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Sister Gabriel Brandt

Sister Gabriel Brandt, age 84, died Thursday, April 4, 2013 at St. Scholastica Monastery in Fort Smith. The family of Joseph and Rose Schmidt Brandt welcomed Delphine Helen into their family Dec. 13, 1928 in Edwardsville, Ill. She was invested as a novice and chose the name of Sister Gabriel. She taught school for seven years and then studied to be an LPN. She worked as an LPN at St. Edward Mercy Hospital and worked in administration for a number of years. For the past 11 years she has been the liaison with the nursing supervisor in the Infirmary.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Earl.

Vespers for the dead was Sunday, April 7, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. in the Monastery Chapel. The funeral Mass was Monday, April 8, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. David McKillin as presider. Burial was in the Monastery cemetery under the direction of Ocker-Putman Funeral Home of Fort Smith.

She is survived by cousins and her religious community.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorials to St. Scholastica Monastery P.O. Box 3489 Fort Smith, AR 72913.

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