Sister M. Christella Misch, OSF, age 98, of the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis died March 5 at St. Francis Convent, Springfield.
Sister Christella, the former Agnes Misch, was born in Alt Schalkowitz, Silesia, on Jan. 14, 1914, the daughter of Peter and Maria Wiench Misch. She entered the congregation on Jan. 14, 1931, and professed her religious vows on Oct. 4, 1933.
Sister Christella was a graduate of St. John's School of Nursing as well as St. John's School of Medical Technology and St. John's School of Radiologic Technology. She received a bachelor of science degree from Quincy University and completed postgraduate studies at the University of Minnesota. She served the community as a radiology and laboratory technician at hospitals in Illinois and Wisconsin.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers: Johann, Francis, and Peter Misch; and six sisters: Paula, Hedwig, Anna, and Rosalie Misch, Sophie Thoma, and Flora Skora.
She is survived by two nephews, Heinz and Rudi Skora, both of Germany, as well as her Franciscan sisters with whom she shared her life for over 81 years.
The Eucharistic Celebration and Rite of Christian Burial was celebrated by Father Andre Schludecker, OFM, on March 7 in St. Clare of Assisi Adoration Chapel at St. Francis Convent. Burial was in Crucifixion Hill Cemetery.
Kirlin-Egan Butler Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.