Sr. Immaculata was a graduate of Avila College in Kansas City, MO, and her long career as an elementary teacher covered three states: Texas, Arkansas, and Missouri. After retiring in 1987 she returned to the Monastery

She is survived by three sisters: Rita Milton of Bridgeport, TX, Magdalen Michalik of Munday, TX, and Kay Gallagher of Asheville, NC, and the sisters in her religious community.