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DIED NOV. 10, 2004

A Mass of Christian Burial for Sister Jean Baptiste Vogt, a former teacher and principal, will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in St. Mary of the Angels Chapel, 201 Reist St., Williamsville. Burial will be in Gethsemane Cemetery on the convent grounds.

Sister Jean Baptiste died Wednesday in St. Mary of the Angels Health Center after a long illness. She was 91.

Born Virginia Vogt in Buffalo, she entered the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Francis Third Order Regular of Buffalo in 1937 and professed her final vows in 1942.

Sister Jean Baptiste received a bachelor's degree in education from Mount St. Joseph's Teachers College, now Medaille College, and also attended Niagara University, Stone Hill College in Massachusetts and Rosary Hill College, now Daemen College.

She taught social studies and began her teaching career at St. Francis of Assisi in the Town of Tonawanda. She also taught at the German Catholic Orphanage in Buffalo, Nativity School in Orchard Park, SS. Peter & Paul in Hamburg and St. James in Buffalo.

From 1970 to 1973, she was convent superior and school principal at Annunciation parish in Elma.

In 1980, she began work at the information desk and billing department of St. Francis Hospital in Buffalo. She also worked as receptionist and did clerical work at St. Elizabeth Home in Lancaster.

Since 1991, she had been living in St. Mary of the Angels convent, devoting herself to prayer and community service.

Surviving are two sisters, Ruth Werner of Attica and Betty Bischof of Amherst.


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