Sister Adele de St. Eugene, 96, Little...


Sister Adele de St. Eugene, 96, Little Sister of the Poor

Sister Adele de St. Eugene, L.S.P., a former caregiver for the elderly, died of heart failure Saturday at St. Martin's Home, the provincial residence of the Little Sisters of the Poor in Southwest Baltimore. She was 96.

Until retiring in 1994, Sister Adele had cared for the elderly and infirm at a nursing home operated by the order in Newark, Del.

Born Adrienne Verriest in Courtrai, Belgium, she emigrated with her family to Detroit in 1906. She entered the Little Sisters of the Poor in 1941 and professed her vows in 1944.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 11 a.m. today in the order's chapel at 601 Maiden Choice Lane, Catonsville.

She is survived by a sister, Leona Barry of Clawson, Mich., and several nieces and nephews.

Carol Ray Sheppard, 67, artist and poet

Carol Ray Sheppard, a Baltimore artist, died Monday at Lynn House of Potomac Valley, a Christian Science nursing facility in Alexandria, Va. She was 67 and lived in the Orchards community in North Baltimore.

Born in Baltimore, the former Carol Cunliffe studied at the Maryland Institute, College of Art, the Baltimore Museum of Art and the Schuler School of Fine Arts.

She studied with Baltimore artist Joseph Sheppard, whom she married in 1957. That year, when he was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship grant, the couple spent a year studying in European art museums. They divorced in 1968.

Mrs. Sheppard continued her oil painting and had exhibitions in a number of cities.

Services will be private.

She is survived by three sons, Joseph Sheppard Jr. and William Sheppard, both of Baltimore, and Jonathan Sheppard of Honolulu; and a sister, Nancy Cunliffe Webster of Palos Verdes, Calif.

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Pub Date: 9/08/99

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