Sister Mary Bartholene Warren, 102, an Ursuline Sister of Mount Saint Joseph of Maple Mount, Ky., died Wednesday, April 13, at Owensboro Medical Health Systems. She was in her 83rd year of religious life. A native of St. Mary in Marion County, Ky., she was the sixth of eight children of the late John Barton Warren and Georgia Ann Thompson Warren.
An educator for 57 years, Sister Bartholene taught in Kentucky at Holy Trinity School, Fredericktown; St. Ann, Howardstown; St. Alphonsus, St. Joseph; St. Columba, Louisville; St. Michael, Fairfield; Immaculate Conception, Earlington, St. Mary Magdalene, Sorgho; Holy Cross School, Holy Cross; St. Martin, Flaherty; St. Romuald, Hardinsburg; St. Bernard High School, Clementsville; St. Catherine, New Haven; St. Francis Xavier, Raywick; St. Denis, Louisville; Holy Name of Mary, Calvary; St. Bartholomew, Buechel; St. Thomas More, Paducah; and St. Anthony, Peonia. She also was a teacher at St. Anthony School, Jeffersonville, Ind.
For 16 years, she taught in New Mexico, at Sacred Heart Academy, Waterflow; St. Rose, Blanco; Sacred Heart, Farmington; and St. Joseph, San Fidel. In New Mexico she knew Mother Katharine Drexel, who was canonized in the year 2000. She often said, with pride and reverence, “I knew a saint.” When reflecting on her teaching, she said, “I never knew a bad child.”
Survivors include nieces and nephews and the members of her religious community.
The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Saturday, April 16, at Mount Saint Joseph, with burial in the convent cemetery.