In Memory

Sister M. Presentation Wilkinson, IHM

June 19, 1872 – May 11, 1959

Sister M. Presentation Wilkinson, IHM, of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary died on May 11, 1959 at the Marian Convent in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

Daughter of the late John Dominic and Bridget McFadden Wilkinson, she was born on June 19, 1872 in East Mauch Chunk, Pennsylvania; and given the name Anna Teresa. She entered the IHM Congregation on January 6, 1895, received the religious habit on July 2, 1895, and made profession of her vows on July 25, 1897.

Sister Presentation served as a teacher at the following schools: St. Patrick in Scranton; St. John in Pittston; St. Charles in Sugar Notch; St. Cecilia in Exeter; St. Rita in Dundalk, MD; and St. Rose in Carbondale.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles Joseph and John Dominic.

She is survived by a sister, Martha Milan.

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 M. Presentation Wilkinson:

Sister M. Presentation was assigned to St. Patrick’s School, West Scranton, in 1895, where she labored zealously until 1911. She returned in 1940 and spent six more years there. Many of her former pupils at St. Patrick’s came to the Marian Convent for her Requiem Mass and to express their appreciation of, and gratitude to, their devoted teacher. The pupils under her care remember her as a kind, helpful teacher solicitous for their welfare. In the Community, she was a generous, devoted Sister. Years of suffering were her immediate preparation for God’s summons to eternity.

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