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Sister Anita Schugart 1933 - 2021
Sister Anita Schugart

Sister Anita Schugart, 87, died Sept. 14, 2021, in the Dominican Sisters’ convent infirmary, Great Bend. She was born Dec. 22, 1933, in Olmitz, Kan., the daughter of Fred and Velma (Hlavaty) Schugart. 

She entered the Dominican Sisters Community in 1954 and pronounced vows in 1957. Sister Anita ministered as an educator for several years and then as hospital administrator at St. Catherine Hospital in Garden City for nearly 20 years. She then studied natural healing and established the Heartland Center for Wholistic Health in Great Bend. She retired at the motherhouse in Great Bend in 2015. 

Sister Anita was preceded in death by her parents and a brother Alvin. She is survived by three sisters, Joyce Irwin, Centennial, Colo., Marilyn Grover, Olathe, Kan., and Marge Widen, Concordia, Kan.; several nices and nephews; as well as the Domnican Sisters’ of Peace. 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. A Vigil Service will be held Monday, Sept. 20, 2021, at 7 p.m. Both will take place at the Sisters’ Convent. All attendees are asked to wear a mask. Burial will be in the Sisters’ Resurrection Cemetery. Memorials in honor of Sister Anita may be sent to Dominican Sisters of Peace, 2320 Airport Dr., Columbus, OH 43219-2098. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at

Funeral arrangements provided by

Bryant Funeral Home

1425 Patton Road

Great Bend, KS  67530

Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Sept. 17, 2021