In Memory

Sister M. Engelbert Cox, IHM

September 7, 1908 – March 23, 1990

Sister M. Engelbert Cox, IHM, of the Congregation of Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, died unexpectedly Friday, March 23, 1990, at the Marian Convent in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

She was born September 7, 1908 in Ashville, Pennsylvania, and was the daughter of the late Harry Ellsworth and Bernadette D. Hertzog Cox. She entered the IHM Congregation on August 15, 1924, received the religious habit on December 27, 1924, and made profession of her vows on August 15, 1926.

During her long teaching career as an intermediate and junior high teacher, Sister Engelbert served on the faculty at the following local schools: St. Ann Elementary School and Cathedral Elementary School, both in Scranton, PA; St. John the Evangelist Elementary School in Pittston, PA; and St. Rose Elementary School in Carbondale, PA. She also taught at IHM schools in located in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, and Rhode Island.

From 1974 until the time of her death, Sister Engelbert served as a prayer minister at the Marian Convent.

She is preceded in death by two brothers, Leroy and Russell, and two sisters, Helen Prague and Geraldine Trexler.

She is survived by two sisters, Sister M. St. Gabriel, IHM, and Sister Maria Bernadette, IHM, both of the Marian Convent in Scranton, PA, a brother, Joseph “Ralph” of Brooklyn, New York, nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be on Tuesday, March 27 with Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in the Marian Convent chapel, with interment to follow at St. Catherine’s Cemetery, Moscow, Pennsylvania. Friends may call at the Marian Convent on Monday 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.

Archival Remembrance:

Prayerful, thoughtful, kind to everyone! Sister Engelbert was one of three Cox sisters who were IHMs. Ahead of her time, she inspired students and friends to reach greater heights in their love of God through prayer. A free spirit, her love of God and people were reflected in her love of life and fun.

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