Wheeling native Sister Joan Michel Kirsch, pioneer Maryknoll Sisters missionary to Africa, died July 28, 2014, at Maryknoll Sisters Center, Maryknoll, NY. She was 94 years old and had been a Maryknoll Sister for 71 years.

Born Virginia Dorothy Kirsch, she graduated from St. Alphonsus Commercial High School in 1936.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, August 1, 2014, at 11 a.m. at the Maryknoll Sisiters Center. Burial will be in the Maryknoll Sisters Cemetery.

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