God bless her soul.

  6. Betsy Gasperich on May 11th, 2017 7:10 pm

    You will be missed, dear Sister Liberata! I met you during your mission at All Saints School in Gladstone, Michigan! I remember your smile and your great sense of humor! Of your 97 years You dedicated 80+years to the service of others! Thank you for your service!
    God’s speed on your new great adventure!

  7. S. Susan Klepper on May 11th, 2017 5:58 pm

    Your wisdom, kindness and gentleness will be missed. I have always looked forward to seeing you and your sweet smile, and receiving your encouraging words and advice. Rest in peace dear one.♡

  8. Nancy L Weber on May 11th, 2017 5:11 pm

    My dear sweet Sr. Liberata I know that you are at peace. It was an honor to know you, you taught me many things. You taught me patience, understanding and love. Rest in Peace. My thoughts and prayers are with your family and the Sisters of St. Joseph.

Feel free to leave a comment...