Sr. Dolores Greeley RSM, Ph.D.

Greeley, Sr. Dolores RSM, Ph.D Formerly known as Sister Mary Amabilis Greeley, RSM Sister Dolores was a Sister of Mercy for 68 years. Sister was born on March 19, 1927 in St. Louis, Missouri and entered eternal life on December 9, 2013 fortified by the sacraments of the Holy Mother Church. Sister Dolores entered the Sisters of Mercy on September 8, 1945 and professed first vows on March 12, 1948 and final vows on August 16, 1951. She received her B.A. from Webster College in St. Louis, Mo in 1958 and her M.A. in Liturgical Music from Notre Dame University in 1964. Sister Dolores received her Ph.D in Theology from Notre Dame University in 1971. In addition she received certificates in Theology from the Ecumenical Institute for Advances Theological Research inTantur, Israel in 1982, and a certificate in Theology from Ecumenical Institute University of Salamanca, Spain in 1990. Her ministry included teaching in elementary schools in Springfield, Sikeston, Webster Groves, University City and Portageville in Missouri and Gillespie, IL. She also served as Principal for five of these 23 years. She was an Assistant Professor of Theology at Maryville College for five years. At St. Louis University Sister was an Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Theological Studies. She developed and taught a course on death and dying. Later she became Director of Graduate Studies and Director of the Women's Studies Program. She retired from St. Louis University in 2001 to St. Joseph's Convent of Mercy. Sister Dolores moved to Catherine's Residence in 2006. Sister received numerous grants and awards. Included in the awards was a Recognition of Distinguished Service as Director of the Women's Studies Program College of Arts and Science St. Louis University 1995-1997. Sister took part in the march in Selma, Alabama, was very active in the Ecumenical Community and participated in a meeting of Women Theologians in China. Sister is survived by her sisters, Mary Ellen Greeley, RSM of St. Louis, MO., Lynn Hale of Troy, MO, brother, Raymond Greeley of Lake View, Arkansas, brother-inlaw, Patrick O'Brian in Naples, Florida and several nieces. Sister Dolores was preceded in death by her parents Raymond James Greeley and Mamie (Crawford) Greeley and her sister Jean O'Brien. Services: Memorial services will be held on Friday, December 13 in the Mercy Center Chapel located at 2039 North Geyer Road, Frontenac, MO. We will have the Wel come Service at 4:00 p.m. followed by the Eucharistic Liturgy at 6:00 p.m.


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Published in St. Louis Post-Dispatch from Dec. 11 to Dec. 12, 2013