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Sister Virginia Huber

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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Precious Blood Sister Virginia Huber died on May 10 at the Maria Joseph Center in Dayton. She was 92 years old and had been a member of the Sisters of the Precious Blood for 78 years.

A native or Norwood, Sister Virginia entered the Sisters of the Precious Blood in 1930 and was known in religious life as Sister Mary Adria. She spent nearly 34 years in Catholic elementary schools as teacher and principal serving in Fort Wayne, Ind., St. Joseph, Mo., Cincinnati, Cleveland, Falls Church, Va., and Dayton.

In 1968 she began ministry in religious education at the Sacred Heart Catechetical Center in New Carlisle and continued in religious education for the next 15 years at Assumption Parish in Dayton and at the Toledo Diocesan Religious Education Center in Ottawa, Ohio.

Prior to retirement at Salem Heights in Dayton in 1985, Sister Virginia was chaplain at St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne. She remained active during her retirement serving for five years as director of the Always Learning Program (ALP) for other retired Sisters at Salem Heights. Declining health necessitated a move to the Maria Joseph Center in 2006. 

Sister Virginia is survived by one sister, Theresa Hake, of Venice, Fla. She requested that her body be donated to Wright State University School of Medicine.

A memorial Mass will be held for Sister Virginia on June 9 at Salem Heights.

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