- Sister Electa Herringer, IHM
- Date of Death:
- Jun 6, 2012
- Location of Service:
- Rupp Funeral Home, Inc. - Monroe
Sister Electa Herringer, IHM, 94, died Wednesday, June 6, in the IHM Health Care Center, Monroe, Mich. She had been under Mercy Memorial Hospice Care of Monroe.
Sister Electa was one of six children, three boys and three girls of Adam and Mary (Schmitt) Herringer. She was born on March 8, 1918, in Flint, Mich., and given the name Electa. Sister Electa attended St. Michael Elementary and High School in Flint.. She became a member of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Monroe in 1938, taking the religious name of Sister Mary Simon.
Sister Electa earned a bachelor’s degree from Marygrove College. She taught in formal education for 31 years at St. Martin, Our Lady of Help and Epiphany, Detroit; St. Mary, Mt. Clemens, Our Lady of Lake Huron, Harbor Beach; Holy Cross, Marine City; St. Anne, Warren; St. Bede, Southfield; St. Mary, Mt. Morris; St. Michael, Flint, and St. Philip, Battle Creek.
After a year of teaching high school at St. Philip’s in Battle Creek, Sister Electa began clerical work in the high school office. She was in this ministry for the next 34 years as clerical/attendance; supportive and office staff, clerical assistant and library aide. Sister Electa loved sewing and needlework. She retired in 2007 and returned to the IHM Motherhouse in Monroe, entering the Health Care Center where she resided until her death.
Sister Electa was survived by nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Bernard, Placidus and Patrick, and her sisters, Sister Romilda, IHM, and Rita (Mrs. Theodoroff).
Visitation will be Thursday, June 7, from 2:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the IHM Motherhouse, 610 W. Elm Avenue, Monroe. The Remembering Service is on Friday at 10 a.m. prior to the Liturgy. The Presider for the Resurrection Liturgy in the Chapel was Fr. Robert Singelyn and burial took place in St. Mary Cemetery on the Motherhouse Campus. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Rupp Funeral Home, Monroe; Mich. Memorials may be made to the IHM Retirement Fund, 610 W. Elm Avenue, Monroe, MI 48162-7909.
- Location of Services:
- Rupp Funeral Home, Inc.
- 2345 South Custer Road