Sister Josephine Mary Lyons, 84, an elementary-school teacher for 25 years, died Sunday, Nov. 17, of heart failure at McAuley Convent in Merion.
Sister Josephine Mary attended St. Carthage School in West Philadelphia and graduated from West Catholic High School for Girls in 1947.
She spent two years as a typist before entering the Sisters of Mercy in September 1949. She professed her vows in 1952.
During a quarter-century as a teacher, Sister Josephine Mary taught every grade from first through seventh.
In the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, she taught at Our Mother of Good Counsel in Bryn Mawr; Holy Cross in Springfield, Delaware County; St. Matthias in Bala Cynwyd; Our Lady of Lourdes in Overbrook; Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Havertown; St. Margaret in Narberth, and St. Denis in Havertown. She also taught in the dioceses of Allentown, Miami, and Raleigh, N.C.