Sister Mary Jane Olatta, SND; 1925–2019

Sister Mary Jane Olatta, SND; 1925–2019

Our dear Sister Mary Jane (94), (formerly Sister Mary Joanette) very quietly and peacefully went home to God on Sunday morning, November 3, at 5:30 a.m. Sister’s entire life was devoted to some form of education: teacher, administrator, director of curriculum, librarian, assistant in the province archives. She was a life-long learner, having received a Fulbright Award for study in India and fifteen grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities. An avid reader, Sister always had a stack of books at hand—it was her greatest hobby! May Sister Mary Jane be welcomed into the eternal presence of our good and loving God.

Services will be on Monday, November 11. Visitation will be from 2:00 – 4:45 followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 5:00. Rev. J. Mark Hobson will be the main celebrant and homilist. Supper for all will be served in the main dining room after burial prayers in chapel. The burial will be on Tuesday, November 12, at 10:30. 

Read a short bio on Sister Mary Jane.

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  1. Susan - November 8, 2019

    We will miss the humor and wit of our dear “Aunt Sister” as we called her. My condolences to her only surviving sibling John Olatta and the rest of the family. I also want to express gratitude to the Sisters who helped care for Sr. Mary Jane. I am so glad I was able to make it to her Jubilee last summer and spend some time with her. I will be unable to make it to Ohio for the services, but I send my love and prayers!
    Susan Ketterhagen, daughter of Terry Rozga

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