Sister Ann Leahy, CHM


Sister Ann Leahy, age 85, died Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at Bishop Drumm Retirement Center, Johnston, Iowa.  Visitation at Bishop Drumm Our Lady of Peace Chapel, Johnston, will be 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, April 11, with a Rosary at 4 p.m. and Vigil Service at 7:30 p.m.  Visitation will be at the Humility of Mary Center, Magnificat Chapel, 820 W. Central Park Ave. in Davenport on Friday, April 12, 4–7 p.m. with Rosary at 4:00 p.m. and Vigil Service at 7:00 p.m.  Funeral Mass is set for 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 13, at the Humility of Mary Center.  Burial will follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Davenport.

Ann Louise Leahy (Sister Mary St. Ann) was born on August 18, 1927, in Davenport, Iowa, to George J. Leahy and Edna Litzrodt, both born in Davenport.  On September 8, 1945, Ann Louise entered the Congregation of the Humility of Mary in Ottumwa, Iowa, where she professed vows on July 28, 1948.

In Iowa, Sister Ann received a BA in elementary education from Marycrest College and her masters in educational administration at Clark College in Dubuque. For over 40 years she taught in the Iowa Catholic schools of –St. Mary, Ottumwa, St. Mary, Marshalltown, St. Anthony, Des Moines, St. Vincent, Davenport, St. Mary, Albia, and Lourdes Memorial School, Bettendorf.  She taught in Illinois at St. Pius X, Rock Island and at Sacred Heart in Glendive, Montana. She was principal in Iowa at St. Mary in Albia and Lourdes Memorial in Bettendorf and in Illinois at St. Pius X/ Jordan Primary. Prior to retirement in 2000 she served as a health aide at Davenport Holy Family and coordinator for CHMs at Bishop Drumm Retirement Center.

Sister Ann was preceded in death by her parents, her brother, Father Edward Leahy and her sister, Sister Alice Marie Leahy. She is survived by her brother, George Leahy and his wife Maurita, her sister, Maryetta Masterson and her husband Ed, as well as many nieces, nephews and the sisters and associates of her religious community.
Memorials may be made to Humility of Mary Shelter, Inc.
Online remembrances and condolences may be expressed by visiting Sister’s obituary at


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