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Sr. Loretta McIlvenna


Sinsinawa Dominican Sister Loretta (Marie Simeon) McIlvenna, 94, died June 4 in Hazel Green, Wisconsin.

Born in South Dakota, she made her first religious profession in 1948 and her perpetual profession in 1951. She was a teacher and principal, a religious education consultant, manager at the Dominican motherhouse and a volunteer parish minister in Iowa, Minnesota, Illinois, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Tennessee, Alabama and Oklahoma.

In the Archdiocese of Chicago, Sister Loretta taught at St. Cajetan (1956-1959), St. Thomas More (1965-1971) and Visitation (1976-1984), where she was also principal.

She is survived by her sister, Marie Nash.