EVANSVILLE, Ind. – A Mass of Christian Burial for Sister Dolores Coleman, D.C., was celebrated Aug. 28 at Seton Residence Chapel in Evansville. Burial followed at followed at St. Joseph Cemetery in Evansville.
Sister Coleman, a native of Meridian, died Aug. 25, at Seton Residence. She was 94 years of age and had 74 years of vocation as a Daughter of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in education and French from Fontbonne University (then College) in St. Louis in 1947; she earned her Master of Arts in English at DePaul University in Chicago, Ill, in 1954.
She served at Natchez Cathedral Schools (1942- 1948 and 1965-1969) and at schools in Chicago, Ill., Keokuk, Iowa St. Louis. She also served in social work in Chicago and Milwaukee, Wis.
In 1972, Sister Coleman was appointed director of the Apostolate of Deaf in Jackson, and served there until 1977. For the next 20 years (1977-1997), she ministered as the program director for the diocesan Office for the Deaf and Disabled in the Diocese of Biloxi, she founded and directed the de l’Epee Deaf Center. She then ministered as a pastoral care associate in Mobile until 2003.
In 2004, Sister Coleman joined the Ministry of Prayer at Seton Residence in Evansville, Ind., where she served until the time of her death. She was an inductee in the Gulfport Hall of Honor and she was a published poet.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and by her sister, Sister Mary Andrea Coleman, R.S.M. Donations in Sister’s memory may be made to the Daughters of Charity, 4330 Olive Street, St. Louis, Mo., 63108.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Sister Yvonne Moran, OSU, 90, died Sept. 8 at Mercy Sacred Heart Home in Louisville.
Born in Louisville, she entered the Ursuline Sisters in 1942 after she graduated from Sacred Heart Academy high school. She received her B.A. in elementary education from the former Ursuline College, Louisville.
In the Diocese of Jackson, Sister Moran taught at Camden Sacred Heart Mission School from 1948 to 1954 and from 1956 to 1960. Her teaching ministry also included schools in Indiana and Kentucky.
In later years, Sister Moran was a housemother and childcare worker at St. Joseph Children’s Home and a cook at Angela Merici High School Convent, followed by a ministry of service at the Ursuline Motherhouse, Nazareth Home, and the former Marian Home, all in Louisville. In 2001, she became a resident of the former Marian Home until she moved to Mercy Sacred Heart Home in 2010.
Known for her love of writing for children, she had several plays and poems published in Catholic journals and magazines. She also wrote and designed primary grade activity books for the Daughters of St. Paul Books & Media, Boston.