Charlene Jacobs, SCN (baptized Mary Marlene Jacobs), 72, a native of Lexington, Kentucky, died at Carrico Hall at Nazareth, Kentucky, on July 22, 2015. She had been a Sister of Charity of Nazareth for 53 years.
Sister Charlene served in elementary education as both teacher and principal in Kentucky for 43 years. In Louisville, Kentucky, Sister Charlene served at St. Martha School from 1966–69 and at St. Agnes School from 1969–79. Sister served as principal at St. Benedict School, Lebanon Junction, Kentucky, from 1979-86. Sister served as teacher at St. Joseph School, Bardstown from 1986–2009. Sister Charlene then served in community service at Nazareth in the Archives, the Pastoral Administrator’s Office and Heritage Hall from 2009–12. For the next two years, Sister served as one of the coordinators at the Motherhouse. Because of illness, Sister retired and has served from 2014 to the present in the Apostolate of Prayer.
Survivors include a twin sister, Charlene Jacobs Gandolfo of Lexington, nieces and nephews, and her religious Community.