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Sister Lalemant Hereford died on Wednesday 19, 2011, at Southwest Regional Medical Center, McComb, MS.

Morning prayer and visitation will be at 9:00 a.m., on Friday, October 21, at St. Teresa Church in Chatawa. The Eucharistic Celebration will follow at 10:30 a.m. Rev. Thomas Potts, SVD will be the celebrant.

Rosemary Hereford was born in New Orleans LA to Robert F. and Florence (Lauterbach) Hereford, May 3, 1926.

Rosemary entered the Sacred Heart of Jesus convent, in New Orleans in August 1942. A few days later she traveled to St. Louis to the motherhouse of the School Sisters of Notre Dame. Here she began her professional studies as an educator. At reception into the congregation in 1944, Rosemary received the name, Lalemant. After she pronounced her vows as a member of congregation in 1945, she taught youth in the elementary grades in Jefferson City, Mo, Baton Rouge and Ponchatoula in Louisiana. She continued teaching in secondary school in Jefferson City, Baton Rouge, Morrilton, Ark. and at St. Mary of the Pines Academy, in Chatawa, Miss.
With her professional background as a science teacher, Sister Lalemant felt called to the nursing profession. She received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, then was assigned, in 1979, as head nurse for the Sisters at St. Mary of the Pines in Chatawa.
Sister Lalemant retired from nursing only to take up other responsibilities at St. Mary's. She was Coordinator of Medical Records, Supervisor of the Water System and its Records, St. Theresa Parish Finance Officer, a member of several local organizations, and tutor of many science and math students

Sister Lalemant's parents and her only brother preceded her in death. Sister is survived by number of devoted nieces and nephews.

Hartman-Sharkey Funeral Home of McComb is in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers are from the Charles R. Brill Council of the Knights of Columbus. Burial will be in the Chatawa Cemetery.

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