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Sister Eleanora Marie Maurer, O.S.F.

September 12, 1922 - December 31, 2015

Sister Eleanora Marie Maurer, O.S.F. of the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis died on Thursday December 31, 2015 at 10:15pm. at St. Francis Convent, Springfield, Illinois.

Sister Eleanora Marie Maurer was born in Red Bud, Illinois, on September 12, 1922, the daughter of Joseph and Annette Parrott Maurer. She entered the Congregation on February 2, 1941 and professed her religious vows on October 4, 1943.

Sister graduated from Fontbonne College in St. Louis, Missouri with a BS in Dietetics in 1949. She did an Internship in Dietetics at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota from 1949 to 1950. She earned an MS in Nutrition from Stout State College in Menomonie, Wisconsin in 1968.

She served the community as a dietician at HSHS hospitals in Illinois and Wisconsin during various intervals in her career. She served as an Instructor in Dietetics at Eau Claire State University in Eau Claire, Wisconsin from 1956 to 1967. She also served as a clinical dietician at Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri from 1970 until 1972 and as a Consultant Dietician for Brother James Court in Springfield, Illinois from 1984 to 1997. She served at St. Mary’s Hospital in Streator, Illinois as a dietician, the Director of Volunteers, and then as a Sister Advocate for a total of 19 years until she retired from active duty in 2005.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers: Joseph G., Arthur, Norbert, and Paul Maurer and two sisters: Lucillle Maurer and Bernice Otten.

She is survived by a niece, Mary Jane Becker, of Belleville, Illinois, several nephews, and her Franciscan Sisters with whom she shared her life for over 74 years.

Visitation will be held at the St. Francis Convent on Monday January 4, 2016 from 4:00-7:00 PM with a Wake Service at 6:00 PM . The Eucharistic Celebration and Rite of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Father John Sullivan OFM on Tuesday January 5, 2016 at 10:00am in St. Clare of Assisi Adoration Chapel at the St. Francis Convent. Burial will be in Crucifixion Hill Cemetery.

Visitation Information

Date: Monday, January 4, 2016

Time: 04:00 pm - 07:00 pm

St. Francis Convent


4849 LaVerna Road
Springfield, IL 62707

(217) 522-3387 Map

Service Information

Date: Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Time: 10:00 am

St. Clare of Assisi Adoration Chapel


4849 LaVerna Road
Springfield, IL 62707

(217) 522-3387 Map

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