Sister Alice Marie Stalker died July 7, 2020, at Nazareth Motherhouse in Concordia, KS. She was 89 years old and a Sister of St. Joseph for 70 years. She was born in Aurora, IL, on October 3, 1930, to Robert Kenneth and Veronica Lucille Schopp Stalker, the oldest of seven children, and was baptized Alice Marie. She entered the Sisters of St. Joseph, Concordia, KS on September 7, 1949. On March 18, 1950, Alice Marie received the habit of the Sisters of St. Joseph and was given the name Sister Mary Urban, later returning to her baptismal name Alice Marie. She pronounced first vows on March 19, 1951, and final vows on March 19, 1954.
Sister Alice Marie received a A.B. in English from Marymount College in 1963. Sister Alice Marie taught in Damar, Salina, Concordia, and Beloit, KS and in Grand Island, NE for a total of 44 years. In 1983 Sister Alice Marie served as Librarian at Sacred Heart Grade School, Salina, KS. She retired and moved to the Motherhouse in 2008.
Sister Alice Marie was preceded in death by her parents and four siblings. She is survived by two sisters, Charlotte Christian from Cape Girardeau, MO and Kathleen Schneider from Glen Ellyn, IL. A Bible Vigil Service will be held at 9:30 a.m. on July 13 with Sister Marilyn Wall as the eulogist. The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. Barry Brinkman presiding. Due to the safety precautions for Covid-19, the bible vigil and funeral mass will be private. However, both will be livestreamed on the Sisters of St. Joseph Facebook page. The internment of cremains will be in the Nazareth Motherhouse Cemetery. Nutter Mortuary, 116 E. 6th St., Concordia, KS is in charge of arrangements. Memorials for Sister Alice Marie Stalker may be given to the Sisters of St. Joseph Health Care/ Retirement Fund or the Apostolic Works of the Sisters; P.O Box 279, Concordia, KS 66901.
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