The following obituary was for Sr. Mary Francisca was published this morning in The Spokesman Review:

Sr. Mary Francisca

Went to her eternal reward on Thursday, January 28. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, September 2, 1948, Janice entered the Religious Congregation of Mary Immaculate Queen in 1972, after graduating from Orange Coast College inCosta Mesa, California, and becoming a certified medical assistant. Within the Congre-
gation she spent many years as a teacher, infirmarian and secretary. She completed her education in the nursing field, receiving her degree of Master of Nursing from Eastern Washington University in 1991. Since then she has been medical coordinator and counsellor for St. Michaels convent andacademy, as well as a tireless coordinator for the Singing Nuns. In addition to her Sisters in religion; her mother, Dorothy Klotz; her sister Patti Melvin; her three brothers: Fr. David, Chris and Kevin, and her students, many in Spokane will miss her cheerful spirit, generous heart, outgoing and caring ways. Visitation will be Wednesday, February 3, 10:00 am – 3:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Rosary at Mount St. Michael, Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. Requiem Mass and Funeral at Mount St. Michael, 8500 N. St. Michael Way, Thursday at 10:00 a.m. Interment will be at Holy Rosary Cemetery.Please sign Sr. Mary Francisca’s online guestbook at http://www.hennesseyfuneralhomes.com.

Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace. Amen.