marychristopherbasehartMary Christopher Baseheart, SCN, 91, a native of Owensboro, Kentucky, died at Nazareth Home, Louisville, on September 7, 2015. She had been a Sister of Charity of Nazareth for 66 years.

Sister Mary Christopher served in secondary education as teacher and as U.S. Postmaster at St. Vincent Academy, St. Vincent, Kentucky from 1951-61; at Nazareth College, Nazareth, Kentucky as instructor and later as Associate Professor in English, Latin and Communications. She also was the editor of the SCN magazine, “Response” from 1961-71; at Spalding College, now Spalding University from 1971-98 as Associate Professor of Communications, Arts, Film, TV and Video. Sister was released from her duties at Spalding in September 1978 until August 1979 for a year of study at Centre Universitaire Americain du Cinéma in Paris, France. Later, in retirement, Sister served in the Apostolate of Prayer.

Survivors include nieces and nephews, many friends and her religious community.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, September 15, 2015, in St. Vincent Church, Nazareth, Kentucky, followed by burial in Nazareth Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 1:30-2:30 p.m. at Nazareth Home on Monday, September 14, 2015, and after 4 p.m. in St. Vincent Church, Nazareth, Ky. There will be a Prayer Service in St. Vincent Church at 6:30 p.m. Monday evening.

Funeral Arrangements are being handled by Ratterman Funeral Home, 3800 Bardstown Road, Louisville, Ky. Memorials may be made to Office of Congregational Advancement, P.O. Box 9, Nazareth, Ky. 40048.