Sister Maria Coronata Hansbury, I.H.M.
Sister Maria Coronata Hansbury, I.H.M., formerly Beatrice Hansbury, died Dec. 27, 2008 at Camilla Hall. She entered into the Congregation of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in 1953 and professed her first in 1956. She later went on to earn her undergraduate degree from Immaculata College. For over 50 years, she was involved in elementary education in various schools in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and the dioceses of Allentown and Richmond, Va. In 2002, she retired to Camilla Hall where she devoted her remaining years to a ministry of prayer. She is predeceased by her parents, Patrick and Margaret Mary Wolfe Hansbury; a brother, John; her sisters, Anna Marie, Margaret and Jean; and her cousin in religion, Sister Miriam Cecilia Wolfe, I.H.M. A funeral Mass was celebrated Dec. 30 at Camilla Hall. Interment followed in the Immaculata Cemetery. She is survived by her sister, Marian, numerous nieces, nephews and her religious community.
Dorothy M. Krick
Dorothy M. Krick of Southampton Estates, formerly of Philadelphia, died Nov. 25, 2008. She was 95. She studied at Holy Trinity College and Kinyon Business School. She was a statistician at Sears and later worked at John Wanamaker’s. A funeral Mass was celebrated in private with her family. Interment followed at St. Dominic’s Cemetery. She is survived by her brother, Father Howard K. Krick, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Sister Mary Imelda Travis, I.H.M.
Sister Mary Imelda Travis, I.H.M., died in Chester County Hospital on Dec. 13, 2008. She was born in West Chester. She entered the Congregation of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in 1942 and professed her first vows in 1945. She graduated from St. Agnes High School and went on to receive her undergraduate degree from Immaculata College. For 44 years, she taught in various schools in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and the Dioceses of Allentown and Camden, N.J. In 1988, as her eyesight started to fail, she requested an assignment other than teaching. She was assigned to St. Agnes Parish, West Chester, where she served in pastoral ministry. She became a familiar face in her home town as she made her daily rounds, visiting the homebound of the parish, area nursing homes and patients in Chester County Hospital. An article in The Philadelphia Inquirer called her “Friend to the Sick and the Homebound.” She is predeceased by her parents, Charles and Mary Kirlin Travis; siblings Charles, Frank, Jack, Sue, Mary and Margaret Mary; and her cousin, Sister Mary, I.H.M. A funeral Mass was celebrated Dec. 17 at Camilla Hall, Immaculata. Interment followed in the Immaculata Cemetery. She is survived by her brothers, Edmond and Harry Travis; sister, Sister Maria Francina, I.H.M.; cousins in religion, Sister Suzanne McRae, I.H.M., and Sister Sarah Van Angien I.H.M.; numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews; and her religious community.