Sister Odilia Gadlage, an educator for 43 years, dies

OSU-obituaries-wUrsuline Sister of Louisville Odilia Gadlage died on April 11 at Sacred Heart Home. She was 93 and entered the Ursuline Sisters in 1949. 

Sister Gadlage, who attended Ursuline Academy and Ursuline College, spent 43 years in Catholic education in the Archdiocese of Louisville.

She began her teaching ministry at the old St. Vincent de Paul 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 taught at the Ursuline-Pitt School, now Pitt Academy, from 1980 to 1984, 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 her nieces and nephews and community of Ursuline Sisters and Associates.

Visitation will be at the Ursuline Motherhouse, 3115 Lexington Road, April 17 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., followed by a Vigil service at 7 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on April 18 at 11 a.m. in the Ursuline 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.

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