Sister Rose Emma Monaghan, 93, an Ursuline Sister of Mount Saint Joseph, died Dec. 27, 2008, at Mount Saint Joseph, in her 75th year of religious life. She was a native of Percival, Iowa.
She especially enjoyed being a high school teacher, teaching at St. William High School, Knottsville (1939-42), St. Alphonsus High School, St. Joseph (1942-47), St. Peter School, Stanley (1951-58), and in many other schools in Kentucky and Nebraska. From 1959-86, she served as Postmaster of the U.S. Post Office in Maple Mount. She was very devoted to that role, and enjoyed meeting other postmasters. She retired in 1986, and remained a steadfast presence with her family.
Survivors include nieces and nephews, and the members of her religious community.
The funeral Mass was held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, at Mount Saint Joseph, where visitation began Monday at 4 p.m., with a wake service following at 6:30 p.m.