Sister Evelyn Monnin

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DAYTON — Resurrection liturgy for Precious Blood Sister Evelyn Monnin will be held at the Salem Heights Chapel, 4960 Salem Ave., Dayton, on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, at 10:30 a.m with her first cousin, the Rev. Robert Monnin officiating.

Visitation will be at the chapel on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 to 10:30 a.m. immediately preceding the liturgy.

Sister died at the Maria Joseph Center in Dayton on Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014. Evelyn had been a Sister of the Precious Blood for 72 years.

The oldest of six children, Evelyn was born in Russia, Ohio, on Jan. 24, 1926, to Clarence H. Monnin and Anna (Dapore) Monnin. On Aug. 13, 1942, at the age of 16, she formally entered the Congregation of the Sisters of the Precious Blood. In religious life, she was known for some time as Sister M. Georgina before she returned to using her baptismal name.

Sister was a compassionate, loving, and soft-spoken person who was always willing to help or go on an adventure if, as Evelyn put it,"life needed a spark." Sister was an educator for 44 years, teaching grades 1-8 in St. Joseph, Missouri; Arvada, Colorado; and in Dayton, Vandalia, Coldwater, Celina and Russia. Nine of those years, she served as principal. From 1990 to 1993, she was a gentle, loving caregiver to her mother in Russia. For eight years afterward, she served as assistant coordinator at Emma Hall, Dayton, serving the congregation's infirmed sisters. She retired in 2001 at Salem Heights in Dayton and continued at Emma Hall as a volunteer until 2013. Because of failing health, she moved in 2014 to the Maria Joseph Center.

Sister Evelyn is survived by her sisters, Kathleen Heuing and Norma (Ronald) Bensman; and her sister-in-law, Doris (Carl) Monnin; as well as her brother, Linus (Rita) Monnin; and brother-in-law, William (Elizabeth) Mann; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death were her sister, Elizabeth Mann, and brother, Carl Monnin.

Interment will be in the Salem Heights Cemetery.

Published in Sidney Daily News from Aug. 7 to Aug. 8, 2014