February 6, 1936 – October 11, 2022
Please pray for the repose of the soul of Sister Kathleen Ann Eggleston who passed away on October 11, 2022, at Nazareth Living Center in St. Louis, Missouri. She was 86 years of age.
Sister Kathleen, baptized Annette, was born on February 6, 1936, in St. Louis to parents G.B. and Mary T. (Myerscough) Eggleston. She entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in 1952 and was received into the novitiate on March 19, 1953. She earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics with a minor in philosophy from Avila College in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1964, followed by a master’s degree in secondary education from the University of Hawaii in Honolulu in 1970.
Sister Kathleen served over 50 years in education. She began teaching the intermediate/junior high level at St. Elizabeth’s Grade School in Kansas City from 1955 until 1965. She then taught in St. Louis at St. Louis Cathedral Grade School for two years and at St. Edward’s Grade School for one year.
In 1966, she moved to the Island of Oahu, Hawaii, where she would spend the next five years as a junior high teacher. She taught at St. Anthony Grade School in Kailua for a year, followed by St. Joseph Grade School in Waipahu for four. She returned to St. Louis in 1971 and taught at St. Louis Cathedral Grade School for one year.
Sister Kathleen transitioned to the higher secondary education level, teaching at St. Francis de Sales High School in Denver, Colorado (1972-73) and at St. Joseph Academy in Green Bay, Wisconsin (1973-74). She then returned to Colorado and to teaching junior high for the next two years at Divine Redeemer Grade School in Colorado Springs. In 1977, she returned to St. Louis and taught at St. Anthony of Padua High School.
Sister Kathleen served the next 20 years as a principal at three schools in Missouri: Valle Grade School in Ste. Genevieve (1980-88); Immaculate Conception Grade School in Union (1988-97), and Immaculate Conception Grade School in Old Monroe (1997-2000).
After that time, Sister Kathleen remained in Missouri and spent her last six years in education in various positions. She served as a secretary and resource teacher at St. Ignatius of Loyola Grade School in Marthasville for two years. She was a substitute teacher for Catholic schools in Washington for nearly a year. Then, she served as a learning consultant for three and a half years at St. Vincent de Paul Grade School in Marthasville.
In 2006, Sister Kathleen went on to serve as a volunteer receptionist at St. John’s Mercy Hospital in Washington. Retiring in 2008, she remained in the town of Washington, and you could find her either volunteering or sketching.
She moved back to St. Louis in 2019. A year later, Sister Kathleen moved to Nazareth Living Center, carrying out her mission of prayer and presence.
The funeral Mass will be held October 20 at 10 a.m. at Nazareth Living Center, 2 Nazareth Lane, St. Louis, MO 63129.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, St. Louis Province, 6400 Minnesota Ave., St. Louis, MO 63111-2899 or donate online.