Sister Gallagher Obituary

Sister Annette Gallagher
Sister Annette Gallagher
Sister Annette Gallagher

November 10, 1924 - January 24, 2010
Born in Bevington, IA
Resided in Davenport, IA
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Sister Annette Gallagher, (Sister Mary Annette), 85, died Sunday, January 24, 2010, at Bishop Drumm Retirement Center, Johnston, Iowa. Visitation at Bishop Drumm Our Lady of Peace Chapel, Johnston, IA, will be 4-7 p.m.on Tuesday, January 26, with Rosary at 4 p.m. and Vigil Service at 7 p.m. Visitation at the Humility of Mary Center, Magnificat Chapel, 820 W. Central Park Ave. in Davenport will be on Wednesday, January 27, 4–7 p.m. with Rosary at 4:00 p.m. and Vigil Service at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial is tentatively set for 11 a.m. on Thursday, January 28, at the Humility of Mary Center. Please call the Center at 563-323-9466 to confirm Mass time. Burial will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Davenport. Dunn's Funeral Home in Des Moines and Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home in Davenport are assisting with arrangements.

Long-time Marycrest College educator Sister Annette Gallagher was born on November 10, 1924, in Bevington, Iowa to Thomas Gallagher and Mary Lichteig Gallagher. Sister Annette graduated from Martindale Consolidated High School in 1944 and then attended Ottumwa Heights College in Ottumwa, Iowa. On January 24, 1943 she entered the Congregation of the Humility of Mary and professed first vows in 1945. She continued her education at Marycrest College in Davenport, Iowa, receiving a BA in 1948. She received an MA in history from Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. in 1950 and a PhD from the University of Arizona in Tucson in 1970. Sister Annette was a very well liked history and current affairs teacher at Marycrest College. She later became reference librarian, archivist, college academic advisor and Marycrest Alumni Association secretary.

Sister Annette was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Cathryn Gallagher, her half-brothers Robert Bell and Joe Bell and half-sisters Barbara Davitt, Mary Davitt, and Mary Hill. She is survived by her sister Thomasine Durham and several nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the Sisters of the Humility of Mary.

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Bishop Drumm
5837 Winwood Drive
Johnston, IA US 50131
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Humility of Mary Center
820 W. Central Park Avenue
Davenport, IA US 52804
Thursday, January 28, 2010
11:00 AM
Mount Calvary Cemetery
Davenport, IA
Thursday, January 28, 2010


Sisters of the Humility of Mary
820 West Central Park Avenue
Davenport, IA US 52804