Saturday, February 28, 2009

Sister Lucilla's Obituary

I knew Sister Lucilla when she was at Holy Angels in Sandusky as principal. Mom used to take us to visit her there. I do remember seeing beautiful slides of her trip to Europe, including the trip on the Rhine. And, my memories include the funny stories my friend, Sharon LaLond, told of being a student there, and getting in trouble, and getting sent to see Sister Lucilla.


Sister Mary Lucilla Reinbolt, RSM
February 28, 2009

FREMONT - Sister Mary Lucilla Reinbolt, RSM, a Sister of Mercy, died peacefully Thursday, February 26, 2009 at St. Bernardine Home in Fremont, Ohio.

Sister Mary Lucilla (Teresa Ida Reinbolt) was born in Fremont, Ohio on March 15, 1915 to the late Paul J. and Teresa L. (Smith) Reinbolt. She received her education at the Athenaeum in Cincinnati, Ohio and a Masters Degree in Art and Philosophy from Catholic University of America.

She entered the Sisters of Mercy at Our Lady of the Pines in Fremont, Ohio on September 24, 1932 and was a Sister of Mercy for 73 years.

She shared her gift of art very generously with others. She may be best known for her paintings of The Lighthouse in Marblehead, Ohio.

Her years in ministry were spent in elementary education, administration and in secondary education at Holy Angels' School in Sandusky, Ohio, St. Mary's School in Vermillion, Ohio and St. Vincent DePaul School, Catholic Central High School and the former McAuley High School in Toledo, Ohio. In 1989 she moved to Fremont, Ohio to teach and share art at Our Lady of the Pines Retreat Center and then at St. Bernardine Home.

Sister is survived by her brother, Lester (Marilyn) Reinbolt of Sebring, Florida; many nieces and nephews, including her niece, Rita Dorobek; and her Mercy community of Religious Sisters.

Preceding her in death are her brothers, Paul, Louis, Lawrence, Irvin and Otto; and her sisters, Sister Mercy Marie, RSM (Catherine), Loretta Reinbolt Schwartz, Lucy Reinbolt McKenzie, Spradlin Reinbolt, and Marie Reinbolt.

Visitation and Funeral Mass will be at St. Bernardine Home in Fremont, Ohio on Wednesday, March 4, 2009. Visitation will be from 11:30 a.m. until 6:15 p.m. Mass of the Resurrection will be at 6:30 in the Chapel at St. Bernardine Home.

Burial will take place on Thursday, March 5, 2009 at 9:00 a.m. in Our Lady of the Pines Cemetery. Keller-Ochs-Koch-Mason Funeral and Cremation Service, Fremont, has been entrusted with the arrangements.