mariemccartySister Marie McCarty, SCN, 91, a native of Roanoke, Virginia, died at Nazareth Home, Louisville, Kentucky, on June 15, 2015. She had been a Sister of Charity of Nazareth for 69 years. Sister served in elementary education in Tennessee, Kentucky, Massachusetts and Ohio as both teacher and principal for 48 years. In Louisville Sister served at St. Lawrence School from 1955–56 and again from 1965–76; at Most Blessed Sacrament from 1956–58; at St. Cecilia School from 1959–61 and at St. Gabriel School in Fern Creek, Kentucky, from 1962-65.

In later years Sister served as teacher at Crossroads Public School in Payneville, Kentucky, from 1976–84, as principal from 1984–90 and still later as substitute teacher for Meade County, Kentucky, from 1990–91. From 1990–2008 Sister served as volunteer in music ministry for St. Theresa Parish, Payneville, Kentucky. From 2011 to present, Sister served in the Apostolate of Prayer at Nazareth Home.

Survivors include two sisters, Madeline Theimer of Fincastle, Virginia, and Joan Gray of Suffolk, Virginia, and her religious Community.

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