Sister Carmelita Grantz, former teacher at St. Peter School, dies at 89

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Ursuline Sister Carmelita Grantz died June 20 at Mercy Sacred Heart Village. She was 89.
The funeral liturgy was celebrated June 23 at the motherhouse with burial in St. Michael Cemetery. 
Sister Carmelita was born in New Albany, Ind., and entered religious life with the Ursuline Sisters of Louisville in 1940.
She received a bachelor’s degree in education from Ursuline College, a master’s in education from Creighton University, and a master’s in psychology from Catherine Spalding College, now Spalding University.
Sister Carmelita taught at St. Peter School in Columbia, S.C. In addition, she taught at schools in Louisville and North Platte, Neb. Her ministries included social work, counseling and director of social services at St. Joseph Home in Louisville.
She volunteered at Marian Home, the Ursuline motherhouse, Kentucky School for the Blind, Maloney Center, Dare to Care, and Hospice (Hosparus) and Suburban Hospital in Louisville.
She is survived by her sisters, Clara Quinkert and Bertha Bottorff; her cousin, Passionist Father Leon Grantz; and her Ursuline family.
Condolences may be made to the Ursuline Sisters, Mission Advancement Office, 3105 Lexington Road, Louisville, KY 40206.