August 12, 1915 ~ April 30, 2010
Sister M. Ursula Hoefel OP died at the age of 94 on Friday April 30 2010 at Regina Health Center Richfield OH. Sister Ursula the former Caroline Hoefel was one of seven children born to the late Charles and Mary Ursula (Bernard) Hoefel. After graduating from St. Mary High School in 1933 she entered the Sisters of St. Dominic Akron from St. Mary Parish on December 8 1934 and made first profession of vows on June 20 1936. Sister Ursula taught at the elementary school level for forty years at St. Paul St. Vincent and Our Lady of the Elms Akron; St. Joseph and Regina Coeli Alliance; Immaculate Conception Ravenna; and St. Felicitas Cleveland. From 1976-87 Sister Ursula worked in various capacities in patient services admissions and environmental services at St. Thomas Hospital in Akron. In 1987 she worked in volunteer services and as a kindergarten aide at St. Dominic School in Youngstown. From 1989-95 she was receptionist and in special services at the Ursuline Sisters motherhouse in Canfield. In 1995 she returned to Our Lady of the Elms motherhouse and was involved in community service. Because of health reasons she was transferred to Regina Health Center in 2004. Sister was well liked by her students families and staff wherever she ministered. She had a beautiful smile and enjoyed reading singing and playing her guitar. She is survived by her sister Alice Yakubik of Akron sister-in-law Betty Hoefel John & Carolyn Kline nieces nephews cousins and friends. She was preceded in death by brothers Adam Clarence and Eugene and sisters Bernadette Eisenhart and Mildred Steiger. Calling hours are on Monday May 3 2010 from 3:00-7:00 p.m. at Our Lady of the Elms Convent 1230 W. Market St. Akron. Wake Service is at 4:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial is on Tuesday May 4 2010 at 10:00 a.m. Celebrant is Fr. Gregory Maturi OP. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery. Donations in memory of Sister Ursula may be made to Dominican Sisters of Peace 2320 Airport Drive Columbus OH 43219-2098.