Sister Kathleen Sholette, GNSH, formerly Sister Ann Kathleen, 83, died at St. Joseph Manor, Meadowbrook, PA on February 4, 2014 in the 61st year of religious life. For 34 years, including one year prior to entering the Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart, she served in the Diocese of Ogdensburg as registered nurse, nursing home administrator, and patient advocate. She was a Head Nurse and OR Supervisor at then A B Hepburn Hospital from 1956-64 and returned years later to Claxton Hepburn Medical Center as patient advocate from 1998-2005. After serving as Assistant Dean in the DYouville College School of Nursing, Buffalo, NY from 1966-70, Sister Kathleen returned to Ogdensburg as the Administrator at St. Josephs Home, a position she held for 18 years. During these years as administrator, she was elected to the Board of Directors of Hepburn Hospital, serving from 1984-88. Additional former Board memberships include the New York Association of Homes and Services for the Aging and the United Way of St. Lawrence and Franklin Counties. She also served on the DYouville College Board of Trustees for ten years, the Board of Managers at St. Josephs Home, and St. Joseph Home Foundation. She was a member of the Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart Leadership Team for five years, followed by nine years as Secretary General. Called again to serve the Congregation in 2005 she served for three years as an assistant coordinator at the Motherhouse in Yardley.
Sister Kathleen received her BSN from DYouville College and her MSN from Case Western Reserve in Cleveland, Ohio. Memberships included the American College of Nursing Home Administrators, the American Nurses Association, and National League for Nursing. She was a member of Zonta and Sigma Theta Tau.
Born in Ogdensburg to Nelson and Katherine Nagel Sholette, she is survived by her brother, Nelson Sholette and his wife, Judy, who reside in Ogdensburg. She is also survived by her religious congregation. A Wake Service is scheduled for Thursday, February 6th at 7 PM in the Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart Motherhouse chapel where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 AM on Friday, February 7th. Burial to follow in Resurrection Cemetery. Arrangements by Beck-Givnish. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory will be gratefully received by the Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart, 1750 Quarry Road, Yardley, PA 19067.