Obituary for Sister Mary Barbara Karleskint RSM
On September 8, 2017, sister Barbara's life changed as she received fullness of eternal life.
Sister Barbara was born on May 3, 1919 in Miami, Oklahoma. She entered the Sisters of Mercy Community in 1937 and professed her Final Vows in 1940.
She received her B.S. degree in Home Economics from St. Mary of the Woods College in Indiana in 1951 and her M.Ed degree in Elementary Education from the University of St. Mary in Xavier, Kansas in 1955. She also received her Certificate of Pastoral Education in 1977 from St. John's Hospital in Springfield, Missouri.
Sister's ministry included teaching for more than twenty years in elementary and secondary schools in Louisiana, Kansas, Oklahoma and Arkansas. She also ministered at Mercy Center in St. Louis, Missouri and St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Hutchinson, Kansas. After completing her courses in Clinical Pastoral Counseling, she became a Chaplain at Mercy Hospital in Fort Scott, Kansas.
Sister is survived by Anthony Karleskint, her brother, of Fort Scott, Kansas, and many nieces and nephews.