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Laurene Hagman

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Hagman, OP Dominican Sister of Peace Laurene (formerly Malcolm) Hagman, OP, died at Mohun Health Care Center, Columbus, OH, on Wednesday, July 16, 2014. She was born in Columbus, OH, on October 15, 1931. Sr. Laurene is preceded in death by her parents Robert and Laurene (Gasman) and brothers Richard, Stephen and Robert II. She is survived by her sisters, Beatrice Elgin, Betty Spencer and Dorothy Shumaker; her brothers, Donald Hagman and F. Thomas Hagman, DDS; and many nieces and nephews. Sr. Laurene entered the Novitiate of the former Dominican Sisters of St. Mary of the Springs in Columbus and made her Profession of Vows on July 9, 1951. She also earned a BA in math from the College of St. Mary of the Springs (now Ohio Dominican University), an MA in theology from Xavier University and an MS in math from The Ohio State University. Throughout her many years in ministry, Sr. Laurene served as vice principal at Bishop Watterson HS (Columbus, OH, 1966-69) and as principal at Dominican Academy (New York, NY, 1969-71). She taught in Ohio at Holy Name (Steubenville, 1951-52), St. Mary (Lancaster, 1952-54), St. Gabriel (Columbus, 1954-58), Bishop Watterson HS (Columbus, 1958-61, 64-69, 75-77) and St. Mary of the Spring Academy (Columbus, 1961-62). In later years, she also taught at Northwest Catholic HS (West Hartford, CT). Following her extensive career in education, Sr. Laurene ministered as Christian Service Coordinator at St. Clare Parish (Grosse Point, MI), in Pastoral Care at St. George Hospital (Cincinnati, OH) and in the Cross Cultural Ministry Program for the Rockhaven Program (House Springs, MO) before traveling to Chimbote, Peru, where she ministered from 1999 to 2002. She returned to her hometown of Columbus, OH, in 2002 where she began her extensive ministry in the Congregational Communications Office (2002-14) before entering a ministry of prayer in 2014 at Mohun Health Care Center. Reception of the Body will begin at 3 p.m. at the Columbus Motherhouse Chapel on Friday, July 18, and will be followed by Evening Prayer & Vigil of Remembrance at 4:45 p.m. with the Viewing closing at 7 p.m. The funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, July 19, at the Columbus Motherhouse Chapel at 9 a.m. and will be followed by burial at St. Joseph's Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Sr. Laurene's name may be submitted securely online at oppeace.org or sent to Dominican Sisters of Peace, 2320 Airport Dr., Columbus, OH 43219. Funeral arrangements completed by EGAN-RYAN FUNERAL HOME, 403 East Broad Street.

Published in The Columbus Dispatch from July 18 to July 19, 2014
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