SINSINAWA — Sister Jo Wear, OP, died Jan. 14, 2014, at St. Dominic Villa. Her religious name was Sister Flavian. The funeral Mass was held in Queen of the Rosary Chapel at Sinsinawa Jan. 17, 2014, followed by burial in the Motherhouse Cemetery.
Sister Jo made her first religious profession as a Sinsinawa Dominican Jan. 26, 1937, and her final profession Aug. 5, 1940. She taught for 14 years and served as principal for 15 years, coordinator of student sisters for three years, guidance counselor for four years, social worker for 17 years and pastoral caregiver for 11 years. Sister Jo served in Illinois; Washington, D.C.; Alabama; Wisconsin; Minnesota; California; and Florida.
In the Diocese of Madison, Sister Jo served as coordinator of student sisters at Edgewood Convent, Madison, 1962-1965, and volunteered at the motherhouse, Sinsinawa, 1999-2008.
Sister Jo was born Feb. 19, 1914, in Omaha, Neb., the daughter of John and Anne (O’Connor) Wear. Her parents; a sister, Helen O’Brien; and two brothers, Robert Wear and Frank Wear, preceded her in death. She is survived by nieces, nephews and her Dominican Sisters with whom she shared life for 76 years.
Memorials may be made to the Sinsinawa Dominicans, 585 County Road Z, Sinsinawa, WI, 53824-9701 or online at www.sinsinawa.org by clicking on "Donate Now," then "Honor and Memorial Gift."
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