Carmel In The News

Quad City Times, Febuary 27, 2002

...Sister Mary Anne Schuman, O.C.D.

ELDRIDGE, Iowa - A Mass of the Resurrection for Sister Mary Anne Schuman, 79, Eldridge, will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Ann's Catholic Church, Long Grove. The Most Rev. William E. Franklin, DD, will be the main celebrant. Burial will be In Mount Calvary Cemetery, Davenport.

Visitation is 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the church, with a vigil service at 7:30 p.m. Sister Mary Anne Schuman died Saturday, Feb. 23, 2002.

She was born March 10, 1922, in Milwaukee, the eldest of 10 children of Raymond and Anita (Effandt) Schuman.

Sister Mary Anne Schuman was a Carmelite nun for 59 years. She entered the Carmelite Monastery in Bettendorf on July 26,1942, received the Carmelite habit on Jan. 30,1943, professed first vows on Jan. 31, 1944, and made perpetual vows on Jan. 33, 1947.

Sister was the prioress of the Carmelite Monastery for three terms. Sister Mary Anne was an accomplished pianist and composer. She was awarded a music scholarship at St. Mary of the Woods College, Terre Haute, Ind., where she graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in psychology and a minor in piano.

Before entering the Carmelite Monastery, she was an accompanist at the Chicago Conservatory of Music. Sister Mary Anne's complete music history is in the process of being written. Memorials may be made to the Carmelite Sisters, 17937 250th St., Eldridge, IA 52748.

Sister Mary Anne is survived by sisters, Sister Anita Schuman, O.C.D., Baltimore Carmel, Md., Geraldine Schuman, Susan Schuman, Zelda Cantania and Barbara Rodriguez; and brothers, George Schuman and Raymond Schuman. Two brothers, Alexander Schuman, and an infant brother, Raymond Schuman, preceded her in death.

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