Sister Mary Ellen Reichert, of the Sisters of St. Francis of Savannah, Mo., died on June 22, 2013, in St. Joseph, Missouri. She was born on October 26, 1936, in Brunswick, Mo. In 1949, she entered the Sisters of St. Francis and professed vows on August 13, 1953. Sister Mary Ellen served as teacher, school administrator, and provincial superior. She was dedicated to her faith, her religious community and to serving others.
Scriptural Wake Service, Friday, June 28, 7 p.m. A visitation will be held throughout the day. Mass of Christian Burial, Saturday, June 29, 11 a.m. Mother Pia Ministry Center at the Convent in Savannah. Memorials may be left to Sisters of St. Francis’ Retirement Fund or Mother Pia Ministry Fund. Arrangements entrusted to Breit – Hawkins Funeral Home, Savannah, Mo.