Sister Marie Ann Poland, ASC, passed away July 29, 2017 in Ruma, IL,
after a long illness. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of
the late John Herman and Catherine (Krach) Poland. Sister entered the
Religious Congregation of the Adorers of the Blood of Christ in
Columbia, PA and ministered as a Nurse Educator, Pediatric Nurse, Home
Nurse and School Nurse in York, Harrisburg and Middletown, PA. She also
served as Program Director and Public Relations/Marketing Director at
the Precious Blood Spiritual Center, Columbia and accompanied people on
their faith journey as a Spiritual Guide.
is survived by her sisters in community, the Adorers of the Blood of
Christ and her siblings, John (Betty) Poland, Hamilton, NJ and Kathy
(Charlie) Parkerson of Langhorn, PA and many nieces and nephews.
will be held in the Chapel of St. Anne's Retirement Community, 3952
Columbia Ave., Columbia, PA 17512 on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 from 8:30
a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Prayer service at 10:00 a.m. followed by the Mass
of Christian Burial beginning at 11:00 a.m. Donations in memory of Sr.
Marie may be made to the ASC Retirement Fund, 4233 Sulphur Ave., St.
Louis, MO 63109 or online at www.adorers.org. Arrangements by the Clyde W. Kraft Funeral Home, Inc.