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Obituary for Sister Jean Vogel, GNSH

January 21, 1926 - February 10, 2017
Pennsylvania | Age 91

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Sister Jean Vogel, GNSH, 91, formerly Sister Stella Maris, died 2/10/2017 at St. Joseph's Manor in the 64th year of religious life. This lifelong educator served in faculty and administrative positions at the elementary, secondary and college levels and was engaged in adult education in parish and diocesan settings. She received her BS in Elementary Education from Geneseo State Teachers College and an MA in Administration and Supervision in Elementary Education from Northwestern University. Prior to entering the Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart in 1953 she taught in Highland Park, IL and Rochester, NY. Her education ministry as a Grey Nun included Little Flower High School and Grey Nun Academy, the latter as Principal. She served for thirteen years in administrative positions at D'Youville College, Buffalo, NY. Utilizing her teaching and administrative skills, she served in the Diocese of Trenton as Co-Director of the RENEW program and later as Associate Director/ Director of the Office of Evangelization and Parish Life. Called by the Congregation to service within the community, she was the Superior of the Motherhouse Infirmary for 7 years. She was the first convener of the Yardley GNSH Associates Group. "Retiring" in 1997 she continued to serve within the Congregation until 2002 and also volunteered at Chandler Hall Hospice and Neshaminy Manor Nursing Home. In 2008 her retirement years became a Ministry of Prayer. When her health needs required additional care she moved to St. Joseph Manor in 2010 where she cheerfully greeted her companions, staff and visitors with a smile until her death.

Daughter of the late Karl and Amelia Kiefer Vogel, she was born January 1, 1926 In Cohocton, NY. In addition to her religious congregation she is survived by her sister, Anne Watson and nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her brother, George.

Services at the Holy Redeemer Sisters Chapel, 521 Moredon Road, Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006 on Saturday, February 18, 2017. Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. preceded by a viewing from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. Burial to follow in Resurrection Cemetery.

Funeral arrangements by Beck-Givnish Funeral Home, Inc.

Donations in memory of Sister Jean may be made to the Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart, I4500 Bustleton Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19116.

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