Ursuline Sister Andrea Callahan dies at 90

LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY—Sister Andrea Callahan, OSU, died March 8 at the Ursuline motherhouse in Louisville. She was 90.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated March 13 in the motherhouse chapel followed by burial in St. Michael Cemetery.

Sister-Andrea-CallahanSister Andrea was born in New Straitsville, Ohio. She joined the Ursuline Sisters of Louisville in 1942. She earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Ursuline College and received her master’s in education from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska.

Sister Andrea was the principal at St. Joseph School in Columbia, South Carolina, from 1964 to 1968. She returned to the parish from 1992 to 2011, first as director of senior life then as a part-time volunteer. She was an advocate on aging issues and Gov. Carroll A. Campbell Jr. recommended her to be a South Carolina delegate at the 1995 White House Conference on Aging.

She also taught and administered at parish schools in Louisville; Madison, Indiana; Columbus, Ohio; and Omaha, Nebraska. In recent years, she lived at the motherhouse and continued a ministry of prayer.

Sister Andrea is survived by her sister, Jane Perge of Barberton, Ohio, numerous nieces and nephews, and her Ursuline community.

Donations in her memory may be made to the Ursuline Sisters and sent to Mission Advancement Office, 3105 Lexington Road, Louisville, KY 40206.