Sister Millie Mae Rueff
July 7, 1923—July 20, 2019

Ursuline Sister of Louisville Sister Mildred Mae Rueff, O.S.U. (formerly Sister Anselm), 96, died at Nazareth Home-Clifton on July 20, 2019. A native of Louisville, she entered the Ursuline Sisters of Louisville in 1946.

In Louisville, Sister Rueff taught consecutively at St. Boniface, Our Mother of Sorrows, St. Rita and Holy Trinity parish schools from 1948 to 1959.

She also was on the staffs of Catholic schools in Jackson and Camden, MS and in Morgantown, WV.

Sister Mildred Mae was a Title I Counselor in the Louisville Independent Schools from 1969 to 1974 and then served as a counselor in the Jefferson County School System from 1975 to 1990. Her final ministry was as a Pastoral Associate at St. Patrick Parish from 1992 to 2003 and as a volunteer at The Forum at Brookside and at Saint Mary’s Center in Middletown until 2004.

Sister Rueff graduated from Ursuline Academy and Ursuline College, and held a Specialist in Counseling Psychology Degree from Spalding College [now University], all in Louisville. She also earned a Master of Science in Guidance Degree from Creighton University, Omaha, in 1969.

Sister Mildred Mae was predeceased by her parents, Irvin C. (Bud) and Ida Mary Rueff, her sisters and brothers-in-law Norma Jean (Charles) Rohmann and Aline (Reno) Duerr. She is survived by her sister Barbara Duke of Lucerne Valley, CA, her brother, Irvin Rueff (Marilyn) of Louisville, KY, four nephews, two nieces, several great-nieces and nephews, as well as, her community of Ursuline Sisters and Associates.

Visitation will be at the Ursuline Motherhouse Chapel, 3115 Lexington Road on Monday, July 29 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. followed by a prayer service. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated on Tuesday, July 30 at 11 a.m. in the Motherhouse Chapel with burial in St. Michael Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Bosse Funeral Home.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Ursuline Sisters and mailed to the Mission Advancement Office, 3105 Lexington Road, Louisville, KY 40206.

Sister Patricia Ann Thompson
November 28, 1937-December 18, 2018

Ursuline Sister of Louisville Sister Patricia Ann Thompson O.S.U. (formerly Sister James Marie), age 81, died at Nazareth Home-Clifton on December 18, 2018. A native of Louisville, she entered the Ursuline Sisters of Louisville in 1954. She was a graduate of Sacred Heart Academy in Louisville.

Sister Patricia Ann served at Saint Joseph Orphanage in Louisville from 1956-1957, and again from 1958-59. From 1957-58, Sister taught at Our Mother of Sorrows parish school in Louisville. She then taught at St. Elizabeth, St. Helen, and Holy Trinity parish schools in Louisville from 1959-1968.

After graduating from the Jefferson County School of Practical Nursing in 1969, Sister Patricia Ann served her Ursuline Sisters in the Motherhouse infirmary from 1969-1976 and at Nazareth Home on Newburg Road from 1976-77. She became Director of Nursing Services at Marian Home on Lexington Road where she served until 2010 and at Mercy Sacred Heart (now Nazareth Home Clifton) until retiring in 2011. In 1999, Sister Patricia Ann received the “Outstanding Staff Person Award” from the Kentucky Association of Homes & Services for the Aging.

Sister Patricia Ann is survived by her brother, Michael Edward Thompson, several nieces and nephews and the Ursuline community of Sisters and Associates.

Visitation was at the Ursuline Motherhouse, 3115 Lexington Road, on Thursday, December 20, from 4-7 p.m., followed by a Vigil Service at 7 p.m.  The Funeral Liturgy was celebrated Friday, December 21 at 11:00 a.m. in the Motherhouse Chapel, with burial in St. Michael Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Ursuline Sisters and mailed to the Mission Advancement Office, 3105 Lexington Road, Louisville, KY 40206, or to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014.

Sister Margaret Ann (Christina) Hagan
October 22, 1946—March 9, 2018

Ursuline Sister of Louisville Sister Margaret Ann Hagan O.S.U., died at Nazareth Home-Highlands on Friday, March 9, 2018. A native of Louisville, she was 71 and had been an Ursuline Sister of Louisville since 1965.

