Originally created 12/29/00

Sister Mary Anselma Matte



ST. LOUIS - Sister Mary Anselma Matte, 87, died Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2000, at Nazareth Living Center.

The funeral was Dec. 28 at Nazareth Chapel with the Rev. Thomas Graham officiating. Burial was in Nazareth Cemetery.

Sister Mary Anselma, a native of Marquette, Mich., was a member of Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. She was a nurse having worked in Kansas City; Kirkwood; Hancock, Mich.; Milwaukee; and Augusta. She worked at St. Joseph Hospital, Augusta, for 34 years and assisted in opening the pastoral care department, where she worked for 17 years.

Her colleagues said, "From the difficult and humble tasks of a nurse to delicate requirements of pastoral care, she has proven a worthy servant of the Lord."

Survivors include several nephews and several nieces.

Memorials may be made to: Sisters of St. Joseph Retirement Fund, 6400 Minnesota Ave., St. Louis, MO 63111.

The Augusta Chronicle Dec. 29, 2000