Sister Margaret Joseph Aull, 87, an Ursuline Sister of Mount Saint Joseph, died Dec. 7, 2009, at Owensboro Medical Health System after a short illness, in her 69th year of religious life. She was a native of Knottsville.
She was born Margaret Ann Aull, one of 15 children to the late Michael Xavier and Mary Pauline Aull. She was known for her ready smile, her sense of adventure, her love of travel, and her deep prayerfulness.
Sister Margaret Joseph taught at Immaculate School (1967-68) and St. Pius Tenth School (1975-85) in Owensboro, and worked as a file clerk at Mercy Hospital from 1985-94. She also taught in Louisville and New Mexico, and did tutoring and ministry to the sick in Madisonville. She retired to the motherhouse in 2002, where she continued to minister as an information receptionist.
Survivors include six sisters, Mary T. Higdon, and Anna Carolyn Lyddane, both of Owensboro; Sister Naomi Aull, Maple Mount; Sister Marie Michael Aull, CP, Whitesville; Joyce Marie Dunn, Tarpon Springs, Fla., and Beverly Ann Clark, Fairview, Texas; three brothers, William Guy Aull, Robert E. Aull, and Joseph A. Aull, all of Philpot; nieces and nephews and the members of her religious community.