Sister Lennora Carrico, OSU

Maple Mount — Sister Lennora Carrico, 96, an Ursuline Sister of Mount Saint Joseph, died May 4 at Mount Saint Joseph, in her 74th year of religious life. She was a native of Fancy Farm.

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.

(Wake Reflection on page 2)


  1. Carol Hill

    My,O’My Sister Lennora. My friend,prayer pardoner, family friend etc. You have been such an inspiration in my life for so many years. You have taught me so much about life, Love and God, and how to listen,and be helpful where needed.
    So happen you have met Jesus.
    Peace, Carol

  2. Ellen Erwin

    Sister Lennora was such wonderful person and a very important member of our family. She will be greatly missed. She was such a positive role model and someone that I think we should all try to model our lives after.

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