Sister Anita Schugart, 87, died September 14, 2021, in the Dominican Sisters’ convent infirmary, Great Bend. She was born December 22, 1933, in Olmitz, KS, the daughter of Fred and Velma (Hlavaty) Schugart.
She entered the Dominican Sisters Community in 1954 and pronounced vows in 1957. Sister Anita ministered as an educator for several years and then as hospital administrator at St. Catherine Hospital in Garden City for nearly twenty years. She then studied natural healing and established the Heartland Center for Wholistic Health in Great Bend. She retired at the motherhouse in Great Bend in 2015.
Sister Anita was preceded in death by her parents and a brother Alvin. She is survived by three sisters, Joyce Irwin, Centennial, CO, Marilyn Grover, Olathe, KS, and Marge Widen, Concordia, KS; several nices and nephews; as well as the Domnican Sisters’ of Peace.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, September 21, 2021. A Vigil Service will be held Monday, September 20, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. Both will take place at the Sisters’ Convent. All attendees are asked to wear a mask. Burial will be in the Sisters’ Resurrection Cemetery.
Memorials in honor of Sister Anita may be sent to Dominican Sisters of Peace, 2320 Airport Dr., Columbus, OH 43219-2098.