Ursuline Sister Sarah Stauble, a past president of her congregation, dies at 88

Sister Sarah Stauble

Ursuline Sister of Louisville Sarah Stauble, a longtime teacher and leader of her congregation, died June 13 at Nazareth Home-Clifton. She was 88 and had been an Ursuline Sister since 1952.

Sister Stauble, a native of Louisville, served her congregation in leadership roles including as president of the Ursuline Sisters of Louisville from 1992 to 2002 and as vice president from 1980 to 1988. She served on the leadership team from 1968 to 1972. She was a member of the Ursuline formation team and director of the Associate Community.

She also served as an educator for 50 years in Kentucky, Indiana and Tennessee.

In Kentucky, Sister Stauble taught music at Sacred Heart Academy, the Ursuline School of Music, the Ursuline Special Education Learning Center and at Holy Spirit, St. Elizabeth and St. Aloysius schools.

In 1996, Bellarmine University recognized Sister Stauble as a Distinguished Graduate and in 2004 she received an honorary doctor of humane letters degree from the university.

Sister Stauble is survived by her nieces and nephews and members of her congregation and associate community.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. June 16 in the Motherhouse library with a vigil following at 7:30 p.m.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. June 17 in the Motherhouse chapel followed by burial in St. Michael Cemetery. Masks are required for those who are not vaccinated.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Ursuline Sisters, Mission Advancement Office, 3115 Lexington Road, Louisville, Ky., 40206.

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