DANVILLE -- Sister Ann Elizabeth Dincher, SCC, 87, died at Holy Family Convent, Danville, on Tuesday evening, Jan. 10, 2012.

Ann Elizabeth was born May 18, 1924 in Williamsport, a daughter of the late Albert and Cecelia (Hiller) Dincher. She was the eldest of eight children, four boys and four girls.

She attended St. Boniface School and St. Mary High School in Williamsport for two years, where she became acquainted with the Sisters of Christian Charity as her teachers. She entered the religious order at Mallinckrodt Convent, Mendham, N.J. on Sept. 1, 1940.

She received the religious habit of the community on Aug. 21, 1941. First vows were pronounced on Aug. 21, 1943, followed by final profession on Aug. 20, 1949.

Her entire religious life was dedicated to teaching in the various schools of the community in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and North Carolina. From Marywood College in 1956 she earned a bachelor's degree in education and a master's degree in administration in 1967 from Seton Hall College in New Jersey. In addition to her role as teacher in the middle, upper and high schools from 1943 until August 2006, she also served as principal and superior in several convents and schools. Sister came to Holy Family in July 2009.

Survivors include a sister, Sister Celia, SCC, of Holy Family Convent, a sister, Sister Cecelia Dincher, of Williamsport, a brother, Eugene, of Arizona, and a brother, Albert, of El Paso, Texas; also nieces and nephews.

A Wake Service and Rosary will be held at 7 p.m. Friday in the convent chapel. The Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Saturday with the Rev. Michael Laicha, chaplain, as celebrant.

Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, under the direction of the Brady Funeral Home, Danville.

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