A funeral Mass for Sister Marie Flowers, SCN, was celebrated Oct. 21 at St. Vincent Church in Nazareth, Ky. Sister Marie, 50, died at Nazareth Home, Ky., Oct. 14. She was a professed Sister of Charity of Nazareth since 2014.
Born in Detroit, Sister Marie served as a social worker, primarily working as an advocate for children. She was a case coordinator for NECCO Foster Care in Louisville, and as an advocate for children at CASA of the River Region from 2014-17. She also spent time as a volunteer for Sisters Place, serving homeless families in Southwestern Pennsylvania. Sister Marie served in health care ministry as a patient care coordinator for MD2U in Louisville from 2011-12.
In 1994 she earned a master's degree from St. Louis University. Most recently, she served her community as the Western Province vocation director in Nazareth.
She is survived by her father, Michael Flowers, and mother Ellen Finan Flowers, of St. Louis; a brother, Mike Flowers of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; and a sister Patty Adlabi of Manchester. Burial was in Nazareth Cemetery.