Sr. Catherine Luth


Funeral Services and Mass of Christian Burial for Sr. Catherine V. Luth of the Holy Family, O.C.D., 88, will be 11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 12, 2011, at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, 16550 290th St. Long Grove. 

Visitation will be on Friday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at St. Ann’s where a Prayer Service will be offered at 6:30 p.m.   Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Davenport.

Sister Luth died Saturday, March 5, 2011, at The Alverno, Clinton, IA, after a brief illness. Eunice V. Luth (Sr. Catherine Luth) was born August 2, 1922, in Waterbury, CT, the daughter of Lawson H. and Agnes (Scheithe) Luth. Sister graduated High School in 1940 then went on to work in the Sacred Heart Parish, Union City, CT, rectory until she became employed by the U.S. Rubber Company in Naugatuck, CT.  In late June of 1941 Sister left for a job as Addressograph manager and operator for John Sexton & Co., Chicago, IL, until August of 1943, the beginning of a momentous and blessed period of her life.

Sister Luth came to the Carmelite Monastery in Bettendorf, IA, on August 9, 1943, for nine months as a Postulant.  On April 26, 1944, Sister received the Carmelite Habit and began her year as a Novice.  A year and a day later Sister professed temporary vows for 3 years and, on April 27, 1948, professed perpetual vows for life.  Sister is a member of the Discalced Carmelite Order, Eldridge, IA, founded by St. Teresa of Avila, Spain, in the 16th century.   


Memorials in memory of Sister Luth may be made to the Carmelite Monastery, 17937 250th St., Eldridge, IA, 52748.

Halligan McCabe DeVries Funeral Home is assisting the Sisters with arrangements.

Survivors include her brothers: William (Mary) Luth, Waterbury, CT, twins, Donald Luth, Wolcott CT, and Ronald (Marlene) Luth, Bethlehem, CT, brothers in law, Constant Stango and Charles Christiano.  Sister was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Charles Luth, sisters, Beverly Stango and Leona Christiano (Babe) and a sister in law, Anna Mae Luth. 

Online remembrances and condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting Sister Luth’s obituary at


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