As the story continues, I can hardly wait to see our pursuit
of creative energy and the ultimate life force.
A Note from a Nokomis Jubilarian, March 22, 1998, M. Ann Dirkes
(1929 – 2015)
Born July 16, 1929, in Detroit to Vincent and Alma (Yott) Dirkes, Margaret Ann was one of four children. She attended grade school at St. Paul in Grosse Pointe and graduated from Dominican High School. In 1947, Ann entered the postulate and at reception received her religious name, Sister Ann Vincent.
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