In Memory

Sister M. Claudia Whelan, IHM

September 24, 1872 – February 12, 1958

Sister M. Claudia Whelan, IHM, of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary died on February 12, 1958 at the Marian Convent in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

Daughter of the late Michael and Mary Osborne Whelan, she was born on September 24, 1872 in Scranton, Pennsylvania; and given the name Catherine Theresa. She entered the IHM Congregation on March 25, 1908, received the religious habit on July 16, 1908, and made profession of her vows on October 15, 1910.

Sister Claudia devoted her life to caring for resident children at St. Mary’s Home in Cresson, and St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital in Scranton.

Interment will follow the Mass of Christian Burial at St. Catherine’s Cemetery in 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.

Archival remembrance about Sister M. Claudia Whelan:

Sister M. Claudia gave devoted service to little ones at St. Mary’s, Cresson, and at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital, Scranton. For the past ten years, she was a patient at our hospital and late at the Marian Convent. A long preparation for God’s summons found her ready. May God grant to our devoted Sister Claudia the eternal rest that she so frequently prayed for others.

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