Rose Marie Kollar, SCN

Posted by Kacie Emmerson

September 11, 2023

Sister Rose Marie was born on Jan. 21, 1935, in Uniontown, Pennsylvania. Adopted and raised by her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Steven Kollar, she was baptized at St. Mary’s Church in Uniontown. Before joining the Vincentian Sisters of Charity, she was a dental receptionist for two years. 

She entered the Community on Nov. 13, 1955, and made her Perpetual Vows on Aug. 15, 1961. In 2008, she transferred her vows when the Vincentian Sisters of Charity merged with the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth. She was in her 65th year of professed religious life.

Sister Rose Marie had obtained her B.S.Ed. from LaRoche and Carlow Colleges as well as having graduated from St. Jude’s Catholic Hospital School of Practical Nursing. She worked to serve the poor in many different ways as a teacher, in health care, as an accounting assistant, and at Vincentian Child Care.

In 1995, she was assigned to work at what is now St. Louise Convent in Pittsburgh as a business office assistant. Her final assignment was working in the mailroom at St. Louise before becoming a resident at Lourdes Hall due to serious health issues. 

Sister Rose Marie was transferred to Vincentian Home in March 2020 when her health further declined. She remained a resident at the Home until she was taken to Passavant Hospital, where she died on Sept. 7, 2023. 

She is survived by her religious community, the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth.

Funeral and burial arrangements are as follows:

  • Viewing will be at St. Louise Convent on Friday, Sept. 15, 2023, at 3 p.m.
  • Wake Service on Friday at 3:15 p.m. at St. Louise Convent. 
  • The Funeral Mass will follow at 4 p.m.
  • Burial to follow in the Sisters’ Cemetery

Memorials may be made to the Office of Mission Advancement, P.O. Box 9, Nazareth, Kentucky 40048.



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