Sister Rose Edward Simons
A Mass of Christian Burial for Sister of Charity of Cincinnati Rose Edward Simons was celebrated Jan. 13 at the congregation’s motherhouse chapel in Delhi Township. Sister Rose Edward, 87, died Jan. 9 at Mother Margaret Hall, the Sisters’ nursing facility. She was a Sister of Charity for 69 years.
A native of Lima, Sister Rose Edward ministered exclusively in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. She initially served as an elementary school music teacher, beginning her career at the former St. Theresa of the Child Jesus School in Springfield. She also served at St. Joseph Orphanage and St. Boniface School in Northside. In 1951, Sister Rose Edward transitioned to other areas of service, including ministry as a housekeeper at the motherhouse and nurse’s aid and EKG technician at Mother Margaret Hall. Sister Rose Edward became supervisor of the Central Services Department at Mother Margaret Hall in 1972, where she served until her retirement in 1994. She continued to volunteer there, ministering to the sick and elderly Sisters until 1998..
Interment was in the Sisters of Charity cemetery.