Sister Ann Marie Scherman, OSU

Sister Ann Marie Scherman, OSUSister Ann Marie Scherman, 69, an Ursuline Sister of Mount Saint Joseph, died Nov. 8, 2010, at Mount Saint Joseph, in her 49th year of religious life. She was a native of Ottawa, Kan.
Sister Ann Marie was an Ursuline Sister of Paola (Kan.) until the merger of that community with Mount Saint Joseph in 2008. She grew up next door to the Paola convent and was held as an infant by Paola founder Mother Jerome Schaub. Sister Ann Marie was an eternal optimist, known for her great kindnesses to the elderly who she loved to serve. She loved her family, and enjoyed opera, classical music, and her friend’s chocolate Labrador Chloe.
She was a teacher for 26 years in Kansas, at Queen of the Holy Rosary in Overland Park (1965-67), St. Agnes in Roeland Park (1967-77), Holy Trinity in Paola (1977-79, 1990-91), Holy Angels in Garnett (1979-87), and Holy Name in Kansas City (1987-90). She branched out in chaplain ministry at St. Joseph Medical Center, Wichita (1992-93), Providence Medical Center, Kansas City (1993-96), and Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Mo., (1996-97.) From 1997 until she moved to Maple Mount in 2010, she was a health care worker, first for Jefferson County/Elder Care of Kansas City in Kansas City, Mo., (1997-2006), then for Linn and Miami counties in Garnett, (2006-2010).
Survivors include her sister, Mary E. Bradshaw, of Leander, Texas; two brothers, Ernie Scherman of Paola, Kan., and Jim Scherman of Bartlesville, Okla.; nieces and nephews and the members of her religious community.
Gifts in memory of Sister Ann Marie may take the form of donations to the Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph, 8001 Cummings Road, Maple Mount, KY 42356.