Sister Margaret Seton Williams
November 22, 2011
A Memorial Mass for Sister of Charity of Cincinnati Margaret Seton Williams was celebrated Nov. 14 in the congregation’s motherhouse chapel in Delhi Township.
Sister Margaret Seton, 96, died Nov. 8 at Mother Margaret Hall, the Sisters’ nursing facility. She was a Sister of Charity of Cincinnati for 80 years.
A native of Loogootee, Ind., Sister Margaret Seton earned a bachelor’s degree in education from the College of Mount St. Joseph. She ministered as a primary teacher in numerous schools for 35 years, including St. Mary in Hyde Park; the former St. Aloysius School in Fayetteville; St. Boniface in Northside; the former St. Martin de Porres in Lincoln Heights; and Resurrection in Price Hill.
Sister Margaret Seton went on to transition into parish ministry, attending the Pastoral Institute at Incarnate Word College in San Antonio, Texas, where she completed the three-year course of study Directorship of Parish Religious Education Programs. Her first assignment in parish ministry was at Holy Cross Parish in Thornton, Colo. She continued in parish ministry until her retirement in 1984 at the St. Elizabeth residence in Colorado Springs, volunteering as a receptionist at a local retreat center. Sister Margaret Seton retired to the ministry of prayer at the motherhouse in 1991.
Sister Margaret Seton donated her body to medical science. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at a later date.