Peggy Voglewede, SCN

Posted by Kacie Emmerson

April 29, 2024

Margaret “Peggy” Voglewede, SCN, 82 (formerly Sister Thomas Ellen), was born September 30, 1941, in Hampton, Virginia, the second of nine children of Thomas J. and Ella Vivian Sheldon Voglewede. She died on April 24, 2024, in Louisville, Kentucky. She was a professed Sister of Charity of Nazareth for 62 years.

Sister Peggy’s first mission in August 1965 was at Presentation Academy in Louisville. She taught math at Presentation until January 1966, when she moved to La Salette Academy in Covington, Kentucky. At La Salette, she taught math and chemistry. Her ministry in education continued for many years, leading her to teach at various other schools, including at St. John Catholic High School in Bellaire, Ohio; Saint Mary’s Academy in Paducah, Kentucky; Holy Family High School in Ensley, Alabama; and in Pharr, Texas where she taught math mainly to Hispanic students.

In 1990, Sister Peggy shifted to the health care ministry and worked at Our Lady of Peace Hospital. After earning her accreditation, she served as the director of medical records at Nazareth Home, where she remained until April 2013. She then left to become a part-time instructor at National College in Louisville, where she taught medical subjects.

In addition to her passion for education and health care, Sister Peggy enjoyed learning about art and creating art projects. She eventually began teaching art classes to the Sisters at Nazareth. Over the years, the SCN Community used her watercolor and acrylic-painted birthday cards to send birthday wishes.

Sister Peggy is survived by her brothers, Joseph Paul Voglewede and Carl John Voglewede; her sister, Christina Voglewede Tingle; her extended family; and her religious community, the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth.

Sister Peggy’s funeral Mass will be on Friday, May 3, at 10:30 a.m. Her cremains will arrive in front of the Motherhouse on Thursday, May 2, at 4 p.m. Sister Peggy’s wake will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 2. The funeral and wake will be held in St. Vincent de Paul Church.

Ratterman Funeral Home, 3800 Bardstown Road, Louisville, is handling the funeral arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Office of Mission Advancement, PO Box 9, Nazareth, Kentucky, 40048


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