Sr. Mary
Schlax, Sr. Mary John, L.C.M., passed away November 20, 2010, a Sister of the American Province of the Little Company of Mary since July 1, 1945. Sister Mary John served in numerous positions, most notably as Provincial Superior of the American Province of the Sisters of Little Company of Mary from 1972 to 1979, various financial positions in her community and parish and hospice ministries. She is survived by a sister, Kathleen Rasmussen of Nashville, TN. Visitation will be Monday, November 29, 2010 from 4PM until 9PM with Vigil Service at 7PM and Funeral Mass, Tuesday, November 30, 2010 at 10AM all at Providence Little Company of Mary Hospital Chapel, 4101 Torrance Blvd., Torrance, CA with committal in Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City, CA. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Little Company of Mary Sisters Retirement Fund and/or the Providence LCM Foundation Palliative Care, 4101 Torrance Blvd., Torrance, CA 90503

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  1. It was my privilege to work with Sr. Mary John over a period of nearly 20 years as she and Sr. Mildred ministered at St. Nicholas Church in Laguna Woods Village. She shepherded many families through Vigil Rosary prayers at our funeral home and was a comfort to families at countless Funeral Masses. She was the kindest and gentlest of women. I miss her very much and do look forward to that day of reunion, the hope we have in Christ Jesus our Lord.

  2. My heart, thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Sister Mary John. Having worked in the funeral industry for almost two decades, I worked very close with Sister during her time at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Laguna Hills, CA. She was the most pleasant and professional person to work with and had such a deep caring heart. She truly was a glorious servant to God and her calling was helping families at their most difficult time. God Bless you Sister, you surly will be missed! Rest in peace.

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