Sister Georgine Grabenstein, former Cumberland teacher, dies


A funeral Mass was offered June 6 in Louisville, Ky., for Sister Georgine Grabenstein of the Ursuline Sisters of Louisville. Sister Georgine was 99 when she died June 2 at Nazareth Home-Clifton in Louisville.

A member of her congregation for 79 years, Sister Georgine was born and raised in Cumberland, where she attended the former parish school and high school at St. Mary. From 1964 to 1968, she taught at the parish school.

Sister Georgine earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Ursuline College in Louisville and a master’s degree in elementary administration from Creighton University in Omaha, Neb. She served as a principal of schools in West Virginia; taught in schools in Louisville, Omaha and Pittsburgh; and was a pastoral assistant of several parishes in Louisville.

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