Sister Jeremy Dempsey, OSB, 94, a Benedictine sister of Mount St. Scholastica, Atchison, Kans., died Sunday, March 15, 2020, at the monastery. Funeral services are pending to be held at a later date.
Sister Jeremy was born August 16, 1925, the daughter of Joseph and Hanna O’Connor Dempsey of Blaine, Kansas. After entering the monastery in 1949, she taught in high schools in Iowa, Kansas, Colorado, and Nebraska. With a master’s degree in English from Creighton University, she served as an English instructor at Donnelly College, Kansas City, Kans., and Benedictine College, Atchison, Kans. After retiring from teaching, she assisted in the monastery’s development office and other services. She lived her religious commitment for more than 70 years and remained a prayerful and active part of her community’s life until her death.
Sister Jeremy was preceded in death by her parents and by her sister, Marjorie Fast, and is survived by nieces and nephews and her monastic family. Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home (beckerdyer.com) is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be sent to Mount St. Scholastica or made online at the Mount’s web site (www.mountosb.org).