Sister M. Virgil Bohman, 86, of the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis died Dec. 15, 2010 at St. Francis Convent, Springfield.
The former Mary Shirley Bohman, was born in St. Paul, Minn., on Feb. 25, 1924, the daughter of Oscar and Margaret Lynch Bohman. She entered the congregation on Sept. 29, 1951, and professed her religious vows on June 13, 1954.
Sister Virgil was trained in EEG (electroencephalography) and served as a technician in hospitals in Illinois and Wisconsin. She also served as a health record analyst. From 1995 to 2004, she served as a switchboard receptionist at Hospital Sisters Health System.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by five brothers: Robert, Jack, William, Joe and Ed Bohman.
She is survived by a sister, Margaret Kunde of St. Paul, Minn., a sister-in-law, Norrine Bohman of St. Paul, Minn., several nieces and nephews, and her Franciscan sisters with whom she shared her life for over 59 years.
The Eucharistic Celebration and Rite of Christian Burial was celebrated by Father Vincent Callahan, OFM, on Dec. 17, 2010 in St. Clare of Assisi Adoration Chapel at St. Francis Convent. Burial was in Crucifixion Hill Cemetery.
Kirlin-Egan and Butler Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.