Sister Mary L. (Charlotte) Stokes, BVM died Tuesday, April 28, 2020, at Marian Hall in Dubuque, Iowa.
Virtual Visitation and Funeral Rite of Committal were Wednesday, May 6, 2020, in the Marian Hall Chapel. Burial is in the Mount Carmel Cemetery.
Sharing of Memories will be held at 11 a.m. July 21 and may be viewed at https://portal.stretchinternet.com/bvmsisters/.
Sister Mary was born in Chicago on Dec. 26, 1921, to Daniel and Margaret Moloney Stokes. She entered the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary congregation Sept. 8, 1944, from St. Brendan Parish, Chicago. She professed first vows on March 19, 1947, and final vows on Aug. 15, 1952.
Sister Mary ministered as a foreign language instructor at Clarke University in Dubuque, Iowa; a secondary teacher at St. Joseph Academy in Des Moines, Iowa; Our Lady of Peace in Saint Paul, Minn.; St. Mary Cathedral in Lincoln, Neb.; Mount St. Gertrude Academy in Boulder, Colo.; and St. Paul in San Francisco. She also served as an admissions interviewer at St. Joseph Hospital, a word processor at St. Paul Companies, and data entry operator for the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, all in Saint Paul.
She is preceded in death by her parents; a brother Daniel Stokes; and sisters Catherine Hourigan and Geraldine Stokes. She is survived by a niece, a nephew, and the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, with whom she shared life for 75 years.
Memorials may be given to Sisters of Charity, BVM Support Fund, 1100 Carmel Drive, Dubuque, IA 52003 or online at https://www.bvmsisters.org/support_donate.cfm.Stokes Mary L.eulogy