Sister Carol Reeb
Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church on Friday Nov. 23rd , 2007
Sister Carol is survived by her father, Raymond (the late Helen) Reeb, of Wichita, Kansas; three sisters, Sue (Myron) Willhite of Leon, Kansas, Rosie (Lester) Brungardt of Wichita, and Barbara (Kit) Bergman of Overland Park: ans a brother, Richard (Christine ) Reeb of Madison Wisconsin.
She survived by other relatives living in Belleville, Mascoutah and Chicago, Il.
Carol was a School Sister of Notre Dame and beloved sister of the community.
Carol Reeb was born in Belleville, Il on October 13, 1949. She is the oldest daughter of Raymond and Helen Reeb. She entered the School Sisters of Notre Dame in 1967. Carol taught science in Junior High and High School from 1971 to 1999. She taught at St. Peter’s in St. Charles, MO, Quincy Notre Dame in Quincy, IL, St. Anthony’s High School in Effingham, IL, and Bishop Conaty High School in Los Angeles, CA. She was a dedicated and inspiring teacher who cared deeply about the students and brought out the best in them.
In 1999 Carol was elected to the Provincial Council of the St. Louis Province of the School Sisters of Notre Dame. She served in leadership until this past June. She saw this ministry as a sacred trust and gave herself completely to the work, encouraging and supporting the sisters, working tirelessly on committees, and promoting a deepening spirituality for all. She was a woman of great faith and love. Even in her illness her love of God and care of her soul deepened.
Carol was a woman fully in love with life. She was most at home in the natural world and would often walk in Jefferson Barracks Park to clear her mind and her soul after a long day of work. She loved camping and planned her vacation and even retreat times to be out in nature.
Her favorite holiday was Halloween and she always planned some interesting costume even up to a few weeks before her death. She organized Halloween parties each year with her community.