January 14 1939 December 29 2019
Sister Clara’s Obituary Sister Clara Reid, 80, an Ursuline Sister of Mount Saint Joseph, died Dec. 29, 2019, in Louisville in her 60th year of religious life. She was a native of Holy Cross, Ky. Sister Clara was always on the move, embracing the latest changes in education through 50 years as a teacher and principal. She remembered all her students and loved to travel. She graduated from Brescia College (now University), Owensboro, Ky., with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1971 and from Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Ky., with a Master of Arts degree in 1975. Sister Clara taught in Kentucky at Blessed Mother School, Owensboro (1961-64) and St. Joseph School, Mayfield (1964-71), and was principal at St. Pius Tenth School (1981-85), Owensboro, as well as one year of leading the day care at St. Pius. Most of her ministry years were spent in New Mexico, where she was a teacher at St. Charles Borromeo School in Albuquerque from 1971-80, and from 1989 to 2011, as well as a substitute teacher in the archdiocese’s schools (2011-12). She was principal at St. Teresa School in Grants from 1985-89. She served as a clerk in the St. Vincent DePaul Thrift Store in Albuquerque from 2012-14, when she retired to the Mount. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph William “Joby” and Mary Josephine “Bert” Corbett Reid; three brothers, Mike, J. P. , and Gerald “Buck” Reid. Survivors include the members of her religious community; her siblings Carolyn Maurice Downs, Louisville; Bernadette Bryan (Edward), New Haven, Ky.; Marcella Bartley, Stanley Reid (Barbara) and Helman Philip Reid (Darlene), all of Loretto, Ky.; nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. (EST) Wednesday at Mattingly Funeral Home, 195 Holy Cross Road, Loretto, Ky. Visitation at Mount Saint Joseph begins at 4 p.m. (CST) Thursday, with a wake service at 6:30 p.m. The funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Mount Saint Joseph. Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory, Owensboro and Mattingly Funeral Home, Loretto, are handling arrangements. Donations in memory of Sister Clara may be made to the Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph, 8001 Cummings Road, Maple Mount, KY 42356. Read More
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Sister Clara Reid January 14 1939 December 29 2019.
Death notice for the town of: Loretto, state: Kentucky