Sister Kathleen Condry, 66, an Ursuline Sister of Mount Saint Joseph, died Sept. 5, 2016, at Mount Saint Joseph, in her 46th year of religious life. She was a native of Ottawa, Kan., but grew up in Kenner, La.
Sister Kathleen was an Ursuline Sister of Paola, Kan., prior to the merger of that community with Mount Saint Joseph in 2008. She was superior in Paola from 2002 until the merger, and had previously served 16 years in community leadership (1982-90, 1994-2002). She was elected as assistant congregational leader for the Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph in December 2015, and was installed in office July 17, 2016.
All of her ministry was in Kansas, where she was renowned for her leadership skills as an educator. She taught French and speech at Ursuline Academy in Paola (1970-71), then taught at Holy Name School, Kansas City (1972-73) and Bishop Miege High School, Roeland Park (1973-77). She was assistant principal of St. Agnes School, Fairway (1977-78).
She served as principal of Queen of the Holy Rosary School (1978-85), Holy Spirit School (1984-88) and Holy Cross School (1986-87), all in Overland Park. From 1988-98, she held administrative roles at St. Thomas Aquinas High School and Church of Ascension School in Overland Park. Sister Kathleen was the assistant superintendent for leadership and mission for the Archdiocesan Education Office, Kansas City, Kan. (1998-2002).
From 2009-2016, she took on a new challenge serving in pastoral ministry for the Church of the Nativity in Leawood, Kan.
What people will always remember about Sister Kathleen was her sense of humor, her ability to make others feel accepted and loved, and her great spirituality.
Survivors include two sisters, Ellen Mary Condry of Belle Chasse, La., and Patricia Frelich of Carriere, Miss.; nieces, a nephew 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 Kathleen may take the form of donations to the Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph, 8001 Cummings Road, Maple Mount, KY 42356.