Sister Rose Marita O’Bryan, 77, an Ursuline Sister of Mount Saint Joseph, died Monday, June 10, 2019, at Mount Saint Joseph, in her 58th year of religious life. She was a native of Owensboro.
Sister Rose Marita had a smile awaiting all those she met. She was known for her leadership skills and her deep love of the Ursuline charism of Saint Angela Merici.
She was an elected councilor on the Ursuline Leadership Council from 1976-84, and was elected major superior from 1996-2004. She was director of vocations, postulants and the contact program (1984-90), and coordinator of Mission Effectiveness (2005-2016). She was director of the Contemporary Woman Program at Brescia University (2005-16). She also served in St. Louis and Hickman.
Survivors include the members of her religious community; two brothers, Joe (Maggie) O’Bryan of Owensboro and David (Trafta) O’Bryan of Louisville; and nieces and nephews.
The funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, at Mount Saint Joseph, where visitation will begin Wednesday at 4 p.m., with a wake service following at 6:30 p.m.
Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory, Owensboro, is handling arrangements.
Donations in memory of Sister Rose Marita may be made to the Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph, 8001 Cummings Road, Maple Mount, KY 42356.