Sister Beth Jaspers, OP (Sister Elizabeth Margaret) of the Dominican Sisters of Hope, died at Cabrini Nursing Home in Dobbs Ferry, NY, on May 8, 2023. She was 84.
The daughter of the late Elmer and Elizabeth (Wittrock) Jaspers, she was born October 17, 1938 in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Sister Beth entered the novitiate of the Dominican Sisters of the Sick Poor, in August 1964, made her First Profession in September 1966, and Final profession in March 1973. Sister Beth earned her RN from Good Samaritan School of Nursing, her BSN in Nursing from the University of Cincinnati, and her MSW from Virginia Commonwealth University.
Sister Beth worked with the Dominican Sisters of the Sick Poor Home Health Agency in Cincinnati, OH (1968-73) and with Dominican Sisters Family Health Service in the Bronx, NY (1973-76). Since 1977, Sister has ministered in Norton, VA, where she worked in community health and advocacy outreach for the Dominican Sisters Nursing Service (1977-90) and for the Advocate Center since 1990-2014.
Among the several boards that Sister Beth has served on are the Health Department Advisory, Family Oasis Support Services, the Rural Appalachian Development Association, the Remote Area Medical Board, and Head Start.
Sister is survived by her Dominican Sisters of Hope, and several nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her parents Elmer and Elizabeth Jaspers, and her brothers and sisters, Guy Raymond Jaspers, Richard J. Jaspers, Mary Carol Kohrs and Nancy Hasselbeck.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday May 18, 2023 in the Chapel at the Mariandale Retreat and Conference Center, Ossining, NY. There will be a prayer service at
10:15 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:15 a.m. Burial will take place immediately following the Mass in the Dominican Sisters’ Cemetery on the grounds of the Mariandale Center.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Brooks Funeral Home, Newburgh, NY.