MAPLE MOUNT, Ky. – Sister Joseph Cecelia Muiler, an Ursuline Sister of Mount Saint Joseph, died March 17, 2003, at Mount Saint Joseph. She was in her 58th year of religious life. She entered the community February 2, 1945, and was received into the novitiate August 14, 1945. She made temporary vows on August 15, 1947, and perpetual vows on August 15, 1950.
Sister Joseph Cecelia, baptized Mary Rose Patricia Muiler, was the daughter of the late Joseph and Cecelia Ballman Muiler of Louisville.
She taught at St. Mary Magdalene School, Sorgho, 1950-51, and at St. Thomas More School, Paducah, 1951-51. She also taught in the Archdiocese of Louisville and in New Mexico.
A registered nurse, she served as infirmarian at Mount Saint Joseph 1956-79 and as infirmary consultant 1979-99. For many years she was a productive gardener and seamstress providing vegetables and creating beautiful quilts for her community.
Survivors include nieces and nephews and the members of her religious community. Services were Thursday, March 20, at Mount Saint Joseph Chapel, Maple Mount, Ky.