SISTER HELEN CARNEY, OLVM, 83, a resident of Victory Noll, Huntington, IN, passed away early Monday, April 14, 2014, at Lutheran Hospital, in Fort Wayne, IN.
Sister Helen was born in Royal Oak, MI, on May 13, 1930, to Patrick Carney and Elodie (Frappier) Carney. Her parents, her brother, Raymond Carney and her sister Lydia Mae Carney preceded her in death. She is survived by three sisters, Florence Smith of Arlington Heights, IL, Sr. Alodia Carney, OLVM of Huntington, IN, and Rose Mary Carney, OSF, Dubuque, IA. She is also survived by her Victory Noll sisters with whom she shared life and community for 64 years.
Sister Helen entered the Congregation of Our Lady of Victory Missionary Sisters on October 27, 1949, and made first vows on August 5, 1952. She served in the missions in Texas, Ohio, California, and New Mexico. Sister Helen retired and returned to Victory Noll last October, 2013, after spending nearly 50 years serving the people of New Mexico in many different parishes. Her last assignment was Villanueva where she served as Parish Life Coordinator.
A Vigil Service will be held at 7:00 p.m., Sunday, April 20, 2014, with calling one hour prior to the service from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Victory Noll Chapel, 1900 West Park Drive, Huntington, IN.
Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, April 21, 2014, with calling one hour prior to the Mass from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Victory Noll Memorial Chapel, 1900 W. Park Drive, Huntington, IN.
Burial will be at Victory Noll Cemetery.
McElhaney-Hart Funeral Home, 715 N. Jefferson Street, Huntington, IN is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences: www.mcelhaneyhartfuneralhome.com