Ursuline Sister Anthony Wargel dies at 100

LOUISVILLE, KY. —Ursuline Sister Anthony Wargel died Jan. 24 at Mercy Sacred Heart. She was 100. The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Jan. 30 in the motherhouse chapel with burial in St. Michael Cemetery.

She was born in Evansville, Ind., and entered the Ursuline Sisters of Louisville in 1932. She taught school for 60 of her 83 years as a member of the Ursuline congregation. Sister Anthony earned a bachelor’s degree from Ursuline College in Louisville; a master’s from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Penn.; and certification in remedial reading from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wis.

In Columbia, S.C., Sister Anthony taught and tutored at St. Joseph (1957 to 1958 and 1981 to 1992) and at St. John Neumann (1992 to 2002) schools.

Until the age of 91, she remained active as a tutor. She also served in Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

From 2005 to 2014, she led rosary prayer services at Belmont Village in Columbia, repaired and made rosaries for the homebound, and then continued her rosary ministry with parents of children enrolled in Sacred Heart Model School in Louisville.

She is survived by her nephews, Father William Wargel, Paul Wargel and Michael Ziliak in Evansville, Ind., Tom Wargel in Louisville, Ky., Jim Wargel in Rochester, Mich., Charles Wargel in Saginaw, Mich., Alan Ziliak in Wauwatosa, Wis.; her nieces, Kathy Anderson in Nashville, Ind., and Patty Zandee in Phoenix, Ariz.; and her Ursuline community.

Condolences may be made to the Ursuline Sisters and mailed to: Mission Advancement Office, 3105 Lexington Road, Louisville, KY 40206.