Sister of Loretto Patricia Hummel, an educator, dies

Sister of Loretto Patricia Hummel, formerly Sister Margaret Rose, died July 31 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon, Ky. She was 91 years old and in her 73rd year of religious life.

Sister Hummel, a native of Louisville, entered the Sisters of Loretto at the Foot of the Cross in 1946 from her home parish of St. Benedict. She attended Loretto High School and was a charter member of the Loretto High School Alumnae Association.

She served as an educator for nearly half a century in Kentucky, Colorado and Missouri.

In the Archdiocese of Louisville, she taught in Jefferson County Public Schools that predominantly served African American students, including Bruce and Meyzeek middle schools, from 1979 to 1995. She also ministered in Fairdale, Ky., where she served as superior and principal of the former St. Jerome School from 1966 to 1971.

Survivors include her sister-in-law Jane Carroll Bickett Hummel of Louisville and many nieces and nephews.

A wake will take place Aug. 5 beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Church of the Seven Dolors on the grounds of the Loretto Motherhouse in Nerinx, Ky. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Aug. 6 at 10 a.m. in the church. Burial will follow in the Loretto Motherhouse Cemetery.

Memorials gifts in Sister Hummel’s name may be sent to the Loretto Community, care of the Loretto Development Office, 4000 S. Wadsworth Blvd., Littleton, Colo., 80123-1308.

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