A funeral Mass for Sister Catherine Kline, DC, was celebrated April 2 at the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal in Perryville. Sister Catherine died March 27 at Seton Residence in Evansville, Indiana. She was 91 years old.
Sister Catherine was born on Nov. 5, 1933, in Perryville, one of 10 children of Henry and Mary (Mattingly) Kline. She graduated from St. Vincent High School in Perryville and entered the Daughters of Charity in St. Louis in 1951.
After initial formation, Sister Catherine served as a teacher at St. Patrick School and St. Matthias School in St. Louis. She earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Marillac College and a master’s degree in education/early childhood from Saint Louis University. She taught at St. Stephen School in New Orleans; St. Vincent Grade School in Perryville; and Sacred Heart Parish in Dupree, South Dakota. Sister Catherine was a missionary in Taiwan and Chongqing, China, for many years and later served in Anchorage, Alaska, and Los Angeles at St. Vincent Medical Center. After returning to the Midwest, she served in Evansville at United Caring Services, St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry, St. Anthony Parish and St. Vincent Early Learning Center, and in St. Louis at the Ladies of Charity Thrift Store. Sister Catherine entered the ministry of prayer at The Sarah Community in St. Louis and continued at Seton Residence in Evansville until the time of her death.
Burial was in St. Mary’s of the Barrens Cemetery in Perryville.