Sister Dolores Droste
Sister Dolores Droste, aka Bertha Lucille Droste, died peacefully at St. Clare’s Hospital in Fenton, Mo., on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014.
The daughter of Theodore Droste and Mary Haag Brinkman, she was born on July 28, 1923.
She is survived by six siblings, Sister Juliana Droste, F.S.M., George (Margie) Droste, Paul (Dorothy) Droste, Julie Droste Mulrean, Agnes (Louis) Droste Hesse, Gertie Droste and sisters-in-law Ann and Jeanette Droste.
She was preceded in death by her brothers, Ben and David Droste, and her sisters, Sister Mary Ann Droste, O.P., and Sister Clare Droste, F.S.M.
Sister Dolores received her early education in Alton, graduating from Marquette Catholic High School in 1941. She entered the Ursuline Sisters in July 1942, professing her vows in January 1945. Her bachelor of arts degree is from Fontbonne College in St. Louis. She was an excellent primary teacher, serving schools in Alton, Staunton, Wood River, and Collinsville; and Arnold, Festus, and DeSoto, Mo. She gave 11 years of internal service to the Ursuline Provincialate Community in Crystal City before retiring to Alton in 1995. She entered the Ursuline Healthcare Community in Alton in June 2003. Sister Dolores recently moved to St. Andrew’s at Francis Place in Eureka, Mo.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, at St. Ambrose Church, 820 W. Homer M. Adams Parkway, Godfrey. Visitation will be at 10 a.m. The funeral Mass begins at 11 a.m. The Rev. Stephen J. Pohlman will preside.
Memorials may be made to the Ursuline Sisters Retirement Fund, 353 S. Sappington Road, Kirkwood, MO 63122.
Staten-Fine is in charge of the arrangements.
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