Sister Regina Gertrude, I.H.M., formerly Jane Marie Reaney, died in Paoli Hospital Aug. 27 in the 59th year of her religious life. She was 87.
Born in Philadelphia, Sister Regina Gertrude entered the congregation of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in 1953 from Most Blessed Sacrament Parish in Philadelphia and professed her first vows in 1956. She taught in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and in the Diocese of Arlington. From 1996 to 2005 she served the Gillet Hall community atImmaculataUniversity. In 2005 she retired to Camilla Hall where her ministry was the apostolate of prayer.
The funeral Mass was celebrated at Camilla Hall, Immaculata, Aug. 31. Father William E. Dean was the celebrant and homilist. Interment followed in theImmaculataCemetery.
In addition to the members of her religious community, Sister Regina Gertrude is survived by her sisters Eleanor Wallace and Gertrude Reaney; sisters-in-laws Edith Reaney and Elizabeth Reaney; nieces, one of whom is Sister Maryanne Lynch, I.H.M., presently missioned in Lima, Peru; and nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Joseph and Gertrude Healy Reaney, and siblings Anna Lynch, Mary McLaughlin and Matthew, John, Thomas and Joseph Reaney.