Sister Irene (Pierre) Howell, IBVM passed away on July 10, 2018 at Resurrection Life Center, Chicago. Member of the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary for 76 years. Loving daughter of Ellen (McCoy) and Charles Howell, dear sister of Genevieve, Shirley (Yancey), Maurice, Mary Ann (Collins), Weldon and Dorothy (Eldred). Dedicated teacher at parish schools in Chicago, Detroit and Phoenix and Loretto Academy, Woodlawn. Caregiver for her parents for 4 years. Ministered at Holy Name of Jesus Parish, Assinins, MI, where she once again connected with her native American roots. She retired to Loretto Convent, Wheaton and was community minister there for three years. Wherever she was Irene brought a friendly and reflective presence and shared joy with her creative “butterflies”. Services for Sister Howell will be held in the Our Lady of Angels Chapel 26W171 Roosevelt Rd., Wheaton, IL 60187 on Monday. Visitation from 4:00 pm until time of Funeral Liturgy 5:00 pm. Burial will be on Tuesday 11:00 am at St. Michael Cemetery in Wheaton, IL 60187.
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