Sister Hagan taught high school for 10 years at Holy Rosary Academy, Angela Merici High School and Sacred Heart Academy in Louisville. Following her teaching career, Sister Hagan earned a master’s degree in theological studies at St. Meinrad School of Theology in St. Meinrad, Indiana. She then ministered at St. Meinrad as director of seminarians’ field education and served as associate academic dean in the 1990s. In 2007 she became the first woman to be honored by St. Meinrad as “Distinguished Alumna of the Year.”

Sister Hagan also served as pastoral assistant at St. Joseph Church in Louisville, and then at Sacred Heart and St. Joseph parishes in Rock Island, Illinois, in the 1980s. From 2003 to 2006, she was coordinator of the Ursuline Society, a collaborative effort of the nine autonomous Ursuline congregations of the mid-United States. Her service to the Ursuline Sisters of Louisville included director of finance and two terms as a member of the congregation’s leadership team. Her most recent ministries were aiding individuals as a spiritual director and as a retreat director.

Sister Hagan graduated from Holy Spirit School and Sacred Heart Academy, held a B.A. from Bellarmine-Ursuline College [now Bellarmine University] and a M.A.T. from the University of Louisville, as well as the master’s degree from St. Meinrad.

She is survived by her brother John Hagan (Patricia) , sister Charlotte Cashin (Pat) and nieces and nephews, as well as her community of Ursuline Sisters and Associates.

Visitation was at the Ursuline Motherhouse, 3115 Lexington Road, on Monday, March 12, from 3-5 pm and 6-7 pm, followed by a Vigil Service at 7:00 pm. The Funeral Liturgy was celebrated on Tuesday, March 13, at 11:00 am in the Ursuline Motherhouse Chapel. Burial was in St. Michael Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Ursuline Sisters and mailed to the Mission Advancement Office, 3105 Lexington Road, Louisville, KY 40206.

Sister Macrina Stermec
August 4, 1922–January 25, 2018

Sister M. Macrina Stermec O.S.U., 95, died at Nazareth Home-Clifton on Thursday, January 25, 2018. She had been an Ursuline Sister of Louisville since 1939.

Sister Macrina, a native of Conemaugh, Pa., served as a teacher in Kentucky, Maryland, Nebraska and Pennsylvania. In Louisville she taught at St. Martin of Tours (1941-1944), St. Leo (1947-1949), Holy Spirit (1953-1956), Sacred Heart Model (1961-1962) and St. Helen (1962-1963) schools, and was principal at St. Anthony School (1963-1969). She also served as an assistant in the Office of Finance of the Ursuline Sisters from 1986 to 2012.

She held a bachelor of education degree from Ursuline College, Louisville, and a master of education degree from Creighton University, Omaha.

She is survived by several nieces and nephews, as well as her community of Ursuline Sisters and Associates.

Visitation was at the Ursuline Motherhouse, 3115 Lexington Road, on Sunday, January 28 from 4:00-5:00 pm and 6:00-7:00 pm, followed by a Vigil Service at 7:00 pm. The Funeral Liturgy was celebrated on Monday, January 29 at 11:00 am in the Ursuline Motherhouse Chapel. Burial was in St. Michael Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Ursuline Sisters and mailed to the Mission Advancement Office, 3105 Lexington Road, Louisville, KY 40206.

Sister Delores (Charles Marie) Kemper, OSU
September 21, 1934 – September 30, 2017

Sister Delores (Charles Marie) Kemper, O.S.U., 83, died on Saturday, September 30, 2017, in Louisville. She was an Ursuline since 1953. Daughter of the late Mary E. Adams and Raymond C. Kemper, Sr., she graduated from St. George School and Ursuline Academy, held a Bachelor of Elementary Education degree from Ursuline College and a Masters of Arts degree from Spalding University. In 1975 she received Montessori Certification from the American Montessori Society.

