Sister Rosalin Thieneman, OSU, Dec. 7, 1920-March 29, 2017

Maple Mount — Sister Rosalin Thieneman, 96, an Ursuline Sister of Mount Saint Joseph, died March 29, 2017, at Mount Saint Joseph, in her 68th year of religious life.

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.


  1. Patty Blair

    So sorry to hear if the death of Sr. Rosalin. She was my third grade teacher. I had the privilege of working with her in the Financial Aid Office at Brescia for a number of years. Many students would be amazed to know how hard she worked to provide them with the maximum amount of aid possible. She was truly devoted to her mission. May she rest in God’s peace.

  2. Marilyn Pierson, OP

    Keeping all of you in prayer as you say “good-bye” to Rosalin. She was a friend that I lost touch with over the years after we both were Financial Aid Directors at our respective colleges. She was a solid inspiration to me.

  3. Marilyn Pierson, OP

    Keeping all of you in prayer as you say “good-bye” to Rosalin. She was a friend from our serving as Financial Aid Directors at our respective colleges in the 70’s and 80’s. I did lose contact with her in our later years and it is my loss.

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