Sister Mary LaStant, BVM, died Nov. 2 at Marian Hall in Dubuque, Iowa. She was 89.
A funeral Mass was held last month, and the burial was in Mount Carmel cemetery in Dubuque. In the Diocese of Knoxville, Sister Mary taught at Our Lady of Perpetual Help School in Chattanooga from 1984-86. She also was an elementary school teacher in Sacramento and Glendale, Calif.; Dubuque; and Chicago. She worked in food service at a parish in Berwyn, Ill.
She was born in Dubuque on Aug. 10, 1926, to Ernest and Margaret (Melloy) LaStant. She entered the BVM congregation Sept. 8, 1944, from St. Raphael Cathedral in Dubuque. She professed first vows on March 19, 1947, and final vows on Aug. 15, 1952.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, John, and a sister, Rita. She is survived by a niece, nephews, and the Sisters of Charity, BVM, with whom she shared life for 71 years.
Memorials may be given to the Sisters of Charity, BVM Support Fund, 1100 Carmel Drive, Dubuque, Iowa 52003, or online at www.bvmcong.org/whatsnew_obits.cfm. ■