We Remember: Sister Mary Harietta Gausepohl 1936-2019

Posted on: October 2, 2019 1:00 pm
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Sister Mary Harietta Gausepohl (1936-2019)

Sister Mary Harietta Gausepohl was born into the loving family of Harry and Irma Gausepohl on August 25, 1936 in Covington, Kentucky. Joyce was the third of four children. She adored her three sisters and felt they enriched her life. She attended St. Aloysius grade school and Notre Dame Academy, from which she graduated on June 1, 1954. After much prayer and soul-searching, Joyce felt drawn to join the Sisters of Notre Dame. She entered the congregation in 1955 and made her profession of vows on August 17, 1957.

Sister Harietta began her ministry as a childcare worker at St. Aloysius Orphanage in Cincinnati, Ohio, and at the Diocesan Catholic Children’s Home in Ft. Mitchell, Kentucky. In 1985 she extended her ministry and became a Certified Dietary Manager and expert cake decorator. In food service she served devotedly at both the Sisters of Notre Dame provincial center and St. Charles Community in Covington, Kentucky, and was often engaged to make beautiful wedding cakes.

Sister Harietta found a true home at St. Charles Community. She brought light to the lives of many there. She enjoyed hosting celebrations for the residents and parties with the line-dancing group that met weekly at St. Charles. In June of 2019 Sister Harietta moved to the provincial center as she underwent medical treatment, but never stopped visiting her family at St. Charles. She loved to visit her many friends on weekends.

Sister Harietta will be remembered for her kind heart and passion for life. May the love with which she served God and others give her eternal happiness with Him forever!

Sister Harietta is preceded in death by her parents and her sisters Judith Gausepohl and Monica Woolridge. She leaves behind her beloved sister Katheryn Fitzgerald and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral Arrangements: 

Visitation begins at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, October 4, 2019 

Wake Service at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 4, 2019 

Mass of Christian Burial at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, October 4, 2019 

Interment will follow the 8:30 a.m. Mass on Saturday, October 5, 2019 in the convent cemetery.

All services will take place at the Sisters of Notre Dame Provincial Center, 1601 Dixie Highway, Park Hills, KY 41011.

Teresa Walters.
Date: on December 26, 2019

I worked at St Charles so I well knew Sr Mary Harietta for many years. I was a nurse and my husband after retirement worked with her in Dietary. Sr was very kind and a hard worker. She never complained and had a frequent smile for everyone. I was completely shocked to see that she passed away. She has gained her reward in heaven for her labor of love in her work and her devotion to God

Carol Medlicott
Date: on November 13, 2019

It sounds like Sister Harietta had a rich life of service to others, as well as creative fulfillment!

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