Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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March 20, 2013

Sr. Anne Phalen

GLENWOOD PARK — Sr. Anne Phalen, 94, of Glenwood Park, Princeton, passed away on Monday, March 18, 2013 at the GlenWood Park Retirement Village in Princeton.

Sr. Anne Phalen was born Anne Catherine Phalen on January 4, 1919 to Charles and Julia Riley Phalen. She graduated from Matoaka High School, class of 1936. She attended St. Joseph Hospital in Charleston, W.Va. where she graduated from nursing school in 1940; then in April of 1945 she joined the United States Army as an army nurse during World War II. She joined the Carmelite order of sisters of Jesus in Peewaulkee, Wisconsin where she was cloistered until 1969 and known as Sister Marie of Jesus. She returned to her family home in Glenwood Park to tend to her mother and father. Sr. Anne worked as a registered Nurse for Bluefield hospital, Glenwood Park Home and Hospice. In 1979 she received her Bachelor of Arts from St. Joseph's College.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Charles; and her sisters, Violette Foley, Frances "Cindy" Deskin, and Margaret McKenzie.

She is survived by her sister, Emily Austin, of Spring Valley, California; eight nieces and nephews and 13 great-nieces and nephews and five great, great-nieces and nephews. Also surviving is a special and loving caregiver, Larry and Glenna Johnson of Glenwood Park

Graveside services will be conducted on Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at Monte Vista Park Cemetery in Bluefield with a Memorial Mass service following at 11:30 a.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Princeton with Father Paul Wharton officiating.

Those wishing to attend services are asked to meet Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Princeton, WV at 11:30 a.m.

Online condolences will be accepted at www.cravens-shires.com

Cravens-Shires Funeral Home, 3431 Coal Heritage Road (Bluewell), Bluefield, WV 24701 is serving the family.

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