Sister Mary Jo Hrnchir remembered for her legacy of service

Notre Dame Sister Mary Jo Hrnchir was known for her compassionate nature and commitment to serving others.

During her 61 years of religious life, Sister Mary Jo worked in the cafeteria of the former Assumption Convent and then at the former Notre Dame Academy. Following that, she was a nursing assistant and medical aide, providing comfort and healing to countless individuals at Florence Nursing Home, Ville de Sante, Western Medical Services and the House of Hope, all in Omaha.

Sister Mary Jo died August 5. She was 80.

A Mass of Christian burial was to be held on August 12 at the Notre Dame Chapel in Omaha. Burial will be at Sts. Cyril and Methodius Cemetery in Atwood, Kansas.

Sister Mary Joy was born on February 12, 1943, in Wichita, Kansas, to Henry and Clyta (Davis) Hrnchir. She took her final vows as a Notre Dame Sister in 1961.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Robert Hrnchir and Henry Hrnchir, Jr., and sisters Zanetta Schnee and Donna Plourd.

Survivors include the Notre Dame Sisters; brother Eugene (Meredith) Hrnchir of Atwood, Kansas; sisters Kathy Keflas of Cedar Park, Texas, Jane Hrnchir (Dale Michem) of McCook, Nebraska, Zandra Hrnchir (Ron Carmichael) of Omaha, Patricia Hrnchir of Lawrence, Kansas; and sister-in-law Cheryl Hrnchir of Trenton, Nebraska.

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