Ms. Ebelhar

Ms. Elizabeth Ebelhar, longtime scheduler of the Blessed Sacrament altar boys died a couple weeks ago. She was 98 and in a Catholic nursing home late in life (photo, low on the page). A decade earlier, she’d called my family’s house on many Fridays, as was her practice, reminding Rob or I of our Masses on that weekend’s schedule.

Her obituary, as obituaries sometimes do, surprised me.

Ms. Ebelhar, a native of Owensboro, Ky., joined the Women’s Army Corps in 1942. She was promoted to platoon sergeant and was in charge of training 60 female soldiers while stationed in Des Moines.

She eventually was sent to Europe, where she was among the troops who marched down the Champs-Elysees in Paris at the end of World War II.

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