Sister M. Loyola's Services
Visitors are welcome; masks required. COVID screening, contact tracing protocol observed.
Visitation: 4:00-5:00 p.m., Thursday, July 15, 2021, Sacred Heart Convent, 1237 W. Monroe St., Springfield, IL 62704. Visitation begins with a prayer service. Directions
Funeral Mass: 6:30 p.m., July 15; Sacred Heart Convent Chapel.
Burial: 10 a.m., Friday, July 16, Roselawn Memorial Park Cemetery Directions
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Springfield Dominican Sister M. Loyola Miller, OP, died peacefully Sunday, July 11 at Sacred Heart Convent. She was born in Morris, Ill., in 1946 to Raymond and Salena (Hanley) Miller, who named her Nancy Carol. She joined the Dominicans in 1964 and professed her vows in 1966 at Sacred Heart Convent, Springfield, Ill.
Sister M. Loyola was a life-long educator. At every stage of her ministerial life she cared for the growth and faith formation of young people. For eight years she taught elementary students at schools in Springfield and Aurora, and in San Diego, Calif. She taught religion and science for nine years at Marian Catholic High School, Chicago Heights, then at Routt High School, Jacksonville. She later returned to Jacksonville as DRE at the parish and part time high school teacher. At Rosary High School, Aurora, she taught for seven years then worked in the finance office for six. When she returned to Springfield in 2009 it was to serve as treasurer at Sacred Heart Convent and offer support for the vocation office, performing both duties with selfless care and joy even as her health declined.
Sister M. Loyola was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her siblings: Anne Foster (Roger, decd), Kinsman; Marilyn (Raymond) Zeimet, Seneca, S.C.; Madonna Updike (David, decd), Ottawa; Eileen Scott, Morris; George (Sherry, decd) Miller, Morris; Lee (Laurie) Miller, Verona; and Sharon (Tom) Kimes, Morris; many loving nephews, nieces, cousins and dear friends.
Visitors are welcome; masks required; COVID screening protocol observed. Visitation: 4:00-5:00 p.m., Thursday, July 15, 2021, Sacred Heart Convent, 1237 W. Monroe St., Springfield, IL 62704. Visitation begins with a prayer service. Funeral Mass: 6:30 p.m., July 15; Sacred Heart Convent Chapel, Father Michael DeTemple, OP, celebrant. Burial: Roselawn Memorial Park Cemetery, 10 a.m., Friday, July 16.
Memorials to honor the memory of Sister M. Loyola may be made to the Dominican Sisters Retirement Fund, 1237 W. Monroe St., Springfield, IL, 62704. The Dominican Sisters and family of Sister M. Loyola are served by Butler Funeral Homes.