A funeral Mass for Sister Alvera Stead, O.S.F., was offered April 18 at Assisi House, Pa. Sister Alvera died April 14. She was 96.
Sister Alvera entered the congregation of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia in 1928 and professed her final vows in 1931. She ministered in elementary education as a teacher and a caregiver of children in several boarding schools and in domestic work.
Sister Alvera served at Mount St. Mary’s College, Emmitsburg, from 1937-1938 and from 1983-2001 she ministered at St. Anthony Convent, Gardenville. She served for many years in Oklahoma and the diocese of Wilmington.