Obituary: Lucille Phipps, SCN, 86

Lucille Phipps, SCN, 86, died Tuesday, July 10, 2018, at Nazareth Home in Louisville. She was born in Fancy Farm. She was a professed Sister of Charity of Nazareth for 65 years.


After making First Vows, Sister Lucille served in educational ministries. She taught at St. Joseph in Bardstown and St. Agnes in Louisville. She also served as principal at Immaculate Conception in Newburyport, Mass. and St. Brigid in South Boston. For several years, she led the Catherine Spalding Retreat Center at Nazareth. From 1985-1996, she served in pastoral care ministry at Our Lady of Peace. She was interested in wellness, massage, and holistic care, serving her Sisters and others in this ministry from 1996- 2012.

In 1965, she was chosen to serve her SCN Community as 3rd Councilor and Secretary for the St. Joseph Province when it was established and was reappointed for a term of three years.

She is survived by two sisters, Georgia Uyder and Mary Nagel; her nieces and nephews and their families; and her religious community.

The Mass of Christian Burial is 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 13, 2018, at St. Vincent Church, Nazareth, followed by burial in Nazareth Cemetery.

Visitation and wake is 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 12, 2018, at St. Vincent Church in Nazareth.

Memorial donations may go to the Office of Mission Advancement, P.O. Box 9, Nazareth, KY 40048.

The Ratterman Funeral Home, 3800 Bardstown Road in Louisville is in charge of arrangements.

Click here to read a fascinating interview with Sr. Lucille Phipps about her life as an SCN.


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