Sister Eileen Mullen, 95, an Ursuline Sister of Mount Saint Joseph, died March 12, 2008, at Mount Saint Joseph. She was in her 78th year of religious life.
A native of Fortuna, N.D., she was an Ursuline Sister of Belleville, Ill., before the merger of that community with the Ursulines of Mount Saint Joseph in October 2005.
Sister Eileen was an educator for more than 50 years in Illinois, Missouri, and North Dakota. She also served on the leadership team of the Ursuline Sisters of Belleville. She was one of eight children, and her parents were pioneers and homesteaders in North Dakota. Her mother was a teacher who taught at home because there was no school in the area.
Sister Eileen enjoyed crocheting, reading, and listening to music. She was a very investigative person, who always wanted to know the “why” and “how” of everything. She was very devoted to the Focolare movement, which stresses to make God first in one’s life and to love one another.
Survivors include a sister, Ruth Gunsolley of Salado, Texas, nieces and nephews, and the members of her religious community.