Sister Mary Alma Krause, SSJ, who served as principal of three Catholic schools in the diocese, died Dec. 25, 2005, at the Sisters of St. Joseph Motherhouse. She was 89 years old.
Sister Krause entered the Sisters of St. Joseph in 1930 from her home parish of St. Alphonsus, Auburn, and was a graduate of Nazareth College.
She taught at St. Francis de Sales School, Geneva; Blessed Sacrament and St. Monica, Rochester; Mount Carmel High School, Auburn; and Our Mother of Sorrows, Greece. She also served as principal of St. Rose, Lima (1949-55); Nazareth Hall, Rochester (1957-66); and St. Mary, Canandaigua (1966-73).
In 1983 she was assigned to Sacred Heart Cathedral School in Rochester, where she coordinated the computer-education program for the next four years. She retired from active ministry in 1997 and moved to the motherhouse in 2003.
Sister Krause is survived by her biological sisters, Bette Flynn and Norma (Michael) Bayus; brothers, Edward (Millie) and Robert (Nancy); nieces and nephews; and her sisters in the congregation.
Her funeral Mass took place Dec. 29, 2005, in the motherhouse chapel. Interment was at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Sisters of St. Joseph, 150 French Road, Rochester, NY 14618.