A Funeral Mass for Sister JoAnn (Marquerite) Faust, CPPS, was celebrated Dec. 21 at the St. Joseph Chapel at the Sisters of the Most Precious Blood motherhouse in O’Fallon. Sister JoAnn died Dec. 18 at the age of 78.
JoAnn Faust was born in Junction City, Kansas, on Aug. 10, 1944, the first of seven children of James and Alvina (Mehrtens) Faust. She entered the novitiate of the Sisters of the Most Precious Blood on July 25, 1963, and she received the name Sister Marguerite. She professed first vows on Aug. 10, 1965.
Sister JoAnn earned a bachelor of arts degree in history at Webster University, and she earned a certificate in gerontological studies from St. Mary-of-the-Woods College in Indiana.
Sister JoAnn taught elementary grades at three Missouri schools: St. Joseph School in Rhineland, All Saints School in St. Peters and St. Lawrence the Martyr in Bridgeton. She served as the congregation’s secretary general and secretary for St. Mary’s Academy. For 27 years, she served in various capacities, from activities aide to site manager, at St. Elizabeth Adult Day Care Centers.
Sister JoAnn was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her sisters, Kay Phillips, Karen Modrosic and Gail Tinsley; and her brothers, James, Alan and Wayne Faust.