Sister Anna Marie Rhodes, a professor of history, dies at 90

Sister of Charity of Nazareth Anna Marie Rhodes, formerly Sister Dorothy Jean, died June 11 in Nazareth, Ky. She was 90 and had been a professed Sister of Charity of Nazareth for 70 years.

Sister Rhodes, a native of Akron, held a Ph.D. in history and taught at Spalding University from 1971 to 2000. She was named Kentucky Professor of the Year in 1994 by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

She also taught fifth through eighth grades in Kentucky, Maryland and Virginia. In the Archdiocese of Louisville, she taught at Bethlehem Academy and St. Martha School.

She began volunteering with her SCN community in 2000, first at Nazareth Home and then when she moved to the motherhouse in 2013. In recent years, she read to sisters with vision impairments and assisted others with technology, such as Zoom.

She is survived by her twin sister, Sister of Charity of Nazareth Mary Jane Rhodes, sister Shirley Patterson, her brother Joseph Rhodes, her extended family and religious community.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated June 15 and Sister Rhodes was buried in Nazareth Cemetery.

Memorials may be offered to the SCN Office of Mission Advancement, P.O. Box 9, Nazareth, Ky., 40048.

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