Sr. Stephanie Mertens, ASC, 87, of the Adorers of the Blood of Christ, passed away at 11:53 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021 at the Ruma Center. A vigil service, with attendance limited to the Sisters at the Ruma Center, will be held Tuesday, Jan. 12. Burial will follow in the Ruma Convent cemetery. A memorial mass will be celebrated at a later date with Sisters, family and friends. Pechacek Funeral Home in Red Bud is in charge of arrangements.