Sister Lucille (DePazzi) Mispagel, OSB
August 26, 1912 - January 6, 2000
Sister Lucille Mispagel, (formerly known as Sister DePazzi) 87, died Jan 6, 2000, at Dooley Center.
Lucille Josephine, the only child of Barbara Ann Jacobs and Hubert B. Mispagel, was born August 26, 1912, in Downs, Kan. She received her early education at St. Boniface grade school in Tipton, Kansas., and was a graduate of Tipton high school. After graduating from Mount St. Scholastica College in 1934, she joined the Benedictine Sisters in Atchison and made her final monastic profession in 1938.
Sister Lucille, who held a master of fine arts degree from the Chicago Art Institute, had also studied art at Catholic University, the Kansas City Art Institute, the University of Notre Dame, and at Washington University, St. Louis, Mo.
Sister Lucille taught in parochial schools staffed by the Sisters in Kansas and in Iowa, at St, Joseph High School, Shawnee; and Bishop Leblond High School, St.Joseph, Mo., where she spent 11 years. From 1940 to 1948 and from 1952 to 1963, she was chairperson of the art department of Mount St. Scholastica College and from 1978 to 1980 was an instructor in the department. In internal ministries, Sister Lucille was assistant scholastic director, 1952 to 1963, and from 1981 to 1985 was in charge of audio and video tapes of the monastic library.
During her professional career, Sister Lucille held membership in the Catholic Art Association, College Art Association, American Benedictine Academy, and Delta Phi Delta, a national art honor fraternity. She was presented with a Master Teacher in Art Award by Columbia College in 1975. Preceded in death by her parents, Sister Lucille is survived by several cousins.
Memorials may be sent to Mount St. Scholastica, Atchison, Kansas.
Let us remember her gratefully in our prayers.