Sister Jean Madeline Peake, 99, an Ursuline Sister of Mount Saint Joseph, died Oct. 23, 2014, at Mount Saint Joseph, in her 80th year of religious life. She was a native of Holy Cross, Ky.
Sister Jean Madeline was always joyful and active. An educator for 48 years, she remained beloved by many of her former students. She taught in Kentucky at St. Joseph School, Owensboro (1937-46), St. Joseph School, Central City (1946-50), Holy Name of Mary School, Calvary (1953-57) and was principal and teacher at St. Benedict School, Wax (1957-60) and St. Andrew School, Harrodsburg (1960-67). She was a teacher at St. Bartholomew School, Louisville (1967-70) and served as principal there from 1970-85. She also taught at Seven Holy Founders School, Affton, Mo., (1950-53).
From 1985-96, she was parish minister for St. Joseph Parish, Leitchfield, Ky. From 1996-2002, she served as director of the craft room at Mount Saint Joseph. After her retirement, she continued to use her gifts as a seamstress to make beautiful quilts for the support of the Ursuline community. She was the community’s oldest sister at the time of her death.
Survivors include nieces and nephews and the members of her religious community.
The funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 27, at Mount Saint Joseph, where visitation will begin Sunday 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 Madeline may take the form of donations to the Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph, 8001 Cummings Road, Maple Mount, KY 42356.