Bernadette Maria Henkel, SCN, 88, a native of Loretto, Tenn., died at Nazareth Home on August 1, 2011. She was a Sister of Charity of Nazareth for 67 years.

Sister Bernadette Maria served in education in Kentucky and Ohio for 39 years.  In Louisville, Sister taught at Holy Family, Sacred Heart, St. Gabriel and St. Lawrence Schools. Sister also served in St. Lawrence Parish as Parish Visitor. In retirement, Sister Bernadette Maria served in the Apostolate of Prayer.

Survivors include: two brothers, Francis Henkel of Fair Oaks, Calif., and Joseph J. Henkel of Carmel, N.Y.; and one sister, Mary Zita Henkel, SCN, of Nazareth, Ky.; and her religious community.