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Sister Jacquelin Servick, IHM

| December 19, 2020 1:00 AM

Sister Jacquelin Servick, IHM, (formerly known as Sister M. Joan of Arc) of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, died on Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020, at Our Lady of Peace Residence in Scranton, Pa.

She was born on Feb. 27, 1932, in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, and given the name Jacquelin Dolores. She was the daughter of the late George M. and Minnie Esther Toney Servick. She entered the IHM Congregation on Sept. 8, 1949, and made her temporary profession of vows on May 8, 1952, and her final profession of vows on Aug. 2, 1955.

Sister Jacquelin served as a teacher at the following schools: St. Paul Elementary School in Cranston, R.I., from 1952 to 1955; St. Edward Elementary School in Twin Falls, Idaho, from 1955 to 1968; Santisimo Nombre de Jesus Elementary School in Lima, Peru, from 1968 to 1980 and 1983 to 1986; St. Patrick Elementary School in Scranton, from 1980 to 1983; St. Leo Elementary School in Ashley, Pa., in 1983; and Nuestra Senora de Lourdes Guaderia/Vespertina in Lima, Peru, from 1986 to 1994.

Sister also served as a pastoral minister in the Hispanic community for the Diocesan Office of Hispanic Ministry in Scranton, from 1995 to 2011.

From 2011 until the time of her death, Sister Jacquelin served as a prayer minister at St. Mary of Mt. Carmel Convent in Dunmore, and at Our Lady of Peace Residence in Scranton.

She received a Bachelor of Science degree in education, and a Master of Arts degree in education from Marywood College.

She is preceded in death by four sisters, Eloise Gordon, Carmen Galbraith, Gwendolyn Sisk, and LuVerne Tacklind; and a brother, George Edward.

She is survived by nieces and nephews; and by the members of the IHM Congregation.

Interment will be at St. Catherine’s Cemetery in Moscow, Pa. Due to restrictions related to the coronavirus, the funeral Mass and graveside service are private.

Memorial contributions may be made to support the retired IHM Sisters c/o the IHM Sisters Retirement Fund, IHM Center, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton, PA 18509.