March 2, 1954 - January 3, 2017
Sister M. Rose Therese (Marita Rose) Clement, a Sister of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd for 41 years died peacefully at the convent in Carrollton OH on January 3, 2017 at the age of 62. Sr. M Rose was born March 2, 1954 in Dayton OH, the daughter of Robert Joseph and Kathryn Lucille Brocke Clement. She entered the Sisters of Our Lady of Charity in Carrollton Ohio in 1975 where she professed her final vows in January 1987. She was a caregiver for the physically and mentally challenged youth at St. John’s Villa for sixteen years, a preschool teacher and assistant coordinator of the Foster Grandparent program in the classrooms. She was certified as a Religious Education Teacher and Eucharistic minister. Sister Rose served at St. Andrew’s Retreat Center in Walden NY, bookkeeper and kindergarten teacher in El Paso TX and local superior and bookkeeper in Hamburg NY. She was a degreed practical nurse using her skills at the convent in Hamburg NY, Wisconsin Dells WI, and Pittsburgh PA before returning to Carrollton. Diagnosed with ALS in 2010, she never allowed ALS to interfere with her faith filled life and ministry of concern for others. She maintained her positive outlook on life and her strong will to live fully. Sister was known for card making, remembering every birthday, feast and holiday. When her ALS progressed she directed others in making cards so no one would be forgotten. Sister Rose found great delight in outdoor gardening at the shrines on the convent property. The beauty she planted remains with us. On her death she said that greatest joy of her life was to be with her Sisters. Besides her parents, Sister was preceded in death by her brother, Robert. She is survived by her Sisters of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd; her sister Kathryn (Edward) Fairchild of Dayton; her brother Charles of Dayton and her bother Richard and sister-in-law Patricia of Connecticut and nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held January 8 from 4 to 7 pm at the convent, 620 Roswell Rd. Carrollton. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated January 9 at 11:00 am by Msgr. Gene Mullett at Immaculate of Mary chapel. Burial will follow in the Sisters’ cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Good Shepherd Mission Fund, PO Box 340 Carrollton OH 44615.
Sister M. Rose Therese (Marita Rose) Clement, a Sister of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd for 41 years died peacefully at the convent in Carrollton OH on January 3, 2017 at the age of 62. Sr. M Rose was born March 2, 1954 in Dayton... View Obituary & Service Information
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