Sister Elaine Wellinger H.M.March 9, 1932 ~ October 28, 2017 (age 85)
Sister Elaine Wellinger, H.M., (formerly Sr. Mary Leonard), 85, died October 28, 2017 at Villa Maria Community Center, Villa Maria, Pa. Born in Cleveland, she graduated in 1949 from Lourdes Academy and entered the Sisters of the Humility of Mary in 1952. She professed her perpetual vows in 1957.
Sr. Elaine completed her BS at St. Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri and earned her MS from the University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana. She also completed a certificate in Theological Studies from the Jesuit School of Theology, Berkeley, California.
A beloved science teacher, Sr. Elaine taught at Villa Maria High School, Villa Maria, PA and was a campus minister at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland; The Ohio State University, Columbus; and Xavier University, Cincinnati. She offered retreats and was a spiritual director, wellness educator and practitioner.
The daughter of the late Leonard and Ursula (nee Walsh) Wellinger, and sister of the late Donna Keys, she is survived by three nephews and one niece, and by the Sisters of the Humility of Mary with whom she shared 65 years of her life.
Funeral Thursday, November 2 at 10AM at Villa Maria Chapel, Villa Maria PA. Friends may call at Villa Maria Chapel Wednesday, November 1, 3:30 – 7 pm and Thursday, November 2, 9:00-9:45AM. Prayer service at 7:00 pm Wednesday, November 1. Memorial donations may be made to the Sisters of the Humility of Mary, Development Office, PO Box 534, Villa Maria PA 16155. See www.humilityofmary.org Arrangements by McCauley Funeral Home