Sister Mary Jude Jun

Alton | Thursday, April 29 2010

Sister Mary Jude Jun, aka Helen Rose Jun, died peacefully at the Ursuline Queen of Peace Healthcare Center in Alton, Illinois. The daughter of Leo Thomas Jun and Helen Caroline Hufker, she was born October 11, 1926, in Hannibal, Missouri. She was preceded in death by her brother, Robert Jun, and she is survived by a sister, Dorothy Anderson, of St. Louis, Missouri, and a brother, Donald Jun, of South Bend, Indiana.

Sister Mary Jude attended St. Mary’s Grade School in Alton, Illinois, and later Marquette High School. She entered the Ursulines on July 15, 1944, making vows on January 16, 1947. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in English with a minor in Art from the College of New Rochelle and a Masters in Speech from St. Louis University. Putting her many gifts at the service of the People of God, she served as Teacher, Principal, Pastoral Associate, Missionary to Africa, Novice Assistant, Juniorate Assistant, in Prison Ministry, in Internal Community Service, and at Imani Family Center in St. Louis. She was known among the Ursulines and among her family and friends as a tireless, life long advocate for social justice, and particularly toward the abolishing of the death penalty. Sister Mary Jude returned to her home community in Alton, Illinois, in April of 2010.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, May 8th, at 10:00 at the Ursuline Convent at 845 Danforth Street, in Alton, Illinois.

Reverend Richard Creason will be the main presider.

Memorials may be given to either Queen of Peace Healthcare Center, 845 Danforth Street, Alton, Illinois, 62002, or Imani Family Center, 6350 Garesche, St. Louis, MO, 63136.

Staten-Fine Funeral Home in Alton is in charge of arrangements.

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Staten, Fine & Burke Funeral Home

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