Sister Rosemary (Thelma) Quint, O.S.B.

July 20, 1917 – April 30, 2007

Sister Rosemary (Thelma) Quint, OSB, 89, a Benedictine sister of Mount St. Scholastica, Atchison, Kans., died Monday, April 30, 2007. The vigil will be Wednesday, May 2, at 7 pm in the monastery chapel. The Mass of Resurrection will be offered there Thursday, May 3 at 10:30 am.

Sister Rosemary was born July 20, 1917, the oldest of the eleven children of John Quint of Victoria, Kans., and Rose Marie Meier of Winnipeg, Canada. She entered Mount St. Scholastica in 1933 and finished her high school at the Mount Academy in 1935. She received the name Thelma when she began the novitiate, and was known by that name between 1933 and 1973 when she taught in community schools. She made monastic profession in 1935. Briefly stationed in Colorado and Iowa, she spent most of her long teaching and administrative career in the schools of St. Joseph (Co-Cathedral) and Kansas City (Christ the King, and St. John the Evangelist, Kans.; St. Bernadette’s, Mo; St. Joseph’s, Shawnee; and St. Paul’s, Olathe). She was the first principal of St. Pius X School in Mission, Kansas. After forty years in the community, she requested dispensation from vows to care for her aging parents. Sister Rosemary joined her sister, Sister Carolyn (+2000), when she reentered the community in 1988, and made profession in 1989. 

Sister Rosemary earned the Bachelor of Science degree in education from Mount St. Scholastica College and the Master’s in education from Creighton University. During her years away from the Mount she taught in Olathe and was personnel director and resident facility supervisor for senior citizens in St. Joseph, Mo.

Sister Rosemary is survived by her sisters Helen Akin, Fresno, Calif; Winifred Wright and Theresa Lyons, St. Joseph, Mo.; by her brothers Albert, Castro Valley, Calif.; Edward, Bellevue, Wash.; and Robert, St. Joseph, Mo.; her sisters-in-law, Marjorie Quint, Carlsbad, Colo.; and Margaret Quint, Tacoma, Wash.; by many nieces and nephews and by her religious community.

Memorials may be sent to Mount St. Scholastica.

Let us remember her gratefully in our prayers. 

Sister Rosemary's Memorial Card

“Here am I, Lord,
I come to do your will.”
Ps. 40:8-9

 An exceptionally generous woman, Sister Rosemary (Thelma) Quint cheerfully served God and others wherever she was with whatever she was doing. The oldest of the eleven children of Jacob and Rose Marie Meier Quint,she entered Mount St. Scholastica June 7, 1933, graduating from Mount St. Scholastica Academy in May, 1935. She made monastic profession January 1, 1935. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in education from Mount St. Scholastica College, and the Master’s in education from Creighton University, with additional credits from the University of Missouri in Kansas City and Ottawa University. An excellent administrator and teacher, Sister Rosemary taught in community schools for forty years, and was the first principal of St. Pius School, Mission, Kansas. She requested dispensation from vows in 1973 to care for aging parents. During this time, she was principal at St. Paul’s grade school in Olathe, and worked at Co-Cathedral in St. Joseph. Rejoining her younger sister, Sister Carolyn (+2000), Rosemary entered the community again in 1988. Her profession on July 23, 1989, was a day of great joy in the house as she embraced again the community life and communal prayer she had missed. Sister Rosemary always considered the Mount her home and stayed in close touch during the years she was away. Her grateful heart, welcoming warm dark eyes, and her chuckle during her frequent jaunts around the house lightened the day for her sisters. Let us remember her in grateful prayer.