Sister Jamesetta Knott, OSU

Sister Jamesetta Knott, 86, an Ursuline Sister of Mount Saint Joseph, died Oct. 22, 2011, at Mount Saint Joseph, in her 63rd year of religious life. She was a native of Wilhelmina, Mo.

Sister Jamesetta was known for her compassion, prayerfulness and a listening heart. Sister Jamesetta taught or was principal in the Kentucky schools at St. Romuald, Hardinsburg (1950-55), St. Denis, Fancy Farm (1955-57), St. Joseph, Mayfield (1957-59), St. Ann, Howardstown (1959-64), Blessed Mother, Owensboro (1964-67), St. Thomas More, Paducah (1969-70), St. Christopher, Radcliff (1970-71) and St. Francis, Loretto (1971-73). She taught and served as principal at St. John School in Plattsmouth, Neb., (1967-69) and taught at St. Angela Merici School, Florissant, Mo., (1980-81). She ministered at the Motherhouse as director of food services (1973-80) and in health care (1981-87).

Sister Jamesetta served as parish minister in the Kentucky parishes of St. William of Vercille, Marion (1987-89), St. Francis Borgia, Sturgis (1987-88), St. Ambrose, Henshaw (1987-88), and St. Mark, Eddyville (1988-89).

Sister Jamesetta opened and was assistant to the director at the Bishop David Apartments in Louisville (1989-2001), caring for retired priests.

Survivors include four sisters: Mary Smith of Boone, N.C., Mabel Macke of Saint Paul, Mo., Margaret Brown of Arnold, Mo., and Sister Mary Mercedes Knott of Maple Mount; two brothers: Charles Knott of Arnold, Mo., and James Knott of Imperial, Mo., nieces and nephews and the members of her religious community.

The funeral Mass was Oct. 25 at Mount Saint Joseph, with visitation at 4 p.m. Oct. 24, and a wake service following at 6:30 p.m. Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory, Owensboro, is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial gifts for Sister Jamesetta Knott may take the form of donations to the Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph, 8001 Cummings Road, Maple Mount, KY 42356.

Wake reflection located on page 2.