Sister M. Stella Devers, IHM

Sister M. Stella Devers, IHM, of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, died Tuesday evening, June 12, 1984 at St. Joseph Hospital in Carbondale, Pennsylvania, after an illness.

Daughter of the late James and Stella Leonard Devers, she was born on October 24, 1915 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and was a member of Holy Rosary Parish. She entered the IHM Congregation on September 8, 1933, received the religious habit on April 24, 1934, and made profession of her vows on April 30, 1936.

Sister Stella served as a teacher in intermediate and upper grade level, as well as music at the following schools: Holy Trinity in Poughkeepsie, NY; St. Mary in Upper Marlboro, MD; Our Lady of Peace in Clarks Green; as well as schools located in Brooklyn, NY. 

Sister served as principal at the following schools: St. Mary of Mount Carmel in Dunmore; and Our Lady Queen of Martyrs in Forest Hills, New York.  She served as local superior in several of the missions listed above.

Sister Stella served on the support staff of Marywood College in Scranton, from 1979 to 1983.

From 1983 until the time of her death, she served as a prayer minister at the Marian Convent.

She is preceded in death by an aunt, Sister M. Aluigi Devers, IHM.

She is survived by a brother, Joseph Devers of Scranton; a sister, Mrs. Alice Prisco of Eugene, Oregon; and several nieces and nephews. 

The funeral will be Friday with Mass of Christian Burial in the Marian Convent chapel at 10:00 a.m. Interment will be at St. Catherine's Cemetery, Moscow, Pennsylvania Friends may call at the Marian Convent Thursday afternoon or evening.

Memorial contributions may be made to support the retired IHM Sisters c/o the IHM Sisters Retirement Fund, IHM Center, 2300 Adams Avenue, Scranton, PA 18509.