Sister Delores taught for 19 years in Louisville Catholic schools: Holy Spirit (1955-56), Holy Trinity (1956-1957), St Elizabeth (1957-1960), Our Mother of Sorrows (1960-1962), St. George (1963-1967), Pope John XXIII Consolidated/St Martin and St. Augustine (1967-1971), and St. Joseph (1972-1975) and one year in Sidney, Nebraska (1962-1963). She then was a teacher and administrator at the Ursuline Montessori School from 1975 until 1994.

In 1995 she joined the faculty of Kennedy Montessori School (part of the Jefferson County School System) for five years. She also served as a mentor to Montessori interns from Xavier University, Cincinnati, and Louisville area universities. She volunteered at SS Mary & Elizabeth Hospital, Nazareth Home – Clifton, Kids Café Enrichment Program and St. Joseph Home for the Aged.

Her sister, Phyllis Kemper Block, and brother, William Kemper preceded her in death. She is survived by her brother, Raymond Charles Kemper Jr. (Mary Helen), and sisters, Mary Rita Kemper Horn (Robert) and Gerry Kemper Gardner (Kenny), sister-in-law Evelyn Kemper, numerous nieces and nephews, as well as her community of Ursuline Sisters and Associates.

Visitation will be at the Ursuline Motherhouse, 3115 Lexington Road, on Thursday, October 5, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., followed by a Vigil Service at 7p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, October 6, at 11 a.m. in the Motherhouse Chapel with burial in St. Michael Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Bosse Funeral Home.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Ursuline Sisters and mailed to the Mission Advancement Office, 3105 Lexington Road, Louisville, KY 40206.

Sister Evelina (Roger) Pisaneschi, OSU
October 15, 1927 – September 19, 2017

Sister Evelina (Roger) Pisaneschi, O.S.U., 89, died at Nazareth Home-Clifton on Tuesday, September 19, 2017. A native of Cumberland, MD, she entered the Ursuline Sisters of Louisville in 1946.

In Louisville Sister Evelina was a teacher at St. Elizabeth School (1948-50), St. Peter Claver School (1950-1952), St. Boniface School (1953-58), Our Lady of Lourdes School (1958-63), Bellarmine-Ursuline College (1968-69) and Sacred Heart Model School (1978-79). She served as principal of: Holy Spirit School (1977-78), St. Therese School (1979-87), and St. John Vianney School (1987-91). She then was Assistant to the Director of Ursuline Campus Services until 2005 after which she volunteered her services at the Ursuline Motherhouse and at Nazareth Home-Clifton.

Sister Evelina also served in schools in Evansville, IN; Morgantown, WV, and Pittsburgh. She graduated from Ursuline College, Louisville, held a MA from The Catholic University of America, and did postgraduate work at Spalding University, Louisville, and at Carlow College, Pittsburgh.

She is survived by her sisters Janet Pisaneschi of Louisville, KY, and Pat Pisaneschi Killen (Thomas Hopkins) of Cleveland, TN, numerous nieces and nephews, as well as her community of Ursuline Sisters and Associates.

Visitation will be at the Ursuline Motherhouse, 3115 Lexington Road on Monday, September 25 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., followed by a Vigil Service at 7 p.m. The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated on Tuesday, September 26 at 11 a.m. in the Motherhouse Chapel with burial in St. Michael Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Bosse Funeral Home.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Ursuline Sisters and mailed to the Mission Advancement Office, 3105 Lexington Road, Louisville, KY 40206.

Sister Louise Marie Willenbrink, OSU
June 23, 1934 – June 21, 2017

Ursuline Sister Louise Marie Willenbrink (Rita), 82, died at Baptist Health on Wednesday, June 21, 2017. Daughter of the late J. Lawrence and Mary Louise Higgins Willenbrink, she entered the Ursuline Sisters of Louisville in 1954. She was appointed assistant principal and dean of studies at Sacred Heart Academy in 1970. Sister Louise Marie was principal of Angela Merici High School from 1971 to 1978 and principal of Sacred Heart Academy from 1978 to 1988. She then served as a student counselor and faculty mentor at Sacred Heart Academy until her retirement in 2012.

