Sister Jovita Stengel, age 94, died July 4, 2013.

The family of Fred and Elizabeth Blake Stengel welcomed their daughter, Wilhelmina Eva, Sept.7, 1918 in Rhineland, Tex.

Wilhelmina Eva entered St. Scholastica Convent Aug. 21, 1935 and received the name of Sister Jovita on her investing day. She spent 59 years in the culinary department preparing meals for the sisters. After she retired she did many chores around the monastery.

Sister Jovita was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Sister Marcella; four brothers, Edward, Paul, Gerald, and Herbert.

Vespers for the dead was Sunday, July 07, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. in the Monastery Chapel. The funeral Mass was Monday, July 08, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Mark Stengel as presider. Burial was in the Monastery cemetery.

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

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