A native of Shively, Ky., Sister Rosalin mixed a strong work ethic and concern for her students with a sly sense of humor. She served exclusively in Kentucky, first as a teacher at St. Brigid, Vine Grove (1951-52), St. Thomas More, Paducah (1952-56), Mount Saint Joseph Academy, Maple Mount (1956-57), Immaculate School (1957-59) and St. Pius Tenth School (1959-61) in Owensboro. Sister Rosalin served in a variety of roles at Brescia College from 1961-88, including assistant registrar, dean of admissions and director of financial aid. Today’s Brescia University students receiving financial aid owe a debt of gratitude to Sister Rosalin’s pioneering efforts.
One of her favorite ministries was as parish minister at St. Edward Parish, Jeffersontown, Ky. (1989-2001). At the Motherhouse, she served as an information receptionist and volunteer in the finance office.
Survivors include her sister, Marita Eckhart, of Louisville, nieces and nephews and the members of her religious community.
The funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 3, at Mount Saint Joseph, where visitation begins Sunday 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 Rosalin may take the form of donations to the Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph, 8001 Cummings Road, Maple Mount, KY 42356.