Sister M. Charisse Hayes, IHM, of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary died on July 1, 1985, died at the Marian Convent in Scranton, Pennsylvania.
She was born on January 19, 1907 in Mansfield, Washington, and given the name Lena Mary. She was the daughter of the late James P. and Mary Jane Spiva Hayes. She entered the IHM Congregation on February 6, 1927, received the religious habit on August 15, 1927, and made profession of her vows on August 2, 1929.
Sister Charisse served as a teacher in the following schools: St. Mary of the Mount in Pittsburgh; St. Paul in Scranton; IHM Academy in Coeur d'Alene, ID; and St. Lawrence in Portland, OR.
She also served as librarian at the IHM Academy in Coeur d'Alene, ID; curriculum librarian at Marywood College; and was on the support staff at the Marian Convent.
She is preceded in death by four brothers, Frank. G; James Griswold; Patrick John; and Lawrence A.
She is survived by two brothers, Joseph Michael and Terrence E. both of Washington state; nieces and nephews.
Interment will follow the Mass of Christian Burial St. Catherine's Cemetery in Moscow, Pennsylvania.
Memorial contributions may be made to support the retired IHM Sisters c/o the IHM Sisters Retirement Fund, IHM Center, 2300 Adams Avenue, Scranton, PA 18509.
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