Ursuline Sister Isabel Lehmenkuler, 93, dies

Sr. Isabel Lehmenkuler

Ursuline Sister of Louisville Isabel Lehmenkuler, 93, died at Nazareth Home-Clifton May 24. She recently celebrated her 75th year of religious life.

Sister Lehmenkuler, a native of Louisville, ministered in education, pastoral care and as a chaplain.

In the Archdiocese of Louisville, she taught at St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Our Mother of Sorrows, Sacred Heart Model, St. Ann, Our Lady of Lourdes and St. Helen schools as well as Ursuline Academy.

From 1969 to 1974 and again from 1984 to 1985 she served as the director of the office of personnel and professional development for the Ursuline Sisters.

She completed an internship in clinical pastoral care in Columbia, S.C., in 1984 and then ministered as chaplain at Providence Hospital in Columbia from 1985 to 1999. She also served as the first female chaplain for the Columbia City Police.

She returned to Louisville in 1999 where she served in pastoral care at Marian Home and then as the director of the Ursuline Associate program from 2000 to 2003.

She is survived by her sister-in-law Theresa Lehmenkuler of Anthem, Ariz.; many nieces and nephews; and members of the Ursuline community.

Funeral services will be private, with burial in St. Michael Cemetery. A memorial Mass will be offered at a later date.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Ursuline Sisters and mailed to the Mission Advancement Office, 3105 Lexington Road, Louisville, Ky., 40206.

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