October 27, 1911 ~ October 22, 2009
VIEW VIDEO TRIBUTEOn Wednesday October 22 2009 Dominican Sister of Peace Rosemary Yonkers OP died at Regina Health Center Richfield OH. She was born in Opatske Czechoslovakia on October 27 1911 to Andrew and Anna Seliga Yonkers. She entered the Novitiate of the former Our Lady of the Elms Dominican congregation Akron OH in 1943 and made her Profession of Vows in 1945. Sr. Rosemary earned a BSE from St. John College Cleveland OH and an MS in education from Kent State University. She ministered as a teacher from 1945 to 1977 in Ohio at SS. Peter and Paul School Doylestown; St Augustine Barberton; St. Joseph Alliance; Immaculate Conception Ravenna; Our Lady of the Elms Akron; St. Matthew Akron; and St. Bernard Akron. From 1977 to 1989 Sr. Rosemary ministered in pastoral care at Timken Mercy Hospital in Canton and Barberton Citizens Hospital in Barberton. In her later years she moved the motherhouse at the Elms and remained active in pastoral ministry at nearby Manor Care and Rockynol Nursing Homes. In 1994 Sr. Rosemary retired to Manor Care and in 2005 moved to Regina Health Center. Sr. Rosemary was preceded in death by her parents and her sister Mary Anne. Reception of the Body will take place at the Akron Motherhouse 1230 W. Market St Akron on Monday October 26 3-6pm with the wake at 4pm in the motherhouse chapel. The funeral liturgy will be on Tuesday October 27 at 9:30am followed by burial at Holy Cross Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Sr. Rosemary's memory may be sent to Dominican Sisters of Peace at 1230 W. Market St. Akron OH 44313-7108 or at 2320 Airport Drive Columbus OH 43219-2098.