Sister Mary Ann Aman Obituary

Sister Mary Ann  Aman
Sister Mary Ann Aman

July 30, 1939 - September 7, 2021
Born in Kansas City, Kansas
Resided in Johnston, Iowa
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Sister Mary Ann Aman, CHM, 82, died September 7, 2021, at Bishop Drumm Care Center in Johnston, IA. Private funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, September 13, 2021 at Bishop Drumm Our Lady of Peace Chapel, followed by burial at St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Perry, IA. The funeral will be livestreamed for those unable to attend. A link will appear at 10:15 (just prior to the service) on Mary Ann’s obituary page at, where you may also leave online condolences.

Mary Ann Aman was born July 30, 1939, in Kansas City, KS, to Fred Kenneth and Christine Ann (Koncher) Aman. She entered the Congregation of the Humility of Mary in 1957 and professed vows in 1960. 

Sister Mary Ann received an AS in Elementary Education from Ottumwa Heights College in 1960, and completed a BA in the same field at Marycrest College in 1972. While teaching and doing parish ministry at Sacred Heart parish in the Diocese of Tyler, TX, she earned a certificate in Professional Ministries: Deacon, in 2001.

S. Mary Ann’s ministry of education spanned six decades, beginning in 1959 at St. Patrick’s School in Ottumwa, IA, and ending as St. Joseph Parish Religious Education Director in State Center, IA, in 2011. In between, she served as an elementary school teacher and librarian in Ottumwa, Centerville, Davenport, Bettendorf, and Albia in the Diocese of Davenport. At St. Theresa in the Diocese of Des Moines, she also began work as a Religious Education Coordinator.

In 1978, she left Iowa and the classroom, and went to the Archdiocese of Omaha, NE. In Omaha, her ministry in religious education advanced from Library Media Coordinator, to Media Consultant, and then to Media Director. She was a founding member of a national religious media organization. She then went to Nacogdoches, in the Diocese of Tyler, TX, where she served Sacred Heart parish and school as a teacher of ministry and religious education from 1991 to 2000. She also assisted in care for her mother there. She returned to Iowa, to the Diocese of Dubuque, first as a Religious Education teacher at St. Thomas Aquinas Parish in Ames and then at St. Joseph Parish in State Center.

S. Mary Ann is survived by her sister, Kathy Scott; her nieces, Mary (Curtis) Timmons and Margaret (Terry) Wilson, and her nephews, Mike (Betty) Scott and Mitchell Scott. She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother-in-law, Paul Scott; her nephew, Mark Francis Scott, and her great-niece Lauren Timmons.

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

Arrangements by Iles Dunn's Chapel.





Private Services
Our Lady of Peace Chapel at Bishop Drumm
5837 Winwood Drive
Johnston, IA US 50131
Monday, September 13, 2021
10:30 AM
St. Patrick's Cemetery, Perry, Iowa
8th Street and Park Avenue
Perry, IA US 50220
Monday, September 13, 2021


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