SCN Sara Ann Abell, 102, dies Jan. 24

Sister of Charity of Nazareth (SCN) Sara Ann Abell, 102, died Jan. 24 at Nazareth Home. She had been an SCN for 84 years.

Sister Abell, a native of Leonardtown, Md., served in Kentucky, Arkansas, Virginia, Ohio, North Carolina, Tennessee and Maryland as a teacher, principal and librarian in both elementary and secondary education, social service and volunteer ministry for 65 years.

In the Archdiocese of Louisville, she taught at St. Vincent de Paul School in New Hope, Ky., from 1933 to 1935. She also served as a teacher and principal at Bethlehem Academy, now Bethlehem High School, in Bardstown, Ky., from 1958 to 1959. Since 1998, she served in the apostolate of prayer at both Maria Hall and at Nazareth Home.

Survivors include one sister, Loretta Taylor of St. Mary’s City, Md., and members of her religious community.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Vincent Church in Nazareth on Jan. 28 at 10:30 a.m., followed by burial in Nazareth Cemetery.

Visitation will be held on Jan. 27 from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. and after 4 p.m. at St. Vincent. There will be an evening prayer service at 6:30 p.m.

Memorials gifts may be made to the Office of Congregational Advancement, P.O. Box 9, Nazareth, Ky., 40048.

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