William Ann Hayden, SCN

Posted by Kacie Emmerson

March 21, 2023

William Ann Hayden, SCN: William Ann Hayden, SCN, 90, (formerly Helen Marie) was born in Fancy Farm, Ky, to William Henry and Anna Elliott. She died on March 16, 2023, in Louisville, Ky. She was a professed Sister of Charity of Nazareth for 69 years.

Sister William Ann was a third-grade teacher in Louisville at Holy Name and St. Barnabas. She also taught primary grades at Holy Name in Henderson, Ky; at St. Cyprian in Helena, Ark.; and at Most Precious Blood in Hyde Park, Mass.

Sister William Ann also served in health care as a nurse’s aide at St. Joseph Infirmary in Louisville and Memorial Hospital in Chattanooga, Tenn., from 1972-2000. She was a volunteer chaplain at Flaget Hospital in Bardstown, Ky, from 2001-2018.

She assisted her SCN Community in many ways. She lived and performed various duties at St. Mildred Convent in Somerset, Ky, and at St. Cecilia Convent in Louisville. For many years she lived at Nazareth and served in transportation for the Sisters.

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

Funeral and burial arrangements are as follows:

  • The wake was held Tuesday, March 21, at 6:30 p.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Church.
  • The Funeral Mass will be Wednesday, March 22, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Church, followed by burial in the Nazareth Cemetery.
  • The Funeral will be webcast at https://nazareth.org/live

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


  1. Ann Palatty

    Beautiful video with a memorable smile. May you enjoy eternal rest.

  2. Anne O'Shea

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful, energetic life of service with us. May you rest now in peace💝
    Anne Marie and Ann

  3. Connie Rotters Blake, SCNA

    S. William Ann had the most infectious laugh. She was such a kind soul who brought joy and kindness to many. The video montage is a lovely remembrance.


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