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In memoriam: Sister Marciana Lynch, OSF
November 12, 2018 10:21 AM


Sister M. Marciana Lynch, O.S.F. (96) died on Monday, November 12, 2018 at 9:34 a.m. at St. Francis Convent, Springfield, IL.

Sister Marciana, the former Mary Louise Lynch, was born in Chicago, IL, on October 26, 1922, the daughter of Francis and Agnes (Brouder) Lynch. She entered the Congregation on February 2, 1939 and professed her religious vows on October 4, 1941.

Sister Marciana was a 1944 graduate of St. John’s Hospital School of Nursing. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1968 and a Master of Science degree in 1970, both from Indiana University. She served as a maternity staff nurse and supervisor at Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS) hospitals in Illinois and Wisconsin during the early part of her career. She served as Administrator of St. Mary’s Hospital in Streator, IL, from 1970 until 1974. She was the Director of Materials Management for HSHS in Springfield, IL, from 1976 until 1999 when she became Staff Assistant for Materials Management until 2006.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers: Brother Julian Lynch, O.F.M. and Walter Lynch, and three sisters: Margaret Byrne, Therese Duke and Agnes Foerster.

She is survived by several nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, great-great nieces and great-great nephews, many cousins, and her Franciscan Sisters with whom she shared her life for nearly 80 years.

Visitation will be held on Friday, November 16, 2018 at St. Francis Convent from 4-7 p.m. with a Wake Service at 6:00 p.m. The Eucharistic Celebration and Rite of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Father Jeremiah Lynch, S.J. on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. in St. Clare of Assisi Adoration Chapel at St. Francis Convent. Burial will be in Crucifixion Hill Cemetery.

Staab Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

To view her feature story from 2005, please click here.



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