GREAT BEND —Sister Mary Martin Weaver, 92, died May 28, 2017, in the Dominican Sisters’ convent infirmary, Great Bend.
Born Jan. 26, 1925, in Grainfield, as Genevieve Weaver, Sister Mary Martin was the daughter of the late Jacob and Cristina Stremel Weaver. She entered the Dominican Sisters’ Community Jan. 3, 1942, and pronounced her first vows Aug. 13, 1944. She celebrated 70 years of religious profession in 2014.
Sister Mary Martin began her ministerial career as a teacher of elementary students in Kansas and Colorado parochial schools. After her studies to become an LPN in 1970 she began a second career in the nursing field.
She ministered in hospitals and nursing homes from 1970 to 2007 when she came to the motherhouse in Great Bend following severe complications after being hit by a car while walking home from church. She was in the convent infirmary after that until her death.
Sister Mary Martin is survived by her Dominican Sisters of Peace Community, a brother, Edward of North Augusta, S.C., and numerous nieces and nephews.
Sister Mary Martin’s body was brought to the hospitality area of the Dominican Chapel of the Plains, 3600 Broadway, Great Bend, at 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 30, 2017, where it will lie in state until the Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, June 1, 2017, with Rev. Ted Stoecklein presiding.
A wake service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday May 31, 2017, at the convent. Burial will be in the Sisters’ Resurrection Cemetery. Friends may call at the convent Wednesday, May 31, 2017, from 9 a.m. until the time of the wake service at 7 p.m.
Memorials in honor of Sister Mary Martin may be sent to: Dominican Sisters of Peace, 2320 Airport Drive, Columbus, OH, 43219-2098.
Bryant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, May 31, 2017