Anna Marie Conklin, SCN

Posted by Spalding Hurst

May 16, 2019

Anna Marie Conklin, SCN, 86 (formerly Sister Josepha) was born in Louisville, Kentucky. She died at Nazareth Home, Louisville, Kentucky, on May 16, 2019. She was a professed Sister of Charity of Nazareth for 60 years.

Sister Anna Marie served in educational ministries, teaching English, French and Latin at Sacred Heart High School in Memphis, Tennessee; LaSalette Academy in Covington, Kentucky; Nazareth College, Nazareth, Kentucky; St. Mary College in Leavenworth, Kansas; and Archbishop Williams High School, Braintree, Massachusetts. From 1974-1997, Sister Anna Marie served as an English professor at Spalding University, Louisville, Kentucky.

In 1974, she earned her PhD in English from the University of North Carolina.

Sister Anna Marie is survived by her extended family and by her religious community.

A visitation and prayer service will be held on Monday, May 20, 2019, at 1:30 p.m. at Nazareth Home Chapel.

Her Wake will be held at St. Vincent de Paul Church, Nazareth, Kentucky, at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, May 20, 2019.

The Funeral Mass will be on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Church, Nazareth, Kentucky followed by burial in Nazareth Cemetery.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Ratterman Funeral Home, 3800 Bardstown Road, Louisville, Kentucky. Memorials may be sent to the SCN Office of Mission Advancement, P.O. Box 9, Nazareth, KY, 40048.


  1. Mary Medley Bonn

    Ranks close to the top of the many college professors I’ve had both here and abroad.

  2. alison donaldson

    Sister did not teach at Archbishop Williams High School


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