In Memory

Sister M. Evangelist Schaefer, IHM

April 30, 1898 – March 29, 1948

Sister M. Evangelist Schaefer, IHM, of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary died on Monday, March 29, 1948.

She was born on April 30, 1898 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and given the name Mary Elizabeth. She was the daughter of the Adolph and Margaret Loch Schaefer. She entered the IHM Congregation on May 4, 1917, received the religious habit on August 2, 1917, and made profession of her vows on August 2, 1919.

She is survived by five sisters, Sally McKercher, Sister M. Conrad, IHM, Marie Schreck, Gertrude Smith, Magarite Leper; three brothers Carl, John and James; nieces and nephews.

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 of Sister Evangelist:

Sister Evangelist was a stately yet humble Sister, Servant. She is remembered for a wonderful community spirit that knew the inter-dependence of body, mind and spirit. The manner in which she presented food and drink and looked out for the homemaking in the convent drew her sisters in religious to a deep love for her. She kneaded “OUR FATHERs” into daily bread for the needy. She was true to her name Evangelist, bearer of good news.

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