Sister Louise Marie began her teaching career at Saint Francis of Assisi School in Louisville in 1957 and then taught consecutively in schools in Pittsburgh, Columbia, SC, Jackson, MS, and Morgantown, WV.

Sacred Heart Academy named her “Distinguished Alumna of the Year” in 1984, and in 2003 she was the first recipient of Sacred Heart Schools’ “Francesconi Award for Integrity.” She graduated from Saint Francis of Assisi School, Sacred Heart Academy and Ursuline College in Louisville. She earned a MA degree in English from Duquesne University, Pittsburgh in 1964 and also studied at Spalding University, Louisville; and Trinity Washington University (formerly Trinity College) in Washington, DC.

She is survived by her brother, Dick (Dottie) and sister, Ruth Gonzalez, both of Louisville, KY, and her sister, Jean Perrone of Charlotte, NC, 33 nieces and nephews, 35 great nieces and nephews, a couple of great greats , as well as her community of Ursuline Sisters and Associates.

Visitation will be at the Ursuline Motherhouse, 3115 Lexington Road, on Monday, June 26, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., followed by a Vigil Service at 7 p.m. The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated on Tuesday, June 27 at 11 a.m. in the Motherhouse Chapel with burial in St. Michael Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Bosse Funeral Home.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Ursuline Sisters and mailed to the Mission Advancement Office, 3105 Lexington Road, Louisville, KY 40206.

Sister Georgine Grabenstein, OSU
January 13, 1918 – June 2, 2017

Sister Georgine Grabenstein, O.S.U., 99, died at Nazareth Home-Clifton (on Payne Street) on Friday, June 2, 2017. A native of Cumberland, MD, she entered the Ursuline Sisters of Louisville 79 years ago (in 1938).

Sister was principal at St. Francis of Assisi School, and taught at St. Elizabeth, St. George, Holy Spirit, St. Rita, Our Lady of Lourdes, and St. John Vianney parish schools and at Angela Merici High School and Sacred Heart Model School in Louisville and in schools in Omaha, Pittsburgh, and Cumberland. She served also as principal of St. Francis de Sales School in Morgantown, WV, in the late 1960s, and of St. Joseph the Worker School in Weirton, WV, from 1970 to 1975.

She was a pastoral associate at St. Leonard Parish from 1984 to 1990 and at St. Martin of Tours Parish from 1996 to 2005; was on the staff of the Ursuline Child Development Center (now Sacred Heart Pre-School) from 1990 to 1992, and then served five years as a teacher-aide at St. Joseph School, all in Louisville. From 2005 until 2011 she volunteered at St. Matthews Area Ministries and Respect Life Office.

Sister earned a Bachelor of Science in education degree from Ursuline College of Louisville and a Master of Arts in elementary administration degree from Creighton University, Omaha.

She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews, as well as her community of Ursuline Sisters and Associates.

Visitation will be at the Ursuline Motherhouse, 3115 Lexington Road, on Monday, June 5, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., followed by a Vigil Service at 7 p.m. The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated on Tuesday, June 6 at 11 a.m. in the Motherhouse Chapel with burial in St. Michael Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Bosse Funeral Home.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Ursuline Sisters and mailed to the Mission Advancement Office, 3105 Lexington Road, Louisville, KY 40206.

Sister Odilia Gadlage
December 14,1923 – April 11, 2017

Sister Odilia Gadlage, 93, died on April 11, 2017, at Sacred Heart Home. A member of Holy Trinity Parish, Louisville, she entered the Ursuline Sisters of Louisville in 1949. Sister Gadlage graduated from Ursuline Academy in 1941, and earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Ursuline College (both of Louisville), and a master’s degree in special education from Cardinal Stritch College, Milwaukee.

Sister Odilia spent her entire 43 years in Catholic education in the Archdiocese of Louisville. She began at St. Vincent DePaul School in 1951 and then taught at Holy Trinity School and St. Joseph School before joining the Ursuline Special Education Learning Center (a department of Ursuline College) in 1966. She then taught from 1980 to 1984 at the Ursuline-Pitt School, served as a teacher’s aide at Holy Spirit School from 1985 to 1992 and assisted at the Ursuline Child Development Center on the Ursuline Campus until she retired in 1994.

