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Sister Jean Margaret Black, BVM

Sister Jean Margaret Black, BVM, 98 of Mount Carmel Bluffs, 1160 Carmel Drive, Dubuque, Iowa, died Wednesday, July 27, 2022.

Funeral services will be Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022, in the Mary Frances Clarke Chapel at Mount Carmel Bluffs. (Masks are required.) Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. followed by the Sharing of Memories at 9:30 a.m. The Mass of Christian Burial begins at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in the Mount Carmel Cemetery. All services may be viewed through live videostream beginning at 9:15 a.m. at https://portal.stretchinternet.com/bvmsisters/.

Sister Jean Margaret was an elementary teacher in Des Moines and Muscatine, Iowa; Lincoln and Omaha, Neb.; Butte, Mont.; and San Francisco.

She was born on Aug. 30, 1923, in Holbrook, Iowa, to John and Mary (McCarty) Black. She entered the BVM congregation Feb. 2, 1945, from St. Michel Parish, Holbrook, Iowa. She professed first vows on Aug. 15, 1947, and final vows on Aug. 15, 1952.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters Sister Joanita Black, BVM, Kathleen Black, Margaret Black, Florence Black, and Helen Black; and a brother Joseph Black.  She is survived by a brother Harold “Jerry” (Jane) Black, Coralville, Iowa; a sister-in-law Madonna Black, Williamsburg, Iowa; nieces and nephews; and the Sisters of Charity, BVM, with whom she shared life for 77 years.

Memorials may be given to Sisters of Charity, 1100 Carmel Drive, Dubuque, IA 52003 or online at https://www.bvmsisters.org/support_donate.cfm.

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  1. Sister Jean taught my kids, in Omaha, in the late 1980s. My kids feel that she was the best teacher they ever had. My wife and I agree and she was a great friend. We just loved her! Sister Jean is one person I know will be with God in paradise.

  2. I had Sr Jean as a 3rd and 4th grade teacher at St Bridget’s in Omaha in the early 1980s. She was a great teacher. She, more than any other teacher, helped me to learn to read effectively. After those two years with her, I was no longer behind my peers but rather usually ahead. Later that translated into college scholarships/degree. Although I had many great teachers along the way, Sr Jean’s dedication to me, provided me the fundamental skills I absolutely needed to grow.

    John D. Peralta
    La Vista, Nebraska

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This Post Has 2 Comments
  1. Sister Jean taught my kids, in Omaha, in the late 1980s. My kids feel that she was the best teacher they ever had. My wife and I agree and she was a great friend. We just loved her! Sister Jean is one person I know will be with God in paradise.

  2. I had Sr Jean as a 3rd and 4th grade teacher at St Bridget’s in Omaha in the early 1980s. She was a great teacher. She, more than any other teacher, helped me to learn to read effectively. After those two years with her, I was no longer behind my peers but rather usually ahead. Later that translated into college scholarships/degree. Although I had many great teachers along the way, Sr Jean’s dedication to me, provided me the fundamental skills I absolutely needed to grow.

    John D. Peralta
    La Vista, Nebraska

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