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October 21, 2011

A memorial Mass for Sister of Charity of Cincinnati Carita Kemble was celebrated Oct. 22 in the Immaculate Conception chapel at the congregation’s Delhi Township motherhouse. Sister Carita, 94, died Oct. 9 at Mother Margaret Hall, the nursing facility for the congregation. She was a Sister of Charity for 76 years.


A native of Cincinnati, Sister Carita earned a bachelor’s degree in English from the College of Mount St. Joseph; a master’s degree in English from Xavier University; and a master’s degree in speech pathology from the University of Cincinnati. During her years in ministry, Sister Carita served almost exclusively as a high school and college instructor of speech and drama. She initially taught business classes at Seton High School, before moving on to instruct students at the College of Mount St. Joseph in 1939. She returned to Seton in 1946, and served there for the next five years. After teaching in Colorado and Michigan, she returned to the Mount in 1961 to teach speech for the 21 years.


Upon her retirement in 1982 to the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati Motherhouse, Sister Carita assisted those Sisters in Mother Margaret Hall affected by stroke, illness, impaired hearing, or communication difficulties, by applying speech pathology techniques she learned over her years of study and practice.


Sister Carita is survived by her brothers, Lee and Joseph. She chose to donate her body to medical science. A Mass of Christian Burial is planned for a later date.

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