Jun 072012

Sr. Dwyer

Sister Louisa Dwyer, OSF, 76, of Clinton passed away Jan. 30 at The Alverno Health Care Facility.
She was born Feb. 23, 1935, in Maysville, Ky. She received an Associate of Arts degree from Mount St. Clare College, Clinton; a Bachelor of Science degree in education from Marycrest College, Davenport; and a Master in Education degree from Marquette University, Milwaukee.  Additionally, she attended Morehead State University, Morehead, Ky.
Sr. Dwyer held permanent professional teaching certificates in both Iowa and Kentucky.
She joined the congregation of the Sisters of St. Francis, Clinton, on Sept. 8, 1952, and made final vows on Aug. 12, 1959.
Sr. Dwyer spent most of her active ministry teaching junior high and high school students, serving also as principal for 14 years. In Clinton, she taught at St. Patrick School 1962-64, and at St. Boniface/North Catholic the following 11 years. She also taught in Vail and Victor, Iowa. Her other missions included Rochelle and Oak Lawn, Ill., as well as St. Patrick School, Maysville, Ky., where she served for 19 years. She also served the Sisters of St. Francis as general secretary for four years, and as a general councilor for four years. She moved to Mount St. Clare Convent in 1993, and served as congregational archivist until February 2004. She also served as activities assistant and part-time receptionist at The Alverno. For several years, she was a substitute teacher at Prince of Peace School in Clinton.
She moved to The Canticle in 1997, and retired in 2004, still continuing some substitute teaching at Prince of Peace.
Funeral was Feb. 4 at The Canticle. Burial was in St. Irenaeus Calvary Cemetery, Clinton.

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