For 20 years, Sister Margaret’s ministry was in education. She taught primary grades in Ohio, Maryland, Virginia, and Kentucky, including Community Catholic School in Louisville. Sister Margaret later served in parish ministry in Florida, Mississippi, South Carolina, and Belize. In 1979, an interest in contemplative prayer led to Sister Margaret spending months in solitude, living in a shelter she built herself at the Transfiguration House of Prayer facility in Butler, Pennsylvania. In 1990, Sister Margaret began her ministry in Arkansas, where she lived for more than 25 years. At St. Vincent Infirmary Medical Center in Little Rock, Sister Margaret served as the director of guest relations and as a patient representative.
Sister Margaret is survived by a brother, Maurice Meisner, of Louisville, Kentucky, her nieces and nephews, and by her religious community.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Nazareth, Kentucky, at 10:30 am on Friday, January 13 followed by burial in Nazareth Cemetery. The celebrant at the Mass will be Father Mark Stengel, OSB.
Visitation will be from 1:30-2:30 p.m. at Nazareth Home on Thursday, January 12 and after 4:00 p.m. in St. Vincent Church, Nazareth, Kentucky. There will be a Prayer Service in St. Vincent Church at 6:30 p.m. Thursday evening.
Funeral Arrangements are being handled by Ratterman Funeral Home, 3800 Bardstown Road, Louisville, Kentucky. Memorials may be made to Office of Mission Advancement, P.O. Box 9, Nazareth, KY 40048.