Sister Cecilia (Mary Philip) Zeller, OSB
October 22, 1907 - January 22, 2000
Sister Cecilia Zeller, 92, formerly known as Sister Mary Philip, died at Mount St. Scholastica, Saturday, January 22, 2000.
Cecilia Mary, the youngest child of Frank and Mary Katherine Meinhardt Zeller, was born October 22, 1907, in Paxico, KS. She attended Sacred Heart parochial school in Paxico and joined the Benedictine Sisters in 1925, making her final monastic profession in 1930. Sister Cecilia was a graduate of Mount St. Scholastica Academy and College and received a master of science degree in Education from Creighton University.
For more than 50 years Sister Cecilia was an elementary school teacher in schools staffed by the Benedictine Sisters in Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, Colorado, and Nebraska. She taught at Sts. Peter and Paul in Seneca for longer periods and was principal of the grade school during her last assignment there. Sister Cecilia was preceded in death by one sister and two brothers and is survived by several nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be sent to Mount St. Scholastica, Atchison, Kansas.
Let us remember her gratefully in our prayers.