She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews, as well as her community of Ursuline Sisters and Associates.

Visitation will be at the Ursuline Motherhouse, 3115 Lexington Road, on Monday, April 17 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., followed by a Vigil service at 7 p.m. The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated on Tuesday, April 18 at 11 a.m. in the Motherhouse Chapel with burial in St. Michael Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Bosse Funeral Home.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Ursuline Sisters and mailed to the Mission Advancement Office, 3105 Lexington Road, Louisville, KY 40206.

Sister Rose Ann Born
September 20, 1926 – November 28, 2016

Sister Rose Ann Born (formerly known as Sister Judith), 90, died on November 28, 2016, at Sacred Heart Home. A native of Madison, Indiana, she joined the Ursuline Sisters of Louisville in 1944.

In her 42 years as an elementary school teacher, Sister Rose Ann taught consecutively in Louisville at St. Elizabeth, St. Anthony, St. Raphael, St. Therese, St. Helen, Most Blessed Sacrament, and St. Timothy parish schools. She was also on the faculties of schools in Evansville, Indiana; Cumberland, Maryland; Jackson, Mississippi; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Columbia, South Carolina. After retiring from teaching, Sister Rose Ann ministered in Louisville as a nurse assistant at Marian Home, at the Sister Visitor Center, as assistant to the secretary of Nativity Academy at St. Boniface and in the Office of Finance of the Ursuline Sisters. She held a BA from Ursuline College, Louisville; and a MA from Duquesne University, Pittsburgh.

Sister Rose Ann is survived by her nieces Sandi Miller, Emmy Gray and Ann Henson of Greendale, Indiana, as well as numerous other nieces, nephews and their families and her Ursuline Community.

Visitation will be at the Ursuline Motherhouse, 3115 Lexington Road, on Thursday, December 1 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., followed by a Vigil Service at 7 p.m. The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated on Friday, December 2 at 11 a.m. in the Motherhouse Chapel with burial in St. Michael Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Bosse Funeral Home.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Ursuline Sisters and mailed to the Mission Advancement Office, 3105 Lexington Road, Louisville, KY 40206 or by making a donation.

Sister Mary Terence Schmitt
December 29, 1919 – November 16, 2016

Sister Mary Terence Schmitt, 96, died on November 16, 2016, at Sacred Heart Home. A native of Dalton, Nebraska, she joined the Ursuline Sisters of Louisville in 1938.

In Louisville Sister Schmitt taught at Our Mother of Sorrows and St. George parish schools in the 1940s and at Ursuline Academy from 1947 to 1961. She also was on the faculties of high schools in North Platte and Sidney, NE; Cumberland, MD; Morgantown, WV; and Pittsburgh, PA. She then ministered at Ursuline Center and Friendship House in Pittsburgh and from 1997 to 2001 was a pastoral assistant at St. Luke Mission Center in Salyersville, KY.

Sister Schmitt was passionate about working to protect the environment and in the early 2000s took part in protests in Frankfort regarding problems with strip mining in Kentucky. She was a graduate of Ursuline College, Louisville, and held a MS degree from Saint Louis University.

She is survived by her sisters, Lucille Cuminiskey of Worthington, OH, and Clara Collet of Lafayette, LA, her brother Vincent and sister-in-law Marge Schmitt of Sidney, NE, numerous nieces and nephews and her Ursuline Community.

Visitation will be at the Ursuline Motherhouse, 3115 Lexington Road, on Sunday, November 20 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., followed by a Vigil Service at 7 p.m. The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated on Monday, November 21 at 11 a.m. in the Motherhouse Chapel with burial in St. Michael Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Bosse Funeral Home.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Ursuline Sisters and mailed to the Mission Advancement Office, 3105 Lexington Road, Louisville, KY 40206 or by making a donation.

Sister Frances Crosier
September 22, 1934 – August 21, 2016

Sister Frances Crosier, 81, died on August 21, 2016, at Sacred Heart Home. A native of Louisville, she joined the Ursuline Sisters in 1982.

