Sister Joseph Angela Boone, OSU: September 20, 1928- November 11, 2018

Maple Mount — Sister Joseph Angela Boone, 90, an Ursuline Sister of Mount Saint Joseph, died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018, at Mount Saint Joseph, in her 71st year of religious life. She was a native of New Haven, Ky.


Sister Joseph Angela was a teacher for 19 years, serving at Sts. Joseph and Paul School, Owensboro (1949-51, 1959-61), St. Denis School in Louisville (1951-59) and as a math professor at Brescia College, Owensboro (1963-70), where she was named a Distinguished Alumna in 2009. She was most known for her brilliance with financial matters. She served as treasurer and business administrator for the Ursuline Sisters from 1970-89, which included starting the retirement fund and the Mount Saint Joseph Picnic. She then served as chancellor and director of administration for the Diocese of Owensboro from 1989-2011. She also served on the Ursuline leadership Council from 1972-76, as well as numerous nonprofit boards. In August 2014, Boone Lodge at the Gasper River Catholic Youth Camp & Retreat Center near Bowling Green was named in her honor.

Survivors include the sisters of her religious community; three siblings, Teresa Marie Thompson of New Haven, Anna Catherine Keene of Louisville and Mary Josephine Dworzan of Orange, Calif.; nieces and nephews.


The funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, at Mount Saint Joseph, where visitation will begin Wednesday at 1 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 Joseph Angela may be made to the Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph, 8001 Cummings Road, Maple Mount, KY 42356.


  1. Alice. Concannon Dupre

    Sister Angela was so kind and welcoming to me when i first went to Brescia College. Id never been to Kentucky! Sister Angela and I discovered we had birthdays only a week apart! I have very fond memories of Sister Angela; may she rest in peace

  2. Carol Higdon Petry

    She was my supporter during my years at Brescia always supporting me and pushing me harder! And a lot of fun when we would have pizza at our dorm off campus! She truly was a shining star and never backed away from a challenge.

  3. Eugene (Gene) Werner

    Sister Joseph Angela was an outstanding religious sister of the Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph. I will always remember her along with so many of the Dedicated Sister who taught at Brescia College when I attended the college from August, 1966 to December, 1970. The sisters were ALL very remarkable instructors. May Sister Joseph Angela enjoy her eternal happiness along with Sr. Rose Francis Mahoney, Sr. Mary Cecilia Payne, and Sr. Marguerite Younker to name a few wonderful educators.

    May Sister Joseph Angela rest in
    the arms of Jesus and his loving mother Mary.

  4. Ernie Taliaferro

    Sr. JA was balanced in her family life, her faith life, her work life, her Ursuline life and her social (fun) life. Always quick with a solution, a prayer or a humorous quip. She was a smart, perceptive and holy woman. I will miss her much.

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