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Sister Joan Marie Russ



(Formerly Sister Marielle)

With the lone exception of teaching 6thgrade at St. William School (Euclid), Sister Joan Marie’s ministry career has centered on numbers. She taught high school math 10 years at Beaumont School and at Villa Angela Academy, and math and computer two additional years at Beaumont. In 1981, she assumed the role of business manager at Villa Angela and, in 1986, accepted an appointment as Treasurer of Ursuline College. From 1988 through 2020, she served as Business Manager and Insurance Coordinator for the motherhouse community; included in that period was an eight-year term in congregational leadership. Sister Joan Marie retired from “formal” ministry in 2020, but in 2021 rejoined the world of numbers as a volunteer in the congregational Finance Office.