Sister of Charity of Nazareth Elaine Puthoff, a teacher, dies at 89

Sister of Charity of Nazareth Elaine Puthoff died July 24 at Flaget Hospital in Bardstown, Ky. She was 89 and had been an SCN for 60 years.

Sister Puthoff, a native of Covington, Ky., served as an elementary and secondary school teacher in Bogotá, Colombia. In the United States she served as a teacher in Kentucky, Virginia, Tennessee, Maryland and Massachusetts.

In the Archdiocese of Louisville, she served at St. Barnabas School from 1957 to 1962.

She served as provincial treasurer in Lexington, Ky., from 1985-1989. She went on to served as a secretary in diocesan ministry, briefly, before serving as associate director of the former Diocesan Mission Office from 1990 to 2002. After retiring, Sister Puthoff served in Hispanic ministry.

Sister Puthoff is survived by her nieces, nephews and members of her religious community.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated July 31 in St. Vincent Church in Nazareth, Ky., followed by burial in Nazareth Cemetery.

The visitation will take place after 4 p.m. July 30 in St. Vincent Church followed by a prayer service at 6:30 p.m.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the SCN Office of Congregational Advancement, P.O. Box 9, Nazareth, Ky., 40048.

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