Remembrances

Sister Mary Francella Schaapveld, Age 90

South Central

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Sister Mary Francella, a Sister of Mercy for 72 years, entered the Community in Webster Groves, Missouri. She earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from St. Mary College in Xavier, Kansas, and a master’s in theology from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas.

Sister Francella ministered as a teacher for 26 years, a principal and counselor for 17 years, and assistant superintendent of Catholic schools in Oklahoma for two years.

In 1979, she was missioned to Mercy Health Center in Oklahoma City, where she ministered in many areas, including in-service education and as TV studio coordinator, director of pastoral services, chaplain of Mercy Ministries Services and member of the Mercy Health Center Board.

Her ring motto was “My God and My All.”

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