The Times West Virginian


October 10, 2013

Sister Marjean Staud

Sister Marjean (Martha Regina) Staud, daughter of the late Aloysius and Eleanor Grottendieck Staud, died at Mount St. Joseph on Tuesday (Oct. 8, 2013).

She was born in Fairmont, on Dec. 7, 1917. She attended St. Peter Elementary and High Schools, graduating in 1935. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Education degree from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pa., and continued her studies at Seton Hill in Greensburg, Pa., and Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wis.

Sister Marjean entered the congregation of St. Joseph on July 2, 1935. She received the religious habit and was named Sister Mary Luke on Dec. 31 of that year and began her novitiate training. She made temporary profession of vows in 1937 and final profession of vows on Dec. 31, 1940. She celebrated her 75th anniversary of entrance on July 1, 2010.

Sister Marjean’s service to the people of God was mainly as a teacher and principal in the parochial schools in West Virginia: Sacred Heart, St. Vincent de Paul and Blessed Trinity in Wheeling; St. Joseph in Huntington; St. Agnes in Charleston; St. Patrick in Weston; St. Mary in Clarksburg; and also in vacation school work during the summertime in Coalton, Grant Town, Ronceverte and Clarksburg. Beginning in 1978, her ministries included: pastoral assistant at Blessed Trinity Parish in Wheeling and St. Brendan Parish in Elkins, coordinator of the Mount St. Joseph Motherhouse community in Wheeling, and pastoral associate at St. Joseph Cathedral Parish in Wheeling. She retired to Mount St. Joseph in 2000, where she was engaged in community service and prayer ministry.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Monsignor Sylvester Staud; and her sisters, Clara Ann Newhouse Sr., Martina Staud, Coletta Schmidt and Mary Eleanor Derr.

In addition to the Sisters of St. Joseph, she is survived by her sister, Rita Blazek and her husband Alfred from Cleveland, Ohio; her brother, Aloysius (Bud) Staud from Exton, Pa.; multiple nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, grand-nephews and cousins.

Family and friends will be received from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday at Mount St. Joseph, 137 Mount St. Joseph Road, Wheeling, where Vigil Services will be held at 7 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday in the Mount St. Joseph Chapel with Rev. Mario Claro as celebrant. Interment will be in the Sisters of St. Joseph section at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Congregation of St. Joseph - Wheeling Center, 137 Mount St. Joseph Road, Wheeling, WV 26003.

Funeral arrangements by the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff St., Wheeling.

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