Little Company of Mary Hospital United in Prayer While Mourning the Loss of Two Beloved LCM Sisters

Little Company of Mary Hospital is deeply saddened by the passing of Sr. Jean Stickney, L.C.M., and Sr. Anna Kim, L.C.M. They were stopped at the intersection of 95th Street and Cicero Avenue in Oak Lawn on Sunday afternoon when their car was struck in a head on collision. Sr. Sharon Ann Walsh, L.C.M., also was in the car and is currently in stable condition.

“There is no doubt that our Hospital suffered a tremendous loss last night,” said Dennis Reilly, President and C.E.O. for Little Company of Mary Hospital. “On behalf of the Board of Directors, Physicians, Administration and employees, we send our deepest sympathies and condolences to Sr. Jean and Sr. Anna’s families. They were compassionate women who devoted their lives to caring for others. We continue to pray for all who were involved in yesterday’s accident.”

Sr. Jean Stickney, L.C.M., was born in Nashua, NH, on June 18, 1928. In 1951, Sister Jean joined the Sisters of Little Company of Mary (L.C.M.), an international congregation founded by Venerable Mary Potter in 1877 in Nottingham, England. Her past ministries include Evergreen Park, IL; Cambridge, MA; Torrance, CA; and Buenos Aires, Argentina. Sr. Jean was a prolific writer and talented storyteller. She served on the Board of Directors and numerous Hospital committees. Staff and patients alike were touched by her warmth and engaging smile.

Sr. Kab Kyoung Kim, known as Sr. Anna Kim to those who knew her here in the United States, was born in Seoul, Korea, in 1966. She was a member of the Little Company of Mary Sisters in the Korean Province, visiting the American Province of the Little Company of Mary Sisters for the past 2 ½ years for the purpose of pursing her studies as well as gaining an understanding of LCM ministries in the United States. Sr. Anna assisted with Little Company of Mary’s comprehensive bereavement services, more specifically the children’s support group, entitled “The Heart Connection.”

Sr. Anna had a warm and gentle personality, was artistically inclined and greeted everyone with a smile.

The entire Little Company of Mary Hospital family is heartbroken over the loss of these two special women. Although they will be greatly missed, they will never be forgotten.

Tribute gifts may be directed to the LCMH Foundation to support the continuing tradition of professional, responsible, compassionate, and quality care that remains at the core of our LCMH Catholic healthcare ministry. The LCMH Foundation may be contacted at 708.229.5067 or online at lcmh.org/home/foundation.

ABOUT LITTLE COMPANY OF MARY HOSPITAL

Little Company of Mary Hospital and Health Care Centers (www.LCMH.org), is a Catholic, not-for-profit hospital based in Evergreen Park. For nearly 85 years, Little Company of Mary has a long tradition of serving the needs of women and their families. Recently, Little Company of Mary transformed its campus through the addition of the West Pavilion patient tower, which includes the new comprehensive Women’s Center for Life and Health. Our Women’s Center for Life and Health provides women’s healthcare needs conveniently under one roof—from routine wellness exams and screenings to advanced diagnostic facilities for even the most critical health conditions. Little Company of Mary continues to achieve accolades for quality, provides new medical advances and offers a convenient range of services to our community.

4 Comments

  • cindy gray says:

    my heart is heavy but I know heaven welcomes these two ladies into gods community to look over others and become our guardian angels. this was a tragic and unnecessary way to go – but god has a plan that is bigger. prayers to the families of those involved and for these two special ladies for their service to people on earth and god.

  • What a tragic loss for Little Company of Mary Hospital, for the LCMH nuns and the hospital’s family of employees. I knew Sister Jean when I worked at the hospital but unfortunately never met Sister Anna. As Catholics, we know they are both with our Lord, celebrating and rejoicing in their new heavenly life. My sincere sympathy to all their family members, friends and co-workers,
    Mary Ann Hodorowicz

  • Sister Carol Mucha, RSM says:

    My heart grieves with all who knew these women of God who have served others so well and for so long. May Mary Potter welcome them to the House of God where they might receive their reward.

  • Rev. Phil Mares, MM says:

    I am truly saddened at the death of the 2 LCM sisters. Living and working here in Korea, I have known Sr. Anna for over 10 years through my retreat work with the LCM sisters. She was always joyous and hospitable. What a tragic loss for the LCM community, and especially the LCM community here in Korea. I will remember all of you in my prayers.

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