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Vogel, Mildred

97, fortified with the Sacraments of the Holy Mother Church, Friday, October 23, 2015.

Beloved sister of Sr. Edith Vogel, C.S.J.; Mary Clohessy, wife of the late Joseph Clohessy; Norma Molner, wife of the late Raymond Molner; deceased sisters Lillian (Frank) Benz, Lucille Vogel and Vera (Elmer) Mayfield; beloved aunt and friend of many. Mildred became a registered nurse at DePaul Hospital specializing in maternity care. She advanced rapidly to Instructor of Obstetrics and promoted family-centered care, eventually becoming the first nurse midwife in St. Louis.

As a charter member of the Archdiocesan Council of Catholic nurses, Mildred traveled to Washington D. C., served as program chair in St. Louis and Denver where she was elected to the National Board. Her many memberships included: The American Nurses Association, American College of Nurse Midwifery, Nurses Association of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, DePaul Alumni Association and the St. Louis Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Nurses.

She was proud of her many professional memberships as well as the Immaculate Heart of Mary Sunshine Club, the First Friday Friends, and the Independent Association of Artists. At the age of 60, she returned to school and earned the degree of Bachelor of Science in Health Arts.

Services: Visitation at Nazareth

Living Center Chapel, #2 Nazareth Lane, on Sunday, October 25, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. then to Immaculate Heart of Mary Church on Monday, October 26, from 12:30 p.m. until Mass time at 1:00 p.m. Interment Calvary Cemetery In lieu of flowers, donations to the Sisters of St.  Joseph of Carondelet or a charity of your choice. Kutis South County Chapel Service