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Sister Marie William Blyth, OSU: August 30, 1929-March 10, 2019

Maple Mount — Sister Marie William Blyth, 89, an Ursuline Sister of Mount Saint Joseph, died March 10, 2019, at Mount Saint Joseph, in her 69th year of religious life. She was a native of Denver.

Sister Marie William was an Ursuline of Paola, Kan., until the merger of that community with Mount Saint Joseph in 2008. She loved teaching and helping adults to grow deeper in their faith. She was never without a joke in hopes of lightening someone’s day.

Sister Marie William taught in Kansas at St. Ann School, Prairie Village (1952-55) and at Queen of the Holy Rosary in Overland Park (1957-61). She was both principal and teacher at Wea Grade School, Bucyrus (1961-69), Holy Angels School, Garnett (1969-76) and Holy Trinity School, Paola (1976-83). She was director of religious education at Holy Cross Parish in Overland Park from 1984-95, and at Queen of the Holy Rosary Wea Parish from 1995-2005. From 2000 until moving to Maple Mount in 2009, she ministered to associates, which she continued to do in Kentucky. She also taught at St. John School in Bartlesville, Okla. (1955-57).

Survivors include the members of her religious community and her nephew Joseph Wilkes of Thornton, Colo.

The funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Mount Saint Joseph, where visitation will begin Wednesday at 4 p.m., with a wake service following at 6:30 p.m.

Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory, Owensboro, is handling arrangements.

Donations in memory of Sister Marie William may be made to the Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph, 8001 Cummings Road, Maple Mount, KY 42356.

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Karen Feehan (Mar 11, 2019)
Sister Marie William was my friend. I am both gratefull and proud that she was a part of my life. She left both me and Paola the poorer for having left us. She will me remembered and missed. An Associate Karen Feehan