ASTON, Penn.—Franciscan Sister Emily Ann Herbes (formerly Sister Marie Antoinette), 84 died at Assisi House Oct. 14. There was a funeral Mass at Assisi House.

Sister Emily Ann was born in Portland, Oregon, and later moved to Pendleton where she was a member of St. Mary Parish and a graduate of St. Joseph Academy. She entered the congregation in 1954 and professed her first vows in 1957. She ministered in education, social services and as congregational historian.

During her 19 years in the Archdiocese of Portland, Sister Emily Ann served as provincial secretary and worked in social services at the Northwest Pilot Project and Volunteers of America. She taught at Gervais Elementary School and Sacred Heart School. She also engaged in parish ministry at Sacred Heart Parish.

During her six years in the Diocese of Baker, Sister Emily Ann taught at Sacred Heart Academy in Klamath Falls and served as a caregiver for a family member in Pendleton.

She worked 29 years in the Archdiocese of Seattle, teaching in Tacoma. She served as an English as a second language teacher at St. Francis House in Puyallup. As the congregational historian for the Sisters of St. Francis she traveled between Tacoma, Washington, and Aston, Pennsylvania, finalizing the congregational history.

She volunteered at Olympus House in Tacoma and later at St. Ann Convent where she cared for the retired sisters. In 2004 she moved to Assisi House, the congregation’s retirement residence in Aston, Pennsylvania, where she served in prayer and hospitality until her death.

Sister Emily Ann also taught at schools in the Diocese of Oakland and the Diocese of Spokane. She also served for a time at the former St. Joseph Family Center in Spokane.

Sister Emily Ann is survived by her sister, Colleen Christiansen; her brother, Richard Herbes; her nieces and nephews; and her Franciscan family.

Burial is in Our Lady of Angels Cemetery.

Donations in her name can be made to Sisters of St. Francis Foundation, 609 S. Convent Rd., Aston, 19014.