on May 25, 2013 - 9:56 PM
Sept. 21, 1919 – May 24, 2013
Sister Wilma Holler, a Sister of St. Francis for 72 years, died Friday in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, Amherst. She was 93.
Born Geraldine Holler in Buffalo, she entered the congregation in 1940. She studied at the former St. Clare Junior College in Williamsville and at Mount St. Joseph’s Teacher’s College, now Medaille College, Buffalo.
For 50 years, she taught in elementary schools, in first through sixth grades. At times, she taught double grades and she also served as the school librarian.
Her teaching years began at Annunciation in Elma and included SS. Peter & Paul in Hamburg, St. Aloysius in Springville, Nativity in Orchard Park, St. Francis in Tonawanda and St. James and Sacred Heart in Buffalo.
For several years, she ministered to the sick in Tonawanda and then came to St. Mary of the Angels to help with community service and to do supportive correspondence for many.
Most recently, her ministry was one of prayer and loving presence.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in the chapel of St. Mary of the Angels, 201 Reist St., Williamsville.