Sister Leahy Obituary

Sister Ann Leahy
Sister Ann Leahy, CHM
Sister Ann Leahy

August 18, 1927 - April 10, 2013
Born in Davenport, IA
Resided in Johnston, IA
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Sister Ann Leahy, age 85, died Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at Bishop Drumm Retirement Center in Johnston, Iowa. Visitation at Bishop Drumm Our Lady of Peace Chapel, will be 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 11 with a Rosary at 4 p.m. and Vigil Service at 7:30 p.m. Visitation will be at the Humility of Mary Center, Magnificat Chapel, 820 W. Central Park Ave. in Davenport on Friday, April 12 from 4 to 7 p.m. with a Rosary at 4 p.m. and Vigil Service at 7 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, April 13 at the Humility of Mary Center. Burial will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Davenport.

Ann Louise Leahy (Sister Mary St. Ann) was born on August 18, 1927, in Davenport, Iowa to George J. Leahy and Edna Litzrodt, both born in Davenport. On September 8, 1945, Ann Louise entered the Congregation of the Humility of Mary in Ottumwa, Iowa, where she professed vows on July 28, 1948.

In Iowa, Sister Ann received a BA in elementary education from Marycrest College and her masters in educational administration at Clark College in Dubuque. For over 40 years she taught at the Iowa Catholic schools of –St. Mary, Ottumwa; St. Mary, Marshalltown; St. Anthony, Des Moines; St. Vincent, Davenport; St. Mary, Albia; and Lourdes Memorial School, Bettendorf. She also taught at St. Pius X in Rock Island, Illinois and Sacred Heart in Glendive, Montana. She was principal in Iowa at St. Mary in Albia and Lourdes Memorial in Bettendorf and in Illinois at St. Pius X/ Jordan Primary. Prior to retirement in 2000 she served as a health aide at Davenport Holy Family and Coordinator for the CHM sisters at Bishop Drumm Retirement Center.

Sister Ann was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Father Edward Leahy; and her sister, Sister Alice Marie Leahy. She is survived by her brother, George Leahy, and his wife, Maurita; her sister, Maryetta Masterson and her husband, Ed; as well as many nieces, nephews and the sisters and associates of her religious community.

Memorials may be made to Humility of Mary Shelter, Inc.





Our Lady of Peace Chapel at Bishop Drumm
5837 Winwood Drive
Johnston, IA US 50131
Thursday, April 11, 2013
4:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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Humility of Mary Center
820 W. Central Park Avenue
Davenport, IA US 52804
Friday, April 12, 2013
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Humility of Mary Center Magnificant Chapel
820 W. Central Park Avenue
Davenport, IA US 52804
Saturday, April 13, 2013
11:00 AM
Mount Calvary Cemetery
Davenport, IA
Saturday, April 13, 2013
12:00 PM