Medical Mission Sister Katherine Jobson, 91, dies

Medical Mission Sister Katherine Jobson, a physician, died July 5 in San Diego, Calif., at the age of 91.

She was a native of Louisville and a graduate of Sacred Heart Academy. Sister Jobson attended Nazareth College until 1943 when she entered the Medical Mission Sisters. She graduated from Georgetown University Medical School in 1956.

She served in Dacca, in what was then East Pakistan, in the mid 1950s, and returned to the U.S. to continue her medical training. She was named a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics in 1970.

Over the next two decades, Sister Jobson worked as a doctor in India and Ghana; as a consultant to the Christian Medical Commission of the World Council of
Churches in Geneva, Switzerland; as a medical officer in a hospital in Malawi; and in two village health projects in Pakistan.

Her Mass of Christian Burial will be held at her community’s North American headquarters in Philadelphia on July 31.

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