Sister Mary Joanne McKelvey, I.H.M.

Sister Mary Joanne, I.H.M., formerly Mary Ann McKelvey, died in Camilla Hall, Immaculata Oct. 8 in the 65th year of her religious life. She was 93.

Born in Holtwood, Pa., Sister Mary Joanne entered the Congregation of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in 1947 from St. Catherine of Siena Parish in Quarryville and professed her first vows in 1901. She received a Bachelor of Science degree from Millersville State Teachers College before entering the community, and a Master of Science degree in library science from Drexel University in 1954. She taught or was a librarian in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and in the Diocese of Arlington, Va.

The funeral Mass was celebrated at Camilla Hall Oct. 11. Father William Dean was the celebrant and homilist. Interment followed in the Immaculata Cemetery.

In addition to the members of her religious community, Sister Mary Joanne is survived by a sister, Grace Ursprung and a brother, Joseph (Helen) McKelvey, also nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Joseph and Anna Mary Handel McKelvey and siblings, Charles and Robert McKelvey.