Maple Mount — Sister Jean Gertrude Mudd, 92, an Ursuline Sister of Mount Saint Joseph, died Oct. 13, 2013, at Mount Saint Joseph, in her 72nd year of religious life. She was a native of Fredericktown, Ky.
An educator for 49 years, Sister Jean Gertrude was “little but mighty” and found inventive ways to encourage her young students to learn. She began making beautiful quilts in 1996 and continued until her retirement.
She taught in Kentucky at St. James School, Louisville (1943-51), St. Bernard School, Clementsville (1951-54), St. Catherine School, New Haven (1964-67), Sts. Joseph and Paul School, Owensboro (1967-73) and was a reading tutor at St. Angela Educational Center, Louisville (1973-80, 1984-96). She taught at St. Teresa School, Glennonville, Mo., (1954-60), St. Benedict School, Nebraska City, Neb. (1960-63) and St. Joseph School, Paul, Neb., (1963-64.). She also served in health care at Mount Saint Joseph (1980-84).
Survivors include two sisters, Geneva Mudd, Springfield, Ky., and Gertrude Nally, Bardstown, Ky.; three brothers, Thomas Mudd and Joseph A. Mudd, Springfield, and Bernard Mudd, Bardstown; nieces and nephews, and the members of her religious community.
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 in charge of arrangements.
Gifts in memory of Sister Jean Gertrude may take the form of donations to the Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph, 8001 Cummings Road, Maple Mount, KY 42356.