Sister Pauletta McCarty, OSU: July 17, 1921-April 7, 2018

Maple Mount — Sister Pauletta McCarty, 96, an Ursuline Sister of Mount Saint Joseph, died April 7, 2018, at Mount Saint Joseph, in her 77th year of religious life.

Born Helen Marie McCarty, she was a native of Curdsville, Ky. Sister Pauletta always had a smile on her face, and retained friendships with former students all their lives. Among the Ursuline Sisters, she was the oldest living graduate of Mount Saint Joseph Academy, graduating n 1939.

An educator for 36 years, she taught at St. Catherine School, New Haven, Ky. (1943-44), St. Joseph School, Mayfield, Ky. (1944-45), Seven Holy Founders School, Affton, Mo. (1945-51) , Blessed Mother School, Owensboro, Ky. (1951-52 and 1969-76), St. Bartholomew School, Buechel, Ky. (1952-58), St. Paul School, Leitchfield, Ky. (principal and teacher, 1958-60), St. Joseph School, Central City, Ky. (1960-63), St. Romuald School, Hardinsburg, Ky. (1963-65, 1989-92) and St. Benedict School, Nebraska City, Neb. (1965-69).

She also served as minister to nursing homes at Precious Blood Parish, Owensboro (1981-86) and as parish minister at St. Joseph Catholic Center, Greenville, Ky. (1986-89). At the Motherhouse she was assistant local superior and director of transportation (1976-81), sacristan (1992-98) and daily annalist (2005-10).

Survivors include a sister, Rose Mary Pease, Evansville, Ind., and two brothers, Celestine Joseph McCarty of Owensboro, and Francis Xavier McCarty of Calhoun; nieces and nephews, and the members of her religious community.

The funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 10, at Mount Saint Joseph, where visitation will begin 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 Pauletta may take the form of donations to the Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph, 8001 Cummings Road, Maple Mount, KY 42356.


  1. John Hines MD

    I thank GOD and the sisters ever day for the Catholic Education I received. Sister Pauletta taught me.

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