A funeral Mass was celebrated for Sister Rosemary Meiman, OSU, July 20 at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Prompt Succor in New Orleans. She served in the St. Louis Archdiocese for many years, including as principal of St. Rose of Lima School in De Soto.
Sister Rosemary, 90, died suddenly on July 11 in Great Falls, Mont., where she was presenting a program on the Ursuline Indian Missions.
Born Mary Elizabeth Meiman in Covington, Ky., she attended Ursuline Academy in New Orleans and entered the Ursuline Sisters in 1946, making vows in 1949. Sister Rosemary earned a bachelor’s degree in English from the College of New Rochelle in New York and a master’s degree in education from Saint Louis University. She served as a teacher and principal in schools in Missouri, Illinois and Minnesota.
In the St. Louis Archdiocese, she taught first grade at St. Peter School in Kirkwood from 1954-58 and at St. Joseph School in Clayton from 1959-60. She also taught at Eugene Coyle High School in Kirkwood from 1959-60 and at Ursuline Academy in Kirkwood from 1960-65. She taught at Immaculate Conception School in Arnold from 1978-81 and was principal of St. Rose of Lima School in De Soto from 1981-97.
Sister Rosemary also served on the Central Province leadership team in Crystal City from 1974-78. Beginning in 1997, she was the Central Province archivist for 17 years. Upon her retirement in 2014, she moved to New Orleans, where she worked with the Ursuline archives and gave tours of the Ursuline Sisters museum at the Ursuline Academy there. In recent years she also led a group to the Ursuline Indian Missions in Great Falls for a weeklong program each summer.
Survivors include her brother, Joseph Meiman.