Springfield Dominican Sisters Ruthanne Huss and Henrianne Schmidt were the celebrities of the day in Jerseyville, Ill., on Sunday February 24, 2019. They were in town for the dedication of the new office space at St. Francis Xavier/Holy Ghost School, where our sisters taught for more than 100 years.
"We were very happy that three sisters could come on short notice for the dedication," said parishioner Rita Allen. Sister Martha Carmody was the chauffeur for the sister-celebrities.
The new office was dedicated to parishioners Jack and Barbara Wock, benefactor Edna Carroll, and our sisters. "It was impressive to see the number of people approaching Sister Ruthanne and Sister Henrianne wanting to share the impact they've had on their lives," Sister Martha said. "Students remembered how the sisters taught them to read and write—and even bake!"
In the photo are (l to r) Steve Menke, principal; Josselyn Allen, granddaughter of Barbara Wock, Barbara’s daughter Judy Nanny, Barbara Wock (seated in front of Sister Martha) Sister Henrianne (seated in front of Sister Ruthanne) Fr. Stephen Pohlman, Pastor, and Megan Flowers, school board president.