Her ministries included teaching, nursing and social work. She taught at St. Pius, St. Barnabas and St. Timothy parish schools before entering the Ursuline Sisters, and at St. Helen and St. Jerome parish schools in the 1980s. She then served on the staffs of Marian Home in Louisville; Howard Community Hospital in Kokomo, IN, and at Bishop Lane Retreat Center in Rockford, IL. Upon retirement in 1994 she volunteered at Baptist East Hospital and at Jefferson Alcohol and Drug Abuse Center (JADAC) in Louisville.

Sister Crosier was a graduate of St. George School and Ursuline Academy in Louisville, and held a BS degree from Bellarmine University and an MA degree from Spalding University.

She is survived by her sister, Martha Ann Crosier Donhoff, and brother, John C. Crosier, both of Louisville, and her Ursuline Community.

Visitation will be at the Ursuline Motherhouse, 3115 Lexington Road, on Thursday, August 25 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., followed by a Vigil Service at 7 p.m. The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated on Friday, August 26 at 11 a.m. in the Motherhouse Chapel with burial in St. Michael Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Bosse Funeral Home.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Ursuline Sisters and mailed to the Mission Advancement Office, 3105 Lexington Road, Louisville, KY 40206 or by making a donation.

Sister Rosanna Dorn
April 1, 1932 – June 19, 2016

Sister Rosanna Dorn, 84, died Sunday, June 19, 2016, at Sacred Heart Home in Louisville, KY. A native of Cumberland, MD, she entered the Ursuline Sisters of Louisville in 1951. Sister Rosanna’s 20-year teaching ministry extended from 1957 to 1977 and included: St. Francis of Assisi School from 1954 to 1957 and St. Clement School from 1961 to 1962 in the Louisville area, and schools in Madison, IN; Sidney, NE; Cumberland, MD and Columbia, SC. She transitioned into parish ministry and pastoral care of the sick in the states of Pennsylvania, Virginia and Maryland from 1988 to 2008. She was a resident of Willow Valley Senior Living in Cumberland, MD, from 2008 until her move to Louisville in 2015.

Sister Rosanna received her B.A. in elementary education from Ursuline College, Louisville; a M.L.S. from the University of Pittsburgh and M.A. in religious studies from La Salle College in Philadelphia.

She is survived by her sister Josephine Mantheiy of Cumberland, MD; her brother Joseph B. Dorn of Sagamore Hills, OH; many nieces and nephews and her Ursuline Community.

Visitation will be at the Ursuline Motherhouse, 3115 Lexington Road, on Thursday, June 23 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., followed by a Vigil Service at 7 p.m. The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated on Friday, June 24 at 11 a.m. in the Motherhouse Chapel with burial in St. Michael Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Bosse Funeral Home.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Ursuline Sisters and mailed to the Mission Advancement Office, 3105 Lexington Road, Louisville, KY 40206 or by making a donation.

Sister Annalita Fox
March 27, 1924 – May 21, 2016

Ursuline Sister Annalita Fox, 92, died on Saturday, May 21, 2016, at Sacred Heart Home in Louisville. A native of Louisville, she entered the Ursuline Sisters in 1943. Sister Annalita graduated from St. Anthony Parish School in 1938 and from Ursuline Academy in 1942. She held a B.A. degree from Ursuline College (now Bellarmine University) and a M.A. degree from Duquesne University, both in elementary education.

Sister Annalita taught at St. Vincent de Paul, St. Elizabeth, St. George, St. Helen, Our Lady of Lourdes and St. Clement parish schools and at Sacred Heart Model School in the Louisville area between 1945 and 1986. Beginning in 1986 she assisted in the offices of Sacred Heart Academy and the former Ursuline Montessori School (now Sacred Heart Preschool). Sister Annalita also taught in schools in Evansville, IN; Cumberland, MD; Conemaugh and Pittsburgh, PA.

She is survived by her brother, Raymond Fox of Louisville, several nieces and nephews, and her Ursuline Community.

