Elaine Puthoff, SCN, 89, a native of Covington, Kentucky, died at Flaget Memorial Hospital, Bardstown, Kentucky, on Friday, July 24, 2015. She had been a Sister of Charity of Nazareth for 60 years.

Sister Elaine served in elementary and secondary education as teacher in Kentucky, Virginia, Tennessee, Maryland, Massachusetts and Bogota, Colombia for 26 years. On her first mission, Sister taught at St. Barnabas School in Louisville, Kentucky from 1957–62.

Sister served in community service in Lexington, Kentucky as provincial treasurer from 1985–89. She then served in diocesan ministry as secretary from 1989–90 and as associate director of the Diocesan Mission Office from 1990–2002. Sister Elaine continued to serve in hispanic ministry as a teacher of English until her death.

Survivors include nieces, nephews, and her religious community.