Sister Catherine Elizabeth Moehrle, formerly Sister Mary Anthony, I.H.M., died March 3 in Camilla Hall, Immaculata, in the 67th year of her religious life. She was 95 years old.
Born in Philadelphia, Sister Catherine entered the Congregation of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in 1945 from St. Raymond Parish, Philadelphia, and professed her first vows in 1948. For 50 years Sister Catherine served as a first grade teacher in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Her first assignment was St. Monica School in Philadelphia, where she taught first grade for nine years.
In 1957 she was assigned to Most Blessed Sacrament School where she taught first grade for 11 years. In subsequent years, Sister Catherine taught first grade at St. Barnabas, Good Shepherd, St. Edmond, St. Anselm and St. Cyril, East Lansdowne.
From 1989 until her retirement to Camilla Hall in 2005, Sister Catherine was a tutor at St. Cyril School. During her years in Camilla Hall her ministry was the apostolate of prayer.
The funeral Mass was celebrated at Camilla Hall March 6. Father James T. McCabe was the celebrant and homilist. Father James McKelvey was a concelebrant. Interment followed in the Immaculata Cemetery.
In addition to the members of her religious community, Sister Catherine is survived by nieces, nephews, grand and great-nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, George and Mary Anne McGee Moehrle and her siblings, Frances Bockman, Anna Lizotte, George, Joseph, Edward and John Moehrle.