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When one of our sisters moves from this world to enjoy the fullness of God’s glory, we celebrate her life, her ministry and her presence among us as a member of Our Lady of Victory Missionary Sisters.


February 11, 2020

SISTER FRANCESCA McGARRY, OLVM, 94, a Victory Noll Sister, died Tuesday, February 11, 2020, at Saint Anne Community Victory Noll, Huntington Indiana.

Sister Francesca was born in Euclid, Ohio, on April 17, 1925, to John McGarry and Frances (Wagner) McGarry. Her two brothers, John and Thomas McGarry, precede her in death. Sister Francesca is survived by her two sisters, Eileen Shelton and Kathleen Mlakar, both of Willoughby, Ohio; her nieces and nephews; and her Victory Noll Sisters with whom she shared life and community for 74 years.

Sister Francesca entered the Congregation of Our Lady of Victory Missionary Sisters on February 4, 1946, and made first vows on August 5, 1948. She served in the missions in California, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Utah, Colorado and Illinois. Sister Francesca worked mainly in the area of social work and served in many dioceses in this area. She served as the Vocation Director for the Congregation before working to start three outreach and minis...

February 4, 2020

SISTER RUTH ELLERT, OLVM, 92, a resident of Saint Anne at Victory Noll, died Monday, February 3, 2020, at Saint Anne at Victory Noll, Huntington, Indiana.

Sister Ruth was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, on July 12, 1927, to John Ellert and Victoria (Royal) Ellert. Both of her sisters, Constance Lindsley and Jo Ann Freygang, precede her in death. Her nieces and nephews survive her along with her Victory Noll Sisters with whom she shared life and community for 68 years.

Sister Ruth was a member of the Congregation of Our Lady of Victory Missionary Sisters, entering the Congregation on September 6, 1951, and made first vows on August 5, 1954. She served the first 20 years in missions in California before moving to Utah. She also served in New Mexico, Texas, Arizona, Oregon and Wyoming. Sister returned to California for the last seven years before returning to Victory Noll in 2009. She was director of Religious Education and also served in the many areas of adult formation and pastoral ministry...

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Upon the death of a Sister, the OLVM General Secretary writes a letter reflecting upon the life and ministry of the deceased Sister. This letter is sent to community members, family, and friends of Victory Noll. These letters are available for download.


This map shows the numbered plots in the OLVM Cemetery, and the second page is an index that matches the numbered plots with the corresponding Sister or other person's grave. Click on the link below to download the map and index