Sister Damian Boeding, OSB
April 17, 2002
Sister Damian Boeding, O.S.B., of Mount St. Scholastica, Atchison, Kans., died
Wednesday, April 17, 2002, at the monastery. The vigil will be in St. Scholastica chapel at the monastery on Friday, April 19, at 7 p.m. followed by an agape in the monastery dining room. Mass of Resurrection will be Saturday, April 20, at 10:30 am, also in St. Scholastica chapel. Burial will be in the monastery cemetery.
Sister Damian was the third of eleven children of Paula (Krapp) and August Boeding of Sts. Peter and Paul parish, Seneca, Kans., and attended school there. After her graduation magna cum laude in mathematics from Mount St. Scholastica College, she entered the Benedictine Sisters in Atchison June 16, 1935, and made monastic profession Jan. 1, 1937. She received a Master’s in Education from Creighton University in 1957. Sister Damian taught business, Latin, and math in a four-state area before she returned to teach at Mount St. Scholastica Academy and College. She taught at Donnelly College, Kansas City, Kans., for 16 years, where she was also treasurer, bookkeeper, and executive secretary to the president. She became accountant at the chancery of the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas, and managed the Call to Share office for the Archdiocese. Returning to Atchison in 1990, she was treasurer for The Mount Community Center for five years, and then assistant in the monastery business office until her retirement in 1997. She was known for her humor and love of sports (especially the Royals), for her peanut brittle and pecan rolls, for her quilting and sewing.
Sister Damian is survived by her sister Mary Helen Becker, of Clinton, IL; her brothers Victor, Grandview, MO; Mark, Indianapolis, IN; Robert, Yorba Linda, CA; John, Seneca, Kans.; and Fritz, Manhattan, Kans.; by her sisters-in-law, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Let us remember her gratefully in our prayers.