Sister Flora Schnurbusch

Tuesday, January 27, 2004

PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Sister Flora Frances Schnurbusch, 90, of Richmond Heights, Mo., died Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2004, at Franciscan Sisters of Mary Convent in Richmond Heights.

She was born Oct. 30, 1913, at Apple Creek, Mo., daughter of August F. and Theresa F. Leible Schnurbusch.

Schnurbusch joined the FSM in 1936 and professed her final vows in 1941. She was the congregation's assistant novice mistress 11 years, then worked at St. Mary's Hospital Medical Center in Madison, Wis., and St. Joseph Health Center in St. Charles, Mo. In 1969 she was appointed executive director at St. Mary of the Angels Convent, became executive housekeeper in 1973, and retired in 1994.

Survivors include five sisters, Lorine Buchheit of Perryville, Verna Buchheit of O'Fallon, Mo., Gertrude Nanney, Esther Ochs and Margaret Renaud, all of St. Louis; and a brother, Everett Schnurbusch of Perryville.

Friends may call at Franciscan Sisters of Mary Convent from 2 to 8 p.m. today. A wake will be held at 7.

Funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the convent. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery in St. Louis.