Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL

Death Notices

January 22, 2014

Sister Mary Ann Vogt

Sister Mary Ann Vogt, 91, of the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis died Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, at 9:55 p.m. at St. Francis Convent, Springfield.

The Eucharistic Celebration and Rite of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Clare of Assisi Adoration Chapel at St. Francis Convent celebrated by Father John Sullivan, OFM. Burial will be in Crucifixion Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Francis Convent with a Wake service at 6:30 p.m. Staab Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at StaabObituary.com.

Sister Mary Ann was born in Effingham on Feb. 16, 1922, the daughter of Clem and Josephine Feldhake Vogt. She entered the Congregation on Sept. 8, 1941, and professed her religious vows on June 13, 1944. Sister Mary Ann served the community as a cook in hospitals in Illinois and Wisconsin. She also served as cook at St. Isabel’s Mission in Lukachukai, Ariz., from 1962 – 1975 and at the Franciscan Apostolic Center from 1982 – 1991. She served at the Information Desk at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital, Effingham, from 1991 until she returned to St. Francis Convent in 2000.

She is survived by three brothers, Bernard (Barbara) Vogt, Clem (Doris) Vogt, and Paul (Marcella) Vogt; three sisters, Catherine Westendorf, Ann Ruhold and Stella Westendorf; many nieces and nephews; and her Franciscan Sisters with whom she shared her life for over 70 years. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Clarence Vogt.

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