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Sister Rose Elizabeth Bumgarner

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A Mass of Christian Burial for Sister of Charity of Cincinnati Rose Elizabeth Bumgarner was celebrated on July 2 in the congregation’s motherhouse chapel. Sister Rose Elizabeth, 81, died June 26, at Mother Margaret Hall, the nursing facility for the congregation. She was a Sister of Charity for 63 years.


A native of Springfield, Sister Rose Elizabeth earned a bachelor’s degree in education from the College of Mount St. Joseph. She began her teaching ministry at the former St. Saviour School in Rossmoyne. In the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, Sister Rose Elizabeth also taught at St. Raphael School in Springfield and Holy Angels School in Sidney. She later served as a house mother for the Birth, Education, Training and Acceptance organization in Orlando, Fla. Sister Rose Elizabeth retired to the motherhouse in 2005, where she served at Mother Margaret Hall and in the gift shop.



Sister Rose Elizabeth is survived by her sisters, Ann Burr, Clairita Willmeth, Marty McHenry, Carole Ryan and Patt Whitewell, and her brothers, Carl and Garry. Interment was in the Sisters of Charity cemetery.



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