Sr. Ruth Klein ’37 OP

Sr. Ruth Klein ’37 OP

Sacred Heart Junior College (1933-1952)

Sr. Ruth Klein, 97, died Oct. 13, 2012, in the Dominican Sisters of Peace convent infirmary in Great Bend. Originally from Lincoln, Neb, Sister Ruth entered the Dominican Sisters’ Community in Great Bend July 2, 1930. She celebrated 75 years of religious profession in 2008.  Sister Ruth began her ministerial life by being a 1st-4th grade teacher and would later teach music lessons to high school and college students. In her passion for music Sister Ruth instructed in Gregorian chant and other forms of liturgical music as well as playing the organ and piano.  Her musical teachings even gave her the opportunity to teach liturgical music in Jamaica for several years. Sister Ruth is survived by her Dominican Sisters of Peace Community and two sisters: Sister Marie and Sister Marie Antoinette, both of them Great Bend Dominican Sisters. Her cousin, Sister Mary Ann Klein is also a member of the Dominican Sisters of Peace in Great Bend.