Sister Annalita Lancaster dies Dec. 9 at age 91

Ursuline Sister of Mount St. Joseph Annalita Lancaster, 91, died Dec. 9 at Mount St. Joseph in Maple Mount, Ky. She was in her 71st year of religious life.

Sister Lancaster was a native of Vine Grove, Ky., and worked as an educator in the Archdiocese of Louisville and in other parts of Kentucky. She taught at St. Joseph School in Raywick, Ky., from 1945 to 1947 and at St. James School in Louisville from 1965 to 1966. She was principal of St. Bernard High School in Clementsville, Ky., from 1958 to 1965 and was supervisor of the old Office of Catholic Schools in the late 1960s and she also served as director of the St. Angela Education Center in Louisville from 1969 to 1971.

Sister Lancaster served eight years as major superior of the Ursuline community in the Diocese of Owensboro from 1972 to 1980 and also ministered in Nebraska.

Survivors include a sister, Emma Florence Itschner of Owensboro, Ky.; a brother, Patrick Joshua Lancaster of Louisville; nieces and nephews and members of her religious community.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Dec. 12 at Mount St. Joseph. Memorial gifts may take the form of donations to the Ursuline Sisters of Mount St. Joseph, 8001 Cummings Road, Maple Mount, Ky., 42356.

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