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Obituary - Sister Monica Marie Hibberd

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She was born Salome Ann Hibberd on Jan. 23, 1927 in Alton, the daughter of Louis Henry Hibberd of Pittsburgh Penn., and Mary Mildred Sims of Alton.

She attended Alton Senior High School and entered the Ursuline Novitiate in Crystal City, Mo., in 1945. She professed her vows on Jan. 16, 1948, and attended the College of New Rochelle, N.Y., where she received a bachelor's degree in English in 1951. She received her master's degree in Christian spirituality from Creighton University in Omaha in 1979. She was one of the first Ursuline sisters to be certified for Montessori education as well. She taught in Kirkwood and Jennings, Mo.; San Antonio, Laredo, Midland, Alpine, and Dallas in Texas; and in Springfield. She also served in Frontenac, Minn., and enjoyed a year of renewal in Rome, Italy, in 1968. She joined the Queen of Peace Community in Alton in April of 2002.

A funeral Mass was celebrated Nov. 30 at the Ursuline Convent Chapel in Alton, with Father Stephen Pohlman presiding. Burial was in St. Patrick Cemetery in Godfrey.

Memorial gifts may be given to the Queen of Peace Ursuline Community, 845 Danforth St, Alton IL, 62002.

Staten-Fine Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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