In Memory

Sister Carolyn Turner, IHM

August 26, 1895 – July 17, 1984

Sister Carolyn Turner, IHM, (formerly Sister M. Irenaeus) of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary died Tuesday, July 17, 1984, at the Marian Convent in Scranton, Pennsylvania, after an extended illness.

She was born on August 26, 1895 in Erie, Pennsylvania, and given the name Carolyn but was known as “Carrie.” She was the daughter of the late Frederick and Ann Louise Wylie Turner. She entered the IHM Congregation on February 2, 1920, received the religious habit on August 2, 1920, and made profession of her vows on August 15, 1922.

Sister Carolyn served as a teacher at the following schools: St. Thomas Aquinas Elementary School in Archbald, PA; St. Leo Elementary School in Ashley, PA; as well as at elementary schools located in Portland, OR; Cresson and Pittsburgh, PA.

Sister also served a domestic at St. Mary’s Convent in North Pittston, PA; St. Mary’s Convent in Avoca, PA; and at St. Joseph’s Hospital Convent in Carbondale, PA.

From 1969 until the time of her death, Sister Carolyn served as a prayer minister at the Marian Convent.

She was preceded in death by four sisters, Mary Elizabeth “Lizzie”, Catherine “Cassie”, Ethel “Vera”, and Hilda May; and a brother, William.

She is survived by nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be Thursday, July 19 with Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in the Marian Convent Chapel. Interment will follow at St. Catherine’s Cemetery, Moscow, Pennsylvania.

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.

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