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Sister Mary Rebecca Elkins
Sister Mary Rebecca Elkins

Sister Mary Rebecca Elkins, a Sister of Mercy who trained as a nurse and held health care positions at hospitals in Georgia and at what is now Mercy Medical Center, died Tuesday at Stella Maris Hospice of complications from multiple sclerosis. She was 90. The daughter of Joseph Edward Elkins and Rebecca M. Staley Elkins, Margaret Mary Elkins was born and raised in Frederick, where she graduated from St. John's Literary Institute. She then began her nursing training at what is now Mercy Medical Center, and after working as a nurse for five years, she entered the Sisters of Mercy in 1950. She professed her final vows in 1955 and took the religious name of Sister Mary Rebecca. ...

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