Sister Rosanne Spalding, 80, an Ursuline Sister of Mount Saint Joseph, died Tuesday, May 16, 2023, at Mount Saint Joseph, in her 62nd year of religious life. She was a native of Springfield.
Ever joyful, Sister Rosanne’s life was devoted to leading people to Jesus, especially preparing children and adults to receive the sacraments. She made beautiful quilts to benefit her community.
She taught at Mary Carrico School, Knottsville (1967-69), St. Peter of Alcantara School, Stanley (1976-78), and at Precious Blood School (1969-70, 1980-82), Owensboro, serving as principal there from 1978-80. She was director of religious education at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish (1986-98), and from 1998-2023, she was pastoral associate and director of religious education at Precious Blood Parish. She also ministered elsewhere in Kentucky and in Nebraska.
Survivors include the members of her religious community; siblings Martha Brinley of Lebanon, Sara Riedel of Mt. Washington, Lawrence Spalding and Marlin Spalding, both of Springfield, Alice Miller of Louisville, Edward Spalding of Bardstown, and Ursuline Sister Laurita Spalding of Henderson; nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Pete and Alice Spalding, and her sister Margaret Rose.
The funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, at Mount Saint Joseph. Visitation is from 3-7 p.m. Sunday at Precious Blood Parish, with prayers at 6:30 p.m. Visitation begins at 4 p.m. Monday at Mount Saint Joseph, followed by a vigil service at 6:30 p.m.
Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory, Owensboro, is handling arrangements.
Donations in memory of Sister Rosanne may be made to the Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph, 8001 Cummings Road, Maple Mount, KY 42356.