A native of Knottsville, she was the daughter of Martin Spalding and Sarah Gertrude Bowlds Mattingly.
An educator for over 50 years, she taught at St. Charles School, Bardwell; St. Romuald, Hardinsburg; Immaculate Conception, Earlington; St. Columba, Louisville; Flaherty Elementary, Flaherty; St. Francis Xavier, Raywick; and St. Margaret Mary, Louisville. She was principal and teacher at St. Benedict School, Wax; St. James, Louisville; and St. Martin, Rome. She served as principal at St. Edward, Jeffersontown; and at St. Bartholomew, St. Leonard, and St. Bernard schools, Louisville
She was librarian at Immaculate and Cathedral schools, Owensboro, and at Mary Carrico School, Knottsville.
Survivors include three Sisters, Merici Millay, Margaret Payne, and Geraldine Staples, all of Owensboro; a brother, Vincent E. Mattingly of Owensboro; nieces and nephews, and the members of her religious community.
The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated September 22 at Mount Saint Joseph, with burial in the convent cemetery.