Sister Lennora had a wonderful gift of compassion, and often offered a listening ear to other sisters. Sisters and staff members looked forward to receiving a greeting card from her on their birthdays. She loved University of Kentucky basketball, and could often be seen reading the Cats’ Pause.
An educator for 34 years in Kentucky, she taught at St. Joseph High School, Owensboro (1940-46), St. Bernard High School, Clementsville (1946-50 and 1951), St. Alphonsus High School, St. Joseph (1950), Mount Saint Joseph Academy, Maple Mount (1951-57), St. Catherine High School, New Haven, (principal and teacher, 1957-65), St. Paul High School, Leitchfield (1965-67), and Trinity High School, Whitesville (principal and teacher, 1967-71). She was a member of the Department of Education faculty at Brescia College (1971-74). She served in outreach ministry in Grayson County, Ky., at Peonia (1974-79) and Leitchfield (1985-88), and as a Hospice volunteer at Our Lady of Mercy Hospital, Owensboro (1979-85). She ministered at the Motherhouse in personal and pastoral care and on the staff of Mount Saint Joseph Shop. From 1989 to 2003, she served as annalist for the Motherhouse Community.
Survivors include two sisters, Anna Elliott, Fancy Farm, and Dot Willett, Calvert City; one brother, Bob Carrico and his wife Barbara, Cincinnati; a sister-in-law, Helen French, Fancy Farm; nieces and nephews, and the members of her religious community.
The funeral Mass was at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 8, at Mount Saint Joseph, where visitation began Monday 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 Lennora may take the form of donations to the Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph, 8001 Cummings Road, Maple Mount, KY 42356.
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