Springfield Dominican Sister M. Alice Mannix died May 3, 2018, at Sacred Heart Convent. She was born in Little Falls, Minn., in1930 and named Margaret Ann. She made her profession of vows in 1950 at Sacred Heart Convent.
Sister M. Alice ministered as a middle school and junior and high school teacher for 37 years, primarily in Illinois and in Minnesota and Michigan. She was director of religious education at Mother of Perpetual Help Parish, Maryville, Ill., 1988-1998. For many years she ministered with persons with intellectual and physical disabilities at Blessed Sacrament Parish, Springfield; through membership in the National Apostolate for Inclusion Ministry; and with Victorious Missionaries, a ministry of the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows, Belleville.
Sister M. Alice was preceded in death by her mother and stepfather Ernest and Dorothy Corrigan Mannix, and her sister JoAnn Jarrio. She is survived by her Dominican Sisters, her nephew Kurt Jarrio, many cousins, and many dear friends.
Prayer Service: 4:00 p.m. with visitation until 6:15 p.m., Monday, May 7, Aquinas Center, Sacred Heart Convent, 1237 W. Monroe St. Funeral Mass: 6:30 p.m. convent chapel. Morning prayer and final commendation: 10:30 a.m., convent chapel, Tuesday, May 8, Father Peter Witchousky, OP; celebrant. Burial follows, Calvary Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Dominican Sisters Retirement Fund, 1237 W. Monroe St., Springfield, IL. 62704.
The Dominican Sisters and family of Sister M. Alice are being served by Kirlin-Egan & Butler Funeral Home, 900 S. 6th St., Springfield.