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Obituary - Sister M. Gloria Hanley, OP

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dl-obit-sr-m-gloria-hanleySister M. Gloria Hanley, 92, a Dominican Sister of Springfield, died March 12. She was born to John and Stella (Fox) in Jacksonville. She joined the Dominican Sisters in 1937.

Sister M. Gloria’s ministries included teacher and principal. She also served in congregational administration as vicaress, councilor, and director of temporary professed sisters. Sister M. Gloria taught at St. Christina, Chicago; St. Isidore, Farmersville; St. Norbert, Hardin; St. Augustine and St. Mary, East St. Louis; and Ss. Peter and Paul, Cary. She was principal at St. Lawrence, Penfield; St. Maurice, Morrisonville; Holy Cross, Mendota; St. Cabrini, Springfield; and St. Charles Borromeo, Hampshire. She also taught as Sacred Heart Academy, Springfield, and was assistant principal at Marian Catholic High School, Chicago Heights.

Sister M. Gloria was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Jack, and two sisters: Harriet Lockman and Virginia McGrath. She is survived by her brother, Connie Hanley of Jacksonville, and many nieces and nephews.

The funeral Mass was held March 14 at Sacred Heart Convent Chapel, with Father Peter Witchousky, OP, presiding. Burial was March 15 at Calvary Cemetery, Springfield.

Kirlin-Egan and Butler Funeral Home, Springfield, was in charge of arrangements.

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