Margaret Spalding Wathen, SCN, 82, a native of Owensboro, Ky., died at Nazareth Home on September 6, 2012. She had been a Sister of Charity of Nazareth for 61 years.

Sister Margaret Spalding served in elementary education as teacher and principal in Kentucky and Ohio; as director of Nazareth Campus Service; as choir director at St. Stephen Cathedral Parish, Owensboro, Ky., in health ministry at Memorial Hospital, Chattanooga, Tenn.; as Volunteer in the Western Province Office and in family ministry.

In Louisville, Sister served at St. Matthias and at Holy Family Schools.

Survivors include four brothers, Robert Louis Wathen of Orlando, Fla.; John Hamilton Wathen, Sr. of Louisville, Ky.; Samuel Thomas and William Patrick Wathen of Hardin, Ky.; one sister, Margaret Bauer of Norman, Okla.; and her religious community.

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