Sister Mary Elizabeth Gebhart, S.S.J. (formerly known as Sister Laurena), age 91, died Nov. 23 at St. Joseph Villa, Flourtown.
The daughter of the late Raymond and Mildred Gebhart, she attended St. Joseph Grade School in Bonneauville, Pa. and Delone Catholic High School, Diocese of Harrisburg.
In September 1947 she entered the Sisters of St. Joseph, Chestnut Hill and professed her final vows in 1955.
Sister Mary Elizabeth ministered in the archdioceses of Philadelphia and Washington and the diocese of Harrisburg.
She is survived by her brothers, Thomas Gebhart (Mary Lou) and James Gebhart (Joanne). She is preceded in death by her brothers Joseph and Raymond Gebhart, and her sister Irene.
She is also survived by nieces, nephews and by members of her congregation, the Sisters of St. Joseph.
The funeral Mass was celebrated Dec. 3 at St. Joseph Villa, Flourtown.
Donations may be made in Sister Mary Elizabeth’s name to Saint Joseph Villa, 110 W. Wissahickon Ave., Flourtown, PA 19031.
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