|Death: ||Aug. 24, 1990|
Sister Marie Vianney Bihr, a member of the Congregation of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, died Friday (Aug. 24, 1990) after a heart attack at Incarnate Word Hospital in St. Louis.
Sister Bihr was 85 and had been a nun for 60 years.
She was an X-ray technician and served in the order's hospitals in Texas, Oklahoma and Missouri. She headed schools of nursing and radiology and was a hospital administrator. She was a nuclear medicine technologist at Incarnate Word Hospital in St. Louis from 1971 to 1976.
In the early 1980s, she began a physical therapy program for retired members of her community at their convent in Normandy.
"She was always willing to change and take risks," said Sister Mary Rose Forck, the director of the infirmary at the convent.
She described Sister Bihr, who learned to play the guitar in her 70s and sometimes entertained the other nuns, as a person of great faith, very social and devoted to her community.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Incarnate Word Chapel, 2800 Normandy Drive. The funeral Mass will be at 3:30 p.m. Monday at the Incarnate Word Chapel. Burial will follow in the convent's cemetery.
Among survivors are her brother, Karl Bihr, and her sister, Karoline Christmann, both of West Germany.
--St. Louis Post-Dispatch; Aug. 25, 1990
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