In Memoriam

Sister Genevieve (Jenni) Skerk, H.M., formerly Sister M. Davidica, died Thurs., March 16, 2017 at Villa Maria Community Center.

Sister Jenni Skerk ministered for 57 years as a dedicated teacher, pastoral minister, director of religious education and chaplain in the Cleveland and Youngstown dioceses.

While in the Cleveland diocese she served at St. Sebastian, Akron; St. Cecilia, and Mt. Pleasant Catholic Elementary Center, Cleveland;  St. Eugene Parish, Cuyahoga Falls; and St. Mary, Painesville.

Her ministry in the Youngstown diocese included St. Joseph Parish, Ashtabula; Mercy Medical Center, Canton; St. Mary, Conneaut; St. Patrick, Hubbard; St. Louis Parish, Louisville; St. Joseph Parish, Mantua; St. Joseph Parish, Suffield; St. Elizabeth Health Center and Mercy Health/St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital, Youngstown.

She is survived by her sisters in the Humility of Mary Congregation; her brother, John Skerkavich of Youngstown; and nieces and nephews and their families.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Rose (Baleskie) Skerkavich; her sisters, Rosella Clement, Eva Bendokas, Lucille Schrieber, and Florence Cheatham; and her brothers, Richard and Ralph Skerkavich.

Arrangements:
Calling Hours:
Villa Maria Chapel, Villa Maria, Pennsylvania
Sunday, March 19, 2017, 3:30–7 p.m.
Monday, March 20, 2017, 9–10:15 a.m.

Wake Service: Villa Maria Chapel, Villa Maria, Pennsylvania
Sunday, March 19, 2017, at 7 p.m.

Mass of Christian Burial: Villa Maria Chapel, Villa Maria, Pennsylvania
Monday, March 20, 2017 at 10:30 a.m.

Sr. Jenni Skerk


Date of Birth:
September 10, 1929 │ Age: 87
Place of Birth: Youngstown, Ohio

Memorial contributions may be sent to
Sisters of the Humility of Mary
Development Office
PO Box 534
Villa Maria PA 16155


Sister Mary-Joanna Huegle, H.M., the former Mary Josephine Huegle and formerly Sister Mary-Arlene, died Sat., Jan. 14, 2017 at Villa Maria Community Center.

Sister Mary-Joanna Huegle was a woman of many talents which she generously shared. As an artist she was sought out to draw or design and execute many religious subjects using various media over a 60 year span. 

Her first ministerial assignments included teaching in the Diocese of Cleveland at St. Philip Neri, Cleveland; St. Christopher, Rocky River and Magnificat High School, Rocky River. As a clerk in the Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped of the Cleveland Public Library she personally selected materials for clients.

In the Youngstown Diocese she taught third graders at St. Patrick, Hubbard.

In 1977 she returned to the Diocese of Pittsburgh and was asked by the HM Community to organize materials for the HM Archives at Villa Maria. Many workshops gave her the needed knowledge of archival practices that she applied to materials dating back to the mid-19th century in France when the Congregation of the Sisters of the Humility of Mary was founded.  She was active in her ministry as “Curator of the Archives” until 2011. Sr. Mary-Joanna joined her HM Sisters in the Ministry of Prayer in which she served until her death.

She is survived by her sisters in the Humility of Mary Congregation; her brother, Peter W. Huegle, Lake Havasu City, Arizona; and nieces and nephews and their families. She was preceded in death by her parents, Edwin and Irene (Werthmann) Huegle; and her sisters, Arlene Morton, Jeanette Stewart, and Grace Ann Fitts.

Sr. Mary-Joanna


Date of Birth:
January 27, 1927 │ Age: 89
Place of Birth: Cleveland, Ohio

Memorial contributions may be sent to
Sisters of the Humility of Mary
Development Office
PO Box 534
Villa Maria PA 16155


Sister Consolata Kline, H.M., the former Rita Kline, died Mon., Nov. 7, 2016 at Villa Maria Community Center.

Sr. Consolata Kline served in the Diocese of Youngstown for 32 years at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Youngstown including 19 years as administrator. She also ministered as Vicar of Social Concerns and then as Executive Director of Catholic Charities of the Youngstown Diocese.

Sr. Consolata responded to the call of her religious community to serve as major superior of the Sisters of the Humility of Mary from 1981-89. She then served for 11 years in the Diocese of Youngstown first as associate vicar and then as vicar of social concerns from 1990-95 when she became executive director of Catholic Charities in the Diocese of Youngstown from 1995-2001. Following her retirement from Catholic Charities she offered her time and interest as an active volunteer at the West Side Catholic Center in Cleveland which honored her wither their Dorothy Day Volunteer Award April 28, 2006.

Among her other honors, she received the papal honor "Cross Pro-Ecclesia et Pontifice" in 2000 for her decades of service to the Church. She was recognized in 1978 as one of the first inductees in the Ohio Women's Hall of Fame. She is a Life Fellow in the American College of Health Care Executives.

Sr. Consolata participated in the HM Ministry of Prayer and the Ministry of Faith-filled Presence with her sisters at Villa Maria Community Center from 2001 until her death.

She is survived by her sisters in the Humility of Mary Congregation; her brother, Joseph P. Kline, Fairview Park, Ohio; her sister, Mary Knapik, Olmsted Township, Ohio; and many nieces and nephews and their families. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Catherine (Ryan) Kline; her brothers, Thomas Kline, Rev. John J. Kline, and Rev. Robert W. Kline; and her sister, Betty Ondus.

Sr. Consolata Kline


Date of Birth:
October 8, 1916 │ Age: 100
Place of Birth: Cleveland, OH

Memorial contributions may be sent to
Sisters of the Humility of Mary
Development Office
PO Box 534
Villa Maria PA 16155