Sister Sara Ann Abell passes away

Sister Sara Ann Abell with her sister Loretta "Tiny" Taylor

Louisville, KY -- Sister Sara Ann Abell, SCN, 102, a native of Leonardtown, MD, died at Nazareth Home, Louisville, on January 24, 2015. She had been a Sister of Charity of Nazareth for 84 years.

Sister served in Kentucky, Arkansas, Virginia, Ohio, North Carolina, Tennessee and Maryland as teacher, principal and librarian in both elementary and secondary education, in personal family service, Social Service and Volunteer Ministry for 65 years. In Louisville Sister has been a resident at both Maria Hall and Nazareth Home since August, 1998, serving in the Apostolate of Prayer. Survivors include one sister, Loretta (Tiny) Taylor of St. Mary's City, MD and her religious community. Sister's two sisters, Sisters Alberta Abell and Pauline Maria Abell preceded her in death.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Vincent Church, Nazareth, Ky. on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 10:30 a.m., followed by burial in Nazareth Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 1:30-2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 and after 4 p.m. in St. Vincent Church, Nazareth, Ky. There will be a Prayer Service in St. Vincent Church at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Ratterman Funeral Home, 3800 Bardstown Road, Louisville, KY. Memorials may be made to Office of Congregational Advancement, P.O. Box 9, Nazareth, KY 40048. - See more at:

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