Sister Robert Retired teacher

April 01, 1993

Sister Mary Robert Rodgers, O.S.P., a retired elementary school teacher, died Sunday of lupus at St. Agnes Hospital. She was 72.

Sister Robert had lived at Our Lady of Mount Providence Convent in Halethorpe, the motherhouse of her order, since she retired in 1989 from Our Lady of Consolation School in Charlotte, N.C., where she had taught for eight years.

She began her teaching career in 1945 at St. Pius V School in Baltimore and also taught in the late 1940s and early 1950s at St. Peter Claver School in Ridge.

She also taught at SS. Paul and Augustine, St. Vincent, St. Cyprian and St. Ann in Washington; and in schools in Alexandria, Va.; Mound Bayou, Miss.; and Miami.

The former Bertha Beatrice Rodgers was a native of Ekron, Ky, who was educated in Louisville, Ky., where she graduated from the Catholic High School. She was a graduate of the College of St. Catherine in St. Paul, Minn. She entered the Oblate Sisters of Providence in 1941.

A Mass of Christian burial for Sister Robert was to be offered at 7:30 p.m. today in the chapel of Our Lady of Mount Providence Convent, 701 Gun Road in Halethorpe.

She is survived by two brothers, Edward T. and Joseph W. Rodgers, and a sister, Anna R. Blincoe, all of Louisville; and several nieces and nephews.

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