Sister Mary Cosmas O'Neill, O.S.B.

October 17, 2005

Sister Mary Cosmas O’Neill, OSB, 84, a Benedictine sister of Mount St. Scholastica, died on October 17, 2005 at the monastery. The vigil service will be in the monastery chapel, on Tuesday, October 18 at 7 p.m. and the Mass of Resurrection will be there on Wednesday, October 19 at 10:30 a.m., followed by interment in the monastery cemetery.

Sister Cosmas O'NeillSister Mary Cosmas entered the Benedictine community in 1948, and was a graduate of Mount St. Scholastica College. She taught many years in schools of the Kansas City area: Guardian Angels in Kansas City, Mo., St. Benedict’s, St. Anthony’s, Christ the King in Kansas City, Ks., and Holy Trinity in Lenexa, as well as other schools in Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, and Colorado. Later she served her sisters at the Mount as sacristan and as an assistant in the monastery library.

She was the youngest of the six children of John and Mary Kirkpatrick O’Neill of Des Moines, Iowa, and all predeceased her. She is survived by her nieces Mrs. Janet Fudala, Silverdale, Wash., and Alice O’Neill, El Dorado Hills, Calif., and by a nephew, Larry O’Neill, Mesa, Ariz.

Memorials may be sent to Mount St. Scholastica. 

Let us remember her gratefully in our prayers.