Sister Marilyn Reyes, CHM Obituary

Sister Marilyn  Reyes, CHM
Sr. Marilyn Reyes, CHM
Sister Marilyn Reyes, CHM

March 2, 1919 - January 28, 2014
Born in Centerville, IA
Resided in Johnston, IA
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Sister Marilyn Reyes, CHM, 94 died on January 28, 2014 at Bishop Drumm Retirement Center in Johnston, IA. Services at Bishop Drumm Our Lady of Peace Chapel are January 29 at 4 p.m. Visitation is Thursday, January 30 at Humility of Mary Center, Magnificat Chapel, 820 W. Central Park, Davenport: Rosary at 4 p.m.; Vigil service at 7 p.m. Davenport funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, January 31 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Davenport with visitation one hour prior. Centerville funeral services will be 11:30 a.m. Monday, February 3 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Centerville with visitation from 10 a.m. until the services. Burial will be at Oakland Cemetery in Centerville, IA.

The daughter of Victoriano Reyes and Mariana Vargas, Juanita Pauline Reyes was born in Centerville in 1919. She entered the Congregation of the Humility of Mary, Ottumwa, IA in 1936 and professed vows in 1939.

She completed a BA in Elementary Education at Marycrest College, Davenport; for more than 25 years she taught primary grades in Des Moines, Davenport, and in Montana parishes. Following completion of her MA in Intercultural Education from the University of the Americas, Cholula, Puebla, Mexico in 1978, she began a ministry in bi-lingual religious education. Her pastoral ministry was in California, Arizona, Illinois and Texas. She retired to the Humility of Mary Center, Davenport in 1992; several months ago, she moved to Bishop Drumm.

Of nine siblings, only her brother, Victor Reyes, of Rock Island, IL survives. Also surviving are many nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and the Sisters and Associates of her religious community.

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





Our Lady of Peace Chapel at Bishop Drumm
5837 Winwood Drive
Johnston, IA US 50131
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Humility of Mary Center
820 W. Central Park Avenue
Davenport, IA US 52804
Thursday, January 30, 2014
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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St. Mary's Catholic Church-Davenport
516 Fillmore Street
Davenport, IA 52802
Friday, January 31, 2014
11:00 AM
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St. Mary's Catholic Church-Centerville
828 S 18th Street
Centerville, IA 52544
Monday, February 3, 2014
11:30 AM
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Oakland Cemetery
Centerville, IA US
Monday, February 3, 2014
12:30 PM


Congregation of the Humility of Mary
820 W. Central Park Ave.
Davenport, IA US 52804