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Sister Catherine Jean "C. Jean" Hayen, BVM, 78, died Friday, Jan. 1, 2021, at Caritas Center in Dubuque, Iowa. Virtual funeral services will be held Tuesday, Jan. 12. Sharing of memories begins at 9:30 a.m., with visitation at 10:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial follows at 10:45 a.m.
Burial will be in the Mount Carmel Cemetery. All events may be viewed through live videostream at portal.stretchinternet.com/bvmsisters/.
She was born Sept. 2, 1942, in Cedar Rapids, to Joseph T. and Mildred (Weis) Hayen. She entered the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary congregation July 31, 1960, from St. Patrick Parish, Cedar Rapids. She professed first vows on Feb. 2, 1963, and final vows on July 14, 1968.
Sister C. Jean was an elementary teacher in Dubuque, Cedar Falls and Davenport, Iowa; and Cicero, Ill. She served as an administrator at Visitation Convent, a resident services coordinator for the Dubuque Housing Initiative, a wellness low vision staff member and an activities aide at Mount Carmel, and a T'ai Chi Chih teacher at the Roberta Kuhn Center, all in Dubuque.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Linda Bain; and brothers-in-law,Harold McCoy and Bill Davis.
She is survived by sisters, Mary McCoy, Joanne "Joni" Davis and Margaret (Alan) Fuller, all from Cedar Rapids; a brother William (Marcia), West Des Moines, Iowa; nieces; nephews; and the Sisters of Charity, BVM, with whom she shared life for 60 years.
Memorials may be given to the BVM Support Fund, 1100 Carmel Dr. Dubuque, IA 52003 or online at www.bvmsisters.org.
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