Dorothy Wilson, SCN

Posted by Kacie Emmerson

April 30, 2024

Dorothy Wilson, SCN, 95 (formerly Sister Isidore Maria) was born June 1, 1928, in Fancy Farm, Kentucky, to Joseph Leslie Wilson and Beatrice Cissell Wilson. She died on April 26, 2024, in Nazareth, Kentucky. She was a professed Sister of Charity of Nazareth for 74 years.

Growing up as a “country girl,” there was plenty to do between the house chores and the farm work. Five girls and six boys were in the family, and all pitched in. She and her siblings were educated by the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth at St. Jerome Parish School. Although Sister Dorothy loved the country life, she spent most of her adult life serving in urban areas.

As a Sister of Charity of Nazareth, she spent 42 years in elementary education – 19 years as a teacher, seven years as principal, and 16 years as associate superintendent of schools in the Archdiocese of Louisville. Over the years, she served in Columbus, Ohio; Memphis, Tennessee; and Louisville, Kentucky, earning her bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, and superintendent certification on Saturdays and during the summers.

Following her work in education, Sister Dorothy served her SCN Community for 12 years at Nazareth Home in Louisville. As part of SCN Community Service, she provided health care assistance to her Sisters. After retirement from Community Service, Sister Dorothy volunteered with Our Lady of Lourdes parish in Louisville for many years.

She is survived by her sisters, Ruth W. Collins and Rose W. Douthit, her brother James Wilson, her extended family, and her religious community, the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth.

Sister Dorothy’s funeral Mass will be on Wednesday, May 1, at 10:30 a.m., and her wake will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30. The funeral and wake will be in Saint Vincent Church.

Funeral Arrangements are being handled by Houghlin Greenwell Funeral Home, 1475 New Shepherdsville Road, Bardstown, Kentucky. 40004. Memorials may be offered to the Office of Mission Advancement, PO Box 9, Nazareth, Kentucky., 40048.

1 Comment

  1. Doris Thomasson

    I knew Sister Dorothy from Milestone Fitness Center. My sister, Bernie, and I would sometimes take her home from class so we were able to get better acquainted with her. She also came to our home for lunch at least two times and we always sat together when the Milestone class went out to lunch. She was a delightful person and we loved her dearly. I was on her Christmas letter list and looked forward to hearing from her every year. She always had a smile and could take a joke. The world is a better place for her having lived in it.


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