Sister Dolorita Thompson, 83, of St. Scholastica Monastery passed away on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at St. Scholastica Monastery in Fort Smith.

The family of George Francis and Adeline Joline (Wortman) Thompson welcomed their daughter, Beverly Ann, Jan. 23, 1931 in Council Bluffs, Iowa. She entered St. Scholastica convent Sept. 5, 1954. She became a novice on June 24, 1955 and received the name of Sister Dolorita. Sister Dolorita spent three years, 1951-1954, in the Air Force. After she entered religious life, she spent most of her life caring for the sick in nursing homes and hospitals. She was preceded in death by parents.

Vespers for the dead will be Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. in the Monastery Chapel. The funeral Mass will be Friday, May 9, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. David McKillin as presider. Burial will be in the Monastery cemetery under the direction of Ocker-Putman Funeral Home of Fort Smith.

Survivors include several aunts, cousins, and her religious family.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorials to St. Scholastica Monastery, P.O. Box 3489, Fort Smith, AR 72913.

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