Sister Helen Jones, 87, parochial school teacher

September 17, 1997

Sister Helen Jones, a parochial school educator for 45 years, died of a heart attack Sept. 5 at Villa St. Michael in Emmitsburg. She was 87.

She began her career in 1934. After teaching biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics and English at parochial schools in Virginia and New York, Sister Helen was assigned to Seton High School in Baltimore in 1970. She also taught at Elizabeth Ann Seton High School in Bladensburg from 1976 to 1979, when she became a docent at the National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Emmitsburg.

Sister Helen, who retired this summer, had been sacristan at St. Agnes Hospital for eight years. From 1980 to 1989, she was sacristan at Providence Hospital in Washington.

Born Helen Elizabeth Jones in Dickerson in Montgomery County, she earned a bachelor's degree from St. Joseph College in Emmitsburg in 1931 and a master's degree in science from the Catholic University of America in 1966. She entered the Daughters of Charity in 1933.

She was a member of the National Science Teachers Association and the American Association of Physics Teachers.

A Mass of Christian burial was offered Sept. 8.

She is survived by a sister, Bernadine M. Jones of Silver Spring.

Pub Date: 9/17/97

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