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Obituary for Sister Lucella, O.S.F.
March 27, 1887 - July 23, 1971


This afternoon at 4:24, our beloved Sister in Christ, Sister M. Lucella, Josepha Zach, died peacefully at St. Francis Hospital, Colorado Springs, Colorado. Sister was born in St. Mary's, Nebraska, on March 27, 1887. She entered our Community on April 10, 1913, and was clothed in the religious habit on December 30, 1913.

Sister Lucella dedicated her religious life to God by performing domestic work, both in the kitchen and sewing room, in a number of school convents and institutions in both Provinces. Sister went about her duties serenely and devotedly. Her last assignment before coming to the Motherhouse in April, 1968, was at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Lincoln. [Nebraska] Here at the Motherhouse, Sister assisted in the kitchen until on Wednesday of this week when she was hospitalized due to a severe chest cold. The cause of her death was acute congested heart failure.

Sister is survived by two nieces, members of our Community, Sister Martinia and Sister Juliann. Sister Martinia was at Sister's bedside at the time of her death. Sister Romana, a cousin, and several other distant relatives in our Community survive her. The deceased was eighty-four years of age and a member of our Community for fifty-eight years.

The Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated for the repose of the soul of the dear deceased on Tuesday, July 27, at ten o'clock. Interment will take place in the Mount Saint Francis Cemetery. Let us pray for the repose of her soul. May she rest in peace.

Mount Saint Francis
July 23, 1971

Signature: Sister M. Barbara Ann, O.S.F