In Memory

Sister M. Rosamund Wyvill, IHM

November 25, 1893 – August 7, 1959

Sister M. Rosamund Wyvill, IHM, of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary died on August 7, 1959 at the Marian Convent in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

Daughter of the late Joseph V. and Sarah Purdy Wyvill, she was born on November 25, 1893 in Upper Marlboro, MD; and given the name Ruth. She entered the IHM Congregation on September 1, 1932, received the religious habit on April 24, 1933, and made profession of her vows on April 30, 1935.

Sister Rosamund served as a teacher at the following elementary schools: St. Mary in Hollidaysburg, from 1935 to 1939; St. Patrick in Spangler, from 1939 to 1945; St. Edward in Twin Falls, ID, from 1945 to 1951; and St. Mary in Goldsboro, NC, from 1951 to 1957.

She served as principal at St. Edward School in Twin Falls, ID, from 1945 to 1951.

From 1957 until the time of her death, she served as a prayer minister at the Marian Convent.

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.

Below is an archival reflection about our Sister M. Rosamund Wyvill:

To know Sister M. Rosamund was to love her. Her gentle spirit will linger in the convents and schools where she lived and taught. In God’s dispensation, she was called to suffer much, both spiritually and physically; but always she exemplified a spirit of self-abnegation, and a deep appreciation of the care the Congregation gave her. All close to her felt that she was a very chosen soul, dear to God and beloved by all. She was a cultured, gentle religious who will be long and prayerfully remembered. May God grant eternal rest to her who served Him so faithfully and so well.

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