Visitation will be at the Ursuline Motherhouse, 3115 Lexington Road, on Thursday, May 26, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. followed by a Vigil service at 7 p.m. The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated on Friday, May 27, at 11 a.m. in the Motherhouse Chapel with burial in St. Michael Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Bosse Funeral Home.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Ursuline Sisters and mailed to the Mission Advancement Office, 3105 Lexington Road, Louisville, KY, 40206 or by making a donation.

Sister Patricia (Marcian) Lowman
September 5, 1921 – May 3, 2016

Sister Patricia (Marcian) Lowman, 94, died on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at Sacred Heart Home, Louisville. Born in Orangeburg, South Carolina, she entered the Ursuline Sisters of Louisville in 1940.

A well-loved teacher of history, she was four times named the Outstanding Professor of the year (1975, 1986, 1992 and 1996) at Bellarmine University. In addition she received an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters Degree from Bellarmine in 2000 and an Honorary Diploma from Sacred Heart Academy in 2013. In Louisville, Sister Pat began her teaching ministry at St. Rita School (1942- 1946) taught for seven years (1958-1965) at Sacred Heart Academy and at Ursuline College from 1965 until the faculty was merged with the faculty of Bellarmine-Ursuline College (now Bellarmine University) in 1968. She was professor of history at Bellarmine until her retirement in 1996. She also taught in Columbia, South Carolina, and in Omaha, Nebraska, in the late 1940s, early 1950s.

A lover of sports Sister Pat was the official scorekeeper of Bellarmine’s women’s basketball teams for 25 years. In 2000 she was inducted into the Bellarmine University Athletic Hall of Fame. With a love for travel, she arranged and accompanied students on tours of historical and cultural sites in European and Middle Eastern countries annually for several summers. Sister Pat held a BA and MA from Creighton University, Omaha, NE and a Ph.D. from St. Louis University. In 1966 she studied in India as a Fulbright Scholar.

She is survived by her niece Carol Tessem of St. Petersburg, Florida, several great nieces, many friends and her Ursuline Community.

Visitation will be at the Ursuline Motherhouse, 3115 Lexington Road, on Thursday, May 12 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., followed by a Vigil service at 7 p.m. The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated on Friday, May 13 at 11 a.m. in the Motherhouse Chapel with burial in St. Michael Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Bosse Funeral Home.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Ursuline Sisters and mailed to the Mission Advancement Office, 3105 Lexington Road, Louisville, KY 40206 or by making a donation.

Sister Dorothy Frankrone
March 4, 1921 – April 7, 2016

Sister Dorothy Frankrone, OSU, 95, died on Thursday, April 7, 2016 at Sacred Heart Home, Louisville. A native of Louisville she joined the Ursuline Sisters of Louisville in 1941.

Sister Dorothy served at the Ursuline Speech Clinic as a speech therapist beginning in 1968 and then as the Director from 1973 to 1996. Between 1943 and 1968 she taught elementary grades at St. Boniface, St. George, Holy Trinity, St. Therese, St. Vincent de Paul, St. Rita and St. Joseph parish schools in Louisville and in schools in Jackson, Mississippi, and Evansville, Indiana. In the early 1970s she also was an instructor in the education department of Bellarmine College (now University).

She was a 1938 graduate of the old Ursuline Academy and held a Bachelor’s Degree from the old Ursuline College, and a Master’s Degree in speech-language from Marquette University. In retirement she served as a Eucharistic Minister to patients at Suburban Hospital. She held membership in the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and the Kentucky Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

She is survived by her sisters, Mary Rose Frankrone Boyd and Marcella Frankrone Olliges; sister-in-law, Buelah Agnes Voris Frankrone all of Louisville, and her brother, Raymond Frankrone (Sue), of Salem, Illinois, as well as numerous nieces and nephews and her Ursuline Community.

Visitation will be at the Ursuline Motherhouse, 3115 Lexington Road, on Monday, April 11 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., followed by a Vigil service at 7 p.m. The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated on Tuesday, April 12 at 11 a.m. in the Motherhouse Chapel with burial in St. Michael Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Bosse Funeral Home.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Ursuline Sisters and mailed to the Mission Advancement Office, 3105 Lexington Road, Louisville, KY 40206 or by making a donation.