Anna Marie Rhodes, SCN, 90, (formerly Dorothy Jean) was born in Akron, OH. She died June 11, 2021, in Nazareth, Kentucky. She was a professed Sister of Charity of Nazareth for 70 years.

Sister Anna Marie served in educational ministries, teaching fifth through eighth grades at several schools in Kentucky, including Bethlehem Academy in Bardstown, St. Anthony in Bellevue, and St. Martha in Louisville. She also taught at Holy Angels School in Maryland and Roanoke Catholic High School in Virginia. 

She studied history at the University of North Carolina, earning a Ph.D. She taught history at Spalding University from 1971-2000. In 1994, Sister Anna Marie was named Kentucky Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Sister Anna Marie served her SCN Community at Nazareth Home in Louisville as a volunteer in Community Service starting in 2000. She continued to volunteer with the Congregation upon her move to the Nazareth Motherhouse in 2013. In recent years she would read to Sisters with vision problems and also assisted others with learning new technology, like Zoom.

She is survived by her identical twin sister, Mary Jane Rhodes, SCN, her sister Shirley Patterson, her brother Joseph Rhodes, her extended family, and her religious community. Burial arrangements are as follows:

  • The wake will be Monday, June 14 at 6:30 p.m. at. St. Vincent Church, Nazareth, Kentucky
  • Funeral Mass will be Tuesday, June 15, 10:30 a.m.
  • Burial in the Nazareth Cemetery

Funeral Arrangements are being handled by Houghlin Greenwell Funeral Home 1475 New Shepherdsville Road, Bardstown, KY 40004. Memorials may be offered to Office of Mission Advancement, P.O. Box 9, Nazareth, KY, 40048.