The Diocese of Des Moines
Services for Humility Sister Joanne Mauro
Humility Sister Joanne Mauro
Services for Humility Sister Joanne Mauro
August 31, 2015
Written By: Anne Marie Cox

Services for Humility Sister Joanne Mauro, who passed away Friday, will be at St. Anthony Church in Des Moines, the parish in which she was raised and where she served for the last 33 years.

Visitation will be today, Aug. 31, from 2-7 p.m. with the vigil at 7 p.m. Mass of Resurrection will be tomorrow, Sept. 1 at 11 a.m. interment will be at Glendale Cemetery in Des Moines following Mass. A luncheon will be served in the parish hall after burial.

Sister Joanne was born in 1940 in Des Moines. She attended St. Anthony Schoo and St. Joseph Academy ebfore entering the Congregation of the Humility of Mary in 1957 taking the name Sister Mary Margene. 

Her lifelong ministry was Catholic elementary education. She served school in Minneapolis and multiple schools in Iowa including: Ottumwa, Davenport, Centerville, Neola and Marshalltown. In Des Moines, she served at St. Theresa, Christ the King and St. Anthony, where she had been serving since 1982.

She is survived by five brothers, two sisters and the sisters and associates of the Humility of Mary, which whom she shared religious life for 58 years. 

Memorials can be made to the Congregation of the Humility of Mary, 820 W. Central Park Ave., Davenport, IA 52804.


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