“Weave Truth with Trust”
- Motto on the coat of arms of a 12th century weaver’s guild
(1918 – 2015)
Sister Jean Agnes, baptized Helen Josephine, was born on June 30, 1918, in Des Moines, Iowa, to John and Agnes (Rose) Klemm. She was the eighth of twelve children. Three of the Klemm girls entered the Congregation: Sisters Jeannine, Jean Agnes, and Marcine.
More about Sister Jean Agnes (pdf)
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Our Adrian Dominican cemetery with its circular headstones is a beautiful place of rest for women who gave their lives in service to God—and a peaceful place for contemplation and remembrance.
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We invite you to meet some of the wonderful women who have recently crossed into eternity.