Sister Isabel taught in Omaha

Sister Isabel Lehmenkuler spent much of her 75 years of religious life as an Ursuline Sister of Louisville in education and health care.

In the Archdiocese of Omaha, she taught at the former Blessed Sacrament School in Omaha from 1950 to 1954.

Sister Isabel died May 24 at a nursing home in Louisville, Kentucky. She was 93.

Private funeral and burial services were held in Louisville. A memorial Mass will be offered later.

A native of Louisville, Sister Isabel entered the Ursuline Sisters of Louisville in 1945. She took her first vows in 1947 and final vows in 1950.

She taught at schools in Louisville; Evansville, Indiana; Omaha and Sidney, Nebraska.

Sister Isabel was educated at Creighton University in Omaha, earning a bachelor’s degree in theology and a master’s degree in education.

Her work also included two stints as director of the office of personnel and professional development for her order and pastoral care ministry at hospitals in South Carolina. She also was the first female police chaplain for the Columbia, South Carolina, police department.

Survivors include her sister-in-law, Theresa Lehmenkuler of Anthem, Arizona, many nieces, nephews, friends and the Ursuline community of sisters and associates.

Expressions of sympathy can be made to the Ursuline Sisters and mailed to the Mission Advancement Office, 3105 Lexington Road, Louisville, KY 40206.

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